Nov 03, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
FALCONER saidApparently there is a difference between a self-proclaimed conservative Christian and an actual conservative Christian, or at least one that is more self-aware than the author of that DNC talking points summary.
Obama's policies (tax policy, foreign policy, etc.) are indeed well-intentioned and play to many core beliefs of a practicing Christian, that is to, as Christ preached, love one another. By working for social justice and providing aid to the poor, this tenet is well-served. However the underlying principle of Christianity that calls Christians to social justice and aid to the poor, etc. is the unwavering belief in the inherent dignity of every human life. It is the foundation of Christian love. But when a candidate's policies forget the most vulnerable among us - the unborn - there is no basis for the dignity of human life. Barack Obama's abortion policies dismiss any notion of the dignity of human life at its most basic and most vulnerable.
However if you believe that life does not begin at conception, then OK. But again, in this candidate, you have a man who three or four times voted against legislation that would mandate care for babies born of botched abortions. He claimed these babies - born alive - should not receive equal protection under the Constitution, and therefore, medical care to save them should not be required by law.
Ignoring this foundational tenet of Christian theology contradicts the underlying principles that constitute the intended good works of his other policies in the eyes of true Christian conservatives.
This post is not intended to be about who's right and who's wrong on the issue of abortion; it's merely intended to point out that the blogger, ROB J -- the author of the article is not a conservative Christian. He's a fraud.