The church's prophetic role in culture

I'm in agreement with this article by Christian musician, Justin McRoberts, about the Church's role in politics. The only thing that bothers me is inconsistent stance of endorsing Obama, who disregards the Church's consistent historic stance on abortion. Since my comments are moderated I saved them for here...

Obama's legislative route to deal with abortion is a promise to make into law The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) which isn't a neutral law....
The FOCA is a bill that would make partial-birth abortion legal again, strike down restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion, and nullify virtually every state and federal law or policy that would in any way "interfere with" access to abortion, including parental notification laws. In a letter sent to every member of Congress by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on September 19, Cardinal Justin Rigali wrote, "No one who sponsors or supports legislation like FOCA can credibly claim to be part of a good-faith discussion on how to reduce abortions." In a speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007, Obama said, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."

-- Obama advocates the nullification of state laws requiring parental notification or consent for a minor daughter's abortion, which would be one of the effects of the FOCA. Moreover, since entering the U.S. Senate, Obama has had two opportunities to vote directly on the question of parental notification for interstate abortions on minors, and he voted "no" on both occasions.

-- Obama advocates repeal of the Hyde Amendment, the law that since 1976 has blocked almost all federal funding of abortion, even though both pro-life and pro-abortion analysts agree that this law has prevented many abortions. By even the most conservative estimate, there are more than one million Americans alive today because of the Hyde Amendment. "Because the Hyde Amendment must be renewed annually, a new president hostile to the Hyde Amendment could quickly place it in jeopardy," Johnson observed. The FOCA would also nullify all state laws restricting state funding of elective abortion.

-- In a written response to a pro-abortion advocacy group, the Obama campaign said that Obama is opposed to continuing current federal funding for "crisis pregnancy centers," which provide needed assistance to many thousands of pregnant women.

-- NRLC has thoroughly documented that in the Illinois state Senate, Obama led the opposition to legislation to protect babies who are born alive during abortions, and persisted in his opposition even after Congress had enacted a virtually identical federal bill without a single dissenting vote.
This information is found here.

Even Bill Clinton added to the Democratic plank the language of making abortion rare. The party this year removed that language. It's the church's prophetic role to cry out together the evil of this. I agree that the atrocities and human rights violations that the current administration participates in are abhorrent. I do not endorse nor do i plan to vote for McCain nor do I plan to vote for Obama. I will vote for the protector of children and their mothers. When abortion is delegalized we know children will be 10 times safer in poverty than now, rather than any incremental decease by economic gain.


I responded before to Schaeffer's article here.
God is good
jpu

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