This is a blog about life as worship; in other words, how my faith is to flavor all my thoughts and actions, and, hopefully, allow me to glorify God. I've written about how my faith affects my views on race relations, the environment, sharing materially with those less fortunate, and how I spend my work day. I've written, in posts about my children, about how proud I am that they have grown up to make their faith the central thing in their own lives.
I try never to talk about politics outside my home. I consider myself to be pretty moderate, (which is not the same as wishy-washy) and I usually split my ticket when I'm in the voting booth. Strident activism is distasteful to me. There are some very popular radio hosts I would never listen to, because I think they are so ugly in the way they talk about those they disagree with. Can't stand that kind of stuff. We live on a busy street, and every election year someone will ask us to place a sign in our yard, because we're so visible. We refuse. We want to be known as Christ followers first and foremost, not members of a political party.
The last few nights, I have been finding myself laying awake thinking. I feel like I need to say something, and I've been resisting that feeling. But I'm supposed to be obedient when I think God is asking me to do something in His name, even if it is risky. So today I'm just going to do it.
One of the presidential candidates has opposed legislation making this practice illegal. The other, along with his running mate, has said he would like to cultivate a culture of life. This, in my opinion, is the fundamental difference between the two. I will be voting accordingly.
This is the only post I will do on this subject.
There. Now I can sleep.