Well, I am still rooting for my new President. Yet, I wonder why some of the first issues like abortion and homosexuality were on his agenda of his first week in office. We have two huge dilemmas that must be dealt with like terrorism and the economy. Yet, President Obama, knowing that our tax money has been flowing freely from the government to save those industries and financial organizations from failure, has issued an executive order to reinstate funding to foreign countries who want to pursue aborting children.
Let’s think about this for a second. We don’t really know how we are able to give out billions of dollars to companies who have not managed themselves appropriately. Basically, it seems as though we have an unlimited supply of tax money to give out. Well, I think that most of us would agree that we can’t give out tax money hand over fist. Yet, we are going to take money, that should be held onto to replace those monies given out, that should be saved back for real needs like energy, defense, and the economy, we are going to give money out for other countries to abort babies.
Here is an nonreligious reason why that is wrong. Our country is clearly against abortion, according to many statistics. But our country is in agreement to spend money to fix the energy crisis.
According to CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, Obama said, “It is time we end the politicization of this issue.” I am sorry this issue is more than politics, it is about the way our government manipulates the lines of morality. This seems to be one of the first, or the next, steps toward an anything goes America.
Here are some questions that we, the United States, are going to have to wrestle with.
- Why is abortion so important? I am sorry, most people are able to have some self-control and can avoid getting pregnant by many different ways. It is as if we want to be able to make choices without any consequences. Yet, there are consequences. Many Christians and non-Christians said one of the reasons to vote for Obama was that he was going to take care of the poor. If that is true, then there are ways that many women can take care of their babies with federal help.
- Why must homosexuals have legal marriage? They are still practicing their lifestyles. Further, nobody that I know of is standing in their way to live together. If it is over benefits, then the good news is that there are already benefits available to those who can’t get any through the government. Or, both partners can get a job that provides these benefits. Plus, wills can be made so that if one should pass away, the other person can receive what was left behind.
I can’t help but think that there were bigger issues to deal with this week that did not involve splitting the country. I have seen several other blogs this week that demonize many Christian beliefs. I have seen many different reasons why people argue for President Obams to order these things. But, these things are those that should not have been high on the President’s agenda while we are fighting 2 wars, in the middle of a recession, in the middle of an energy crisis, and struggling to do what is appropriate with prisoners who are likely dangerous terrorists.
One final word to many Christian brothers and sisters. You and I are still called to stand up for what God accepts as right. Yes, the poor are important. But so are unborn children. If you are willing to ignore such anti-God decisions so that your 401k is saved, then shame on you. We have been called to refute an anything goes attitude that the world seeks.