Dear friend of KHCS,
Many people say Christians shouldn’t be
involved in “politics.” If they mean “my political party, right or
wrong,” then they may have a point.
But, if they mean that Christians
shouldn’t be involved in issues of public concern, they couldn’t be more
wrong. It was Christians, primarily, that brought an end to racial
segregation. Before that, the denial of women’s right to vote. And
before that, slavery. Is anyone prepared to say that Christians shouldn’t
have been involved in these public policy issues?
In a few days, you will have the
opportunity to vote for people who will (hopefully) represent you in our
houses of government. While much attention has been given to the contest
for President and Vice-President, there are other offices to consider.
This year we also have the opportunity to vote for a United States Senator
as well as representatives to state Senate and Assembly, as well as other
While it is not my function to instruct
you how to vote, may I ask
─ do the people
you plan to vote for share your beliefs regarding abortion? Do you
support “a woman’s right to choose _______”? (Notice how they never
complete the sentence.) There are several candidates who believe like you
do. Are you pro-life? Then you have fewer choices.
Do you want representatives who will
stand for traditional marriage, or do you prefer those who will allow
marriage for everybody, regardless of sex, age or familial relationship?
Do you want a President who will
nominate judges who believe the Constitution means what it says, or judges
who make up new laws as they go along, and refuse to listen to the will of
the people? As in the judge in Louisiana who overruled 78% of that
state’s voters in the matter of homosexual “marriage.” Or the California
judges who ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is “unconstitutional.” Do
you want those kind of judges? Yes or no?
How about stem-cell research? And may I
interject, there is no ban on stem cell research. Anyone wishing
to engage in embryonic stem cell research can do so; they just cannot, at
this time, fund research on newly-developed cells using government money.
Embryonic stem cell research requires the destruction of early human life
and hasn’t produced anything remotely resembling a cure. Adult stem cell
research is producing results, and it does not require the killing of
human life. Can you vote for somebody who doesn’t seem to know the
difference between adult and embryonic stem cells?
As an encouragement to vote, may I quote
from a recent newsletter from Voice of the Martyrs: “Here in the United
States, God has granted us the privilege to choose our leaders. What
better way to honor that gift than by exercising the right our brothers
and sisters in Muslim and communist nations are denied? When we visit
persecuted believers around the world, they often tell us they appreciate
the United States of America
─ a nation that
stands for freedom, one that brings them hope and encouragement. They
thank God for our example. What example are you willing to be for them?”
Also, if you have not done so yet, take
time to vote for your favorite programs in our 2005 Program Survey. Your
input and suggestions will help us plan our programming lineup for the
year to come. If you need extra copies of the survey form for other
family members, you can print these out by going to our website,
www.joy92.org and clicking on last month’s
You also cast your vote for this
ministry by supporting it with your faithful financial contributions.
Because of this year’s extra expenses in moving, our overall financial
picture could be better. Please pray about how you might be able to
contribute this month, and give as the Lord directs.
Thank you for being such a faithful
listener to KHCS!
here for survey form.
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