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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

My Thoughts Exactly!

Below is a post I am sharing. They are not my words but someone else's.
Good food for thought and well said!

I Don't Support Obama Because of My Faith & Not Because of His Race
Rev. Wayne Perryman

Even though I stated that I will not support Barack Obama for president for the same reasons that I did not support Senators Al Gore and John Kerry for president, I have been criticized and accused of not supporting one of our most electable and qualified black candidates in modern-day history. Let me go one step further to clarify my position and say that I would never vote for or support any Republican candidate that endorses homosexuality and abortion - the two moral issues that Obama supports - and the two issues that will not only define the moral standard and conscious of our society - but can also have grave future consequences, particularly for the clergy and their congregations.

In a cleverly crafted master plan, the architects of the homosexual movement compared their plight and sufferings to those of the African American community. Progressively, they moved from one issue to the next to gain more acceptances. First it was just an issue of obtaining health care and death benefits for their partner. Next, they advanced their cause by getting our society to accept the concept of “alternative lifestyles” and the rights of gays to adopt children. Then simultaneously, they moved to the issues of same-sex-marriage and the criminalization of what they called “hate speech,’ thus making speeches and/or sermons condemning homosexuality, a crime.

In what seems like just a few years, they managed to remove Sodom laws from the books and replaced such laws with legislation to criminalize speeches and sermons that condemn their lifestyles. This by itself is not important. What is important is the legal precedent that it sets. If the government can regulate and criminalize speech which includes various aspects of a preacher’s biblically based sermons, where will it end?

A few weeks ago, there was much controversy regarding Pastor Jeremiah’s Wright’s controversial sermons. Even though Senator Obama condemned what was considered “unpatriotic” or “hate speech,” Pastor Wright learned that as a minister, he does not have the same rights to speak out on issues like other citizens. The architects of the homosexual movement made this possible.

The Constitution tells us that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…" however the “free exercise thereof” for the modern-day church has been affected by new legislation dealing with the so-called:“hate speech laws.” If Congress and other legislators can outlaw sermons condemning homosexuality, what other aspects of biblical teachings can they outlaw to protect other groups? This is what makes the effects of the homosexual movement so dangerous. Homosexuality by itself is not a problem, it is the far reaching legislation designed to protect it – that is the problem. While such legislation gives the gay community the right and the freedom to exercise their sexual expression without legal consequences, it takes away the church’s legal right to speak out against such behavior. Again, the issue is not just the issue of homosexuality - it is residual effects of the overall movement and the negative impact it will have on the Christian, Jewish, Catholic and Muslim faiths, all of which condemns homosexuality and other sexual sins.

I cannot support, vote for or endorse any candidate, whether Republican, Democrat or independent who supports homosexuality or any other movement that directly or indirectly threatens the rights of the clergy to preach what he or she believes to be biblically wrong or which hinders or take away the free exercise of their faith and their constitutional right of freedom of speech. The goal of the gay rights movement was not merely to obtain rights they believe were denied to them, it also included an effort to deny the church’s right to speak out against them. If they are successful in silencing the church and/or limiting its ability to speak freely against sin - there will no longer be a need for the church or for the clergy to minister in the church.

As for Abortions, just let me say I can’t endorse, support or vote for any candidate (Democrat, Republican or Independent) that supports a system that has killed over 17 million black babies since Roe v. Wade. This number represents more than those killed during slavery and Jim Crow and twice as many that were killed during the holocaust. Yes, not only have black babies been the victim of this system of death, millions of other babies representing all races have been eliminated as well.

In 1857, when the United States Supreme Court reached a decision in the Dred Scott case, (a decision that classified blacks as property and not as citizens), it was open season for the property owner (slave master) to mistreat or kill blacks without conscious or legal consequence. In Roe v Wade, the courts made a similar ruling when they reduced the unborn to the property of the woman, therefore, like the slave master, she was free to do with her property (the unborn) as she saw fit. Who will be the next to be declassified as property and eliminated as non-humans? Will it be a member of your group as it was with the Jews in Nazi Germany?

Please know that I am opposed to all forms of abortions: biological, sociological and economical, they all lead to death. Biological is the most common form of physical abortion that leads to death. Sociological abortion, is the social isolation of the child that comes after birth, it too leads to death. And economical, is the process of withholding pre-natal and infant care funds to sustain the life of the child, this too leads to death. Abortion is a process of canceling one’s mission (or obligation and responsibility) to accomplishing an objective. Our objective should be life, not pre-mature death.

In summary, my opposition to Obama has nothing to do with his race, but has everything to do with my faith. I love my race, but my race will never come before my faith, for it was the collective faith of my race that saved my race.

Rev. Wayne Perryman


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