Culture War - Or Spiritual Wickedness in High Places?
by Rev Michael Bresciani
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Conservative hawks may want Rep. Todd Akin scrubbed from the ticket even as religious leaders and those voicing the social issues in this election cycle are defending Akin or at least not attacking him.
Is it because contributions may flounder or because even the GOP is phobic about the so called ‘hot button issues.’ It seems that while MSNBC is always the perennial least watched news outlet, they still keep the other news organizations slightly off center and on the defensive. While all news agencies and networks have addressed the social issues MSNBC is the most vociferous and the most prone to tantrum.
The fact that fertility doctors and gynecologists have included a regimen of stress reducing pharmaceuticals and behavior adjustment therapies to women to ease tension which in turn increases the chances for a pregnancy, does not seem to matter to anyone. It is politics, fundraising problems and the scary social issues that seem to be fueling the push to throw Akin under the bus. Akin’s expressed view is dismissed out of hand. It is obviously expedient for the GOP campaign, but it can hardly qualify as completely honest.
The larger problem is that any social issues are now labeled as ‘extreme’ and no one wants to risk stirring up a nest of angry liberals and their MSM mouthpieces. If jobs and the economy were in fact the only problems the nation faces all of this suppression of the social issues would be reasonable, but it is not.
Church leaders are viewing the social issues which they more honestly refer to as ‘moral issues’ very seriously. Vision America’s Rick Scarborough is calling for Christians to spend forty days fasting and praying in conjunction with the 2012 elections. With religious freedoms under attack and immorality increasing exponentially, Scarborough is leading several others in the plight to help Americans to first see and then repent of the deadly trek toward their own destruction.
Anne Gimenez, Rev Samuel Rodriguez, Dave Butts, Janet Porter, Mat Staver are among the leaders and churches and faith based organizations are getting onboard the movement with great enthusiasm. Many solidly scripturally based faiths have concluded that too many warnings of scripture about what precipitates the fall of nations are being ignored and openly scoffed at by Americans today.
The organizations are not trying to downplay the economic downturn of the nation, but are trying to increase the awareness of the connection between a nation’s economic well-being and its morality.
It hardly seems honest or the slightest bit fair to show voters the dismal record of Barack Obama in creating jobs, or increasing growth in the economy without also noting that he has walked the nation into a moral morass by proclaiming that same sex marriage is OK and the gay lifestyle is just another trendy little turn that puts everyone who disagrees with it on the wrong side of history. Dare we mention that Mr. Obama is also on the side of adding yet more deaths to the abortion industry’s now 54,000,000 deaths already served?
We are supportive of every effort of churches and conservative politicians to revive America. Speeches by Rick Santorum, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Ryan have stirred us at the GOP Convention, but all the best efforts are nothing unless, ‘we the people’ start to take our connection to the God of our fathers seriously once again.
Faith groups are declaring what should be obvious, but for the political class in either camp, it is not. Both churches and individuals are encouraged to sign up to the effort which is called “40 Day’s to save America.”
It is naiveté of the highest order to think that the economy and growth are the only serious issues of the day or of this important 2012 campaign. Hundreds of Bible passages and all the best wisdom of our founding fathers and today’s best statesmen declare that moral issues alone can break the back of a nation. The fight is not just a ‘hot button issue’ or an ‘extreme’ political position. It is a battle on a much higher scale and it is the head of the important matters of state not the tail. To wit:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6: 12)
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