BUSH RE-ELECTION HELPED FROM UNEXPECTED SOURCE
by David Sisler
I have a theory about an overlooked source in George W. Bush’s re-election victory. But first, let’s look at what “they” say.
A CBS News exit poll identified the number one issue among voters. It was not terrorism or the economy or jobs or Iraq. Although the numbers were in a close range from 15 percent to 22 percent, the main issue was moral values.
The same poll indicated that only 26 percent of all voters supported the idea of legalized gay and lesbian marriages, while 36 percent opposed any legal recognition of gay and lesbian relationships. In the later group, President Bush held a greater than 2-to-1 advantage over John Kerry.
Exit polling data is suspect. News organizations found the exit polls to be wrong as a predictor of who was going to win the presidential election, but some of the numbers, especially concerning moral issues, are so overwhelming they are hard to overlook.
FOX News said, “The data showed that 79 percent of voters who chose moral values as their top issue voted for Bush. More interestingly, voters who supported Bush cited trust and clarity and faith as key components to their decision.”
In a FOX poll in Ohio, “22 percent of 1,100 Ohio voters surveyed said moral values was their primary issue. Of those who declared that their priority, 90 percent voted for Bush compared to 9 percent for Kerry.”
As I said, I have a theory about why George W. Bush was re-elected. The homosexual community gave him a huge assist.
Statistics indicate that 25 percent of the voters in Tuesday’s election were evangelical Christians. The reason many of them they went to the polls, so the exit pollers say, was to vote for a single issue – the marriage issue – one woman plus one man equals marriage.
Eleven states – Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah – had the issue on the ballot. It was defeated in all eleven states. It was close only in Oregon, 56 percent to 44 percent, and even there, the folks who allow physician assisted suicide, agreed – this time – with what the Lord God Almighty said in the Book of Genesis.
The homosexual community has an “in your face” attitude about almost everything connected with their lifestyle, a lifestyle which the Word of God condemns. In their militancy they forced the “one man one woman” measure onto eleven state ballots.
In eleven states evangelical Christians voted in unprecedented numbers, and they helped carry nine of those crucial states for President Bush (in Oregon, John Kerry won the popular vote by the slim margin of three percent, and in Michigan by only one percent).
While evangelical Christians were in the voting booths, loudly affirming the traditional definition of marriage, three out of four of them also voted to re-elect George W. Bush. And President Bush received more votes for president than any candidate in the history of our nation.
If it were not for the militancy of the homosexual community, insisting that they be allowed to marry, insisting that the state sanction their violation of God’s Word, those evangelical Christians would have stayed home like many – far too many – did last year.
If homosexuals had not flaunted their Scripture-violating lifestyle in the face of God and man, the marriage issue would not have been on the 2004 ballot in eleven states. And George W. Bush may well have been defeated.
They flaunted their sin. The Christian community, armed with prayers and ballots, responded. It was a great victory, but be reminded, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil” (Ephesians 6:12). This was one battle. The war goes on.
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