The Saddleback Forum

Rick Warren’s open forum (see transcript) at Saddleback Church last weekend has been stirring quite a bit of talk. CitizenLink put out a good video about where the candidates stand on issues of abortion, same-sex marriage, and stem-cell research.

Both Obama and McCain described themselves as Christians in the forum, seemingly to gain the support of evangelical voters. Jesus said, “As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” Obama’s claim to faith falls flat, with his support for abortion and infanticide, his hostility to the marriage amendment, etc., and it amazes me when I still hear so many people considering him. I doubt McCain’s faith too, and he’s definitely not the candidate I would’ve picked, but for anyone with concern for issues like preserving family values (a term now illegal in some places), the defense of our country, and lessening our dependence of foreign oil, McCain is an imperfect but better choice.

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