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Onward Christian soldiers

Posted on November 03, 2004 by Marna

Perhaps my moral fabric is frayed, but when did we, as a nation, make voting decisions based on morals? Now, if burning babies at the stake was a platform issue, I might be alarmed, but come on.

In order to understand the motives of these Christians, most of who haven’t been to church this decade, I decided to get inside their heads.

“I believe in the sanctity of marriage. In fact, my marriage is all I got. I don’t believe in gay marriage. That’s just wrong. Pole smokers shouldn’t get the same tax advantages I do. They need to be punished,” said Beatrice, a 51 year old white Presbyterian.

“No wife of mine is going to abort my own flesh and blood, even if we have 13 mouths to feed,” said Jimbo, a 38 year old white Catholic.

“That stem cell stuff is just weird science – all those Ivy League doctors are just looking for ways to clone themselves and create an uber race,” said John, a 60 year old Baptist.

I’m not going to deny that I didn’t like either of the presidential choices, so I made my selection based on one issue – pro-choice. Is that an unchristian way to vote? I voted based on my experiences in this area. I used to provide clinic defense for a women’s center in Richmond, Virginia. Their clients were primarily married women who didn’t want another child, couldn’t afford another child, had failed birth control, or just didn’t want another child that their husband could beat too.

To me, helping these women get safely into the clinic was the good, Christian thing to do. How can an ugly, white guy caring a fetus in formaldehyde jar possible know what these women need.

Now I have four more years with another ugly, white guy who thinks he knows what is good for me.

I pray for us all.

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    Marna’s writing career started as a Pentagon intern. Early exposure to $500 toilet seat press releases made her appreciate creative nonfiction. Now she has more than 25 years of senior-level marketing and communications success working with Fortune 100 companies, government, nonprofits, small businesses, startups, and agencies.

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