Election's Over. Our Work is Just Beginning.
Thursday, November 04, 2004 7:12 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3 /Christian
Wire Service/ -- When the major media report that the moral issues
were the pivot point for the 2004 election, you know the winds are
Peter Jennings said frequently during the evening as returns came in,
that the voters were sharply divided between those who attend church more
than once week and those who never attend church at all. It was a clear
indication of the biblical separation of the sheep from the
goats. The red sheep of the heartland decisively rejected gay marriage (in
11 states) while the blue California goats approved billions to
cannibalize embryos for their stem cells.
Now the pundits (on the losers' side at least) are discussing
reconciliation and unity and the necessity to bring the nation
together. But there is no reconciliation between good and
evil. The two-edged sword of truth has sliced the nation,
separating those who care about traditional moral values from those who
call abortion, gay marriage, and embryonic stem cell research, progress.
There is no compromise between these positions. To seek
"middle ground" is to stumble into quicksand.
The election returns are a sign of hope for this country. They
were not so much a vote of affirmation for George W. Bush, but a
rejection of the extremism of the Democratic Party. Voters
rejected the party of gay activists, radical feminists, lesbians, the
Hollywood elite, pornographers, death-peddlers, anti-Christian bigots, and
For those who have fought in the pro-life movement for decades, election
night put the lie to the false hopes of the abortion lobby. When Roe v.
Wade came down in 1973, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and their
pro-death cohorts all predicted that the fight was over. Their jubilation
was premature. Pro-lifers opened crisis pregnancy centers, established
state and national activist groups, and worked to change hearts one at a
time. Not only has the issue not died, but the country is more pro-life
than ever. If we really had a government "of the people"
instead of an oligarchy of judges in black robes and a legislative branch
of wimps and compromisers, we would be well on the way to establishing a
culture of life.
Last night's outcome was not an ending but a beginning. It is
time to hold the Republicans' feet to the fire. The George Bush who helped
defeat radical pro-abort Sen. Arlen Specter's mostly pro-life primary
opponent needs to be reminded why he won a decisive victory. The President
who told the New York times he rejects the Republican Party platform's
stand against homosexual civil unions needs to be reminded that
"gay" marriage by any other name is still abhorrent. The
President who featured at his convention the pro-abortion
extremists of the party needs to be reminded that Rudolph Giuliani
and Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn't produce their own states for the
Republican ticket. The President who named gay activist Michael Guest as
Ambassador to Romania and allows Guest's paramour to play hostess, needs
to be reminded that sodomy is a sin that cries to heaven for
We who are truly pro-life in every area because we stand with our
God, need to put our hands to the plow, rededicate ourselves to the truth,
and persevere in prayer and work - lest the house that has been swept
becomes the abode of seven devils worse than before.
George W. Bush is not our savior. But through the great
outpouring of prayer for this election, the Lord has given us time and
opportunity to bring our country back to Him. It's a time
for conversion, beginning with ourselves. Let's beg the Lord for
a new Pentecost with the breath of the Holy Spirit blowing throughout this
great country, setting us on fire with zeal for God's evangelical
may the Blessed Mother, patroness of the United States, be our model
of holiness leading us straight to her Son.
Mary Ann Kreitzer
"The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the
second, not to fear to speak the truth."
Pope Leo XIII