Christian Values of African Americans are questioned in the 2008 Presidential Election

From today (October 21,2008) until November 4, 2008 it is exactly two weeks before the President of the United States of America will be elected. According to today's national polls Senator Barack Obama (49.6) is still leading Senator John McCain (44.0) by a margin of 5.6 points. These numbers, with 3 points margin of error, have been fairly consistent for the past two weeks. If this trend continues until Election Day America will have its first African American president in history.

From the historical and U.S. constitutional point of view this is great progress for the African American. Although America was founded in 1776, but only in 1869 the 15th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote to black men, with most women of all races still unable to vote.

Unfortunately for the 2008 Presidential Election there are still many questions regarding the race issue that are left unanswered.

Do African Americans vote for Barack Obama because of his race ?

National Review:

Black Democrats are voting largely along racial lines. With few policy differences between the candidates, Obama won 92 percent of the black vote in Mississippi, 91 percent in Wisconsin, 87 percent in Ohio, 84 percent in Maryland, and 84 percent in Texas.

This voting trend of African Americans took place during Presidential Primary Elections in which Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton. This voting trend will take place on November 4, 2008.

If white people vote in that way they will be called racists. Are African Americans not racists?

Did Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama because of his race ?

When Oprah Winfrey endorsed Barack Obama she did it because they have at least two things in common - race and religion. They are both African Americans and they both share the false religion that one does not have to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to go to heaven. See "The False Gospel of Oprah and Obama" http://hubpages.com/hub/oprahobama

With Colin Powell it is quite a different matter. He has more things in common with John McCain than with Barack Obama. Both Colin Powell and John McCain are Republicans; highly respected in the Republican Party. Both men have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were highly decorated with military honors and awards for bravery and heroism. They have been friends for more than 20 years.

Is Colin Powell not aware of Barack Obama being known as the most liberal and radical senator in the U.S. Senate? Has Colin Powell lost his sense of judgment? When has he ever endorsed any candidate, white or black, who has voted against the Iraq War? Colin Powell does not even agree with Barack Obama on the War in Iraq. But why did Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama? There is one very strong bond between them. They are both African Americans. Although Colin Powell has given several lame reasons and denied any connection with the race issue, but he cannot shake off the muddiness of his endorsement of Barack Obama. It is racial. This is one of the worst aspects of the 2008 Presidential Race (pun not intended). Hillary Clinton has been victimized by racial politics, and so will John McCain, and America will be the loser.

Barack Obama “happens to be lucky to be who he is.”

Geraldine. Ferraro, the former congresswoman and vice-presidential candidate who backed Senator Hillary Clinton, told The Daily Breeze, a newspaper in Torrance, California:

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

Many people, especially Democrats who are African Americans, were outraged by Ms. Ferraro's statement. However, it is actually true if you look at how he won the Primary Election against Hillary Clinton. Geraldine Ferraro has a mild way of saying that Barack Obama is not as good as what people make him out to be regardless of what the polls are showing.

Barack Obama is not a true Christian and he definitely preaches a false and perverted gospel

The Lord Jesus Christ said: "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven." (Mt. 7:21). One of the tests of a true Christian is to see whether or not the person keeps God's Commandments (Mt. 5:17-19).

Obama contends belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation

AP - 3/27/2008 8:00:00 AM

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senator Barack Obama has told an audience that although he believes Christ died for his sins, those who reject that teaching can also be children of God.

During a campaign stop yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina, Senator Obama told the audience that he believes he "can have everlasting life" because Jesus Christ died for his sins. But he then told a questioner that he believes Jews and Muslims who live moral lives are just as much "children of God" as he is. (listen to audio clip)

The Illinois Democrat added that his late mother didn't share his faith but was a kind and generous person, so he's "sure she's in heaven." (listen to audio clip)

Barack Obama is preaching a false gospel about the Lord Jesus Christ. If Jews and Muslims who do not believe the Lord Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh and do not accept Him as their Lord and Savior are also called "Children of God" then Jesus died on the Cross in vain. The Lord Jesus Christ warned: "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (Jn. 8:24) The Holy Bible states: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." (Jn. 1:12) "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus." (Gal. 3:27) "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments." (1 Jn. 5:2).

Jesus Christ said it very clearly and plainly: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (Jn. 14:6) No one can become the children of God without believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Barack Obama tells lies about his own mother

Barack Obama is lying about the faith of his own mother. He claimed that he was raised as a Christian, and now he says that his mother "didn't share his faith but was a kind and generous person, so he's "sure she's in heaven." This is a false gospel. The Bible states: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Eph. 2:8)

No one can be saved by being "a kind and generous person" and go to heaven without believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and be washed in His precious blood (Rev. 7:9, 13-17).

Barack Obama is preaching a perverted gospel of Christ (Gal. 1:6-7)."But even we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8-9)

Barack Obama is not only a dangerous politician, he is also a very dangerous preacher who destroys souls and leads them to hell. Do not be deceived by this liar.

Barack Obama's Beliefs are against the Teachings of Christ

Partial birth abortion is the murder of babies when they are very close to being born. This is a mortal sin. The baby is killed by sucking out its brain while it is in the birth canal. Please go to this web page that describes Partial Birth Abortion. http://www.abortioninfo.net/facts/pba.shtml

Barack Obama voted against banning Partial Birth Abortion. (Oct 2007)

He voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)

He voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)

Barack Obama plainly supports abortion, even though it is the leading cause of death among African-Americans more than heart disease, more than AIDS, and more than violent crime. Abortion is a targeted measure by the devil to wipe out minorities in America. Barack Obama's stance on abortion alone should be enough to discourage any Christian from voting for him but let's look at his voting record concerning the marriage amendment, which would define and protect marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Vote 163: On the Cloture Motion: A Senate cloture vote on the gay marriage amendment failed, effectively killing the amendment. Obama voted NO

Obama's comments came three days after he released a 770-word letter to the homosexual community, pledging to partner with them in passing favorable laws if he is elected.

"As your President, I will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws," he wrote. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment. But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples -- whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage.

"... I believe that we can achieve the goal of full equality for the millions of LGBT people in this country," he said further, referring to the acronym for lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgendered. "To do that, we need leadership that can appeal to the best parts of the human spirit. Join with me, and I will provide that leadership. Together, we will achieve real equality for all Americans, gay and straight alike."

Barack Obama supports the union of same sex marriages. While Christians should not persecute people based on their sexual orientation but they should not support homosexuality by endorsing gay and lesbian marriages. It would bring the judgment upon this nation (Rom. 1:24-32)

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African Americans are facing a Challenge to Vote in Righteousness

A Christian has a duty to vote probably more than any other citizen because of the biblical principles that are out there relating to nations. Proverbs 14:34 states "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." Righteousness comes from the national policies that are enacted by the government, which means public leaders choose those public policies and enact them. That's when we go to Proverbs 29:2, which tells us "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan."

It is very unfortunate that many African Americans vote for Barack Obama because of his dark skin color and not vote for John McCain because he is white. They are duped into believing he will follow George Bush's policies. They vote for Obama's "Change" instead of voting for God's righteousness. In other words only righteous people will make rigteous decisions and policies. You will not get, for example, God-fearing people to say it's OK to have abortion, it's OK to destroy the sanctity of marriage, it's OK to promote certain things in schools. ... So, what we find scripturally, is that God-fearing policies come from God-fearing people; and in America, the only way that God-fearing people can rule ... is to be elected. If, as people of faith, we want righteousness to be exalted, we have to elect leaders who will exalt righteousness, and that's the only way that God can bless the nation. So go and vote in righteousness.

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troylaplante 8 years ago from Selma, NC

I caught a lot of flack for criticizing T.D. Jakes in my newspaper column, which I also publish on a blog and on hubs here. T.D. Jakes endorsed Obama, and I took the same position as you did here. Obviously, I did not write a theological paper on the topic, being that it was a newspaper opinion column and I have limitations. Your conclusion is correct about voting for Obama, but I do have a problem with the conclusion of voting for McCain as a result. I have a serious problem doing so, since he is also rather socialist. The lesser of two evils is still evil. Christians, alternatively, should perhaps bind together, get away from the two party system, and vote for someone like Chuck Baldwin of The Constitution Party. The reality is that it will never happen, though.


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arkwriter 8 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A. Author

Dear troylaplante, Every vote counts. We have to be realistic about voting for someone who does not have a chance to win in the Election.

John McCain and Barack Obama are poles apart in many aspects.

McCain is a Vietman war hero who served his country ...... Obama did not even want to place his hand over his heart when the National Anthem was sung.

McCain is Pro-Life ....... Obama is Pro-Choice (pro-abortion)

McCain wants the poor to become rich through hard work ....... Obama wants the rich to share the wealth with the poor who do no work.

McCain wants to win the Election in a fair way ........ Obama's people want to steal the Election through Acorn by voter registration fraud.

Voting for John McCain is voting for good government and it is not the lesser of two evils. You got it wrong. Now go and vote in righteousness.

May God bless you.

Arkwriter


sandra rinck 8 years ago

wow arkwriter I must say that your facts are seriously incorrect. I think trying to justify your beleifs against Obamas is one thing but it is another to lie about him.

To my knowledge Powell neither endorsed Obama or McCain. It's is for everyone to make a decision and well...to put it nicely, your old, this isn't your world anymore.

There is no rightousness in this world old man. None, Romans 3:11...No one is rightous not one. Sorry if I sound like a rude or disrespectuful person but...


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Shadesbreath 8 years ago from California

It's positions like this that drive me farther and farther away from the party I've belonged to for a long, long time.  I still call myself a Republican, but barely.  My ideals are being stomped on by this dogmatic wave that is blasting all the level-headed folk out of the party.  Separation of Church and State are lost and uninvited in my party anymore, spat upon and abandoned as the GOP slowly erodes into an agry, writhing mob of fuming zealotry.  It's too bad too, because only the GOP will fight for small government and conservative fiscal policy (even if they have done a crappy job recently), but they force me to choose between the lesser of two evils, moving towards socialism or moving towards a religious state. I'll take my chances with a few social programs ruining our economy more and gutting what remains of our reputation abroad through fleeing the fight before I'll settle into a theocracy. That's even scarier, if only just a bit.


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arkwriter 8 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A. Author

Dear Sandra,

You must have been in outer space or buried your head in the sand for the past few days not to know that Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama.  Do you still think I'm lying?  Just go and open these web sites:

Rush Limbaugh is right: Powell endorsed Obama because of race - Oct 21, 2008

http://voices.kansascity.com/node/2492

Sandra, Just be a good Christian and follow what our Lord Jesus Christ taught;

"If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)

If you are a true Christian you will not vote for Barack Obama who supports abortion and gay rights.  Why are you enslaved with the compulsion to vote for someone who opposes the basic principles of Christianity.  Do you not know that if you vote for a person who approves of wicked deeds you will also be judged by God? (Rom. 1:26-32)  Please pray and ask God to guide you.

May God guide and bless you,

Arkwriter


sandra rinck 8 years ago

my bad, I guess Powell did endorse Obama.


Dave Lo 8 years ago

Praise God that you have the courage to speak up. Not out of self righteousness or pride, I hope, but out of the need to speak the truth so others can use that information and contemplate their position in the presidential race. May God guide us in wisdom and understanding, and pray that whoever does get elected to office, that they'll be representatives of the people, not special interest or select groups.


sandra rinck 8 years ago

Sorry arkwriter, I cannot vote for McCain. I was going to but recently my opinion of him is not good and I do detest Palin, not because I think she is downright evil but because both of them are bold faced liars and I cannot knowlingly vote for someone who just lies.

I was not going to vote for either but I have changed my mind and I am going to vote for Obama. Concering gay marriage and abortion, I side with Obama and liberals because 1. Abortion is not for me nor anyone to decide and whether Jesus approves or dissaproves I know that Jesus would forgive them if they asked even if it is wrong. That is what I believe, plus it saves the lives of the people who are already alive and the ones who do have a life already are worth saving too. Really it is a tuff call but in my heart of hearts I believe that it is right for each person to chose regardless of what you or I believe.

2. Gay marriage has no effect on me, I also believe it is good because they can take care of the unwanted babies, they can recieve benifits as a married couple and what goes on in thier marriage is no business of mine and again, I am sure that Jesus would forgive them.

The world does need change, it is not the same world it was when you were growinig up. My vote is for Obama. He wasn't my first choice but at least he will allow people a choice. Your life is not my own and I shouldn't have a say in what you feel is best for yourself. :)

God will forgive them if they want it.


Gnostic 8 years ago

I wonder what has all these biblical teaching has to do with election of President?

We all know that the election of the President is based in his abilities to manage the country, not on his religion. This is a free country not a religious biased country.

A president has to make sure that the livelihood of an America is well taken care of and ensure that the country is stable. I am certain that Mc Cain, Obama or Biden is able to do that, but definitely NOT the DUBIOUS Palin.


toby Bigley 8 years ago

If Obama believes in redistributing the welfare why does he not lead by example. Here you have Barack Obama out campaigning, working hard to raise money for his campaign, much as many Americans do to support their family. If he wants Americans to redistribute the wealth, give to the needy, the ones not collecting as much as others, then he should redistribute some of his campaign funds to the GOP. Ummm, I bet he won't think that is such a great idea.


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jxb7076 7 years ago from United States of America

Hi arkwriter, another interesting hub. I am sure that I don't have to ask if you're a republican - that's pretty obvious.  However, I must ask if you're committed to partisian politics or issues.  I am a registered republican and while I respect your view point I must respond to your assumption that African Americans voted along racial lines.  To draw this conclusion is to ignore Jesse Jackson's bid for the presidency and the few black votes he received.  This also applies to Shirley Chilsom, and Alan Keys, to name a few prominent black politicians who've made bids for the office of the presidency.    I have to say also that I was taken aback by your biblical references to justify your point as these references have no relationship to a political situation whatsoever.  They sound good but are taken a bit out of context. However, if one insists on using the references then they can apply to practically every individual whether they're politicians or not.  Now, surely you don't believe that George Bush demonstrated Christian principles in his governing decisions, or John McCain demonstrated strong Christian principles during his campaign. 

I personally think that your comments about african americans choice for Obama as their candidate is a bit demeaning.  Keep in mind that a significant number of blacks voted for hillary clinton as well as John McCain.  Jimmy Carter won on a significant black vote, so did Bill Clinton. and others.  Therefore, are you suggesting that when African Americans vote in large numbers for a African American candidate that they are somehow blinded by race but when they vote in large numbers for a white candidate it's expected. Hmmmmm...

Also, what do you say about the majority white votes John McCain received. Did these whites vote along racial lines. Hmmmmmm

Your comment regarding Colin Powell ignores the fact that a lot of hard core white republicans also voted for obama. Were their votes based on his race? probably not. How about JOhn Fried, McCain's personal advisor. It's one thing to express your viewpoint but another to distort the facts to gain sympathy support. You also included in your article the video on Rev Wright. May I refer you to Matthew 7:1 and then 7:2 - 5.

I truly enjoy your articles.  I think they are very well researched but I have to say that your personal biases outweighed you intellect on this one (no disrespect intended). Now that Obama won the election the only thing we can do now is wait and be amazed.

Thanks for sharing the article.

God bless

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