The Political Lament of a Christian Conservative
By A. J. Castellitto – BarbWire guest contributor
I will not support a candidate that is pro-same-sex marriage for public office.
I would not support a candidate that is pro-polygamy, pro-divorce, pro-infidelity, pro-abortion, pro-pedophilia, pro-fornication, pro-promiscuity, pro-prostitution, pro-pornography or even pro-gambling, pro-drug, pro-theft, pro-violence….
I’m not saying that these things don’t exist, but natural law (directly derived from God’s moral law) and the conservative virtues of restraint, responsibility and moderation, are the foundations of civil society.
Man must cease profiting from things that are harmful for people, and society as a whole, and start recognizing the many dangers that threaten both body and soul in our day.
I’m not saying we need to legislate these things. What I am saying is that every one of us needs to consider their responsibility to themselves and their fellow man. Instead of just making laws, we must guard against the harmful effects that are brought onto society when various ‘social pollutants’ are marketed, endorsed and embraced.
We must help establish a protective wall around these snares by spiritually empowering minds and hearts. In particular, children who are lovingly taught in their youth the need for caution and restraint, will be better able to avoid pitfalls and recover when they do stumble. While those who are raised on spiritual and moral neutrality are more easily prone to insurmountable social snares.
Why is abortion even an issue?
Why is same-sex marriage an issue in today’s society?
It all stems from the damming tolerance of our politically correct culture. But we let it happen. The door was opened on our watch.
Why are we, as a nation, losing the spiritual battle?
Compromise… not standing on principles…. not standing our ground!
We should be promoting values, ethics and morals. We should be a living example in society; however, we cannot do so without revealing the true source of all virtue.
These virtues are founded on God’s moral law. Our rule of law, the Constitution, cannot be faithfully held outside of this vital foundation. This is the case we must continue to make. We have eternal truth on our side. Why should there be a private ‘us’ and a public ‘us’? We will not be silenced.
The only reason we know, in our hearts, that murder is wrong is because our God given consciences makes it known to us. The golden rule (i.e. ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you’) is merely a Christ-less perversion of God’s moral law. But in reality, we cannot pick and choose what aspects of God’s law we find most useful.
In many instances, it’s a shameless and godless promotion of lust, rebellion, envy, desire, disobedience, greed and power that leads (whether consciously or unconsciously) to theft, seduction, deceit, dishonor, oppression, humiliation, exploitation, and even murder, as a means to an ends. A godless society is prone to selfish pursuits of pleasure and achievement, at all costs.
Left to ourselves, we are spiritually resistant and wholly corruptible. We need to be taught and disciplined with love and compassion. We may then be better prepared to show charity to our neighbor. The tender mercy of the Savior dwells in all of us.
In good conscience I cannot vote for a candidate whose ideology is a gross violation of natural law.
A ‘light in the darkness’ is what we should be and what we should represent. By taking God out of society, we render all laws useless. The lying, cheating and arbitrary ways of our godless and repressive administration underscore this reality. This is also why Libertarianism and small, responsible government are mutually exclusive.
In the end, society demands that unlawful behaviors be reined in. A godless society cannot maintain itself. This reality will provide a justification for the formation of a repressive and tyrannical police state.
Historically, traditional family and vibrant Christianity have remained the consistent hallmarks of a healthy community. It is when we fail to faithfully uphold these foundations that our nation suffers.
God’s natural law trumps the religion of secular humanism, as proposed by the Humanist Manifesto. Faithful and God-fearing men of character and virtue is what we need to reclaim our nation! Peace and goodwill cannot be sustained unless we once again harken unto God. May we remember each other in prayer and ask the Lord for a national, but more importantly a spiritual, restoration.
A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer. His writings have been published by Western Journalism, Reformed Perspective and RenewAmerica. He is author of the book America Lost.
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