Alternate titles for this post: And here’s where I offend some of my readers
But don’t worry, this will be brief!
I realize that today is a big and important day in our nation’s history. And while I personally did not vote for Barack Obama, I realize that he does have some strong points and I’m sure he will do many great things as President. Do I think it will be tough for him to live up to all of the hype about him? Sure. But nonetheless, he has the momentum and support to get a lot accomplished, so I wish him the best (as if he needs my blessing).
I do, however, find one piece of news that I heard this morning to be very frustrating. Obama has promised that one of his first actions as President will be to pass legislation (a reversal of legislation passed by Bush) that allows taxpayers’ money to help support International “family planning” groups that promote abortion or provide information, counseling or referrals about abortion services.
According to CNN, when Bush initially passed the legislation against using our money to support these groups, he said, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortion or actively promote abortion.”
Anyway, I will not beat a dead horse here, because I think it is obvious where I stand. But I just have to say this: I think it is absolutely ridiculous that taxpayers’ money will be used to support any groups (here or internationally) that promote, encourage, or condone the so-called “right” of a person to take the life of another human being. Because in my opinion, “freedom of choice” is only applicable to what you do with your own life, and does not give you the freedom to choose whether or not another human being gets to experience life.
But with all of this said, I don’t mean to sound hopeless or defeated, because I know that God is not limited by legislation, or by lawmakers for that matter. And so on that note, I am going to drop the subject. Don’t worry—I’ll be on to more life-changing topics like the latest happenings on The Biggest Loser soon enough. Thanks for reading!