Apologetics: ə-pŏl'ə-jĕt'ĭks from the Greek απоλоγία Def: The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.

This Blogger Supports Palin!

Written By Esthermay Bentley-Goossen on 03 September 2008

As long as all the left-wing bloggers are in unspeakable condescension heaven over John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin for Vice President, I am going to go ahead and offer my Christian-Conservative-Biblically-Based-Right-Wing opinion in hopefully more benevolent fashion.

(Like I have one? Absolutely. I blog, don't I?) Yesterday, The Heart of a Pastor's Wife had 159 visitors. (This does not count the few stalkers visitors who pop in only to set eyes on the comments page. Odd. They know who they are.) So. . . I know my audience is out there.

U.S News & World Report published an articled this morning, Sarah Palin and John McCain's Cynical Game: It's a cheap political ploy—and any voters who fall for it deserve what they get. Here's an excerpt: "As Republicans meet in convention in St. Paul, Minn., this week, I have a simple question for America's voters watching their TV sets: Does anyone really think Sen. John McCain or Gov. Sarah Palin would have delivered such strong praise for Sen. Hillary Clinton if she had been on either end of the Democratic ticket?"

Are you kidding?! What kind of running-scared commentary is that?! I really believe that the liberal media (USNews in this specific instance) wants conservatives to answer with a "No" so as to make themselves the oh-so-martyred and disrespected victims in the (frankly, non-existent) "sexist" war.

Think again, USNews. We answer "No" because all of the democratic contenders in this presidential race (including the aforementioned Senator) represent everything that Christian conservatives despise. Both the Senator and the Democratic Nominee are radical left-wing extremest who pose a serious threat to the United States of America. Militarily, economically, and socially.

If -- as statistics tell us -- 76.5% (159 million) of Americans identify themselves as Christians, how can a godless, pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, radical liberal, feminist, big-government-bordering on-Socialism candidate become the gold-standard for all potential leaders on either side of the political aisle? How can this woman and her policies possibly be the fulcrum on which we judge everything the opposing party does?

Good Grief! Am I the only person who is put-off by this? Okay, that's a rhetorical question.

The disdain, arrogance, and disrespect shown toward John McCain and Sarah Palin over the last six days is drawing one of the boldest political lines in the sand in recent political history. Sure the RNC and its supporters speak out against the opposition in not-always-glowing-terms. But the outright hate shown towards the Republican ticket and the supporters of that ticket should make it clear which "side" is acting more "Christlike."

Don't get me wrong. Spriritually speaking, the Grand Old Party is probably just as lost as is the DNC. Every human being is short of God’s perfection and needs Christ. There is no perfect choice for President or Vice-President. But I believe that Conservative Christians have great reason to feel good about the future if John McCain and Sarah Palin are elected in November. Both John and Sarah are unabashed Christians, devoted to family, and devoted to American freedoms as set out in the U.S. Constitution. Without doubt, this is a trying time for both John McCain and Sarah Palin -- a testing of their faith and their patriotism. The testing of their faith in these days leading up to the election can only bring greater wisdom, perseverance and discernment.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. (James 1:2-7).

Last Spring, I was asked to serve as a delegate in the Republican Party. . . I said no for various reasons not at all connected with my passion for what the Republican Party stands for. In retrospect, I would probably have still ultimately said no, but I would have had no greater honor as an American that to have supported John McCain and Sarah Palin this week in St. Paul.

... and that's my two cents.


Esthermay Bentley-Goossen

5 comments:

Rachel said...

GREAT post!

I'm doing nothing but watching Fox News while we're waiting to go home, and they keep reporting on left-wing smearing of Palin. It is absolutely ridiculous!

It's a good thing Palin is a tough woman; I probably would have dissolved under all this attack.

But then again, I guess that's why I'm not in politics!

Joy in the morning said...

Ditto. GREAT post! I hope you're hooked up to search engines and people get this. What's sad is many Christians are overlooking the obvious and using some stupid talking point about the economy for the reason they support Obama. I conclude they attended public school and don't understand the economy and they aren't really a Christian.

Keep up the GREAT work!

Andrea said...

You are right on! I e-mailed this to my son in Iraq. This post is fresh news after listening to CNN today. When will the media get it??????? Thank you.

Andrea said...

My son loves you! I told him your blog was The heart of a pastor's WIFE and thus you were married. He wants to know do you have a daughter.

I can tell you that the military men in Afghanistan also love Sarah Palin and are very fired up. This you may know although the men in uniform will never break honor and say so; are scared to death of what Obama will do to this country. Amen!

God Bless
Andrea

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

VERY WELL PUT! I appreciated reading this - it's like my own thoughts all spelled out, only more eloquently. Thank you for your voice!

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