Mary Ann Kreitzer
November 4, 2004
Over, Our Work is Just Beginning
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 changing.
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 apostate Catholics.
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 vengeance.
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 mission. And may the Blessed Mother, patroness
of the United States, be our model of holiness leading us straight to
Mary Ann Kreitzer
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