So…I’m No Longer Christian?

“To all those who name the name of Christ who plan to willfully disobey Him by voting for Obama, take warning… No, this election is not about race. It’s not about the economy. It’s about obeying God… Obey Him in the voting booth and out of it. If not, do us all a favor and quit calling yourself a Christian.”

— radio host and commentator Janet Porter (as quoted on Slate.com)

I don’t know what to say. Have we really reached this point in our country?

9 Responses to So…I’m No Longer Christian?

  1. Holy crap. Seriously? That strongly reminds me of one Sunday at church after the elections four years ago, when someone bore their testimony about how she was so glad GWB was re-elected because surely that’s what God wanted. I wanted to get up right then and there to retort, but of course, that would have been even LESS appropriate for a F&T meeting. Some people… It’s scary, really.

  2. I heard that, too, from our ward in a conservative enclave in New York. I wanted to say, “Yeah, because agency doesn’t apply here…”

    Anyway, what will they all think if Obama wins? Does that mean God made that happen?

  3. Wow, I don’t know what to say! Its disappointing to know that there are those out there who think the way this lady does and even worse that many have an outlet on the radio, TV and websites to get their comments and opinions out into the world. I just feel there is a very large group that think the same way as this person and its like none of them read the scriptures or even understood anything about Jesus Christ.

  4. Thanks Miller. My husband actually said something similar. He pointed out that Jesus led with love, and didn’t go around threatening people so they would do what he wanted.

    The good news? I actually think that Obama is more in line with my Christian values than McCain. So I’m pretty sure that if hellfire is in my future, it’s for something other than my vote in this election.

  5. Hi Miranda. It has been awhile hasn’t it. My father is going on a radio program this Saturday. The topic is being a democrat and a Mormon. I gave him a few of your postings and he is going to quote you on the air. Thanks for the great material.

    By the way it will be on KLO 1430 AM from 7-8am 11/01/2008

  6. Thanks for sharing! I wish I’d read this before I went to bed last night…I was still asleep! Hopefully, thought, they’ll have embeddable audio on the Web site and I can put the whole thing up on the blog…

  7. Yeah, nice, eh? If you don’t agree with me, you hate our country and you’ll burn in hell. I get it extra hard here in Utah.

    It’s kind of a step back in political discourse, I think.

    But the election results, with Obama getting 34%, gives hope that change is coming to Utah as well.

  8. To everyones comments on who is in office and wether or not Gods will was done. No matter who is in office it is his will. Christ said by me kings reign. The catch is will that leader follow Christ or follow his own humanistic will. The Bible says God raises only to kinds of vessels. A vessel unto wrath or a vessel unto righteousness. What we choose to follow decides this. We cannot supprise God. Wether it is Reagan, Bush, Clinton, or Obama it is Gods will. But will that individual bring Gods blessing to the nation or wrath. God allows us to make decisions. He wants people to choose him above all things that he may have the preeminence in our lives.

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