By John W. Lillpop
African-Americans are among the most passionate and devout Christians in America. Their loyalty to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is legendary, made all the more remarkable given the persecution and brutal discrimination that these people have suffered over the centuries.
Conservative Christian values on issues such as abortion and homosexuality are generally supported in large numbers by African-Americans across America. An example was evident in California, where Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to define marriage as being between one man and one woman, would not have won had African-Americans not supported the measure in great numbers.
The paradox is that African-Americans are, for the most part, aligned with the Democrat Party, folks who generally favor abortion and advocate for homosexuals, including marriage rights.
The disconnect between the Democrat Party and its African-American constituents was exacerbated this week when President Obama expressed his support (after a long, drawn-out pause for evolution and analysis of political advantage) for marriage by same-sex couples.
Ironically enough, Obama’s out-of-the- closet mea culpa was delivered the morning after the people of North Carolina, including large numbers of African-Americans, passed an initiative which, like Proposition 8 in California, defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
Obama’s lurch to the hard left was hardly a matter of principle; rather, it was a hodgepodge of selfish actions taken to satisfy Obama’s unquenchable lust for campaign cash, raw political power, and his larger-than-life ego, fueled by gross exaggerations of his IQ by an adoring media which universally swore off the pursuit of objectivity and truth sometime shortly after noon (EST) on January 20, 2009, a day that will live in infamy because it was on this date that the greatest nation in human history was handed over to an incompetent, naïve, America-hating Community Organizer who was probably not eligible for the presidency to begin with.
Still, it is as it is, and like it or not, Barack Obama wants a second bite at the apple come November. In his mind, he deserves a second term because….well, because he is Barack Obama!
All of this poses a serious dilemma for African-Americans who must answer the following question:
Shall I support and follow to the ends of the earth the savior of mankind, Jesus Christ, or shall I support the flawed figure of Barack Obama, he who supports abortion and homosexuality in defiance of the gospel and teachings of He who died to redeem all men from the scourge of sin?
The fact that Obama shares ethnicity with tens of millions of brothers and sisters makes the issue all the more confounding to those devout Christians caught in the middle.
The solution? Prayer and supplication are needed to make peace with this crucial issue.