It is actually a simple thought process based on Jesus teachings. “Love one another as I have loved you.” We live in a society with poverty, prejudice, hatred, sickness, apathy, crime, violence, illiteracy, global warming, war, religious intolerance, and broken homes. There are many issues facing our cities, country, and our world. Yes there are some moral issues that face us but we should not shoulder our support in the political process for a few moral issues because there are many life issues that are just as important. My faith is not defined by a moral issue it is defined by believing in Jesus as the Son of God and his life, death, and resurrection as atonement for my sins.
I believe in the authority and holiness of the Bible and found the following post interesting: James Dobson Doesn’t Speak for Me
- What does speak for me is David's psalm celebrating how good and pleasant it is when we come together in unity;
- Micah speaks for me in reminding us that the Lord requires us to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with Him;
- The prophet Isaiah speaks for me in his call for all to come and reason together and also to seek justice, encourage the oppressed and to defend the cause of the vulnerable;
- The book of Nehemiah speaks for me in its example to work with our neighbors, not against them, to restore what was broken in our communities
- The book of Matthew speaks for me in saying to bless those that curse you and pray for those who persecute you;
- The words of the apostle Paul speak for me in saying that words spoken and deeds done without love amount to nothing.
- The apostle John speaks for me in reminding us of Jesus' command to love one another. The world will know His disciples by that love.
This is just my two cents. I will gladly respect view points that differ from mine.