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Guest Opinion: 16-Year-Old's Reaction to President Obama's Reelection
More Mature than News Anchors
By: Hannah P. Mosley
web posted November 9, 2012
GUEST OPINION - I am writing to you today
because I feel
an enormous burden to do so. As we all know, President Obama was
reelected [Tuesday] night. In the past years as I’ve gotten older it
has become evident that many of the people I encounter don’t understand
why I hold the political views that I do as an African-American. I pray
that you will take the time out to read what I want to say.
This election, in my opinion was significant not because of the state
of the economy or foreign policy. While these things ARE important,
they are not a deciding factor for me (nor are my parents ;). When
coming to the conclusion of why I believe what I believe, and why my
vote would have been cast for Mitt Romney this year (had I been old
enough to vote), the first thing I considered was my faith. Being a
Christian means that I believe every word God spoke in His word and
here’s where I arrived. Please ask yourself these “Yes” and “No”
As a Christian who believes every word God spoke, do I believe Psalms
139: 13 which reads “For You created my inmost being; You knit me
together in my mother’s womb,” meaning that at the time of conception,
God created my life, as well as every other person’s?
Secondly, do I believe Exodus 20:13 that says “You shall not murder”?
President Obama has openly supported Planned Parenthood for years,
wanting to subsidize it with our tax payer dollars. Sometimes it can be
difficult to realize the massive effect our vote has until we see
numbers. Realizing that, I’ve looked up and have been able to confirm
Every year, across the worlds 50-60 MILLION infants are aborted. This
is literally every 3rd child conceived. Planned Parenthood, in their
own words stated that they treat unwanted pregnancy “the 2nd largest
sexually transmitted disease” (in their words, not mine). One baby is
aborted by Planned Parenthood every 95 seconds, and 43% of all women in
this country have had an abortion.
The democratic party is one that prides themselves on defending the
weakest and poorest in society, yet is massacring those who are at
their absolute weakest and have no one to fight for them. When God said
that murder was wrong thousands of year ago He was not joking around
with us, nor has He recently changed His mind.
You are responsible for supporting a man who advocates fornication at
will, and furthermore sees nothing wrong with taking an innocent’s life
once our sins aren’t convenient anymore. We can tell ourselves all we
want that life doesn’t begin at conception, but as a Christian you
obviously believe Jesus didn’t enter this world at the moment He was
born. It was when he was conceived by the Holy Spirit that his spirit
came to earth.
We also often use the excuse to permit abortion by saying that people
who are raped or are victims of incest shouldn’t be punished for
someone else’s crime. I believe this is true, but we have to go back to
the foundational truth that God ordained that child’s life. I don’t
want to sound unsympathetic. I can’t in any way even begin to imagine
the horror of those circumstances. But another person’s sin, does not
justify us in committing another.
I believe that because God formed every life, even in the most heinous
situations He specifically chose to give life to that person and they
are not without a soul. In the words of Pastor John MacArthur, we are
doing to humans what would be illegal to do to a cat…and proud of it.
This isn’t social progression. This is SIN. And these aren’t women’s
rights we’re fighting for. This is the greatest civil rights battle of
our time. Think back to Exodus, when Pharaoh was killing all of the
male Israelite male infants. Somehow we think that’s wrong, but
abortion isn’t. Does anyone see a contradiction?
How can we protect those who are good in society, when we have a
president who is calling what is evil good, and what is good evil
Secondly, the Democratic Party platform is built upon the belief that
homosexual marriage should be legalized and promoted. Please reference
Romans 1. This platform is built on everything God says is wicked, and
disgusting in His eyes in that chapter. Furthermore, God says that He
will judge any nation who turns to sexual immorality, and I believe
that goes for us. Once again, God has not changed His mind over
that past few years and please don’t think for a second that He has
somehow excused or forgotten what He spoke in the name of “social
progression” or “gay rights”. When we become so desensitized toward sin
that we start to justify it to ourselves and actually vote for it we
are slapping God in the face and discrediting His word. In addition to
that, we are killing our own witness. How do we explain to an
unbeliever that God’s word is true when we are saying that it’s okay to
elect someone who stands for everything God HATES? Your vote has a
direct correlation between how seriously you take God. We have to
choose between what’s hip and modern, and what is righteous.
We cannot simply vote for a man because we have the same racial
background. God is not impressed with Obama’s skin color. He does not
favor Obama because he is black (like we do, right?).
Abraham Lincoln, a white man who fought for our equal rights as black
people said “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my
greatest concern in to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
Either Obama is right, or God is, and since they’re contradicting each
other—only one of them is right. Mitt Romney is not by any standard a
perfect man, but his convictions the closest to representing the Bible.
Before you rejoice and celebrate over our president’s victory, I hope
your heart is completely broken that a man—not a black man—but JUST A
MAN in God’s eyes, is leading this country and Christians where God
never intended for us to go. God’s heart is breaking and He is so
disgusted by the policies we have voted for. I don’t need to guess this
because it is already in His word. Please consider the great and
profound words of President Lincoln yet again, when he said “I must
stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is
right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
Well, President Obama has gone wrong. He has parted from what God says
is good and has made darkness into light (Isaiah 50:2). I respect him
as president, but cannot respect his morality as a man. It is okay to
realize that someone is wrong, and it IS okay to part with them and by
doing so join with God. Wide is the road to destruction, but narrow is
the way of life. We do not put our hope in any political party or in
any man, but I plead with you and pray that you realize this and repent
for our nation! God will judge the United States for the sin we are
entrenched in and He will not put up with this forever. God cannot and
will not, by his very nature bless a country that has turned from Him
and essentially spit on the truth of His word. He will not continue to
bless Christians who have metaphorically ripped certain pages from
their Bibles for the sake of “supporting a brother”.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
Thank you for your time.
Hannah P. Mosley
This letter was written by Hannah to her family members and was
shared with Edgefield Daily and we requested permission to publish it
for our readers. Hannah and her parents agreed.
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