Can McCain Be Christian Right’s Savior?

scotus.jpgReader Paul Shiras writes:

When the “Chosen” Right-wing Republicans controlled the Senate, House and the White House, they did nothing! Don’t expect that McCain, who is no different on the religious issues than Obama or Clinton, will be a Savior. Face it, the Moral agenda of Focus on the Family has lost in the Political arena.

God-o-Meter responds: Wouldn’t the pro-life McCain, who has called for the overturn of Roe v. Wade, be much more likely than Obama or Clinton to appoint a conservative anti-Roe justice to the Supreme Court? And isn’t that the Christian’s Right’s top concern/goal?
You can allege that Focus on the Family’s agenda lost in the political arena even when the GOP controlled all branches of government–there were no constitutional amendments banning gay marriage or abortion–but that across-the-board control is what got John Roberts and Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court. And that’s what led to the Supreme Court’s upholding the Partial Birth Abortion Act last year. With one more conservative appointment, the high court could overturn Roe. That’s how McCain can become the Christian Right’s savior.


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Paul Shiras

posted March 25, 2008 at 4:43 pm

McCain’s pro-life stance is new, he has in the past been pro-choice. Congress has not been pro-life for twenty years, and the most pro-life candidate right now is (believe it or not) is Clinton.
She has had the same stance all along, “Abortion is a tragedy.” We the people who have the morals no different than France in the Twenties, need to wake up to the failings we have as individuals and change how we live before we can make the same demands of our leaders. That is what I want to express. Be cautious before condemning, and judge ourselves critically before we cast stones.
I’m not trying to tell others how to vote, just be sure of what you believe and want for our Nation before you go to the poles. In my opinion, whomever we elect will be better than we have had for many years.

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Charles Cosimano

posted March 25, 2008 at 9:57 pm

It doesn’t matter. Unless the Democrats tank in the Senate, pro-life is dead on arrival.
For the Religious Right, the election is already over.

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posted March 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if all the UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES actually respected the Constitution and Bill of Rights and didn’t make any overtly religious decisions that would impose unfairly on those Americans that don’t happen to share that candidate’s beliefs?? The Republicans are having a fit over Obama’s ties to the Muslim faith because they think he might have an agenda regarding Muslim ideals and practices. If that is his intention, isn’t it a bit hypocritical for the “Religious Right” to be complaining about someone coming into power and trying to force their religious beliefs on an entire country?

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