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August 30, 2008

Cizik's caution vs. Dobson's elation

I'm finally in Minneapolis (the airline lost my luggage, but at least I have my laptop), and I'm catching up on the Sarah Palin developments.

Although I've seen thrilling remarks in the press releases from conservative evangelicals, Suzanne Sataline from the Wall Street Journal talked with one evangelical who is more cautious.

Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said he was initially stunned because he had never heard of the Alaskan governor.

"Do we have a Dan Quayle on our hands? I'm open to being persuaded otherwise if she proves herself," Cizik told Sataline.

"I like some of the personal choices she's made, such as carrying a Downs child to term,'' Cizik said, referring the governor's infant son who has Down Syndrome. "So will millions of evangelicals.''

Cizik has been an outspoken advocate for environmental issues, which drew heavy criticism from some conservative Christians, including Focus on the Family founder James Dobson. Cizik said he and other evangelicals need more information about Palin's views on the environment and global affairs.

"I don't think evangelicals are going to vote for this team for superficial partisan reasons. I think lots of people are looking beyond labels this time around,'' he said to the Journal. He told Sataline he hasn't decided how he will vote.

On the other hand, Dobson is pretty excited. Even though six months ago he planned not to vote for John McCain, he told Dennis Prager, "But I can tell you that if I had to go into the studio, I mean the voting booth today, I would pull that lever."

He said in a statement: "Sen. McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is an outstanding choice that should be extremely reassuring to the conservative base of his party. She is a strong executive who hates corruption and puts principle above politics. After floating the names of Tom Ridge and Sen. Joe Lieberman in recent weeks ? selections that would have created consternation among pro-family Republicans ? Sen. McCain has chosen a solid conservative who has a reputation for espousing common sense."

Comments

It's Ironic that someone who build a great "family" stays devoted to his family. Avoids dalliance with a mistress. Loves and provides for his children. Teaches responsibility to other men from the pulpit remains un-supported by a man who "claims" to have a "focus" on the American "Family".

McCain is a professed adulterer who married his rich mistress is this the kind of family man we want running the country? A man who put his wife (handicapped in an accident) behind his Mistress and marries her - a drug addicted soul? Help me see how this is more like Christ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I am appaled that Being a Man Of GOD you would petition the Rain gods to shower down on the democratic Barrack Obama Speech.But you see GOD found favor in Barrack Held back the Storms until The Week of The Republican Convention ..What Is The word saying to you.About The First Shall Be Last and The Last First...Read and meditate on the word!!!!!!1

Sarah Palin is turning out to be an inexperienced, ethical, moral, environmental nightmare. I sincerely hope McAdulterer, who was a POW don't cha know?, keeps her.
She's perfect for unraveling the rabid rights hold on our govenment.

Hope you guys find the perfect person without blemish! Actually, he was born about 2000 years ago....so you missed him! Ah , schucks! But wait....here comes the man to heal ALL our hurts, trials, and tribulations......no it is not THE Messiah....it is Barack Hussien Obama. Don't worry about a thing the government will put salve on your wounds. Not God , but the government, right? He will save our soul.

Even if Obama ONLY improves our international image, I'll take it. This country cannot withstand another Bush. Or any other religious crazy.
A person who understands humility and that God NEVER uses evil to bring about good (Bush platform in a nutshell).
Give me the community organizer over the candidate that voted WITH Bush 95% of the time.
Time to heal. Lets unify and do some good stuff for a change. This nation COULD be a great example of Jesus in action. How bout we try?

The correct canidate to vote for is only a phone call away.Simply call to God for the answer. (Jer.3:33 says "CALL TO ME AND I WILL ANSWER THEE...")