By Bryan Fischer
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The Republican Party platform stands unapologetically and unreservedly for the sanctity of life, even calling for an amendment to our Constitution to protect human life at all stages of development. It stands unapologetically for the sanctity of natural marriage, calling for marriage as the union of one man and woman to be “the national standard.”
The Democratic Party platform, in contrast, stands unapologetically and unreservedly for the destruction of human life at all stages of pregnancy, and insists that taxpayers be forced to foot the bill. It also stands unapologetically for sodomy-based marriage, a union based on a sexual act which western civilization has always described as “the infamous crime against nature.”
The two great moral issues of our day are abortion and marriage. Our national sin today, as slavery was 150 years ago, is the sin of abortion. We have shed the blood of 55 million innocent babies, and their blood is crying out from the ground to the God of Cain and Abel for justice.
The institution of marriage is God’s fundamental social institution. He created marriage and the family before he created government or even the church. The lifelong union of one man and one woman has, from the dawn of creation, been his plan for male and female and the bedrock of any prosperous society.
We shed innocent blood and honor sexual perversity to our national peril. Shedding of innocent blood and sexual deviancy will surely bring the judgement of God upon any nation that approves of them and gives them special protections in law. God once said that because of sexual perversion, “the land vomited out its inhabitants” (Lev. 18:25).
Founding father George Mason said, “As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes and effects, providence punishes national sins, by national calamities.”
The platform of one party honors things that God honors: human life and marriage. The platform of the other party honors things which are a stench in the nostrils of God: the shedding of innocent blood and homosexual behavior.
Now certainly can we be grateful that there are pro-life and pro-marriage Democrats, though their numbers are small and dwindling. And certainly there are many politicians, especially party elites, who wear the Republican label and yet are embarrassed by rather than proud of the party platform’s position on social issues.
It is certainly a deep disappointment that Ruling Class Republicans are squeamish and cowardly when it comes to the defining moral issues of our time. This is especially unfortunate in light of the proud and noble history of the Republican Party, which was formed to fight the institution of slavery and to protect one-man, one-woman marriage. As its very first party platform declared, “[I]t is both the right and the imperative duty of Congress to prohibit in the Territories those twin relics of barbarism — Polygamy, and Slavery.”
Regardless of how faithless individual politicians may be, words means things, and the platforms of both parties were enthusiastically adopted this year by the delegates chosen by the grassroots for this purpose.
It is also quite troublesome that the Democratic platform does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel while the Republican platform does. This is of great significance for Americans who believe we have a sacred and biblical responsibility to be a national friend to Israel.
And the 2012 Democratic platform makes exactly zero mentions of God, having leached out the sole surviving reference from the 2008 platform. Meanwhile, the Republican platform explicitly references God no less than 12 times.
Bottom line: there are enormous contrasts between the two parties on four of the greatest moral issues of our day: abortion, marriage, Israel and God.
This all means the American people are faced with a clear, stark and unambiguous choice between these two party platforms. To choose the one is to choose darkness and evil and the wrath of God. To choose the other is to choose light, righteousness and the blessing of God.
In other words, the choice between America’s two great political parties is no longer political but moral. November 6 is not a day of mere political decision; it is a day for America to make a moral choice as profound as any we have ever faced in our history. May we choose wisely.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)