Honesty and truth are rare commodities in politics today. Deception is often the name of the game. We’ve seen our share of “Fake News” and there’s a surge of “Fake Faith” to go along with it. Deception is one of the Devil’s favorite weapons but in the end, “Strength and success belong to God; both deceived and deceiver must answer to Him.” (Job 12:16)
Last Saturday, Joe Biden attempted to appease Christians in his speech by quoting Ecclesiastes 3:3, a Bible verse that urges there is a “time to heal.” He also referred to the hymn, “On Eagle’s Wings,” saying that, “It captures the faith that sustains me, and which I believe sustains America. Now, together, on eagle’s wings, we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do.”
Nice words from the script writer. But he is deceiving himself about working with the God of the Bible! Why? Because there are clearly things that Joe Biden stands for that the Christian’s God is NOT compatible with. Let me highlight just 2 of them…
- Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
Early in his campaign, Biden vowed to do away with the Hyde Amendment, a law that prevents taxpayer (Medicaid) funds from being used to pay for abortions. It’s a law Biden had previously supported. Past presidents and members of Congress, regardless of their stance on abortion, have also supported it. But Biden would now oppose it – and his running mate, Kamala Harris, supports abortion on demand with NO restrictions even at birth (infanticide).
- The Equality Act
Biden said he would push for passage of the Equality Act during his first 100 days in office. This law would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The plan would require America’s institutions to give special privileges to those who identified as LGBTQ – to the detriment of others, including women and children. For example, the Equality Act could result in boys who identify as girls being allowed to play (and win) in girls’ sports – and even to enter female bathrooms and locker rooms. For more about the Equality Act, I’d encourage you to read this piece Andrea Jones and Alex Richey wrote for The Daily Signal earlier this year.
Other Election News
If you love America, please pray for any voter fraud to be exposed and corrected as the Trump campaign’s cases work through the court system. The drama, however, is not reserved for the presidential election alone: Rhode Island has its share of state drama. Many conservatives had solid leads until mail-in ballots were counted. Charles Callanan of Rhode Island Senate District 35 (and a few others) are formally requesting a verification of mail-in ballots.
There was good news, 15 pro-life candidates were either newly elected or re-elected to the Rhode Island Senate and 28 pro-life Representatives to the House. Sue Cienki, chairwoman for the GOP summed up the Rhode Island elections: “It was the first time during a Presidential election that Republicans in RI didn’t lose seats but actually gained two. We also removed the Democratic Speaker of the House who is under investigation. Rep. Pat Morgan, regained her old house seat and will be a force to be reckoned with. We invigorated the base and will fight against the sloppiness of the mail-in ballot counts and end the confusion they presented to us.”
According to online news GOLocalProv, Trump’s performance in Rhode Island was equal to 2016. In fact, Trump won nearly 17,000 more votes in Rhode Island than he did in 2016 and earned almost exactly the same percentage of the vote.
We may be a far cry from being a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished… but with your help, we are making progress! Next week I will announce a “Matching Gift Challenge.” Please pray about what God would have you do!
Chairman, Board of Advisors – Rhode Island