The Election's Over, Our Work is Just Beginning
Mary Ann Kreitzer
The Map of the USA shows clearly by County that, by and large, America has laid out the red carpet for moral issues in sweeping the blues out of their lives.
"The election returns are a sign of hope for this country. They were not so much a vote of affirmation for George W. Bush, but a rejection of the extremism of the Democratic party. Voters rejected the party of gay activists, radical feminists, lesbians, the Hollywood elite, pornographers, death-peddlars, anti-Christian bigots, and apostate Catholics."
When the major media report that the moral issues were the pivot point for the 2004 election, you know the winds are changing.
Peter Jennings said frequently during the evening as returns came in, that the voters were sharply divided between those who attend church more than once week and those who never attend church at all. It was a clear indication of the biblical separation of the sheep from the goats. The red sheep of the heartland decisively rejected gay marriage (in 11 states) while the blue California goats approved billions to cannibalize embryos for their stem cells.
Now the pundits (on the losers' side at least) are discussing reconciliation and unity and the necessity to bring the nation together. But there is no reconciliation between good and evil. The two-edged sword of truth has sliced the nation separating those who care about traditional moral values from those who call abortion, gay marriage, and embryonic stem cell research, progress. There is no compromise between these positions. To seek "middle ground" is to stumble into quicksand.
The election returns are a sign of hope for this country. They were not so much a vote of affirmation for George W. Bush, but a rejection of the extremism of the democratic party. Voters rejected the party of gay activists, radical feminists, lesbians, the Hollywood elite, pornographers, death-peddlars, anti-Christian bigots, and apostate Catholics.
For those who have fought in the pro-life movement for decades, election nght put the lie to the false hopes of the abortion lobby. When Roe v. Wade came down in 1973, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and their pro-death cohorts all predicted that the fight was over. Their jubilation was premature. Pro-lifers opened crisis pregnancy centers, established state and national activist groups, and worked to change hearts one at a time. Not only has the issue not died, but the country is more pro-life than ever. If we really had a government "of the people" instead of an oligarcy of judges in black robes and a legislative branch of wimps and compromisers, we would be well on the way to establishing a culture of life.
Tuesday's outcome was not an ending but a beginning. It is time to hold the Republicans' feet to the fire. The George Bush who helped defeat radical pro-abort Senator Arlen Specter's mostly pro-life primary opponent needs to be reminded why he won a decisive victory. The President who told the New York Times he rejects the Republican Party platform's stand against homosexual civil unions needs to be reminded that "gay" marriage by any other name is still abhorrent. The President who featured at his convention the pro-abortion extemists of the party needs to be reminded that Rudolph Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn't produce their own states for the Republican ticket. The President who named gay activist Michael Guest as Ambassidor to Romania and allows Guest's paramour to play hostess, needs to be reminded that sodomy is a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance.
We who are truly pro-life in every area because we stand with our God, need to put our hands to the plow, rededicate ourselves to the truth, and persevere in prayer and work - lest the house that has been swept becomes the abode of seven devils worse than before.
George W. Bush is not our savior. But through the great outpouring of prayer for this election, the Lord has given us time and opportunity to bring our country back to Him. It's a time for conversion beginning with ourselves. Let's beg the Lord for a new Pentecost with the breath of the Holy Spirit blowing throughout this great country, setting us on fire with zeal for God's evangelical mission. And may the Blessed Mother, patronness of the United States, be our model of holiness leading us straight to her Son.
"The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth."
Mary Ann Kreitzer
Pope Leo XIII