- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The elections are over, and we will all have to live with the results. Julia Duin reported on a listing of the religious vote based on a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey (“Catholic voters heavily favored Obama, analysis shows,” Nation, Friday). The report stated that of the white Catholic voters, 47 percent were for President-elect Barack Obama and 52 percent were for Sen. John McCain.

The Catholic Church is one of the major religions that is adamantly opposed to abortion. Then why did 47 percent of white Catholic voters support a candidate widely accepted as the strongest supporter of abortion? Maybe the Catholic Church should investigate why a principal point of its teaching is not being supported by the multitude.

Born-again evangelicals faired a little better, but still 26 percent were reported to have supported the abortion candidate. Maybe all Christians should wake up to what it means to be a Christian. One can debate taxes, welfare, military budgets, etc., but abortion is not open to debate. According to the Christian religion, it is a sin.

Are Christians today simply hypocrites when they go to church or proclaim a certain religious faith but then live lives completely different? Or are they actually ignorant of what their proclaimed religion stands for? If we are still a nation under God, we should tremble at what this means for the future of our nation.

WILLIAM E. NOWERS

Locust Grove, Va.

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