Posted by: Robin Foster | February 7, 2008

Romney Bows Out

Several months ago, a debate happened among conservative (and not so conservative) Baptist bloggers about whether one should vote for Mitt Romney who is a Mormon.  Personally, while there were other viable candidates, I couldn’t vote for him and I didn’t.  Today he has bowed out of the presidential race, but before he did, he said some intriguing words concerning the future of America. Below is a portion of what he said:

The threat to our culture comes from within. The 1960’s welfare programs created a culture of poverty. Some think we won that battle when we reformed welfare, but the liberals haven’t given up. 

At every turn, they try to substitute government largesse for individual responsibility. They fight to strip work requirements from welfare, to put more people on Medicaid, and to remove more and more people from having to pay any income tax whatsoever. Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity. Dependency is a culture-killing drug-we have got to fight it like the poison it is!

 

The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless. And tolerance for pornography-even celebration of it-and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare programs have led to today’s grim realities: 68% of African American children are born out-of-wedlock, 45% of Hispanic children, and 25% of White children.

 

How much harder it is for these children to succeed in school-and in life. A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.

 

The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation. I wonder how it is that unelected judges, like some in my state of Massachusetts, are so unaware of this reality, so oblivious to the millennia of recorded history. It is time for the people of America to fortify marriage through constitutional amendment, so that liberal judges cannot continue to attack it!

 

Europe is facing a demographic disaster. That is the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life and eroded morality. Some reason that culture is merely an accessory to Americas vitality; we know that it is the source of our strength. And we are not dissuaded by the snickers and knowing glances when we stand up for family values, and morality, and culture. We will always be honored to stand on principle and to stand for principle.

 

My partial reprinting of his statement here is not an endorsement of Mormonism.  It is a cult and needs to be shown how it does not measure up to God’s word.  Being a Baptist and an American, I will defend anyone’s right to believe as he/she wants (religious liberty), but I will also speak truth.   Like my good friend Tim Rogers has told me, “Even a blind hog will find an acorn every now and then.”  I believe Gov. Romney found an acorn with the above statement. 

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Responses

  1. Robin,

    Hope you are well, my Brother. It’s been much too long since our last chat.

    I was one of bloggers, as you know, that insisted that Mr. Romney’s mormonism did not take his name out of the basket in being President of the United States. None of us will be much concerned about that now.

    Our bigger threat is whether we’d like a classic Liberal like Ms. Clinton or a Neo-Liberal like Mr. Obama. From my perspective, neither of these will be a healthy choice for America’s future.

    And, though I come not even close to wishing this so, some of my Brothers and Sisters may, right around Thanksgiving, lament the day when they could have had a open Mormon instead of a hidden Muslim.

    Grace, Brother. With that, I am…

    Peter

  2. Robin,

    This is an excellent post. If you ever decide to “step down” from the pastoral ministry to a “lessor” position maybe you should run for president of the United States.

    I will vote for you.

    Peter,

    As you know I voted for Mike Huckabee and did all I could to help him.

    What you have said in this comment is true nonetheless.

    We may very well have a pagan or a Muslim in the “Big Chair” and that is not a good thing. We may have both of them running through this country seeking to devour us all at the bidding of their daddy, the Devil, and that will be worse. A Clinton-Obama ticket will be the highway to hell for this country we live in.

    One thing it may do is cause more people to seek the face of God because they will see “destruction draweth nigh” and they may see the need to draw near to God.

    Either way, I am glad God holds all the world in His Hands and by faith we will see this shall also pass.

    cb

  3. Robin,
    Appreciate you posting Romney’s words. I agree with you. I sure would not, nor could not vote for him. I voted for Huckabee.
    It seems we may get what we deserve. God has given us much mercy over the past seven years. We don’t know what is yet to come.
    God bless.
    T.A.

  4. Robin…the words of Romney speak well of what we face in America and around the world. I am extremely concerned that we will now face the demons of hell with the choices of people who are blinded by the forces of evil. But I have yet to give up. There is hope. God can change circumstances around people. And through people God will be God whether they like it or not.

    I stopped being overly surprised at the evil in this world not long after I became a Christian. When people ask, “what is this world coming to?” I always say without wavering, “To and end.”

    In all of the prospects of what may or may not occur with whomever is elected, I hold this truth closest to my heart: “Fear not, for I Am with you.” He is and always will be the great I AM. Though the sky fall, the moon turn to blood, or the next president is a muslim in sheep’s clothing. God is in control. Such peace there is in knowing that. selahV


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