Values of a holistically pro-life Christian and the Election

Last political post before the presidential election and then I'll shut up for another 4 years. I consider myself to be a holistically pro-life Christian. What that means to me is I believe we need to do a better job as a society in working together to find effective, practical and compassionate solutions to END war, abortion, the death penalty, lack of affordable and quality health care, inequity in education, inequity in wages, a discriminatory justice system, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, gun violence, street violence, bullying, denial of basic human rights based on race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, and appearance, and all other issues that degrade the dignity of the life we were given by our creator God. We were made to live in community with one another, NOT in individual silos where it's every man/woman for him/herself.

Yes, my Christian faith DOES affect my vote, as it should, because my faith affects my values! I firmly respect the right for ALL individuals to vote their conscience, but I will defend myself against any individual who claims to follow Christ but says I am not a "real Christian" because of the way I vote or live out my Christian values. My prayer is that people on both sides of the aisle can come together over some common values and find solutions, instead of continuing to demonize one another.

We have a choice between two people for president tomorrow, and I am voting for the person whose values I believe fall closest in line with mine.

I am voting for Barack Obama.

**From my facebook page. May be the last thing I post on this dormant blog before I start my new blog come January.