It's hours before the inauguration and I still find it morally incongruent for Barack Obama, the man soon to be sworn in as the leader of the free world, to hold the position on abortion that he does. My neighbor expressed his dissonance best in her thoughtful response to my open letter to the President-Elect. Read her words slowly and carefully,

Thanks for forwarding your letter to President-Elect Obama.

However trite it may seem, if Ann Dunham, a white female, walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic in 1960, and told her story of meeting a black Kenyan man while they both attended the University of Hawaii, resulting in an unplanned pregnancy, one often wonders what advice she would have received from those individuals working at Planned Parenthood.

How amazing that an individual born in these circumstances who later moved to Indonesia with his newly remarried mom and stepdad and later returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents in a small apartment where his granddad worked as a furniture salesman and his grandmother worked in a bank, could ultimately become President of the United States.

As you said in your letter, “Think of what the world has missed – a gifted teacher, a doting father, a dedicated missionary, a talented artist or entrepreneur, a future President." Keep up the good work!


This week the President-Elect wrote his own open letter to his daughters. The letter was published in Parade magazine. Did you read it?

I give Mr. Obama credit for loving his family the way he does. He appears to be a faithful husband and a good father to his two daughters. In the letter he speaks of his girls with great pride and tells them how much he loves them. His inspiration for running for President, he says, came from them. But again I find his words disturbing if not incongruent.

“I realized that my own life would not count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours,” writes Obama. “In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation."

Every child? Does Obama’s dream for his children and “every child” include unborn children? It seems to me that as President of all Americans, Mr. Obama should work to create “every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment” for every unborn child as much as for his own two girls. Do you agree?

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adrsmcns says:
As a 19 yr. old unwed young woman (who did not know God) I walked into a planned parenthood clinc wanting a pregnancy test. I did not know what planned parenthood, but was told they would "help" me. Long story short I was told that a person in my situation just out of high school, taking classes at NOVA, working full time making minimum wadge would be better off having an abortion. Now I am 35 years old who became a Christian two years ago. That child I was told to "kill" will be 15 years old on Feb. 6. She is the greatest joy, a wonderful christian girl who loves God and I love her more than my own life. I do not know what I would do if I did not have her with me.
mmedinam says:
There has been a lot of incongruence in the politics. Abortion is a crime and as Christian we should never support that. However, we also should never support war. What is your open letter for the former president after 8 years of supporting a non-sense war, where thousands of innocent people have died without hearing God's Word? Shouldn't we send the true army (the Army of God) to proclaim liberty?
Ron says:
I agree with mmedinam about supporting a nonsense war. So many Christians are very vocal about the "sanctity of life" when the life is in the womb, but, for the most part, silent when it comes to war and genocide around the world, or death from violence and disease in our cities. For the first time in eight years, I feel a sense of hope for America and the World by the initial actions taken by President Obama. The winds of change are blowing, and I, for one, can breathe more easily.
deacon7x7 says:
If Bush had not responded as he did after 911, he would have been impeached. He swore an Oath to "Protect, Preserve, and Defend" ... the USA. That war has gone on too long. Only when we learn to Love our Enemies will be ever truly be free: Romans 12:19-21 (NIV) 19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"[a]says the Lord. 20On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."[b] 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Now it’s "Politics" in Afghanistan. The Lord will avenge better than any human ever could; if only we would believe it.

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