This was a (2) part series featured recently at The Christian Post…
“The Iron Room” is a forum featuring analysis from an exciting new panel of CP commentators on areas where the Christian faith and public policy intersect. The name of the new CP political forum is inspired by Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” This installment of the “The Iron Room” covers the reasons why people will vote for President Barack Obama or Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney.
This is the first of a two-part series.
Why Every American Christian Should Vote for Mitt Romney
By David French , CP Guest Contributor
This election presents perhaps the clearest moral contrast of my adult life. On one side is a Republican candidate who is pro-life, supports marriage, defends religious liberty, has real-world experience creating jobs, and has a realistic understanding of the threat of jihad. His opponent, the sitting president, is radically pro-abortion (when you support taxpayer funding of abortion, you’re beyond “pro-choice”), has launched a frontal assault on religious liberty and the most basic rights of conscience, seeks to redefine marriage, has led the most anemic economic recovery since the Great Depression, and advances a hope-based foreign policy that is imploding in front of our very eyes.
Simply put, I cannot understand the Christian case for Barack Obama.
But what about the Christian case for Mitt Romney? (continued here)
This is the second of a two-part series.
Why I’m Voting for Barack Obama
By Rod Snyder , Op-Ed Contributor
While separation of church and state is a fundamental tenet of our democracy, it is not so easy to divorce our faith from our political engagement, nor should we. For people of faith, the 2012 election presents us with a fundamental choice about the type of nation we want to be. I grew up in a small town in rural West Virginia where I attended private Christian school from 1st grade through college graduation. Before I ever knocked on a door for a political candidate, as a child I had been canvassing neighborhoods handing out Gospel tracts. I’ve led worship at my church, taught Sunday school, led young adult Bible studies and gone on overseas evangelism trips.
For some people it might seem counterintuitive that I would end up as president of a progressive political organization like the Young Democrats of America. But the truth is that I support President Obama and Democratic policies because of my faith, not in spite of it. (continued here)