I have spoken with many Ohio voters who say they will vote against President Obama, not because of the economy but because their Christian upbringing prevents them from voting for anyone who favors abortion and gay marriage. However, for the good of the many, I hope that voters will look into their hearts about which president will do the best job for middle-class Americans.
I am a Christian who will vote for Obama. I believe the moral issues are important, but please remember that nobody wants an abortion. No man or woman wakes up one morning and decides to become gay. God made humans in His own image, and he differentiated us from animals by giving us a free will and intellect. If it's a sin to have an abortion or engage in same-sex marriage, then people will have to address that issue with God when they die. Even our Founding Fathers intended to keep Church separated from State.
In the meantime, remember that the economy, education, health care, and the environment are the prevailing issues for the majority of citizens. People complain that Obama has not given them the change they expected in 2008. But according to Newsweek, the Republican congress filibustered Obama more times in his presidency than with all other presidents since the first World War. How could anybody do an effective job under that lack of cooperation?
President Obama has initiated many programs that will benefit all Americans if he has the opportunity to bring them to fruition. Please remember that God will take care of moral issues for the few, and vote for a president who will make good economic decisions for the many.
Linda C. Richter