Today is Halloween and, like children, politicians occasionally don costumes to wrangle favors out of their neighbors.
After the 2004 election, when “values voters” supporting traditional marriage amendments re-elected George W. Bush, national Democrats made a painfully concerted effort to present their views as part of their religious faith. But they can never keep up the charade for long, and the curtain was pulled back twice within recent months.
Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton crony who hopes to be elected governor of Virginia next Tuesday, has virtually outsourced his campaign to out-of-state billionaires and the Abortion Lobby.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia got predictable saturation media coverage of its “undercover” videotape of “lies that a woman hears when she goes to a CPC” (crisis pregnancy center). Critics say that list contains zero falsehoods.
Nonetheless, NARAL and McAuliffe (but then I repeat myself) tried to gin up faux outrage over these “myths” to use against Ken Cuccinelli, the pro-life Republican that Big Abortion most fears.
But listen to one of the “lies” that was included in the original coverage:
A CPC counselor said, “You will face that child again one day. At the end of the world, you're going to know that was my child that I chose to kill.”
Hearing that clip, NARAL President Ilyse Hogue called the comment “unimaginable and “unthinkable.”
My first thought was, “And they disproved this how??” But NARAL/Hogue/McAuliffe were making a deeper accusation: They were denying the reality of the resurrection of the dead and man's accountability for his moral actions before his Creator.
Other left-wingers were more explicit in their dismissal of the Deity.
New Jersey's new U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker said one of the greatest moments of his life was conducting a series of gay “marriage” ceremonies as mayor of Newark, New Jersey.
During the ceremony, when Booker asked for objections, a member of the audience replied, “This is unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ.”
Cory Booker smirked as he replied, “Not hearing any substantive and worthy objections…” He then proceeded to “marry” the uncomplementary couple.
Social leftists are not always averse to prayer. In August, two Iowa Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls stood on a platform at a “prayer” rally as the lead speaker prayed, “We give thanks, O Lord, for the doctors, both current and future, who provide quality abortion care, and pray that they may be kept safe.”
But that took place just after the Democratic National Convention booed last summer as the name of God – ripped out of its platform by “accident” – was replaced after media pressure.
Such events are hardly new to this election cycle. After a December 2007 Democratic presidential debate, pollster Frank Luntz showed his test group's approval ratings plunge to an imperceptible level when then-Senator Joe Biden quoted a few lines of the Catholic hymn, “On Eagle's Wings.”
Why would a party whose platform endorses intrinsic evils believe in the God of the Bible? They already have a god. For Democrats, abortion is their religion. The statists' god has failed in other nations before, but that they seem hellbent on enshrining it as this Christian nation's established faith. It is incumbent upon Christians to stand up to them at every turn.
Cross-posted at TheRightsWriter.com.