Alabama Senate Race Result Casts Shadow on 2018 Elections
I want to lament the Special Election results for the Senate seat in Alabama where the ultra pro-abortion Doug Jones defeated the socially conservative Roy Moore. I want to criticize those voters who didn’t support the conservative candidate, but I can’t quite bring myself to do it. Doug Jones is a social liberal of the worst order; this I truly do lament. Roy Moore proved to be a disappointment in not squarely addressing questionable behavior in his past and these character concerns proved too big to overcome.
What is more important is the election results is casting a dark shadow into 2018 that socially conservative Christians must recognize and act upon.What should socially conservative Christians take away from this one electoral race?
The Two-Party Failure
The failure of our two-party system was once again put on display. Voters had no viable options outside of two flawed options. This happened in 2016 and has once again happened in 2017. The two-party system is proving hurtful to our nation.
The “Morality” Disconnect
Exit polls indicated that 91% of voters said the candidates’ personal morality was important to their vote. This is great news! The bad news, there seemed to have been only one morality flaw taken into account. Most of these voters either 1) failed to see through Doug Jones morality flaws in his social liberal positions, or 2) fail to see most liberal social values are immoral. Either way, there is a serious disconnect here.
Black voters once again lined up and voted in conformity for the Democrat 93% to 6%. I cannot reconcile this level of group-think so devoted to a party who has done little to actually help. Why don’t black voters see the negative impact liberal policies has on their lives, their families, and their communities?
Weak Republican Foundation
Fifteen percent (15%) of Republicans proved they are really Democrat at heart by voting for a candidate incapable of a conservative thought. I do not criticize the not voting for Roy Moore, I do criticize the vote for the ultra-liberal candidate. There was a write-in option available as demonstrated by Senator Richard Shelby. This goes to show that many Republicans are weak in their value stances.
The #MeToo Impact
The #MeToo movement is going to have an impact in 2018; will it be a net positive (correcting moral norms) or net negative (allowing the liberal left to become the definers of morality).
Let me state that I categorically support efforts to hold men to account for sexual misconduct. I pray that the nation relooks at its attitude towards sexual immorality and it changes to a more God-honoring model. This is long overdue.
However, there is a pendulum swing that is going to benefit the radical left who are going to use the #MeToo movement to further their efforts to erode the importance of strong male roles. We see the Democrat Party positioning themselves in the laughable position of being the definers of moral behavior in response to the #MeToo movement.
Those who celebrates abortion, destroys traditional marriage, and aids and cheers the destruction of gender CANNOT be allowed to be the arbiters of moral behavior.
The 2018 Mid-Term elections are setting up to be devastating to social conservatives. I wrote about this after the 2017 elections. Watching current trends, I double down on this assessment.
Biblically-minded Christians are going to prove pivotal—either in the form of voter engagement and turn-out or in silence and absence. Where the Christian is silent and absent, the Enemy is loud and present. We cannot afford to be absent—now or ever!
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