Giving Thanks for Election Victories

Like many others who have fervently prayed for God’s kingdom to come and for God’s will to be done in this election, I am prayerfully pondering the outcome.

The two items posted below are quite encouraging.

When I heard the so-called marriage amendment means same-sex marriage can, and already is, being taught to children as early as kindergarten, I realized what a critical issue it is. It isn’t just about health insurance or tax status – it’s about promoting a lifestyle to all of us, including our children and grandchildren.

It is already happening in Massachusetts.

The bottom line – continue to pray fervently for our country and for our soon to be president.  He needs God’s wisdom in choosing advisers.

<li><strong>Traditional  Marriage Upheld in Election</strong></li>
Aimee Herd (November 6, 2008)

“Florida and Arizona on Tuesday became the 28th and 29th states to amend their constitutions to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman, and California’s marriage amendment also [appears to be passing].” -Citizen Link

Traditional MarriageValues voters made their voices heard regarding traditional marriage as amendments were passed in both Arizona and Florida to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

The heavily contested Proposition 8 in California—which also upholds traditional marriage—appeared to be passing as well, on Wednesday. To see current election results on Prop. 8, CLICK HERE.

Ron Prentice, Executive Director of the California Family Council said, “We know God has gone before us. Tens of thousands of people were praying over the weekend…praying and fasting for 40 days to give victory to California and protect marriage.”

Matt Staver, Liberty Counsel’s founder and chairman remarked on Florida’s marriage amendment. “This is a victory for children and for the future of Florida,” he said.

Source: Citizen Link

  • President Bush Signs into Law Measure to Curtail Abortions Due to Prenatal Diagnoses Such as Down Syndrome
Teresa Neumann (November 6, 2008)

“This is a great victory for the culture of life we should all seek to promote.”

(Washington, D.C.)—The Minnesota Christian Chronicle has reported that President Bush has signed into law a measure that may help to curtail the number of abortions of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome and other conditions.

Baby in UteroAccording to the report, The Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act requires parents whose children receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome or another malady to be provided with the latest information on the condition and be informed of support services available. This would apply to a diagnosis on a child before birth or until a year after birth. The measure also would establish a registry of families willing to adopt special needs children.

The measure reportedly seeks to address the reported lack of information and support given to parents whose unborn children test positive for conditions such as Down syndrome.

“This is a great victory for the culture of life we should all seek to promote,” said Sen. Sam Brownback, sponsor of the bill. “[The 90 percent abortion rate for unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome] is much too high and suggests that we as a society are not doing everything we can to protect every human life, at every stage.”

The House of Representatives passed the bill by voice vote Sept. 25, two days after the Senate approved it by unanimous consent. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D.-Mass., was the lead cosponsor of the Brownback-authored bill.

Source:  Elijah List and Staff – Minnesota Christian Chronicle