Monday, November 05, 2012

On Election Eve

I posted a similar entry a few years ago before an election, and it's been a while since my last post, so I thought I'd better post away.

I look upon the country on this evening before a presidential election.  My home state of Washington votes entirely by mail-in ballot, so I have already voted.  I voted for Mitt Romney--reluctantly.  I was very leery of voting for a Mormon (Mormonism is not a Christian denomination, despite their supposed belief in Jesus Christ--their belief in God and His only begotten Son is so far removed from acceptable Christian belief that it amounts to a pagan religion), and I am not totally convinced of the sincerity of his pro-life views.  But his opponent Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president America has ever had, and an enemy to the Holy Catholic Church (by his repression of the Church's freedoms under his health care law), so I voted for, as Fr. Zuhlsdorf said in one of his posts, the most conservative guy who has a chance of winning.  I don't like Romney, but I like the prospects of another four years under Obama far, far less.

In my home state of Washington, we have a measure on the ballot that would legalize gay marriage.  The government can do whatever it wants, define marriage however it wants, but that won't change the reality that marriage is a sacred bond ordained by God Himself between one man and one woman.  I as a Catholic of course voted to reject the measure, but unfortunately see the nation-wide legalization of gay marriage as inevitable.  If gay marriage becomes any more widespread, it is only a matter of time before someone wants to define it as a union between one man and two women, or three men or three women, or one woman and four men.  Hey, why not define it as a union between any two persons (such as a man and a pre-pubescent girl)?  Take God out of the equation and it all runs down hill from there.  It may seem appalling and outlandish to consider a grown man marrying a little girl, but it is only a matter of time (100 years ago the concept of gay marriage would have seemed outlandish).  Without God, there is no just law.

I don't think Obama (or the gay marriage crowd in my state) is the anti-Christ, and I don't think the end of the world will come the day after Obama is re-elected (if he is), but I'm not feeling well at all about the moral prospects of our nation or my state.  As Fr. Zuhlsdorf recently said on his blog, we may deserve as punishment for our sins the results we get in this election, but pray we get better than we deserve.