Why I Can't Vote For Obama
a Jamaican concert pianist
October 21, 2008
A few months ago I was asked for my
perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the
election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those
of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it's worth
First I must say whoever wins the election will
have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments
but I need to explain why I will not be voting for him.
Many of my friends process their identity
through their blackness. I process my identity through Christ. Being a
Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can't dictate the
terms He does because He is the leader.
I can't vote black because I am black; I have
to vote Christian because that's who I am. Christian first, black
second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of
ethnicity. 200 years from now I won't be asked if I was black or white. I
will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.
In an election there are many issues to consider
but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell
research, human cloning to name a few, wrong economic concerns will soon not
We need to follow Martin Luther King's words,
don't judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their
character. I don't know Obama so all I can go off is his voting record. His
voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US
Senate in 2007.
NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in
To beat Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton as the
most liberal senator, takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2
short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to
There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a
100% rating. There is a reason the homosexual community supports him. There
is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him. There is a
reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court. There
is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill. There is a reason he
voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. There is a reason
he voted No on banning partial birth abortion. There is a reason he voted No
on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives
and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice
Obama wanted to continue.
Let's take a look at the practice he wanted to
The 5 Step Partial Birth Abortion procedures:
A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs
the baby's leg with forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)
B. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
C. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are
then opened to enlarge the hole.
E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's
brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then
God help him. There is a reason Obama opposed
the parental notification law.
Think about this: You can't give a kid an
aspirin without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion
without parental notification. This is insane.
There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright's
church for 20 years.
Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat
under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright's
sermons. I wonder why now?
Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord
and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew
28:19 - 20 "Go and make disciples of all nations." This means reproduce
yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you
believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah
Wright teach him?
Would you support a White President who went to
a church which has tenets that said they have a ...
1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available
to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for
Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the
White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.
Would you support a President who went to a
church like that?
Just change the word from white to black and you
have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President Bush was a member of
a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al
Sharpton would have been marching outside.
This kind of church is a racist church. Obama
did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist
church. The church can't be about race. Jesus did not come for any
particular race. He came for the whole world.
A church can't have a value system based on
race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does
not matter if it's a white church or a black church it's still wrong. Anyone
from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.
Obama's former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a
disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A
Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote:
"Black theology refuses to accept a
God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community.
If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer,
and we had better kill him.
Cone is the man Obama's mentor looks up to. Does
Obama believe this?
So what does all this mean for the nation?
In the past when the Lord brought someone with
the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing - judgment.
Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king.
First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 "Now listen to them;
but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over
them will do."
Then God says
"When that day comes, you
will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not
answer you in that day." But the people refused to listen to Samuel.
"No!" they said. "We want a king over us. Then we will
be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before
us and fight our battles." When Samuel heard all that the people said, he
repeated it before the LORD. The LORD answered, "Listen to them and give
them a king." (1 Samuel 1:18-22).
Here is what we know for sure.
God is not schizophrenic
He would not tell one person to vote for Obama
and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against
itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God.
Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God
does not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I
For all my friends who are voting for Obama can
you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am
voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice
of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme
Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will
be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push
for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for
this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.
I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of
Obama's positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.
Since we know someone's value system has to be
placed on the nation,
1. Whose value system should be placed on the
2. Who should determine that this is the right
value system for the nation?
Blessings, Huntley Brown
Origins: Huntley Brown is, as described on his
web site, a "a Christian concert pianist whose versatile repertoire includes
classical, jazz, gospel, reggae and many other styles." An e-mail to Mr.
Brown [from Snopes.com] about the item reproduced above, an explanation
attributed to him about why he would not be voting for Barack Obama in the
2008 presidential election, drew the following response:
Yes, I wrote this e-mail. I was responding to my
friends who asked me to vote for Senator Obama because he is black.