Let me ask you this...

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
Let me ask you this...
5
Thu, 05-13-2004 - 11:53am
Hypothetically, if a canidate met all of your voting criteria (whatever it may be), BUT he was an avowed racist, would you still vote for him?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-06-2004
Thu, 05-13-2004 - 2:06pm
No.
Avatar for mahopac
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-1997
Thu, 05-13-2004 - 4:10pm
No.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-26-2000
Thu, 05-13-2004 - 6:36pm
No.

Been in that situation. David Duke (former Grand whatever of the KKK) faced Edwin Edwards (crook) in an election for Governor of Louisiana back in the 80's, I think.

It was one time that I could not in good conscience vote for either one of them. So I abstained. I voted for the other races that were going on at the same time.

Edwards won. I think both are now serving time in prison.

Karen

 


PJPIIadoration.jpg picture by Kimberly_sahm

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 05-14-2004 - 3:48pm

Heavens No..Racism is an insult and ignorance of the American Way and Culture, much less to my own Faith


Jeanne

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-15-2003
Sat, 05-29-2004 - 9:06pm
Depends on what his stands or issues are. How about you, do you think the same on the issues. Studying the Bible is something that needs to be taken up on issues not accounted for. For example, homosexuality has verses that stand on "what is sin" & what isn't. I found Gn 1:27- complementarity of sexes reflects God's inner unity, Gn 2:21-24 transmission of life thru total self-donation & Gn 19- original sin deterioriates to Sodom's sin destroyed. Without this usage, Lv 18:22 calls homosexuality "abomination cut off from people (v.29). In repentance, you can forgive sins. It's a complicated process.