Friday, July 09, 2004

Morality is more than sexuality...

In the past I have always voted along Republican morality lines alone. Over the last few years I have been involved in other moral and cultural issues that have changed or at least challenged my previous thinking.

Poverty, taxes, education, home life, justice and economics are also a part of this "moral" path of voting. Issues of sexuality are a part of the discussion of morality as well as others.

I oppose abortion and believe homosexuality is one of the sins of the flesh along with a host of others.

But I am not convinced that the course of the hard right end of the Republican party is the only course that leads to improving these conditions. Could it be that we are possibly creating opposing forces that further the very troubles we desire to see ended. That we may be making our culture more fertile for some of these community and personal sins through our present political ideology, methods and focus?

Have we helped create the soil from which this fruit emerges?

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