If you are a social conservative, there is one thing you must be prepared for, and that is something I mentioned in my earlier blogs about Obama. That is, Obama will pass some laws early in his presidency to pander to certain left-wing special interest groups. There are at least three areas where I suspect we will see immediate action:
Abortion: Obama said, “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” That bill could wipe out every abortion restriction in state and federal law and result in an increase in abortions each year in America. The number of abortions has declined during the last few years.
Same-Sex Marriage: Obama has pledged to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed by President Clinton in 1996. Overturning DOMA will force every state without a constitutional amendment or specific state law protecting traditional marriage to recognize same-sex marriages.
Hate Crimes: Freedom of religious expression may be hindered if the gay lobby’s two top bills, hate crimes and Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), become law. A veto threat is all that has stopped them before, and Obama has said he will sign them.
With a Democrat-controlled Congress and a liberal Democrat as president, we will see significant changes with respect to these social issues. If you don’t want to see these laws enacted, then let your Senators and Congressman know. If they receive enough mail on the subject, they will be less inclined to vote for them or at least they may water them down somewhat.
As I mentioned in earlier blogs, pray for this country, and pray that the new administration will be guided by God.