LETTER: Spiritual factors matter in America
To the Editor:
Dear Rev. Dan Brandt,
On Oct. 27, I read your "blue-wave-cleansing" letter in the Mitchell Daily Republic. First of all, I want to congratulate you for being one of the few pastors in South Dakota brave enough and also willing to make any kind of public political statement.
Sadly, your remarks sound strangely similar to the brass-knuckle, one-line, political-jabs so popular in the media. I expected better from someone using Rev. in front of his name.
Ministerial training appears to equip you well to identify sin, and if you aim at politics you have an easy target whether you look at Republicans Democrats or Independents.
Your letter wisely did not ask anyone to pray to God for your worldly viewpoints of this election, because it says in Isaiah 1:15: "When you spread out your hands, I will close my eyes to you; Though you pray the more, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood!"
Apparently, character assassination of politicians is more politically correct than glorifying God and honoring His name by seeking His will. How can you claim the moral high ground and ask for a blue wave of voting when the foundational planks of the Democratic Party fights for the abortion advocates insisting on death-on-demand, gay rights calling for immorality at any price, socialism's push for total government control, and open borders for the spiritual terrorism as an essential part of the Muslim convert-or-die belief system?
Our personal freedoms and the corporate strength of our nation came from men who honored God above their own life, fortune, or personal honor and created a constitution that has made America the envy of the world.
Spiritual factors are not a side issue. Honoring the Judeo-Christian values that formed the conscience of America has reached a critical point in the life of our nation. And sadly, at this point it looks like a blue wave would pull us under.