Be A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord

Service To Jesus Christ Is The Highest Calling

Bob Jones Dances With The Devil by Chuck Baldwin

Posted by soldierservant on November 10, 2007

Accordng to this Romney is as bad as Giuliani.Well the religious right are known by their fruits when they support this. I had figured since Romney comes from an ultraliberal state that he is the same.

To subscribe click on this link and follow the instructions:
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/subscribe.php

This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2007/cbarchive_20071019.html

The Washington Times carried an Associated Press report entitled, “Bob
Jones III endorses Mitt Romney.” Here are excerpts:

“Bob Jones III, chancellor of the Christian fundamentalist school
named for his family, is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for
president.

“Romney’s campaign confirmed Jones’ endorsement today.”

According to the report Jones told a Greenville, South Carolina
newspaper that “supporting Romney is critical to make sure former New
York Mayor Rudy Giuliani doesn’t win the GOP nomination and that
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn’t win
the election.

“‘If it turns out to be Giuliani and Hillary, we’ve got two pro-choice
candidates, and that would be a disaster,’ Jones told The Greenville
News for a story on its Web site today.”

Jones also said, “As a Christian I am completely opposed to the
doctrines of Mormonism. But I’m not voting for a preacher. I’m voting
for a president. It boils down to who can best represent conservative
American beliefs, not religious beliefs.”

Bob Jones’ endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor
illustrates just how low the Religious Right will go in compromising
bedrock principle for the sake of political expediency.  Jones says he
is supporting Romney so as to help defeat Rudy Giuliani. I very much
want to see what Jones will do if and when Giuliani gets the
Republican nomination. I would anticipate that he will continue to
follow his current modus operandi and support Giuliani, because he
would then say that Giuliani is the “lesser of two evils.”

Why do I say that? Because Jones is already demonstrating that he will
support one liberal over another liberal. Mitt Romney is not a
conservative–not by any measure of the word. And I am confident that
Bob Jones knows it.

Romney’s entire political career has been built by catering to the
eastern liberal establishment. That he is now attempting to remake
himself into a conservative (and that Christian “leaders” are willing
to assist this façade) is both laughable and detestable!

In his endorsement announcement, Jones said, “If it turns out to be a
Giuliani and Hillary, we’ve got two pro-choice candidates, and that
would be a disaster.”

DUH!

Where has Bob Jones III been for the last two decades? Mitt Romney has
been a consistent pro-abortion politician since entering public life.
His track record is there for anyone who wants to examine it. Here are
a few facts Dr. Bob should have looked at before he embarrassed
himself and Bob Jones University with this stupidly naïve endorsement.

According to one well-researched account, “Mitt Romney has a long
history of supporting pro-abortion candidates and causes, and
aggressively sought the support and endorsement of groups such as
NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Indeed, Romney is still listed today as
a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group supported
by Billionaire leftist George Soros dedicated to shifting the GOP
leftward on social issues such as abortion rights and stem cell
research.

“Romney also has a history of assisting the careers of other prominent
pro-abortion politicians. In the 1992 presidential race, Romney
endorsed and voted for pro-abortion liberal Democrat Paul Tsongas in
the Democratic primary and just three years ago endorsed and made a
television ad for Democrat Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, a
former Planned Parenthood attorney.

“As Governor, he issued state proclamations honoring ‘Right to Privacy
Day’ which until 2005, specifically referenced the Roe vs. Wade case.

“Romney repeatedly took extreme stances on abortion throughout his
career and consistently made statements such as this one: ‘I believe
that Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain
and support it . . .'”

“There simply is no doubt that Romney was one of the most pro-abortion
Republican office holders in the country.”

See the full report at:
http://www.massresistance.org/romney/prolife.html

As to the issue of “gay rights,” Mitt Romney’s record is equally
clear. He has consistently facilitated the radical homosexual agenda.

According to a World Net Daily report, “A website paid for and
authorized by the Massachusetts Democratic Party has posted a picture
of a flier reportedly passed out at a 2002 ‘gay pride’ event by
then-gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney expressing support for
homosexual rights.

“The flier, on red paper, claims to have been paid for by ‘the Romney
for Governor Committee and Kerry Murphy Healey Committee’ and reads,
‘Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride Weekend.'”

See the full report at:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57786

For Mitt Romney to now say that he “took every conceivable step within
the law to defend traditional marriage” is just so much hooey,
according to my good friend, Harvard law school graduate and founding
dean of Regent University’s law school, Herb Titus. Read the report
at:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56674

On the subject of  gun control, Mitt Romney promised that he would not
lift a finger to “chip away” at the gun laws in Massachusetts–a state
that has some of the most draconian gun restrictions in the country.

As recently as 2002, Mitt Romney said, “We do have tough gun laws in
Massachusetts; I support them.”

For the “skinny” on Mitt Romney’s leftist anti-gun record, see the Gun
Owners of America’s report at:
http://gunowners.org/pres08/romney.htm

For a look at Romney’s record on illegal immigration, read this:
http://www.vdare.com/burns/070809_romney.htm

Obviously, Mitt Romney is a chameleon who will say anything to anybody
in order to get elected. He has flipped and flopped more than John
Kerry ever dreamed about. Only an idiot would believe anything this
man says. For a very revealing look at Romney’s two-faced,
double-talk, go here:
http://www.romneyfacts.com/redblue.php

Thankfully, not everyone within the Religious Right has been duped by
Mitt Romney. Janet Folger recently wrote the following about the
chameleon.

“And then there’s Mitt Romney, making a convenient flip from his
ardent pro-abortion stance just in time to run for president. It just
seems to me that if you really come to the realization that
dismembering children is not good public policy, you’d remember not to
FUND it with taxpayer dollars in your state health-care plan . . .
after such a conversion. Oh yeah, suddenly he’s pro-marriage, too. So
why did Romney publicly beat up on pro-marriage activist Brian
Camenker last month? It that’s how he treats people on our side of the
issue, that doesn’t bode well for future White House relations. And
finally, mandating that homosexual ‘marriage licenses’ be issued
without any change in the law requiring it (in direct violation of the
Massachusetts State Constitution) isn’t very convincing, either.”

Romney has not fooled World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah, either.
Here is what Farah said about Mitt Romney:

“Don’t be fooled by this political chameleon, this charlatan, this
pretender to the throne. He’s as phone as a three-dollar campaign
promise.”

See Farah’s complete column at:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56637

Folks, here is the problem: Christian leaders such as Bob Jones III
have succumbed to the temptation to become glorified politicians. They
surrendered their convictions thirty years ago when the old Moral
Majority married the Republican Party. Ever since then, Republican
politicians have made a living by making dupes out of the so-called
Religious Right.

There is another problem: our so-called Christian “leaders” crave
attention. They desire notoriety. They are obsessed with having access
to power. They want a seat at the king’s table. As a result, they are
willing to believe the lies being told them by shrewd and cunning
frauds–as long as they are Republicans, of course. As Doc Holliday
said in the movie Tombstone, “My hypocrisy only goes so far.”

Accordingly, our Christian “leaders” will never promote a man’s
candidacy on principle alone. They want to pick a “winner.” They want
to be on the good side of the last guy standing–even if that guy is a
no-good, compromising louse.

In addition, there is yet another problem: for the most part, our
illustrious Christian “leaders” are willfully ignorant of the
importance of  constitutional government. They either don’t understand
it, or don’t want to understand it. Whatever the reason, issues such
as national independence and sovereignty and globalism do not even
show up on their radar. I’m not sure they have even read the
Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of
Rights. If they have, they sure don’t act like it.

Dr. Bob apparently does not realize that when our President takes his
oath of office, he does not promise to “represent conservative
American beliefs.” Instead, he promises to “preserve, protect and
defend the Constitution of the United States.”

I wonder, too, if Dr. Bob has ever heard of the Security and
Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Has he ever heard of the NAFTA
superhighway? Does he have a clue about the globalist agenda of the
Council on Foreign Relations? Does he even realize that there is a
burgeoning North American Union developing?  I doubt it. I further
doubt that he has read Dr. Jerry Corsi’s book “The Late Great USA.”

Find it here:
http://shop.wnd.com/store/item.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=6&SUBDEPARTMENT_ID=23&ITEM_ID=2116

In his endorsement of Mitt Romney, Dr. Bob Jones III also said, “This
all about beating Hillary.” Oh, really?

Since when does a preacher of the Gospel and Christian educator put
electing charlatans (of any political party) ahead of standing for
truth and doing right? And this leads to another problem.

Our Christian “leaders” have forgotten what it means to stand on
principle. They have gotten so bogged down in politics that they have
forsaken the divine call to be watchmen on the wall. If Bob Jones III
would be as concerned about standing for truth and principle as he is
about “beating Hillary,” many others might be encouraged to do the
same–and we preachers might actually be able to have a positive
impact upon the direction of our country. As it is, our Christian
“leaders” are not only not helping to lead our nation out of its
current mess, they are actually contributing to the problem, as Dr.
Jones’ endorsement of Mitt Romney illustrates.

Furthermore, what is Dr. Bob going to say to the students and
graduates of Bob Jones University? How can he justify all the years of
“separation” preaching that BJU is known for? Where is his
consistency? How can he now turn around and convince his students that
all those Christian “standards” regarding the fellowship of light with
darkness, reproving evil, contending for the faith, etc., apply only
to areas outside politics? Obviously, BJU students now know that when
it comes to politics, we can cast all those principles aside. It makes
one wonder what other areas of the Christian life are exempt from
Biblical principles. Maybe our business life? But that’s a subject for
another day.

I believe Dr. Bob’s grandfather must be turning over in his grave. I
don’t know how many times I have heard the “big” fundamentalist
preachers quote Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. as saying, “Do right if the stars
fall!”

Instead of doing right, however, Bob Jones III would rather dance with
the devil.

(c) Chuck Baldwin chuck@chuckbaldwinlive.com

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

 
%d bloggers like this: