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Evangelicals: Against abortion, and now war

The Oregonian published a lengthy article on the Constitution Party of Oregon’s anti-war activism today:

But by 2002, troubled by the lack of progress on the anti-abortion front and the legality of the president’s war powers, they joined the Constitution Party. Soon after the invasion, Dave Brownlow began writing articles opposing the war. Meanwhile, Jared Brownlow—long fascinated by military histories, movies and photos of his grandfather, a World War II tail gunner—joined the Army. Since their son deployed last fall to Iraq, his parents say he has not objected to their anti-war efforts.

You can read the rest of the article here.

19 Responses to “Evangelicals: Against abortion, and now war”

  1. Matt Sterba Says:

    Watch Dr. Ron Paul’s full C-Span Interview (3/12/07)

  2. Keith Humphrey Says:

    Once a liberal Democrat unbeliever came up to me and asked, “If you are so adamant in your opposition to abortion because you think it is murder, why aren’t you also against the Iraqi war?” At the time, I didn’t know what to say, except that I thought less people were dying now than under the reign of Saddam. Reflecting on this, I realize that Christian warmongering is a serious impediment to our gospel witness.

  3. Cody Quirk Says:

    It’s good to break old steriotypes.

  4. SovereignMN Says:

    Let’s be clear, the CP is not an anti-war party. We are an anti-Unconstitutional War In Iraq party. There is a big difference and I hope the newcomers into the party share that opinion.

  5. John Chance Says:

    Wow, about time they get off the GOP Grapejuice.

    More have died since “liberation” in Iraq then under Saddam-bad as he was.

    Gee, maybe some Just War Theory-less millenial seeking.

    CP is anti-Unconstitutional war true!! One thing that will quickly sink CP if not careful is the Israel 1st group. hand-in-hand with the Raptured fans (excluding L. Vance, Chuck Baldwin, etc) and “separate covenant” folks.

  6. Winston Smith Says:

    Posted mates!!

  7. Trent Hill Says:

    I honestly dont believe more have died under U.S. Occupation than under Saddam. However, it is not moving in a positive direction. And as far as the iraqis are concerned…the U.S. Dictatorship is no better than the Saddam led dictatorship.

  8. Andy Says:

    “Trent Hill Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    I honestly dont believe more have died under U.S. Occupation than under Saddam. However, it is not moving in a positive direction. And as far as the iraqis are concerned…the U.S. Dictatorship is no better than the Saddam led dictatorship.”

    Don’t forget that Saddam was installed by the US government and aided for years by the US government. Anything that Saddam did the US government can share the blame.

  9. Winston Smith Says:

    The AMA have stated that over 755,000 have died SINCE US occupation. Plus our troop losses, plus the DU we have dumped. Yes, I think the Iraqis have lost more.

    I do not beleive the NeoCon hype that Saddam killed over a million people. A true feat in a country of 26 million.

    Also, since we invaded, Christians en masse have been brutalized and have fled. For all his short comings, Sadam did offer protection and some amount of stability. Now, its is like the Balkans post-Tito

  10. Timm Knibbs Says:

    The CP’s view is that war should only be declared when we are attack or there is a credible threat that we will be attacked. Also, we should not go to war as we did in Iraq and everywhere else since WWII starting in the 50’s with Korea, without a formal declaration of war from congress. War for any other reason than is mentioned is unjust, and war conducted in any other manner is unconstitutional.

  11. Winston Smith Says:

    Well said, old chap

    a bloody mess now

  12. undercover_anarchist Says:

    The CP’s view of war is the one area in which I am in agreement with them.

  13. Trent Hill Says:

    What the hell?

    UA did you just say you agreed with something someone else said….
    And the CONSTITUTION PARTY of all things?

  14. Devious David Says:

    Trent, I can’t beleive that he even went through the trouble of responding in such a way!

  15. Timothy West Says:

    ya know, it made me sick to hear Mc Cain talking on the floor of the Senate today talking about how the Democrats should have declared war or not to show their support ( or not ) of the war back when. That rat bastard Mc Cain was all for the “use of force” resolution and now he attacks the Democrats for not declaring war and has the NERVE to say anything about what the Constitution requires?

    No one has called him on it of course.

  16. matt Says:

    Nor will they.

    Authoritarians stick together.

  17. Chris Campbell Says:

    Tim, well said-I emailed many CP loyalists, as McCain is now touted as ‘Pro-life” and such. Bulldog!!

    He is now kissing up to NeoCon cheerleader Falwell

  18. Timothy West Says:

    Falwell and Robertson are modern day Pharasees. They arent Christians in any sense of the word.

  19. matt Says:

    I don’t know, they might be Christians in some sense of the word, but not in any sense that’s even vaguely helpful to anyone but themselves.

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