Of RINOs and Rhodas
I wish our side would leave the ignorance-peddling to the Democrats -- they're so much better at it anyway.
The Associated Press reports "[Mitt] Romney didn’t escape criticism at the [South Carolina GOP] convention either. Someone dressed in a rhinoceros costume stood outside the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with a sign saying “RINOs 4 Romney,” accusing the former governor of being a “Republican in name only” because of his changing stances on gun control, gay marriage and abortion."
Duh! Romney changed his stances FROM Liberal TO Conservative. How does that make him a RINO? Now, one may question the sincerity of a foxhole conversion, but do we really want to rule out conversions period?
The pro-life/pro-family constituency in America is growing in numbers. Part of that growth is biological as our children come of age, trained to value human life and marriage, but much of the growth comes from ardent pro-lifers who used to be pro-abortion – like me.
Leave the politicians aside for a moment, how many pro-life voters do you know who once were pro-choice or indifferent? Ask around and you’ll find out there are plenty whose minds have been changed for one reason or another. Do we have so little confidence in the strength of our arguments that we can’t believe it when someone is persuaded by them? Sometimes our side reminds me of Rhoda answering the door in Acts chapter 12, we're incredulous when we get what we asked for.
Truth and Reason have a powerful effect on people who have the courage to believe them, and the arguments in defense of life and marriage have the support of both Truth and Reason. As on the issue of 2nd Amendment Rights I would say to Romney, “Welcome Home.”
Posted by larry_naselli
at 8:05 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2007 3:38 PM CDT