Genesis 25:29-34

Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.

But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”

And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”

Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”

So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

I received this email from Huck Pac today:

Chris Maiorana

Hi David.

I am the administrator in the Huck PAC group. I saw a comment you made about Huck PAC not officially supporting Mitt Romney. I wanted to let you know that Huck PAC has financially supported Romney with a $2,500 donation. The PAC doesn’t post endorsements of Presidential candidates but the PAC is officially behind Romney, just like it supported McCain in 2008.


In 2010, Governor Mike Huckabee had spoken about equality and life at the Value Voters Summit:

“It’s all based upon the value of every single individual. Our founders had it right. When in the Declaration of Independence they said “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The basic idea is that there is no such thing as a person who is more valuable than another, that all of us have the same intrinsic worth, that no person is worth more because of his last name, or landownership, or occupation, or who his father was or grandfather was, or what city he came from, or what color he is, or what gender he or she may be. Nobody has greater worth because the IQ level in one person is higher than that of another.

I’d like for us to believe and surely this country can accept the fact that a child with Down’s Syndrome, a child with a severe disability—whether it’s Cerebral Palsy or any other disability—is equally as precious and valuable not only in the eyes of God but in the eyes of the rest of us, as the kid who is Mensa-level in intelligence, and could be the NFL Player of the Year.

There is no difference in the essential basic worth and value of that individual. But if those of us who truly believe that, do not continue to say… We will not be silent on the issue of the unborn, and we will not be silent on the value of every human life from the moment of conception until the end of life.

Let it be clear I will not vote for, I will not support any candidate who does not value the worth and value of every human life and I urge you, don’t do it either.” (emphasis & bold, mine)

It is easy to say these words. It is harder to mean them. We cannot let fear of Obama or another candidate force us into compromise. I will take the advice from Governor Huckabee; I will not vote for or support Mitt Romney who still believes in exceptions. (From my book, With Christ in the Voting Booth, Foreword by Governor Mike Huckabee)


  1. Apparently some people thinks it’s better to allow Obama to remain in the White House and support ALL abortions, even the killing of freshly born infants, than it is to support Romney who would like to outlaw 99% of all abortions. Great call guys, you can preen yourselves over your ideological and moral purity while millions more die.

    1. Tell the Truth, larry. Romney’s wife, sister, his surrogates and even Romney himself all say he is gonna do much to try and stop the killing – 99%? You sound like the Occupy Crowd. Romney even said he “supports” child killing in cases where the mother’s health is at risk – we all know what that means, can you say “99%”?

      Huckabee made a great case in 1910 to not support any who won’t protect 100% – why do you refuse to listen to him?

      Lemuel, – Right is right and wrong is wrong – there is no lesser evil in God’s eyes. Bill Fortenberry wrote:

      James 2:10. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” When God gives us a set of instructions to follow, we cannot say that less disobedience is the same as more obedience….

      Imagine that I have received a set of instructions that tells me to choose a seat within the first five rows of the bus. When I arrive at the bus, I find that the only seat available in the first five rows is next to a man who is extremely overweight and who looks and smells as if he hasn’t bathed in over a month. There is a seat in row six, however, that is next to a very well dressed and groomed businessman. If I choose to sit in row six, I may try to justify that decision by thinking, “At least I did not sit in row ten,” but in reality, there is no difference between the two. Disobeying my instructions by sitting in row six is just as evil as disobeying by sitting in row ten.

      1. Throughout history those who demand 100% or nothing in a political environment invariably wind up with nothing. Refusing to take gains when they are available because you want to hold out for everything is the surest way to get nothing.

        Go ahead, hold yourself out as a moral exemplar who failed to get anything but fought a glorious uncompromising battle. You’ll accomplish much less than the people who took gains when they were available and then worked for additional gains.

        The leftists did not gain their current power instantaneously, they gained it over a century of insidious infiltration of schools, the media, the courts and other power bases. You will not counteract that in one fell swoop. If you refuse to fight the battles along the way you are ceding the war to your opponents.

        If wanting to stop 99% of abortions now reminds you of the “occupy” idiots and you would prefer Obama to compromising your so-called principles then I’ll simply say you are a fool and leave it at that.

    2. FORTY years playing this game and we still legal abortion because of all the compromises. If every person who said they are pro life would actually stand up and demand all life be saved legal abortion WOULD end.

      As long as we offer babies for sacrifice fueling the “burning building” we will never end abortion.

      When abortion for exceptions end all legal abortion will end.Choosing to kill “some” babies is still pro choice to abort.

  2. Funny but there are even “conceived in rape” people selling out. But I refuse to vote for anyone who “favors” killing people like me or anyone else in the womb! My mother was raped by 8 men and I was given life because she was willing to fight for my place in this world. Even her mother wanted her to abort before it was legal. It is an attitude as an enemy of Yehovah

  3. David, Leviticus 20:12 says: “If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.”

    So, if the mother is to be put death, wouldn’t the offspring of the man also be put to death? Does this mean that in the case of incest we should also kill the mother? Or, should we allow the mother to live and allow her to chose an abortion or not?

    Quite frankly, I don’t have the answers to these questions. If you do, please let me know. In the meantime, I understand the kind of man Governor Huckabee is, and he is an honorable man.

    I have already voted Mitt Romney. I also stand by Governor Huckabee. Please show some grace and stop stirring the pot. There is too much at stake for the future of America.

    1. He is an honorable man, That is why he should apologize for telling people to never vote for any politician who is not pro-life and then doing same. He should withdraw his endorsement. There is a lot at stake. Ones personal integrity before God must always come first, however – over family, friends, party, or nation.

      Quite frankly, you don’t even appear to have the questions to these questions. What does God’s Word in Leviticus 10:12 have to do with the killing of unborn children? There is no mother mentioned in the passage. What are you trying to say?

  4. Mohler, God Bless Him, is wrong on this. What people say they want in a hypothetical and what they want politicians to actually do are two different things. There will not be legislation to ban nearly all abortions, because that could only happen if the American people began to think of the unborn children as FULLY Human. And that won’t happen until they come to the conclusion that ALL abortions will be banned. They may nip and tuck around the edges at the law, as long as the laws don’t actually save any lives (Partial Birth Abortion) or won’t restrict the abortions they want to have access to.

    Okay, we have given you incrementalists Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, Dole and McCain, and now Romney for compromisers. How do we stand now, compared to 1973?

    Mohler got one thing right. Disingenuous (defines Romney) doesn’t help.

    1. OK. Thanks, David. I don’t see Romney as any answer at all to abortion. I just see him as better than Obama overall. I will vote for Romney because I think he’s the best choice of the two viable candidates. Romney (as I have shared with several) wasn’t on my top 5 list in the Iowa caucus. I caucused for Santorum, and I even felt dirty doing that because of his history of compromise.

      Thanks for sharing your article.

      1. No, thank you. Kevin, I would like to send you a copy of my book (for free). I think the happy conclusion is that you don’t have to feel in the least bit dirty or guilty or any of those other things when you leave the voting booth. It is not our calling to change the world or even our country. It is our duty to do what is right, between only us and God. Contact me at d j shedlock (a t)

      2. Divide and conquer. That is now we, as a nation, let our morals be compromised. Small steps at a time over many years got us here. I feel that any action, or lack of action, that allows Obama to remain in office would be the same as promoting pure evil. I would be very ashamed to have helped Obama remain in office.

      3. 23% of evangelical voted for Obama in 2008. Spend your time trying to talk them out of doing so, and you may helped Romney, if that is what you wand to do.

  5. If I am to choose between two options … a candidate who approves killing of innocent babies up to and after the time of birth (live birth abortions) or one who does not approve of abortion but allows some exceptions, I am going to choose the later. Because I can work with that candidate. I can nudge that candidate in the direction of a total ban. The first candidate does not value life. Moreover, he does not value either the beginning or end of life. He is so cold hearted that he said it would be better to give an elderly person a pain pill than to offer life enhancing surgery. Like the Apostle Paul, I will opt for the course that allows me to save as many of those who are perishing as possible.

    Sadly, the attitude we see in this article and many posts in various social media doesn’t seem to be one Jesus would support. Kind of ironic coming from some who authored “With Christ in the Voting Booth”.

    1. God can certainly change a man’ views. He can change Obama’s as well as he can change Romney’s. Neither candidate believes in the sanctity of life. Either you do, or you don’t, there is no scale of degrees.

      Do you mean the Apostle Paul who said “Shall we do evil, that good may result. God forbid.” There is an old adage in debate: Saying, isn’t citing. What attitude would Jesus not support. Jesus said you are either with me or against me. Someone who knowingly supports the killing of SOME innocent people is not pro-life. Reread Governor Huckabee’s speech from 2010. Good stuff. The best defense of life I’ve ever heard.

  6. It’s very sad the way Huckabee has changed. As M. Scott Peck wrote: “Stress is the test for goodness. The truly good are they who in time of
    stress do not desert their integrity, their maturity, their sensitivity.”

  7. In regard to this matter, Pastor Cary Gordon has a great teaching on situational ethics. He says that it came from paganism, and calls the philosophy of “the lesser of two evils” a prime example of it. Just go to a search engine and enter:

    “Cary Gordon” “situational ethics”

    There are 3 parts–you could start with Part 3. It’s a long video, and that part is probably sufficient anyway.

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