Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Applauding Obama

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Applauding Obama

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It continues to confound me that Republicans have proclaimed themselves as the party that is most representative of Christianity. I can only speculate that the origin of this stereotype is a byproduct of its stance on abortion. I support women's rights wholeheartedly, but I lean against abortion. I'm not a one-issue voter. If I base my voting decision on the whole picture, my decision becomes clearer to me.

My religion gives me, as I believe it does for most people, a sense of fearlessness based on teachings, faith, moral convictions and values.

Make no mistake, fearlessness should not be confused with arrogance, recklessness or bullying.

My beliefs are not so rigid that they ask me to cling so tightly to them that the idea I might be wrong or don't still have something to learn is out of the question. …

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