Why Christians Should Stop Voting for Republicans

Ed Morrissey of HotAir asks when Republicans are going to target the black vote in the United States. I think he means in terms of the Presidential election, since inside gerrymandered U.S. Congressional districts, blacks are usually concentrated with each other to create safe Democratic seats. This can also be written: “Blacks are shunted into electoral ghettoes so the Democratic Party never has to compete for their votes, so nothing changes for them.”

But this is about the Republican Party. The Republicans never make black abortion their number one issue. Like most large organizations, it can do many things (immigration, taxes, spending, defense, Supreme Court vacancies, logrolling) at once, but not well. To do one thing well, Republicans have to focus. They should focus on black abortion.

The numbers are just awful:

“Non-Hispanic white women account for 36% of abortions, non-Hispanic black women for 30%, Hispanic women for 25% and women of other races for 9%.” Blacks make up just over 12% of U.S. population, so this is a radical over-representation.

“Black women continue to have the highest abortion rate of any ethnic group, with a gruesome 483 abortions for every 1,000 live births.” Read the whole thing, especially the Sanger quotes. Evil.

Then there’s this graphic from BlackGenocide.org:

Source: BlackGenocide.org

And an informative video at abort73.com.

This issue is ripe for leadership from a sincere pro-life politician of any race. Until Republicans start making this their number one priority (which, incidentally, swamps terrorism in significance), Christians should withhold their support of any candidate who does not make this the number one issue.

The Tolkien-Lewis “Friend-valry”

A good short read about J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I especially liked how Lewis figured Ransom as a kind of Tolkien, and Tolkien figured Lewis as a kind of Treebeard, even down to his deep voice and constant throat-clearing.

But what is most interesting is how Tolkien, and another scholar named Henry Victor Dyson, successfully evangelized Lewis: by appealing to Lewis’ own beliefs, based on their deep knowledge of his personality and character. Tolkien, at least, was a close friend. All were Inklings. They were both very much like him, and appealed to him from familiarity.

The article mentions Tolkien’s dislike for the Chronicles of Narnia, which he judged cringe-worthy. But all children’s literature must be basic; the CoN were excellent at presenting Christian allegory at the level of a child. I thought this judgment, if recalled accurately, to be unfair.