America’s first lady took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As emails flooded my inbox, I sent along my observations of Michelle Obama: “She looked beautiful and proves that she’s nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband,” I penned to a particularly sincere young woman. “She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage — almost.”
In comparison to Ann Romney’s sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week, Michelle’s speech was more glittering and glamorous. She skillfully moved through the controversial issues of abortion and homosexual marriage by drawing comparisons between the two leading candidates without ever mentioning the name of her husband’s opponent during her subtle attack on his candidacy.
|The first lady brought a touch of glamour to the DNC.
Michelle’s efforts to pit the rich against the poor also fall short of the mark. The president and first lady are not poor by a long shot and both candidates rose from humble beginnings.
What the first lady didn’t mention is the high number of jobless families, and the astronomical debt her husband ran up in the name of entitlement during his tenure. This debt will fall on the backs of our children, at least those who don’t end up aborted, or not conceived.
After saying all of this, we can acknowledge that both Ann and Michelle delivered stunning and memorable speeches in support and defense of their husbands. Women can be proud that they have two intelligent representatives at the forefront of this year’s election.
Women, however, should also be wary of an agenda that is harmful to themselves and their families. The first lady supports an administration that is promoting homosexual marriage and the HHS Mandate which delivers harmful chemical and medical procedures linked to strokes, heart attacks, breast cancer, and a host of other ills that are harmful to the lives of babies and women.
The question that is continually being asked is: “What diseases do abortion and unnatural contraceptives cure?” Pregnancy and childbirth are not diseases, so how can abortion and harmful contraceptives help women? Who is on guard for the civil rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for women and babies who are being hurt, maimed and slaughtered in the name of birth control and abortion?
Of course, Michelle stayed away from these issues as much as she possibly could during her speech. It would be amazing if the women of America — if the voters of America — could step away from the glory and hype for a moment to put some of these questions to the first lady and president of the United States.
All that glitters isn’t gold.
Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
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