Pilfered shamelessly from our friends at Rorate Caeli:
Although he again lost Protestant voters to his GOP opponent, Obama held onto his advantages among Catholic and Jewish voters. He won 70 percent of the Jewish vote, down from 78 percent in 2008, and he won Catholic voters 50 percent to 47 percent. Romney carried Protestant voters by a 13-point margin, 56 percent to 43 percent. (Source: Politico)
The shepherd hamstrings his own sheep, and the wolves devour them more easily.
There are a lot of reasons Romney lost, but my favorite is this: he is the kind of man concerning whom it’s impossible to tell if this article was intended as sarcasm.
It’s not much of a silver lining, but…
After three or more decades of relentless judicial warfare, cultural propagandizing, and often outright violence, “gay” “marriage” only barely eked out a narrow victory in a quasi-landslide year in one of the most liberal states in the Union. Some remark about human nature seems apropos.
The following passage from Scripture popped up in the psalmody for Lauds this morning, and it seemed too relevant not to share. There’s something to be said for “lifeboats, not soapboxes.”
Hear, you that are far off, what I have done, and you that are near know my strength. The sinners in Sion are afraid, trembling hath seized upon the hypocrites. Which of you can dwell with devouring fire? which of you shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh in justices, and speaketh truth, that casteth away avarice by oppression, and shaketh his hands from all bribes, that stoppeth his ears lest he hear blood, and shutteth his eyes that he may see no evil. He shall dwell on high, the fortifications of rocks shall be his highness: bread is given him, his waters are sure.
Actually, this passage also popped up in Lauds, and it, too, seems timely:
Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord.
… if we have received good things at the hand of God, why should we not receive evil?