I posted the following on a blog as a comment, and thought I would share::
On the other topic about being a Christian and voting for Obama. It is because I am a Christian I am voting for Obama. He is a devout Christian (read the interview with him by Cathleen Falsani from 2004 to get a real insight), and his policies best exemplify the commands found in the Sermon on the mount. His policies talk about clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor. If the society at large is not doing it it is the role of the government to take the lead.
Having worked on his 2004 Senate campaign I can tell you this is the same man I met then. Sincere. Honest. And deeply spiritual. Issues of life and war and economy are very important to me.
I am pro-choice. This does not make me pro-abortion; however, it drives me to seek and work for ways to reduce and eliminate the need for abortions. They will happen whether they are legal or not, so in the mean time I want to keep them safe, regulated, and rare.
War is the ultimate life issue. We need to care for and respect human life not just before birth but beyond. War is the most anti-life decision there is, and is to be avoided at all costs.
By ensuring a good economy we are de-facto helping with the previous two items. When people work, they are less likely to do things that would cause trouble. When people work, they are able to help fund programs that help those in need.
I know who I am voting for and why. I pray people research, learn, dig, and vote their consciences. That is all I can ask.