Fr. Patrick Reardon recently sent a pastoral letter on how to vote to members of his parish. Since I am neither a member of his parish nor his diocese, I would normally ignore such things, except that this letter has been supported and forwarded to other Orthodox parishes. As a result, a concerned friend on facebook asked me for a resources on other Orthodox viewpoints. They then asked if I would allow them to share my response with others. Here it is. You may read Fr.
A (somewhat) funny and scathing open letter by Tim Wise to white women voting for McCain as a protest against the sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton: [quote="Tim Wise"] This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama in November. You know who you are. I know that it's probably a bad time for this.
On May 20th, 12:56 am, I complete my Oregon Ballot, and cast my vote in the Democratic Primary. I was so conflicted that I left the presidential candidates for last. I actually sealed both the envelopes (in Oregon, we do a mail in ballot, one envelope for ballot secrecy, the other to mail) and was doing dishes when I realized that I had completely forgotten to fill in my little bubble for president. I opened the envelopes carefully, stared once again at my choices, and cast my vote.