In my last post titled CHRISTIAN NATION HYPOCRISY, I discussed a number of detailed reasons why America is not a Christian nation; full disclosure, I am a Christian, one who is tired of the far right screaming victim-hood when they are far from such nonsense. You want to know victimization of Christians visit some Middle Eastern countries. Be that as it may, let's pick up where we concluded in the previous post.
Politicians Call Themselves Christians.
To placate to the naive Christian Right politicians speak the right linguistic verbiage, but they don't mean a word of it, so it seems bizarre that right wing Christians fall for their rehearsed, effective exclamation of faith, how Jesus worked in their lives and made them better people. I could name many right wing politicians doing just that. But, the point isn't about them so much as it is it about you and me. For one, just because a politician says they're Christian doesn't automatically make it so, therefore, we must look at a candidate's voting record. For example, Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and Barack Obama is a self-identified Christian. But, people, especially, right-wing Evangelicals were more likely to vote for the Mormon, regardless of what He believes about Jesus Christ. In fact, my grandfather did just that. Hey, my grandfather voted for Mitt Romney because he thought he was the less of two 'evils.' My grandfather and many people with his train of thought honestly believe the silly notion that Obama isn't a citizen and he's an evil man. But one must wonder how they came to this conclusion. Well, conservative radio is a brainwashing procedure, the radio hosts don't truly believe what they say, the right wing radio hosts know suckers who listen to their programs believe this debunked nonsense.
Conservatives Claim Obama Isn't The President.
Now many conservatives don't even consider Obama to be the president. Most will say, the occupant in the White House. The Bible states God sets up rulers for His purpose. But how quickly we forget that God's plan isn't the same as what we believe it ought to be. The fact of that matter is Barack Obama is president by the will of God, and not man.“There is no religious test for a person to hold public office in America. However. hypocrite and false prophet Mike Huckabee insinuates Obama isn't a Christian and side swipes him. I’m less concerned about what faith a person has, I’m more concerned about the authenticity of their faith and how that plays out in their policies.”e United States of America. And, if you don't believe the Bible you wave around shut your mouth." (3).
Conservatives Use Religion To Justify Hatred.
Quote mining the Bible is a tool conservatives love using; meaning they use specific verses, taken out of context might I add, to justify their hatred of certain segments of the population. Is homosexuality a sin, according to most interpretations of the Bible. But so is pride so watch your proud, self-righteous tongue. Many pastors and far right Christians have used the Bible to avoid paying legitimate taxes. For many years, even in some places today, Churches refused to marry interracial couples. Is it Scriptural? Of course, not but every caveat flies over the religious right's head. In the Conservative there is no need for nuance because hell, they're always right. There was a billboard sign up a few weeks ago, and it said: If your religion causes you to hate, you're doing it wrong.
Homelessness, Starving, And The Hopeless.
As Americans too often we run to aid other countries, even though statistics show there are more than two million people living in the streets of America. I am usually a strong person, but it breaks my heart to know there's hungry and homeless people in one of the richest countries in the world. That's not Christ like. And to hell with whomever thinks it is, because people are homeless for many reasons. And, sometimes they have to put their pride and strip away ego to beg for food. Conservatives vote or promise their constituents to cut social aid programs for the most vulnerable people in society. There's nothing Christian about taking food from the table of the poor only to put that cut revenue into the hands of their billionaire friends. In my opinion, that's wicked because we have a heart problem in this country. There's nothing Christian about taking from the poor to give to the rich and, at the same time. And the, conservatives blame the poor, disabled for not being able to make budget cuts, which is why I am a Democrat. 'But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk, but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18'(1).
Conservatives want to strip healthcare from the most vulnerable people. "Slavery" they call health care, but I am not sure the people being healed of their sickness and helping children get care is the root cause of slavery. Which leads me to this house slave Ben Carson, he's the one who said health care or Obamacare was worse than slavery; for those words to exit a dark black man's mouth begs the question; who is paying this man off to make these ridiculous comments. "Ben Carson: Obamacare worst thing ‘since slavery'" (2). As you an see Dr. Ben Carson the brilliant neurosurgeon compare health care to slavery. Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse. Proverbs 28:27. (4). When you look away or ignore the suffering of other's why expect God to work in your favor. A true Christian nation would care for the suffering of the poor, at any cost.
1). Micheal W. Chapman. (20 May 2014). Dr. Ben Carson: Like ‘Slavery,’ Obamacare ‘Robs You of Your Ability to Control Your Own Life.' CNSNEWS. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/dr-ben-carson-slavery-obamacare-robs-you-your-ability-control-your
2). 1John 3:17-18. http://www.openbible.info/topics/serving_the_poor
3). Alex Grodworld. (2 September 2015). Mike Huckabee: Obama ‘Pretends to Be’ a Christian. Mediaite.http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mike-huckabee-obama-pretends-to-be-a-christian/
4). Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse. Proverbs 28:27 .http://www.openbible.info/topics/feed_the_hungry