Look, let’s get to the bottom line here. It’s completely asinine for Christians to continuously vote for a political party just because they’re defined by the word “conservative,” and they live and die by the two red herring wedge issues of abortion and gay marriage.
First of all they aren’t “conservative” at all. Every time Republicans have had power in recent history, they've EXPANDED government. It’s an easy historical fact to verify.
There’s far more to life than abortion and gay marriage, regardless of where you fall on the ideological spectrum related to these two issues. We’ve made our stance on these issues clear, and we don’t think it makes us any less “Christian.”
What is astounding to us is that any Christian would vote for Republicans when they want to reduce taxes on the wealthy to the point where their social contract to help “insure domestic tranquility,” and “promote the general welfare” of society is completely nullified! Especially when it comes to the least of these (which is quickly becoming a larger group thanks to “conservative” policy)!
Let's look at the current budget battle as an example. Does anyone remember when Dick Cheney famously said "Deficits don't matter." The ideologues we have in congress right now don't care about the debt ceiling. What they hate is anything "Public." That's why we pay our teachers almost nothing, people can't afford Health Care (because a public option is "off the table"), and families can't even afford public universities any more.
This insanity must stop. It must stop now. It’s time for Christians to wake up and smell the decay of real Christian values, the most important of which, as stated by Jesus himself, is to care for your fellow brothers and sisters.
(Post submitted by Charles Toy who is a founding member of The Christian Left and a Featured Blogger).
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