Dear Critically Pissed,
I am a Christian and have been since I was little. I’m baptist. I have read my bible and I know the stories and teachings. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so many Christians are Republicans. It makes no sense. I actually think that if you are a Republican, then you cannot be a Christian. It’s like mixing oil and water. No matter how many times you shake it up, they do not go together.
Jesus was perfect in every way. That’s what the bible says. What did he do? He spent all of his time with the poor and needy and sinful. He wanted to help them in everything they do. He sat down with them. He gave them food. He gave them drink. He even healed some of them. He loved them unconditionally. And they loved him back. Jesus couldn’t stand the rich and powerful. He fought against the Pharisess and drove out the money-people from the temple. Jesus was all about uplifting the meek “for they shall inherit the earth.”
Republicans believe that there should be more tax cuts to the rich. Paul Ryan believes that our “Path to Prosperity” means increasing the healthcare costs of the elderly and poor, while giving more tax breaks to the wealthy. Republicans fight to decrease regulations everywhere so that big corporations and Wall Street can thrive to new heights. Republicans constantly want to cut social programs because “why should we have to pay for those people when they can’t help themselves!” Republicans are so against abortion, but they give not a thought to the woman carrying the baby. I have not heard one Republican ever propose funding to help single mothers. How can Republicans think to make women carry out their pregnancies and then leave them to struggle to care for the baby? Republicans are so against homosexual people that they want to pass special legislation to restrict them in marriage and the military.
If Jesus was a politician, he would help the poor and not the rich. He would restrain big corporations from taking advantage of anyone. He would make sure that everyone had good healthcare and that increasing costs wouldn’t be shouldered mostly by the elderly and poor. He would want more social programs and make the existing ones better. Jesus would think of the fetus and woman equally, and certainly he would make sure that single mothers were not left in the ditch. Jesus would love homosexual people just as much as everyone else. He would want them to be treated equally and fairly just like everyone else.
Democrats are no angels either, but Democrats care a lot more about what Jesus cared about than Republicans.
I am a Christian and so I am a Democrat. It’s what Jesus would do. If I became a Republican, I could no longer be a Christian. Jesus would throw me out.