Oh my head…the rant that was written regarding Christians only being able to be Democrats gave me a huge headache. I don’t even know where to start to explain the hypocrisy of what was said in it, but I will give it a try. First of all, let’s point out the obvious. Democrats are “pro-choice” for the most part. That right there is enough to combat the ridiculous argument brought about by SuSieQ. There are reasons Christians vote Republican at an astounding rate, and this is one of the biggest ones. Another reason is that they believe in Capitalism and people earning what they work for. Traditional families of the past went to church and worked hard, just overall living by the books and not taking advantage of “the system”, so to say. Although this is a generalization, it is the truth. Look at the records of religious Protestants in the 1800s and compare it to today. It saddens me what has happened to this tradition, but nevertheless I digress. You have greatly misinterpreted everything you learned in the Bible because you applied it word for word to today’s life. First of all, every Pharisee mentioned in the Bible hated Jesus, and they blasphemed about him and tried to do everything to corner him into doing something wrong. They failed obviously. Just because the Pharisees were better off and owned more money than the average person at that time doesn’t mean that they were bad people for that mere fact. Being rich just meant there was a higher probability of being anti-Christian, because of them putting money and themselves first in their lives.
This is why people like you get blinded into thinking rich equals anti-Jesus. It just so happens that today the rich side with the same party as most Christians. Political parties change their platforms rapidly over the years, and they will continue to do so. Just look at the early 1900s and the parties that were participating in U.S. politics then. In the same sense that rich doesn’t equal anti-Christian, poor doesn’t equal Christian. In the age of the Bible, the poor of Jesus’ day were often ordinary Jews like himself. They were also his followers. Therefore, it makes sense that he would view those poor people with more spiritual regard than the rich Pharisees, and attempt to help them. You call yourself a Christian, but it doesn’t look like it from what you wrote. No Christian would support a “women’s right for carrying a baby” when it comes to abortion. Period. Women had a choice when they had SEX. They lose that choice and gain RESPONSIBILITY for their OWN actions after conception.
I didn’t know Baptists were pro-gay marriage, so you taught me something new there. But I’m not writing to talk about gay marriage, because that is obviously an area where new denominations of people that call themselves “Christians” are supporting. You aren’t Christian if you support homosexual activity. You just aren’t. Get that through your head and read that Bible of yours again. It is referred to as “sexual immorality” in it. Jesus does love homosexuals. He loves all people. However, he hates homosexuality, and wants those homosexuals to change their ways. I’m not attacking you, I’m simply laying out what is wrong with your logic, and especially what is wrong with you thinking Christians can’t be Republicans. Jesus isn’t a politician, and would definitely find a lot wrong with every political party. But by your logic he would be against the U.S. going to war with other countries, for example. This is directly rebuked in the Bible. God put people in power of countries for a reason, and everything that happens is according to his plan. Moreover, don’t try to be bigger than him. You don’t see the big picture like he does. Don’t assume he would or wouldn’t support something that is going on in this world politically right now. That is all I have for now. I just had to respond to something so blatantly wrong by someone that calls herself a Christian.