I’ll be perfectly honest, I do not understand the intricacies of US politics over and above the bare bones of Republican vs Democrat. Red tie and Blue tie.
Therefore, it has always intrigued me why the Republican Party seems to be labelled as representing Christian Values whereas the Democrats are portrayed (by certain Republicans) as between something obnoxious one finds on the sole of one’s shoe and/or Tools of Satan.
Are we to believe there are no Christians whatsoever in the Democrat camp?
Apparently, this might well be the case.
To date I have found it odd to mildly amusing. Then I read this …
A recent post, titled: Democratic Party Passes Resolution Against Christianity,
written by one, Tom Gilson who goes to great lengths to point out that Democrats do not represent Christian Values and thus no American could or should possibly support this party.
Of course, a great many Americans do support the Democrat party so what does this say of them I wonder? Well, as you might guess, Tom tells us.
This, he claims is the key passage from the Democrat Party’s recent manifesto.
Those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of “religious liberty,” to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities …
Seems above board to moi. But obviously it is anathema to Tom.
He goes on and adds this pearler.
In the Democrats’ world, “civil rights” are no longer endowed by our creator. They’re human products, human inventions.
And he ends the piece with this …
Let me repeat that: We can’t vote Democrat and hold to our Christian values and beliefs.
Naturally, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t ask what these Christian Values were and not once was I offered specifics.
After some back and forth with one particular commenter asking him to be specific about what he saw as Christian Values, he eventually replied with the inevitable : ”Read the Bible for Christian values. I’m not going to do all your studying for you.”
After telling him I have read the bible and still do on occasion so could he be specific about what he saw were his Christian Values he still refused to divulge and left this ….
”If God be God, then serve him. The bible defines what is Godly and men define where they stand according to that. What is arrogant is defying that. Your rebellion cries out. Explain all that to the Master on the day of judgment or your death, whichever comes first. He is the Most High and you will not be able to stand in his presence. Now is the time to come to him and learn of him and receive him.”
Seriously,these people are not well.
And as Mak will inevitably ask the question I’ll say: No, Mak, I really don’t know where I find these nutters!