Posted by: the warrioress | November 15, 2011

Straight Talk

Citizens registered as an Independent, Democra...

Sometimes I’m not sure what I’m supposed to write so instead of panicking and going totally silent, I simply sit back, trust God, and wait for inspiration to strike. Normally, I get a passionate feeling when I’m led to write about something in particular. I kind of instinctively know if it’s what I’m supposed to be focusing on or not.

 Admittedly, sometimes I’ll take a little humor break just to allow my thought processes to rest, but it doesn’t take long before I’m plugged back in and following the course that I believe He leads me along, writing-wise. Tonight is no different. Tonight I feel led to write about politics, and in particular, Christians and politics. I’m a little distressed about something…. maybe actually a lot distressed.
 
Why do the majority of Christians belong to the Republican party?
 
Now, with that question written, I can already sense the hackles rising, the cords within the various necks imperceptibly tightening, and an almost defensive posture setting up right in front of me, could I see you, the conservative reader.
 
Well, hold on. Don’t go away mad. Just let me finish, please.
 
Why do the rest of the Christians belong to the Democratic party?
 
Can you see that both of these parties are anything but godly? Do you really observe much Christian about either party? 
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There was a blog written recently, here, that I thought was really powerful, that listed some issues with the Republican party in terms of ultra right wing perspectives that were anything but what Jesus would have approved of, the acceptance of torture being just one. This blog discussed how the ultra rich and those who are comfortable treat the poor and disadvantaged, in terms of their concern for the elderly, the less fortunate, the homeless, the disabled, and those poverty level families with children on Medicaid, who have no health insurance, etc.
 
Republicans and Conservatives believe in God and supposedly stand for “family values,” and they are supposed to be the more “moral,” pro-life party, but when we really take a deep look at what they believe in as a party, we don’t see these well-respected attributes being represented the way that Jesus Christ said that they should be in the word of God. We see a party that is pro-war, that is very uncaring of the poor, that seems to favor the corporate elite.
 
And likewise, when we have an in-depth look at what the Democrats stand for, we see the many troublesome problem areas, in that they are becoming very anti-theist, anti-religionist, and appear to be anti-life, (pro-abortion), potentially socialist in some ways, and veering more and more to the extreme left in favoring big government. Some of their very policies may be attempting to take away  freedoms we treasure under the constitution, like freedom of religion for one. As the party of the secularists, they seem obsessed with taking away the right of public expression of religion under their extreme interpretation of “separation of church and state.” What that phrase is beginning to mean is the right of way to force anti-theism down our public school children’s throats! This isn’t okay. 

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Frankly, friends, my take on this is that both of these parties are so very corrupt and wrong, from a real Christian point of view, that I don’t have the foggiest idea which party I should vote for anymore. They are both anything but what Jesus Christ would have approved of. Neither party comes even close to representing Jesus Christ. Neither is living up to how Jesus would have behaved and acted in terms of loving and treating others well.
 
The only hope we have of real change in our nation is if someone runs as an Independent and actually offers sound, practical, pragmatic, godly principles and ways of behaving in a package that makes sense. Such a person would need to care about the American people for a change. He or she would have to sincerely be unable to be bought and paid for by the good old boy network, (new world order). He or she would have to be humble, honest, and willing to attempt to be the best he or she could be… aka, not corruptible.
 
Well, let’s face it — that kind of person probably wouldn’t be allowed to live very long if they did exist, and had the opportunity to actually get into office at this stage of the game. And if they could get into office, would the media even give them the time of day? Our media is even bought and paid for, so no, I don’t know what the answer is; I don’t have one, really.
 
So why did I write this?
 
I wrote this, because I want us, the Christians reading this, to really think about whom we are putting our stamp of approval behind, whom we are backing in the political arena. I want us to really consider what Jesus thinks about these people we may or may not plan to vote for. Does God approve of them? Is God proud of these men and women that may represent America? Will God be proud of us if we vote for them? If your answer is no in your heart, perhaps it’s time to sit back and reconsider for a time. Mayhap it’s time to vote differently and/or make a statement with your vote instead. Maybe we should vote for the individual who should be running, who could really make a difference, as in a “write-in,” instead of voting for the lesser of the two evils as we normally seem to have to.
 
I want to sincerely vote my conscience in the next election and I want God to be proud of me and my vote. I want to be proud of my vote as a Christian. I can only speak for myself, but in all honesty, I don’t see how anyone, Christian or otherwise, can be proud of either the Democratic or the Republican party right now, or what either stands for. They are both a sad disappointment and they do not represent the real Christian, or a biblical way of behaving in this world — at least not in this Christian’s personal opinion.
 
Thanks for reading my little rant and I do hope it provokes thought.

Responses

  1. Well stated. Thanks.

  2. The options are terrible. And it seems when good people get into politics they are corrupted by power, money and sex right? It is complicated.

    Nice to find your blog and a fellow “thinking” Christ-follower.

    Be well, Melody

  3. Wow! Great call to really stand on and for Jesus alone in all things. I think Satan loves the division that occurs through the different political parties and how it divides the church.
    This post also reminds me of how the Jews wanted to make Jesus king by force. They didn’t understand that His kingdom is so different than what they were imagining.
    I do take comfort knowing God is in charge no matter who is our president! He uses whoever He wants (thinking of Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander the Great). God makes all things work together for His good purpose. That being said, I still want every decision I make to be based on the love and truth of Jesus! Thanks, warrioress. Great post!

  4. You’re most welcome. Thanks for your comment, LeRoy.

  5. Melody, thank you for stopping by here and reading. And yes, I do seem to be thinking about all of these things quite a lot. lol. I’m glad I’m not the only one 😉 God bless you and I appreciate your comment and interest in the blog.

  6. Thanks, WP! 😉

    I’m glad that God uses whomever He desires to, but I would really like an honest, godly man in office for a change, or at least someone who seriously has integrity, who actually cares about Americans, of all financial backgrounds.

    I do wish that we had the opportunity to be led by a president that wasn’t corrupt, who wouldn’t play ball with the goold old boys. I guess we can dream, or keep praying, right?
    Thanks for the comment and reading along here, WP.

  7. Yes, I would really love to have a man who loves the Lord as our president. Sadly, I can’t even imagine what that would really look like. I stand with you in prayer for it! Our God is the God who does the impossible! Nothing is too hard for Him.

  8. Hi Adrienne. This is probably the only post you have ever put up that I disagree with—so sorry to say. I am too tired to explain all here on Thanksgiving Eve, so I will just make a quick few notes:

    1. Paul Weyrich. He is the single person who planned and executed the Republicanization of Christian fundamentalist and conservative evangelical churches. He is dead now—and if there is a fiery Hell—and I had a gun to my head—and had to express an opinion—my best guess is that he is there now—roasting like tomorrow’s Thanksgiving turkey.

    2. I do not think abortion is a sin. Neither does my church (The United Methodist Church), and neither do friends that we share—like April Kelsey. That said, I do not think abortion should be used as a birth control method, and I believe that they should be low in number—assorted male and female birth control methods—if available and used regularly—would reduce them to almost nothing in number. After the Southern Baptist Convention had approved abortion officially within the church in the late 1960s-early 1970s, Paul Weyrich and his henchmen talked the conservative churches out of approval of abortion—so it could be used as a political football that would benefit the Republican Party. Weyrich’s organization would develop the propaganda to make everyday Christians angry about abortion—the preachers would do their part by preaching the propaganda to ratchet up the anger to a fever pitch and keep it there for decades—all for political reasons.

    3. I agree with the Democrat Party position on freedom of religion and the past U.S. Supreme Court rulings on it. Christian fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism have gone insane in this country. The last thing I—and many other Christians want—is an IFB school teacher who is teaching Christian fundamentalism to our children in her class. Christian parents in Hawaiian public schools do not want Shinto and Buddhist teachers spreading their religion to their children in class. The fact of the matter is that some Christians and peoples of other religions have become highly militant and pushy with religion—and try to—as you put it—shove it down other peoples throats against their will. Nowhere does the Bible advocate such behavior—nowhere. I am glad Thomas Jefferson established a wall between church and state. I think it should be a high and totally impenetrable wall to keep the vandal religious hordes at bay. When religion and government mix—the church always suffers—and many people die at the hands of theocrats. World history is clear on this issue, and we would be fools to not learn a lesson from it. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison knew that history well, and they were determined to prevent it in the United States with the First Amendment.

    4) Some Democrats may be anti-God, but I would bet some Republicans are too. Democrats highly value traditional American freedom of religion. The notion that they do not comes from a political fight that is underway right now. The Republican Party and the Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals have a new, conscious, premeditated strategy with a long name. It is called:

    “I will use my demands for religious freedom to take away your civil rights.”

    It is aimed at LGBTQ Americans. It is old wine in a new bag. A version of this same political strategy was used by white people in the 1960s against African-American citizens. They argued that black people were descended from Ham—and were somehow evil because of it. Therefore, it was against their religious freedom to be required to serve black people in their stores, restaurants, etc. because it violated their First Amendment rights to free exercise of their religion. The Democrats are trying to fight back against this evil strategy to protect LGBTQ people from a coming nationwide wave of discrimination and persecution of LGBTQ citizens by conservative Christians. Of course, these same conservative Christians—who are out to do evil—accuse the Democrats of being anti-Christian and Anti-God for opposing this evil strategy they have conceived.

    5. Most people who bandy about with the word “socialism” have no idea what it really really means. The Religious Right—as a matter of policy—tries to deceive people into believing that it is the same thing as the old Soviet Communism. Most Democrats are not in favor of any kind of Soviet-style socialism—which requires complete state control of ALL means of human industry and production in a country. Socialism like that will only be present in this country on the day when your corner pet shop or deli is under complete state control. I have never seen or heard any Democrat advocate for any such situation. If you think Democrats are trying to turn the United States into a socialist country, you have been reading right wing extremist nutjob conspiracy theory literature—and you have been deceived by it.

    Look Addy. You may not like what I have written above—but I am an expert on these subjects—and the other ones you brought up above. I could write all day about all of them on both the Democrat and Republican sides of the fence. If you put on your best university library research hat and dig deeper into these subjects, you will quickly discover that the items you mentioned are just a surface level scratch at the issues level that you raised. When you dig a lot deeper—research wise—you will see what is really going on with these things—just like when you dig much deeper into the Bible than what one gets in a scratch-the-surface church sermon or Sunday school class.

    I will close by saying that I too am an Independent. I decided to make that move a couple of years ago because you suggested it to me Addy. I tend to be conservative Republican-like on foreign policy and Democrat-like on domestic sociocultural policy. However, I will say this. When it comes to pure-bred, finely sifted evil, I think the Republican Party—TODAY IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW—are about as close to being thoroughly Satanic as any party ever could be. The Republicans in our government now—right now today—are extremists. The traditional Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush kind of Republicans have been PURGED from the Republican Party. Most Americans are not aware of this. The few last ones like Senator Jeff Flake and Senator Bob Corker are retiring and walking out the door right now. About all tat is left are evil, crazy, extremist people like Trump and the incoming Marsha Blackburn. God help our country. God save us all from these idiots.


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