“How can a Christian vote for President Obama when he supports abortion and gay marriage? You can’t be a real Christian if you vote for or support President Obama or the political left. If you do vote Democratic, you’re being led by Satan. You must choose.
Choose left? You’re choosing the devil.”
There are actually bloggers who claim Christianity who feel this way, who blog this kind of thing, who go to astounding lengths to accuse and hound other Christians who feel differently than they do, politically-speaking.
It is extremely frustrating to read these kinds of blogs/bloggers too often. I do my best not to, but sometimes I just can’t help but take a little gander and it never fails to outrage me when I do. I know that these Christians are entitled to their own erroneous opinions, but I worry about the example that they are setting. I worry about how many of the unsaved they are driving away from our precious Savior, Jesus Christ.
The stupid question/comment above in italics is a common, repetitive theme on these kinds of blogs, by these kinds of people. They insist that they are “real” Christians and that the rest of us are misguided, under Satan’s rule, and on our way to the lake of fire, in their opinion. They actually attempt to quote scripture in support of their personal opinions. This cherry-picking, and contortionist twisting of the bible is enough to leave one truly shivering, and not with the cold out of doors either. This is scary stuff.
First of all, I don’t believe that President Obama “supports” abortion. I think President Obama is in favor of the law above all, and he knows that women will get abortion one way or another if they feel that they need one. When we make abortion completely illegal and unavailable, it still occurs, but not only does the baby die, the mother often dies as well. We don’t want this to happen; we don’t want to go back to the dark ages where women died in back-alley dungeons in the hands of sociopathic butchers. President Obama does not support that kind of madness, nor do I. We have no choice but to keep abortion legal, but fight to reduce the need through a host of avenues, in BIPARTISAN fashion.
President Obama believes that every citizen of America should have equal rights, including minorities, women, Muslims, and people who belong to the LGBTQ community. He is standing up for the rights of all of these just as he continues to stand up for the elderly, working poor, infirmed, unemployed, uninsured, homeless, and the downtrodden. He is a professor of LAW. He chooses to be fair and reasonable, regardless of what is going on in a person’s private bedroom. He sees gay marriage as a civil right, and that’s his right to see it that way.
As a Christian, I don’t have to agree with gay marriage or abortion to stand with President Obama’s primary politics — (which I believe are much more “Christian” and “Christ-like” than the politics of the far religious right). I’m of the personal opinion that far right wing politics are anything but Christian, and are a trick of Satan himself. However…..
As Christians, we can vote for whom we choose to vote for, and anyone who judges us or our Christianity because of our different opinions exhibits rotten, ugly fruit of the spirit that belies the truth. There is no love, no Holy Spirit, and no life within a mouthful of hate that spews forth a mauling & twisting of the Holy Bible, God’s word, with an rigid Republican interpretation and agenda attached to it.
When I see these blogs/bloggers venting their rage and antiquated diatribes of viciousness, I normally attempt to pray for the owners and writers of said blog and ignore their writings — but when they continue day after day, I think it’s important to make a stand and express an alternative point of view about what Christianity really is and what it is supposed to look like.
Christianity looks like Jesus Christ. If you can’t see Jesus sharing whatever is being said, somebody needs to get back into their bible and start fighting their battles on their knees instead of bickering and causing division in a public forum.
I hope no one is being fooled and this so saddens me. I especially worry about the innocent who read these kinds of postings, who won’t want any part of Jesus Christ if that is what a Christian looks like.
- The Religious Right With Their Weaponized Jesus Are Not Christians (redsfan.newsvine.com)
- Read The Bible For Yourself (coltonjohnson84.wordpress.com)
- Gina Miller: Gay marriage a Satanic plot to murder Christians (examiner.com)
- When Republicans Call Obama Marxist They are Condemning the Pope, Thomas Jefferson, and Jesus (politicususa.com)
- Why people feel free to heckle President Obama (+video) (csmonitor.com)
- How Can a Real Christian Support Abortion? (chrislinzey.wordpress.com)
- WND dominionists! (wnd.com)