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1/27/06

Republicans Have The Market Cornered On JESUS?

Everyone knows the religious right heavily voted for Bush and other republicans the last two elections. The Republicans rely heavily on this voting block and use references to GOD and CHRIST whenever they give speeches to make sure they keep that voting block. They have labeled all democrats as secular and against religion, GOD, CHRIST, and everything christian.

Now, there are some democrats that are supporting bible study in schools. Immediately republicans like State Senator Eric Johnson of Georgia say they are doing so just to get votes from the christian right.

If these republicans were really christians and were not using the christian right as a tool to get elected themselves, they would be finding a way to support efforts to bring the bible studies into schools instead of attacking those that are doing it.

If you are a christian, the only thing that matters is that these bible studies are supported. It doesn't matter if it's democrats or republicans that support it. Anyone attacking someone for promoting bible study at schools only cares about politics and is using christians just to get elected.

Betty Peters, a Republican on the Alabama school board who opposed the initiative in that state, also dismissed the initiative as "pandering." Democrats, she argued, had adopted a new strategy: "Let's just wrap ourselves in Jesus."

Republicans are trying to hold Jesus hostage

The christian right has made their voice heard at election time. If this has changed the way some democrats vote or has influenced democrats to help with some of the issues that matter to christians, then it's working.

Republican does not equal christian. True christians do not care what party you are with. They care that you support christian values.

by Chris McElroy
More things that just piss me off

5 Comments:

Blogger The Gifted One said...

Can I get an Amen from the vegetarians?!?

The Gifted One

4:41 PM  
Blogger Orion Blastar said...

The Religious Right is really a minority, but it has a loud voice because many Religious Right Preachers have TV shows and often appear on the media. They do not speak for the rest of us Christians.

Jesus is not really on the left or right, actually and is often used by the right and left for political agendas.

The right confuses the left's position on the seperation of church and state for being secular or atheistic in that it tries to remove God from the government. Yet not everyone on the right supports that point of view, and not everyone on the left is against God.

Christianity exists in many variations, by the way. The right confuses Liberal Christianity for Secular Christianity or Secularism. The left just accuses Conservative Christians for being idiots and unfairly targeting them. I think Jesus wants both the left and right to just STFU about him and leave him out of politics.

7:12 PM  
Blogger kidsearch said...

I suspect there are as many areas we agree on as there are where we disagree.

I don't believe churches should get involved in politics either.

As christians, I believe it is our job to spread the word about right and wrong, to teach people how to come to Jesus Christ voluntarily.

When christians ask the government to pass laws to make people do what is right, to me, they are saying, we cannot or we are too lazy to do our job.

Jesus wants people to follow him of their own free will.

Did Paul lobby governments to pass laws that people should follow Jesus? Nope. He taught the people why they should follow Jesus.

Chris McElroy
Missing Children Blog

7:44 PM  
Blogger RightDemocrat said...

I applaud the Democratic legislators in Alabama and Georgia who are pushing for the Bible course bill. Democrats need to show that they are not hostile to relgious and moral values. The bills proposed by these Southern Democratic leaders are a step in the right direction.

1:45 PM  
Blogger kidsearch said...

I hope it catches on with more democrats. As I said, I'm a christian. I don't care which party pushes for more moral values, only that they do it.

By the way, thanks for visiting my blog rightdemocrat

Chris McElroy
Who Let The Blog Out?

8:26 PM  

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