War on christianity

For a very long time now it has been clear that the policies of the Republican Party are anti-Christian.

Even though many Republicans talk about their personal Christian beliefs and “family values”, their actions speak louder than words. If we are to define Christianity as being a follower of the words and actions of Jesus Christ as written in the Gospels, then Republican policies are almost 100 percent against Christian principles.

For example, the Christian principle of helping others at all costs, even when that means you give your own food/clothing/shelter is completely defeated by the Republican mantra of slashing social services such as food stamps, Social Security, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, etc. Republican policies almost to a fault cry out “every man for himself” and “handouts are evil”.

Where, pray tell, in the Bible does it say “every man for himself”? Quite frankly, Jesus says exactly the opposite “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22: 39). How does this passage from Matthew gel with GOP policies: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:34-36.

That sounds a whole lot like the exact opposite of what the Republicans are preaching.

You can call Democrats misguided and you can praise the Republicans desire to cut costs in social spending while at the same time expanding military spending. What you cannot do is attempt to label such Republican policies as valid policies a Christian would hold. Any honest observer has to assess the Democrat/Republican divide and find that the party nearer to Christian beliefs as professed in the New Testament is without a doubt, the Democrats.

Richard Saunders


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