Since the recent election, I have heard some Republicans saying that the party needs to "dump the Christians". They think that if the Republican Party is free to go pro-abortion and support gay marriage that they can win elections and implement a conservative agenda. Now forget that more than half of Republicans are Christians, there is another reason that the Republican Party cannot survive without the Christians. The Christian ethic is the foundation of conservatism. Without Christian morality the Republican Party would soon be indistinguishable from the Democrat Party.
Christianity provides a transcendent source for moral values. Without that all you have is personal preference and you have no basis for absolute claims of right and wrong. This leaves a void which needs to be filled and liberal politicians love to do just that. Society needs some final arbiter of right and wrong and without God, that leaves government. This leaves us with the problem that while God never changes, government changes constantly. A society with constantly changing morals is really no society at all. Likewise, without Christians, the Republican Party would be just as uncivil as the Democrats.
The problem with the Republican Party is not the Christians. To the contrary, the problem with the Republican Party is the conflicting messages that come from those Republicans who think that they are too smart to be Christian. It was Christian values that built this country and grew it into the most free, most powerful and the most prosperous nation in the world and it is only those same values that can restore it.
If the Republican Party wants to get rid of those pesky Christians, all they have to do is abandon moral values, but that would mean the death of the party.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom