Republicans have turned this into a dirty word. A four letter dirty word. It’s almost as bad as the abortion word.
To be honest, I don’t know who I am talking about more. Republicans, or psycho Christians. I went to Catholic school and all I remember from Religion class was that Jesus was about giving, giving, giving. When you’re destitute, you still give that last dollar to someone even more destitute than you. So what am I missing here, religious people? You have turned giving into the most evil of gestures.
What I have witnessed since the 2008 Presidential campaign has been the most blatant form of hypocrisy that I have ever seen. Do as I say, not as I do – type of crap. And it all has to do with Religion, and thus, Republicans.
My early theory is this: I think these Republican politicians and pundits feel they can say whatever they want, because they can just go and confess their lies on Sunday. Okay that’s a little high-schoolish but I am astonished at their behavior. The Republicans who claim to be the most Religious, are the least Christ-like.
I find it stunning the brazen hatred towards poor people, and the working poor, by Republicans … and then claim to be Christian. That goes against EVERYTHING Jesus stood for. The fact that Republicans fought with all their might to make sure the wealthy got THEIR tax extensions, and now want to take away jobs and benefits from people, who on average, make about $50,000.00/year, is so NOT what Jesus would do.
“Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy.” – Deuteronomy 24:14
Hmmm, that doesn’t sound like what Gov. Walker is doing in Wisconsin. Sure doesn’t sound like any Republican actually. Republicans love to talk about God and the Bible but they sure don’t want to live by it. Take Mike Huckabee for instance. Lately, he has been spewing such judgement and almost hate-filled venom that it’s hard to believe he’s an actual ordained Baptist Minister. I mean does he even listen to what he is preaching? What is he preaching?
“Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” – Matthew 19:21
I wonder if Mr. Huckabee did a sermon on this GOSPEL verse. Probably not, since he now has a PSA out about repealing Health Care. Yes, Mike Huckabee did a PSA, or infomercial, getting people to call their Congress reps. and tell them to repeal Health Care. Nice. He wants people to be denied coverage if they have pre-existing conditions. He wants children to be denied coverage because of their pre-existing conditions. He wants you to NOT be able to choose your own physician. In reality, he wants the poor to continue to suffer. No other explanation. Because that’s what Jesus would want. Jesus would want a family of four to go into medical debt and lose everything they own. Right Mike? Right.
The attack on the poor and working poor with this new Congress is terrifically disgusting. The lying that’s going on is breathtaking. Starting with calling their Health Care Repeal a ‘job-killing’ bill. That’s a lie. Lying about what Planned Parenthood does. Another lie. John Boehner said, “Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs,” That’s a lie. I could go on. But would Jesus approve of all this lying?
Again with Mike Huckabee, doing an interview and talking about how President Obama grew up in Kenya. LIE. Then he back-tracked and said he misspoke. Bull. You don’t misspeak during a whole interview. I wonder if confession will help him sleep better at night.
I guess I want to conclude with this question: How do you Republicans sleep at night? How do you justify your actions, and also consider yourselves Christian? Everything the Republicans stand for, these days, is against everything Jesus stood for. You do get that, don’t you? Any 2nd grader in Religion class can put that together. “Mommy, I thought Jesus was about giving, and helping your neighbor, and sharing.” – How should a mother answer that AND vote Republican? Well if she’s a hypocrite like the current Republican line-up … she’ll answer just fine.
Plus all the hatred towards anyone who is not white and not Christian. Because Jesus hated anyone who didn’t look like him. I would like to see any Republican politician/pundit defend that. Tell me how Jesus would hate Muslims. Tell me how Jesus would hate Jews. Oh wait, Jesus WAS a Jew. Go figure.
Plus you have Republican Governors defending KKK members. Nice. Republican Congressmen attacking women’s right. Defending rapists. Did you ever think there would be a day in America, in 2011, that people voted in rapist sympathizers? It makes me physically ill. I really wish these so-called Christian Republicans would actually observe their own behavior, and realize that it’s so NOT what Jesus would do. Mother Teresa LIVED among the poor. I can guarantee NO Republican politician or pundit will ever dedicate their lives to that. Guarantee.
“Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them” – Psalm 12:5
“He who despises his neighbor sins,but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.” – Proverbs 14:21
“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” – Proverbs 14:31
“He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” – Proverbs 19:17
These are from your precious Bible you love to live by. Only selectively though. THESE Bible quotes are meaningless to Republicans because THE ONLY Bible verse that matters to them is the one that says, “Man Shall Not Lie Down With Man”. Right? That’s the only one Conservatives can come up with and shove down everyone’s throats. Yet the verses telling you to give to the poor, don’t turn your back on the poor, well, those are useless to Conservatives. It doesn’t help their greed and doesn’t help them personally, and more importantly, politically.