Should religion dictate our laws? No. Should our faith influence our values and our values the political decisions we make? Trick question—it can’t help but.
Although point by point:
You cannot be a Christian and vote in favor of murdering 4000 viable, waiting-to-be born babies a day.
Or… you cannot be a Christian and vote in favor of murdering people overseas, murdering people through the death penalty, murdering people by overturning expanded health care, murdering young women by driving them to unsafe back-alley abortions…
You cannot be a Christian and vote I favor of destroying the God-ordained institution of marriage between one man and one woman.
Or… you cannot be a Christian and vote to undermine the institute of marriage by denying it to same-sex couples, to degrade marriage by treating it as being about matching genders instead of love and commitment, to demean and demonize some of God’s children because the people they love happen to have some of the same personal bits.
You cannot be a Christian and vote to extort money (taxation) from a working man or woman and give it to another; or extort money to fund contraceptives and abortions which defile the conscience of the person/s being forced to pay for it.
Or… you cannot be a Christian and vote to make life harder for those who are all ready struggling while empowering those seeking to shore up wealth in this world, to empower those who seek not to give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, to trump up excuses to pull support from attempts to prevent and fight cancer and help young women make better choices just because you happen to disagree with some of their ideas.
You cannot be a Christian and vote for a party that seeks to legislate special protections for a group of people who define themselves by the way they prefer to have sex.
Or… you cannot be a Christian and vote for a party that seeks to preserve discrimination against people whose love or skin color or gender it disapproves of, a party that encourages police to engage in racial profiling and pushes legislation to make it harder for minorities to vote.
You cannot be a Christian and vote to incentivize out-of-wedlock births through welfare, etc. rather than discourage it and incentivize marriage.
Or… you cannot be a Christian and vote to leave struggling mothers and their children to starve because their husbands or boyfriends or rapists abandoned them. (And, I might add, you insisted that they spend the following nine months as baby incubators. Was this rape ‘legitimate’ by the way? Or was this rape a precious gift from God?)
You cannot be a Christian and vote to pervert and desensitize innocence by forcing sex education on our children.
Sorry, this is just stupid.
You cannot be a Christian and support a party that sought to have God removed from its platform and booed when God was disingenuously reinstated!
Or… you cannot support a party which regularly throws around the name of God for the most ungodly of purposes—talk about taking the name of the Lord in vain—that doesn’t abide by Christ’s instruction “when you pray,do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray… so that they may be seen by others”
In other words, you cannot be a Christian and be a Democrat. You can, however, call yourself one and be a hypocrite.
Or… you cannot be a Christian and be a Republican.
There is a Day of Judgment and how you cast your ballot is no secret to God
Yes, there is. And no, it isn’t. But everything I’ve said above is as wrong as what she said. Because God doesn’t endorse one political party or candidate or sports team or opinion. Jesus said, “I have no kingdom in this world.” Don’t listen to her when she says you have to believe one way. Don’t listen to me if I say you have to believe another. God gave us brains and He wants us to use them. Thinking isn’t just patriotic, it’s also Christian.
I am a Christian. And if one insists on listening to a right-wing nutjob who spouts ignorant bromides that doesn’t make them not-Christian. But it doesn’t exactly earn much respect from me.