So, you joined a group that is fighting for freedom, but all it’s really doing is fighting gay marriage. And, you vote for a politician because he believes in unfunding Planned Parenthood, again while claiming to be something you’re not – Christian. You claim that you’re following Jesus, but you vote for politicians who want to make it harder to become a US citizen. You claim to follow the Constitution, but you want to impose YOUR religious beliefs on the rest of us.
Sad, really. The whole Taxed Enough Already crowd is full of hypocrites. The Constitution supports the separation of church and state. And, no matter how many times some wrong wing person wants to proclaim that we are a Christian nation, we’re not. This isn’t a “Christian” nation and we weren’t founded on the Christian religion. We even put that fact in a treaty in 1797.
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. ~ Article 11 Treaty of Tripoli
There are groups who dispute the Treaty of Tripoli. They claim that George Washington never saw it, even though it was written during his administration, and when the Senate heard it Article 11 wasn’t there. Sigh – sad, isn’t it?
Moving on to the whole point of this which is this: Stop being a hypocrite. Stop supporting politicians who would rather give a tax break to a billionaire, than feed hungry school children. If you want to show your love for Christ, then follow what He preached:
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 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.”
Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:31-40
Everytime a program that feeds the poor or clothes them – offers health care to them or just gives them a hand to help them help themselves is knocked down or cut by a politican, our country moves from Jesus’s right hand to His left hand. We move from being one of His sheep to being one of His goats. And, we all know how that story ended, right?
Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.”
They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?”
He will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”
Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. Matthew 25:41-46
I can hear the unrighteous (the ones who think they are righteous) speaking now, “But, I give to charity, so I’m good. We can’t have the government spending that money.” Oh, no? We can’t have the government taking our taxes, which is our money, and giving it to the poor? We can’t have that, but we can use religion to justify your hatred of gays? We can use religion to justify control of what a woman can or cannot do with her own body? We can use religion to go to war? We will vote for a politican who will give that money – our money – to an oil company in the form of a subsidy? But, we can’t take care of the least of us, which Jesus actually commanded?
If you don’t agree with gay marriage, fine – you have the right to your opinion. If you don’t believe in a woman’s right to choose, fine – you have a right to that opinion, too. But, don’t claim that your love of Jesus is why you don’t believe in the freedom of others, because you’re full of crap. I know it and He knows it.