While I believe that our faith should inform our political choices, politics should not inform our faith. In the increasingly divided country that we live in, Christians are too often influenced by the tribal party that they identify with instead of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Consequently people who are Pro Life defend politicians and parties that are decidedly pro abortion. Other people who are, also, Pro life, play mental Twister to defend politicians who advocate torture.
Yes the Church does encourage us to vote. Sometimes the only choice is none of the above.
When Bush was President I could not believe the hatred that spewed from the mouths and keyboards of some Christians. And I can’t believe the vitriol that is directed against President Obama.
I take issues with both Presidents. Both Presidents are part of the fallen human race. President Bush tried to do what he believed was right. President Obama is acting on what he thinks is right. Neither is anymore evil than the rest of us.
Just like the rest of us, they are in need of God’s mercy and forgiveness. We should pray for our President and our leaders even when we disagree with their decisions.
All Christians are called to the vocation of love. But the diversity that we enjoy as citizens of this country has a dark side. It is dividing people into enemy camps. Us vs. them. Too many Christian blogs are venues for people to vent feelings of anger and hatred.
In the extreme we find this disgusting load of rubbish:
Jimmy Akin, apologist extraordinaire, takes video kooks argument apart:
I don’t know who is behind the video, but whoever it is clearly has only the most rudimentary understanding of the things he’s talking about, and he makes mistakes left and right. (Put another way: He’s totally out of his depth.)
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This is what happens when we put our trust in worldly princes, and political parties, instead of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.