Monday, August 16, 2004

Evaluating: God is not a Republican or Democrat

Let's EVALUATE this ad....

Sojourners online magazine in is in the process of trying to raise donations so they can place an ad in the liberal New York Times that say God is not a Republican or a Democrat.
Part of the ad reads...
"It is the responsibility of every political conservative, every evangelical Christian, every pro-life Catholic, every traditional get serious about re-electing President Bush." - Jerry Falwell, The New York Times, July 16, 2004

"I think George Bush is going to win in a walk. I really believe I'm hearing from the Lord it's going to be like a blowout election in 2004. The Lord has just blessed him.... It doesn't make any difference what he does, good or bad." - Pat Robertson, AP/Fox News, January 2, 2004

"These leaders of the Religious Right mistakenly claim that God has taken a side in this election, and that Christians should only vote for George W. Bush. We believe that claims of divine appointment for the President, uncritical affirmation of his policies, and assertions that all Christians must vote for his re-election constitute bad theology and dangerous religion. ..."
See the full ad here
Sojo argues that the religious right are "single issue voters" - that would be the pro-life issue in case you're wondering. And then they outline in their ad all the biblical issues they stand for.
Let's EVALUATE them together.

1. We believe that poverty - caring for the poor and vulnerable - is a religious issue. Do the candidates' budget and tax policies reward the rich or show compassion for poor families? Do their foreign policies include fair trade and debt cancellation for the poorest countries? (Matthew 25:35-40, Isaiah 10:1-2)
This is an easy answer. The Republicans CUT TAXES and the Democrats INCREASE taxes. When you have more money in your pocket and less is stolen from the government, then it benefits the poor and the vulnerable.

2. We believe that the environment - caring for God's earth - is a religious issue. Do the candidates' policies protect the creation or serve corporate interests that damage it? (Genesis 2:15, Psalm 24:1)
Another easy answer. Democrats worship the earth. Most Republicans worship the CREATOR. Therefore, caring for the environment is important, but not as important as caring for people.

3. We believe that war - and our call to be peacemakers - is a religious issue. Do the candidates' policies pursue "wars of choice" or respect international law and cooperation in responding to real global threats? (Matthew 5:9)
Easy, easy, easy.... The bible tells us about the concept of a "just war" and what President Bush has allowed our nation to do is engage in a just war. A war that helps to free those in poverty and who were under the bondage of a brutal dictator. According to their number one reason (listed above) you would think that Democrats would like this.

Two, we as Americans do not have to bow to international law. Three, by taking Saddam out, and continuing to fight in Afghanistan we are responding to real global threats....since biological weapons are real threats.

4. We believe that truth-telling is a religious issue. Do the candidates tell the truth in justifying war and in other foreign and domestic policies? (John 8:32)
Well, let's see...John Kerry has a whole group of men called the Swift Vets for Truth??? You tell me. And it's classic they are citing John 8:32 which is referring to Christ as the Truth. Are they being honest by saying they are following the teachings of Christ? I don't think so, considering worshipping Him above all else is the first commandment.

5. We believe that human rights - respecting the image of God in every person - is a religious issue. How do the candidates propose to change the attitudes and policies that led to the abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners? (Genesis 1:27)
No one is excusing the bad behavior of a few bad apples in the military. But the question I have is if the Democrats believe in respecting the image of God in every person, then why do they support abortion on demand and homosexuality which has been proven to destroy lives and create a shorter life span?

6. We believe that our response to terrorism is a religious issue. Do the candidates adopt the dangerous language of righteous empire in the war on terrorism and confuse the roles of God, church, and nation? Do the candidates see evil only in our enemies but never in our own policies? (Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 8:12-13 )
In other words, do you believe in good versus evil? Well, yes most reasonable people do! Do we believe in national sovereignty? Yes, we do - America doesn't have to bow to the United Nations like John Kerry would have us do.

Interesting again, they would use Matthew 6:33 - how are the people at Sojo seeking the kingdom of God first? And how are they pursuing justice? I don't believe they are.

7. We believe that a consistent ethic of human life is a religious issue. Do the candidates' positions on abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, weapons of mass destruction, HIV/AIDS-and other pandemics-and genocide around the world obey the biblical injunction to choose life? (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Think about what they are saying here - They cite quotes by Falwell and Robertson - BOTH are pro-life. John Kerry isn't pro-life!! George W. Bush is pro-life. John Kerry isn't pro-life?

John Kerry is for the homosexual lifestyle which has been proven to destroy health because of the high occurence of AIDS, and George Bush has taken a stand to fund research for HIV and other things that would fight the deadly disease.
Kerry also supports gay marriage - George Bush supports a federal marriage amendment that would protect marriage, which protects life.

George Bush is opposed to euthanasia and John Kerry supports it. And you know the rest.

So the question is do you really want to sign Sojo's petition so they can put their liberal ideas, that are clearly not BIBLICAL in the New York Times? I don't think so.

God is not a Republican or a Democrat - He is the King and Creator of the Universe and He isn't up for re-election. The question is, are you going to vote for a candidate that respects and promotes the Kings values, or are you going to vote for someone who hates the values of God, even though they are disguising themselves as ones who support them?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just curious why you think that the US doesn't have to "bow" to international law or the UN. The US is a member of both the international community and the UN, so why wouldn't we accept the rules? Why is the US above these rules, according to you? There are alot of people in this world and we all have to live together. The only way to do this is to set up some rules.

August 22, 2004 at 2:55 PM  

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