You missed the Christ in Christianity

Am I political? Unabashedly so at times. Recently, really during the last 20 years or so, I’ve become increasingly appalled at politicians, PACs, and even the general population using the Bible as a way to exclude, harass, and push their “political” agenda on the rest of the United States. At the same time, they claim that they are being oppressed or mistreated if they are unable to push said agenda on other people.

Please, does anyone remember the “Contract with America,” which was supposed to bring morality back to politics? I don’t have enough fingers or toes to count the number of men who were subsequently caught with their pants down in one way of another. Or in the aftermath of the Supreme Courts decision making Same-Sex Marriage legal in all states, the number of people who claimed that they were being oppressed by the decision. Really, is someone coming to keep you from being married? Also, a small fact that people tend to ignore, marriage comes in two forms legal marriage (the paperwork) that is a between the couple and the state, and religious marriage (doesn’t have to be legal, can be legal, but is between you and God). As a result of the 1st Amendment’s Seperation of Church and State there is NO WAY THAT ANY CHURCH CAN BE FORCED TO PERFORM A RELIGIOUS MARRIAGE for anyone that they don’t want. There are still churches that refuse conduct mixed race marriages. I know, it’s 2017 and that is ridiculous but it’s not illegal to be bigots.

The primary reason that this bothers me is that I am a Christian. I am deeply offended that you are claiming to be speaking for me. I am deeply offended that your acts of hatred and oppression are attributed to the religion that I live my life.

If you are a Christian, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to take care of others in society. It isn’t up to you to decide if they are worthy of your help. When did you get to be the judge?

I would like to remind you that the last society that believed that those with less deserved to be treated as less was Nazi Germany. On the gates of Auschwitz and other concentration camps was the saying, Arbeit macht frei, or in English “Work Sets You Free.” I guess that in death that saying was true.

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