Donald Trump Tears Republican Party Far From the Tender Christian Embrace
The Christian church has vocally voiced their disapproval of Trump’s ban on Muslims. Considering Trump won the election, his flock of republican minions apparently don’t care about the churches position. To them, the church means nothing.
Once upon a time, the religious right ruled the country. Conservatives ruled right alongside the pulpit. The benevolent values of the church could be seen in every legislation that a Republican lawmaker wrote.
Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric have changed that. Donald Trump could say whatever he wants, but the fact that the “religious right” support these blasphemous manifestos, require a complete reanalysis of religion in politics. Which politician really represents the teachings of Christ?
In fact, the benevolence of Christianity was how our country was formed. “All men are created equal”, is not just some fortune cookie. That line was the identity our founding fathers wanted America to represent.
When a family of refugees are refused entrance at our ports, they go back home and die. They die and I live, because I was born in America and they were born in their oppressive country. The forsaken luck of the draw. A Christian does not turn away a family of refugees. America provides hope to the hopeless and joy to the desolate. As much as you might disagree with that, such notions define our country.
Obviously, Christian groups are against Trump’s proposal to ban families escaping tyrannical despotism. Closing our doors on refugees goes against every single Christian commandment. Trump explained in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network how Christian refugees will be given priority status over Muslim refugees.
“They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough, to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible.” People overseas “were chopping off the heads of everybody, but more so the Christians,” he added, “so we are going to help them.”
As soon as Trump said that, an immediate backlash from top religious leader was produced. Nearly every Christian denomination was repulsed by the thought of allowing some people to live and others to die. The thought of refusing refugees asylum disturbed most Christians, but making an exception for some was even more deplorable.
They argue that Trump’s actions do not reflect the teachings of the Bible, nor the traditions of the United States, and they have urged the president to let them get back to work — many of the country’s most prominent refugee resettlement organizations are faith-based. The Atlantic
The official organization of the Church in America, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, have said that they “strongly oppose” Trump’s ban.
“We believe in assisting all those who are vulnerable and fleeing persecution, regardless of their religion,” said Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Texas, in a statement. “This includes Christians, as well as Yazidis and Shia Muslims from Syria, Rohingyas from Burma, and other religious minorities. However, we need to protect all our brothers and sisters of all faiths, including Muslims.” The Atlantic
Republicans really rejected the core of Christianity long ago. Republican politicians understood that the easiest way to gain someone’s vote is through their religion. You might be voting against your best interests, but at least your voting against abortions and homosexuality. Finally, Donald Trump exemplified how unchristian republicans are. It is hard to make the argument that conservatism is the voice of Christianity.
What is more important, healthcare for your kid or keeping the hussy across the street from having an abortion? You’d be surprised by how people would answer.
Americans are not the only politicians to use such manipulation. All over the world, radical leaders compel millions of followers with their holy scriptures Forwardprogressives article. The easiest way to persuade the masses is through religion. If God is on my side, everything I do and believe is morally correct.
However, recent republican platforms are a complete rejection of Christian ideology. How could a republican, with a straight face, say that Jesus Christ would support cutting welfare and “trickle down” economics? Furthermore, Christianity teaches the exact opposite, help the needy and share. He never said anything about abortion or gay people. This reasoning has made many analysts deduce that Republicans are not the religious party anymore.
Consider the facts, Donald Trump’s central platform is one that the Christian church adamantly disagrees with. Still, Donald Trump won the presidency. Every person who voted for Trump, voted against the teachings of the Bible. Christian theology is more in line with democratic platforms.
Originally published at POLITICAL HAZE.