Have Christians lost their mind with this election? For one, Christian leadership has become WAY too entrenched into party politics. I have been a witness to pastors telling their congregations to stay tuned to FoxNews – not your local news channel of choice but FoxNews specifically. Surely, everyone on the planet (or at least in this country) knows the admittedly biased network’s conservative conveyance of the news. Christians were even spreading slanderous rumors regarding Senator Obama.
In churches all over the country, I have watched as they preach the message of “Vote the Bible” which apparently now ONLY means vote pro-life. What happened to the sermon on the mount values that Jesus spoke to the multitudes? Are Christians not allowed to vote based on these Christian core values? I don’t understand why Christian leaders are teaching their church members to vote according to the sanctity of life at birth disregarding the quality of life beyond birth. And if you believe any differently, you are voting against God’s word. Where in the bible does it teach you that the pro-life law is more important than all other aspects?
Now many, would say that it is the church’s responsibility not the government to give to the poor, and I would not disagree with this. But then, you have to also say that it is the responsibility of the church to teach women that it is wrong to abort a child. It is our responsibility to create and support groups that would help these women.
Across this country and internet, Christians are being hateful to one another. In political-religious boards, they are tossing around words like blasphemy, heresy, and hypocrite. I think every Christian believer knows how much it hurts to have someone tell you that you do not love the God that you have sacrificed for and served for yours, the God who you have been intimate with and established a relationship. Christians are being divided in a time when we need to be brought together in support for our new president.