Many rightwing GOP Tea-baggers claim to be the voice of the Christian God and of Jesus himself but are they really? Are the practices and beliefs of those that support funding trillions of dollars to wars, selling our jobs out to China and allowing corporate money to defraud the American voter, really inspired by the gospel? Are anti-immigration policies, and the criminalization of poverty and homelessness, what Jesus Christ had in mind when he gathered disciples to preach in the New Testament? Was it his idea to force the middle class and the poor to pay disproportionally more in taxes while the rich get away with enormous loopholes and some rich corporations pay NO TAXES AT ALL, is this what Jesus had in mind? Did he have in mind that Christians should want to cut services to the disabled, the poor, the unemployed while protecting the interests of the wealthy? Is this the god that the GOP worships? If God is love, why are they so hard hearted, mean spirited and war mongering? Wouldn’t Jesus want social justice for all not just for a few wealthy elite at the top? He didn’t just hoard the fish and loaves for a few wealthy merchants, but made enough to be shared by all. Wouldn’t the GOP say this is the work of a socialist?
As far as I’m concerned the GOP has hid behind the Bible long enough so let’s see what the Bible has to say about them.
On the issue of war the Bible says this
9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
"Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword." (NAS, Matthew 26:52-53)
1 Peter 3:8-11
8Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called--that you might inherit a blessing. 10For "Those who desire life and desire to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit; 11let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it.
1Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? 2You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask.
On the issue of poverty, wealth and the responsibility that Christians have to another the bible has this to say
"If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you. . . . If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave." Leviticus 25:25, 35, 39
At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year's produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied." Deuteronomy 14:28-29
"There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land." Deuteronomy 15:11
" Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them. " Psalm 12:5
"You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge." Psalm 14:6
"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God." Proverbs 14:31
"He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich — both come to poverty." Proverbs 22:16
I could go on and on but you get the picture…and what does the Bible have to say about the rich the Park Avenue gluttons who fight to bring their little dogs to restaurants while maligning the Food not Bombs kids for feeding the homeless? What does the Bible they hide behind say about them? Read on Read on ……
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. (NIV, Proverbs 23:4-5)
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. (NIV, 1 Timothy 6:9-11)
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? (NIV, 1 John 3:17)
tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 23
So the GOP wants to go on and on about homosexuality and abortion as if they never even break any of their own rules on treatment of the poor, widows and aliens and making war. They JUDGE others yes even as I judge them which is also wrong and what does the Bible say about judging others?
Matthew 7 1:5
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Matthew 7
So yeah I know I’m not perfect to be judging the GOP but then I don’t claim to be the moral authority on God and the rest of the Nation like they do. They have sold our autonomy our rights out from under us using the false flag operation of 911 so they could start their illegal war based on lies. They sent our young men and women to die for a LIE, a lie built on no bid contracts that many of those very right wing politicians profit from. Blood money in their dirty pockets and Dick Cheney laughing all the way to the bank in his book. And here in this state we elect a slime ball like Rick Scott, a criminal millionaire and Medicare scammer who wants to cut funding to the disabled even more so you will soon see autistic people living on the streets not knowing how to take care of themselves. Screw them right?! It’s the Christian thing to do! Meanwhile he forces drug tests on welfare recipients insinuating somehow that just because you need help you are a criminal. Meanwhile his WIFE’S COMPANY receives the contract to do the drug testing and we the tax payers of Florida are actually losing money on this deal because of how expensive the testing is. Meanwhile if you have to go on unemployment they treat you like the worst piece of scum while banks that knowingly signed bad mortgages receive billions in bail out money but oh that $200 a week is really really going to kill the economy you moocher! We have to cut the fat so we can hire Blackwater to mutilate more civilians! Wikileaks reveals our soldiers killed a family of 10 in Iraq including a FIVE MONTH OLD BABY just because they were defending their own farm from soldiers coming on it. THEY MURDERED THE ENTIRE FAMILY EVEN GRANDMA…I ask you Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, all of you teabagging sociopaths, where is the Christianity in that? Or has it been a long long time since Sunday school? Are we in another baby killing fest like Nam? Daddy told me all about that one. I thought you hated people killing babies? Well you must not since Rick Slime Scott wants to cut finding to WIC to provide infant formula and food to pregnant and nursing women. I mean hey lets force you to have the babies and then you can watch them starve to death! That’s the GOP way. You decry the evil welfare mothers but ensure a rise in abortions by making it even more difficult for single mothers to feed their children. That makes allot of sense doesn’t it?! Doesn’t it?! Call me crazy because I think they are. Half of the Republican party wouldn’t understand Jesus’s message of social justice if you wacked them on the head with a hard cover copy of it. They had Martin Luther King murdered because of it the racist wackos. They don’t have the love of God in their hearts because their hearts have turned hard and cold. They can witness all kind of suffering and the destruction of the middle class and all they can they think is, “I’ve got mine too bad for you”. Then they go to church in their towers of mammon thinking they are better than the rest of us. I know who their REAL master is, Rick Scott, Dick Cheney, etc and it’s not Jesus oh no they would think he was a bleeding heart hippie and have him turned out from their corporate paid dinners. As the Church Lady used to say…”mmmm could it be SATAN?”