It’s no secret that Republicans fancy themselves the “party of Christian values.” – though I’ve often found that the more someone tries to force their unsolicited religious views on others, the bigger the hypocrites they tend to be.
But one of the biggest things I notice when it comes to Republicans are the lies they spread about God, Christianity and how this all ties into this country and our Constitution. It’s like I’ve sometimes joked before, to hear Republicans talk about Christianity you’d think the religion was started in the United States and that Jesus Christ was an American.
So, that being said, I thought I’d list the five biggest lies I’ve heard Republicans tell about Christianity.
1. This nation was founded on Christianity: This is easily the biggest one Republicans like to throw around. There’s just one slight problem – they have absolutely nothing to back up this claim. In fact, there’s not a single reference to Christianity, Jesus Christ or God anywhere in our Constitution. You mean to tell me a bunch of devout, God-fearing Christians got together to write a Constitution that created the nation we see today – yet just “forgot” to put even a single reference to their religion anywhere in that document?
It’s like I’ve said before, the fact that Christianity isn’t mentioned even once in the Constitution wasn’t by accident, but by design.
2. The United States is “one nation under God”: Considering the original Pledge of Allegiance didn’t contain the words “under God” (they weren’t added until the 1950’s), nor was it written anywhere near the founding of this country, there’s absolutely nothing that ties the creation of the United States to being a nation “under God.”
3. Jesus Christ would oppose homosexuality: Considering in the entire Bible – yes the whole thing – Jesus never once mentions homosexuality, there’s really no way of knowing what he would think about it. But considering he did defend a woman who was about to be stoned to death for committing adultery, which is a huge sin according to the Bible, I think he would probably tell people to worry about themselves before judging others.
4. The United States matters: By this I mean, we’re not the only nation with a population largely comprised of Christians. I’m not sure why so many conservatives here seem to believe that the United States is “God’s chosen land.” Christianity was around for a very long time before this nation was ever founded. These people seem to think that God’s going to punish the United States over legalized same-sex marriage, yet they seem to ignore the fact that nothing has happened to Canada (another nation with a predominately Christian population), a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade.
5. They’re Christians: Look, I’m not saying all Republicans aren’t Christians – but a whole heck of a lot who claim to be are nothing of the sort. Just because you go to church and believe in the Bible doesn’t make someone a Christian. A Christian is someone who believes in Jesus Christ and tries to lead a life based upon the values for which he lived and died. And, I’m sorry, but you don’t do that by worshipping guns, vilifying the poor, pushing fear, judging others and basically hating anyone who isn’t just like you.
While there are several more I could have listed, I’ll cut it off there. Hit me up on Twitter, let me know what you think or what you feel are some of the biggest lies Republicans tell about Christianity.