Forget Christmas, Republicans Have Taken Christ Out of Christianity

As a Christian who tries to live my life according to actual Christian values, I’ve taken great offense to the faux “conservative Christians,” especially the so-called “evangelicals,” who’ve spent the last few decades shamefully twisting and distorting my faith to push their hate, racism, bigotry, and ignorance.

Let me just say this, to everyone reading this who often equates Christianity with Republicans — please stop. They’re not Christians. Sure, that’s what they call themselves, but they’re no more “Christian” than they are Muslim.

They’re part of their own cult that I like to call “Republicanity.” They don’t worship or follow the teachings of Jesus Christ; rather, they’ve concocted their own sick view of the world where they seem to think Christ would be some selfish, greedy prick who vilifies the poor, wants health care to only be for those who can afford it, loves guns, attacks minorities, brags about war, and supports the death penalty.

That’s not Christianity or what Jesus Christ represents.

As I’ve said before, even if you’re not a Christian, I think most people can agree that the values Jesus Christ represents (love, acceptance, giving, helping the poor and needy, forgiveness) are universally human. You don’t need to be a Christian, or a person of any sort of faith, to agree that we should all strive to live our lives according to those values.

Republicans simply call themselves “Christians” because they use that label, as well as going to church, as their way to excuse the fact that many of them are terrible people who support a political party, politicians, and personal beliefs that are the antithesis of actual Christian values.

Which is why I find it hilarious how worked up Republicans get this time every year about their made up “war on Christmas.” Like most of the nonsense they believe, this “war” is something that only exists in their minds. It’s a way for the GOP and the conservative media to get a bunch of gullible rubes all worked up (much in the same way they use immigration, abortion, and homosexuality) over a threat that doesn’t actually exist.

The “war on Christmas” is as real as Santa Claus.

The truth is, if we’re going to talk about taking the “Christ” out of something, Republicans took the “Christ” out of Christianity a long time ago.

Currently, Donald Trump, a man who couldn’t be further from a real Christian, sits atop the GOP. I’m sorry, but you can’t be a party that supports a greedy, petty, self-admitted sexual predator who likes to bully those he feels are weaker than he is, mocks people with disabilities, and conducts himself in a disgraceful manner nearly every day of his life — then claim you care about “Christian values.”

Then there’s that “little thing” recently where the vast majority of Republican voters tried to get a credibly accused child molester elected in Alabama.

To any Republican reading this, please, tell me, what’s “Christian” about your party or anything it supports? Do you really believe Jesus Christ would support someone like Donald Trump?

I’m not saying if Christ were alive he’d be a Democrat, but I can promise you that he damn sure wouldn’t be a Republican.

Considering the GOP just celebrated passing a tax bill that’s going to give the rich a massive tax break, add trillions to our debt, and ultimately raise taxes on many middle class Americans — oh, all while continuing to try to strip health care away from millions — let’s look at a few passages from the Bible about greed:

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15)

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24)

Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. (Proverbs 14:31)

The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. (Proverbs 22:9)

The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them. (Proverbs 28:22)

Yet the entire GOP economic philosophy is literally built on letting the rich hoard more money.

And these same people like to claim they’re “good Christians.”


While Republicans can call themselves Christians, even the so-called “super Christian evangelicals,” the truth is, the vast majority of them are nothing but frauds. They’re charlatans who are either using the religion to manipulate people into acting against their own interests, being manipulated, or are trying to make themselves feel better about being awful human beings.

So, while conservatives like to go on and on… and on about their delusional “war on Christmas” and how people are trying to “take the Christ out of Christmas,” the truth is, they took the “Christ” out of Christianity a long time ago.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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