Two Great Examples Exposing the Hypocrisy of So-Called Conservative Christians

christianI firmly believe that the vast majority of so-called “Christian” conservatives are absolute hypocrites. While there are some out there who are legitimately decent people, many of the ones I encounter seem to almost completely determine their Christianity on four things.


  • Own a Bible.
  • Go to church.
  • Don’t like homosexuals.
  • Oppose abortions.

And that’s about it.

But when it comes to the litmus test of what you support, your actions and how you live your life – they often fail miserably. Just look at the party they support; Republican “values” are abysmal when put up against what Jesus Christ represents. It’s amazing for me to look at these people vilifying the poor, worshipping guns and judging anyone who’s not just like them while claiming to be “followers of Christ.”

Heck, even now we have probably the most Christ-like pope in my lifetime and it’s absolutely pissing conservatives off. After all, how dare the leader of the largest Christian religion on the planet support helping the poor, taking care of our planet and accepting one another, no matter who we are. Doesn’t he know that being a Christian is all about guns, hate and greed?

Well, this past week, two examples perfectly showcased the true difference between progressive and conservative values.

A now former Republican man in South Carolina, Luis Lang, became somewhat famous after he was labeled an “anti-Obamacare conservative” who was blaming the fact he couldn’t afford an expensive medical procedure to save his eyesight on President Obama’s signature health care law. The truth was Mr. Lang had chosen not to purchase health insurance for himself, found himself in a bind, and because he hadn’t purchased insurance (and he lives in a Republican-controlled state that refused to expand Medicaid), he was now being forced to come up with $30,000 or go blind.

Well, thanks to an overwhelming amount of support from liberals donating to his GoFundMe campaign, he’s almost raised the money needed to save his eyesight, has denounced any ties to the Republican party and has admitted that because of all of this he’s realized that Republicans are the problem. While it would have been better had none of this happened in the first place, I see this whole situation as a massive success. Not only did liberals help save a man’s eyesight, but we showed a life-long Republican why “our side” is the side he needs to be on.

That’s what you call liberals stepping up and showing what we stand for instead of just talking about it like conservatives.

Speaking of “showing what conservatives stand for,” that brings me to admitted molester Josh Duggar. As most everyone has probably already heard, the reality “star” had disgusting and inappropriate contact with some of his sisters several years ago, with one possibly being as young as 4-years-old at the time. This is behavior that you would think would bring about universal condemnation from practically everyone, right?

Well, not exactly. You see, many conservatives have actually been defending Duggar’s behavior. Not only that, but Republican presidential candidate (and supposed “super Christian”) Mike Huckabee came out and publicly defended Duggar’s deplorable behavior. Because nothing says “good Christian values” quite like defending someone who molested his sisters.

So, here recently we’ve had liberals donating thousands to help a now-former conservative man save his eyesight (while conservatives blogs and websites did nothing to help); meanwhile, conservatives spent some of their time defending an anti-gay bigot and a molester.

I would try to offer some sort of clever ending to punctuate the point I’m trying to make, but I think the previous paragraph says more than enough.

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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  • tracey marie

    The doctors were moved and said they will negotiate the cost of the surgeries he needs and will continue on with his care, for free if necessary. Concerning the incestous pedophile, name one con who came out against him, just one. All the theocratic babble of “god forgives him” makes me ill. The parents lied and said they received help, the girls are ignored and this is a training session for them, submit to men or else!


    On the other hand it can be proven beyond the showdown of a doubt all so called liberals are hypocrites. Please be my guest and name a name we all might know who is not a hypocrite.

    • Jillz

      Your post doesn’t really make a lot of sense, especially the second paragraph.

      Are you suggesting that it is hypocritical for liberals to support a conservative by helping to save his eyesight? How?

      Or are you suggesting that it is hypocritical to stand up AGAINST pedophilia and incest?

      Or even funnier, are you saying that it is NOT hypocritical to publicly decry someone else (“the gays”) for something that you yourself (Josh Dugger) are doing? Or is Mike Huckabee NOT hypocritical for saying he stands for family values, while defending an incestuous pedophile?

      Weird post. I generally disagree with most of your posts, but I generally understand them. Not in this case.

      BTW, using the word “ALL” [when describing your opinion of liberals] exposes you as an extremist.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        I can’t help it if you’re not smart enough to read it and understand that I mean that you, I and we are all hypocrites. Besides the guy is a liar, he’s no conservative. I can tell by looking at him he’s one of yours. I can practically smell your filth on him from here.

      • Jillz

        “…it can be proven beyond the showdown of a doubt all so called liberals are hypocrites”

        So prove it … ding ding ding! … let’s see YOU prove that statement my extreme little friend. Key words / phrases: “it can be proven” and “all .. liberals”. Why would any liberal poster try to prove something ridiculous like that *rolls eyes*

        Since you didn’t clarify in your reply who you are talking about, I presume you are referring to Luis Lang? And if so, yes, he is NOW one of “ours” because in his hour of need, when he FINALLY realized that the Republican party didn’t care about him, and all his conservative buddies were too broke from supporting a bigoted pizza parlour in Indiana to help HIM save his eyesight, it was liberals who donated the funds for his surgery.

        And since you must have overlooked it, how about you apologize for, er, I mean explain how Mike Huckabee and Josh Dugger aren’t hypocrites?

        Oh btw, statements like this, “I can practically smell your filth on him from here” exposes who YOU are as a person, not the person you are trying to insult.

      • I-RIGHT-I

        Shut up hypocrite.

      • Jillz

        Bwaaaaaaaaahahahaha Typical RWNJ!!!

        “Shut up if you don’t agree with me or I’ll have a temper tantrum”

        *blows a kiss*

      • PRIME79

        Lol! It couldn’t keep up. Typical indeed.

    • MorganLvr

      Bernie Sanders. I really don’t understand most of your post, but that’s nothing new. I don’t understand most of what you neo-Christians say and do.

  • bigremo

    I suspect the size of the Duggar-based pedophile ring is going to startle the hell out of people as this unravels and is revealed. 19 Duggars (and counting) plus a cop, a “treatment center”, and now a judge. How many chomos can one area support? No wonder those quiverfullofshit families need to have so many kids.

  • amersham46

    What is confusing the issue is what are Christan values in the Christan world and what are claimed by a minority are ‘American Christan values’