I 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.
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