According to Howard Kurtz, Newt Gingrich’s reaction to Charles Gibson’s interview of Sarah Palin included calling it “a sad commentary on the growing anti-religious hostility of the news media.” And McCain’s campaign manager Rick Davis claims that the media treatment of Palin is an “attack on Christianity”. I just can’t believe the Republicans have gone this route. In a country where the majority of people believe in Creationism over Evolution, which necessarily has to include a good number of Independents and Democrats, how can Republicans hijack Christianity? When every candidate for president and vice-president is an avowed Christian, how can Republicans claim some special relationship with Christianity?
I ask anyone who considers themselves Christian to really think about this question: Based upon his teachings in the Bible, about judging not lest you be judged, turning the other cheek, about treating others as you would be treated, how do you honestly think Jesus would vote? Which party better embodies the teachings of Jesus? Not the Old Testament, but the actual words of Jesus.
I have no problem with people voting Republican. I just don’t understand, however, how a devote Christian thinks the Republican party better represents the teachings of Jesus. In my view, the Democratic party is the one that more completely embodies the teachings of Jesus.
Just to clarify my position, I myself was raised Catholic, but do not practice and do not believe in religion. My worldview is based on scientific inquiry.