Political Confession

5 Nov

I mentioned this in my post about voting for Obama but it has happened so often since then, I feel the need to blog about it again.

Conservative Republicans really get me fired up. I feel like I am viewed as “less of a Christian” because I have liberal ideals (just look at the comments from Russ on my post about Obama). Every time I hear a Christian voted Republican, regardless of why, I feel like screaming “You don’t need to vote Republican just because you’re a Christian!”

For the record: I don’t agree with abortion or same-sex marriage and I believe in the God of the Bible.

Maybe my problem is just that I don’t view abortion and marriage as big enough issues to sway me one way or the other and other people do. That would explain why I get angry when someone voted Republican for those 2 issues alone.

I mean, think about it. Individual states can make same-sex marriage and abortion illegal (look at Florida, California, and Arizona). And a very conservative President, who would have illegalized abortion and made a Constitutional Amendment about marriage if he could have–is just ending his term in office. You can’t get rid of all the Democrats by just having a Republican in office–so I don’t think Republicans would have any more success in banning those 2 things than they have had in the past 20 years.

I know plenty of Republicans and know that they’re not all self-righteous do-gooders. But some of them are. I read a blog post written by a female who is very staunchly Republican. In the same post, she declared her pride in being a Republican and bashed Democrats saying we would “cry and whine like little babies” if Obama didn’t get elected. 

Right…

Is that a very Christian attitude to have? Doesn’t sound very humble to me… I’m not saying that Democrats have everything figured out. I think they do take liberalism to an extreme on a few issues. But to say Republicans have it all figured out is JUST as proposterous, if not more. After all, aren’t they the ones “with Christian values”?

Well, it doesn’t matter anyway because OBAMA WON! Pfffffffttttt!!!

2 Responses to “Political Confession”

  1. spudsie November 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm #

    Great post! As a fellow Christian woman who based her vote on things other than aborition and same-sex marriage I am happy to read I am not the only one out there.

    After voting I knew one thing. That no matter which man won the election I would spend the next 4 years praying for him. Just as I have for every President our country has elected.

  2. cakboliv November 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm #

    Hey Kathy –
    I appreciate your thoughts in this post. I too get frustrated with the Christians (and other folks) who act very aggressively towards either candidate and also act ridiculously out of fear when voting and campaigning for a candidate. My take is that you really learn about the candidates – make sure you can articulate why your voting for who you vote for and use God’s word and your relationship with God to filter out who you should vote for – then vote! And, in the end, “spudsie” got it right – we spend time investing in prayer for wisdom and God’s agenda to be done through the elected government. After all, He is ultimately in charge and isn’t surprised by the results one bit!

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