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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

kmassey Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:16 AM
The Christian right has hijacked the republican party. It is find to talk about Christian valued, but you do so without degrading other religion. The chistian right has not only made other faiths uncomfortable, but also other Christians. When the right went after Rev. Wright regarding President Omaba, they also went after the black church. I can't tell you how many times I heard things like "they are not our kind of Christians".
Happy Jake Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:28 AM
There are a couple of problems with your argument. One is the "Christian right has hijacked the Republican Party" nonsense. The conservative movement may have a large Christian majority, and social conservatism may tend toward Christian values, but the Republican Party is hardly monolithically Christian conservatives. How many times have Conservatives complained about the Washington Republicans who can't be trusted fiscally or socially? How many RINO charges do you hear toward candidates and office holders?
Happy Jake Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:34 AM
... Second, when Christian conservatives speak out against Christian liberals, it's almost always because the Christian liberals put their liberalism ahead of Christian teaching. Borrowing your example, Jeremiah Wright and similar preachers preach a theology called "Black Liberation Theology" which has little to do with the saving grace of Christ, and everything to do with blaming white racism for all of blacks' problems. They are the type of people who reject God's love because God's love isn't restricted to African-Americans (to distinguish them from other blacks, like native Africans). That is not merely the "wrong type of Christianity." It is not Christianity at all.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 9:45 AM
When anyone attacks liberals, its always about their liberalism. No one is ever good enough for Christian conservatives, which is why all they do is complain constantly and then go to church on Sunday to "proclaim the Good News" of Christ's redeeming message...
Those who are upset about Rev Wright's "Black Liberation Theology" always make it out to be much more a part of the life and thought of someone in that church than it really is. Plenty of Catholic churches focus on liberation theology but no one thinks they're not mostly Christian....now, if they were black churches....that would be different.
kmassey Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:43 AM
It is your attitude that I point out. You want to determine who is a Christian. If you just step back from your racism and look at the theology you would see it is the grace of God who has delivered Black folk from their problems not blaming anyone.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....