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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

Patriot155 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:40 PM
"After all it is also true that the bible supports slavery, as does your defense of the alienation of property rights from women." After all it's a crock of bull that the bible supports slavery. During the Old and New Testament times, people didn't have a safety net to fall back on and often sold themselves or family members into slavery to keep them from dying of starvation. God wrote rules and laws that protected slaves and also wrote Deuteronomy 24:7 and Exodus 21:16 "Any man that kidnaps and sells another as a slave is to be put to death".
Baruti Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:09 PM
Since the Bible wrote guidelines on how slavery was to operate then it was in fact supporting the institution. Similarly if the Bible instructed you how to eat human flesh then it would be supporting cannibalism.
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:02 PM
Writing rules and laws to protect slaves does support slavery. It makes the practice tolerable.

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....