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Unpopular Politics

Falwell Jr. endorsed Trump? Of course. When the Democratic Party returns to its core identity of "speaking for the voiceless", it will prioritize that value over its value of "sexual liberty at all costs". At that point, it will protect unborn humans as strongly as it protects unborn Bald Eagles. And when that happens, Christians will realize that the Democratic Party has a Christlike compassion for human needs, while the Republican Party has a Christlike understanding of human nature. And then, the "political fight" will be a fair one. Until then, Falwell and his ilk would much rather vote for a wall-builder than a baby-killer, and our political process goes nowhere. #UnpopularOpinion

Evangelical politics is mean

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/the-brutalism-of-ted-cruz.html This indictment stands not only against Ted Cruz, but against every self-described "Christian Conservative" I've ever met: > "Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace. Cruz's behavior in the Haley case is almost the dictionary definition of pharisaism: an overzealous application of the letter of the law in a way that violates the spirit of the law, as well as fairness and mercy." I'll be blunt: In an effort to pursue and celebrate sexual liberty, the Democratic part (which is usually the champion and voice of "the little guy") has abandoned the responsibility to represent the unborn -- who, while inconvenient, are (by any scientific measure) biological humans whose only rights limitation is by virtue of their physical location. If they were Bald Eagles nes