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 nesting on your roof, they'd be protected. But because they're humans (unique DNA with brain waves - that's human) they can be pulled out feet first and have their brains suctioned out, if that's the choice a woman wants to make.

(It's really strange. We don't allow my "choice" of, say, prostitution or drug use with my own body. But we celebrate the "choice" of killing a unique biological human.)

Republicans see that hypocrisy and freak out, abandoning the Democratic platform (with its professed goals of grace and mercy) for the Republican one, which is basically libertarian at the expense of the disadvantaged. But, at least it doesn't approve of chopping and suctioning babies.

(Except, Trump does. I doubt very many Evangelicals realize that.)

The Democrats counter that religion and politics don't mix, without realizing that abortion isn't a religious issue. In fact, the only thing that could possibly defend it is to postulate a spiritual "soul" that's not present in a fetus. (The pre-brain-wave argument tries to make that point... but, then, why didn't Obama support a ban on the so-called "partial-birth abortion"? Because "the decision is the woman's to make" which sounds great until you realize that we ban people from making all sorts of far less morbid choices about their own bodies.)

So, that's how you have the mess of so-called Christians gleefully supporting the most un-Christian politicians they can find.

The day the Democrats renounce their pro-choice platform and put their political might behind supporting live births and adoptions (which, right now, is a corrupt system that financially manipulates adoptive parents to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars) is the day you'll see the Christian wheat separated from the chaff.

Until then, Ted Cruz will be plenty popular.


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