Response to Feedback

I’ve received a lot of interesting feedback from my last post – Not All Political Issues Are Created Equal.  Some readers assumed I was suggesting something that I wasn’t trying to suggest.  The thrust of the post, in short, was NOT, “Can you be a Christian and still have one political affiliation or the other?”  I certainly believe you can.  The purpose of the post, rather, was to highlight the often mistaken perception that all the political issues are weighted fairly equally.  They are not.  Some issues are directly addressed in Scripture.  Others are not.  To a Christian, that should mean they are fundamentally different.

I intended to address this in further detail in next week’s post.  I still plan on it.  However, I’ve received enough feedback thus far that I wanted to provide a word of clarification until then.

As always, thanks for reading 🙂 !

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One thought on “Response to Feedback

  1. Luke R. says:

    I for one believe that a true Christian cannot in good conscience and understanding be a member of a party that includes in their party platform the following:

    Protecting A Woman’s Right to Choose. The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way. We also recognize that health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. We strongly and unequivocally support a woman’s decision to have a child by providing affordable health care and ensuring the availability of and access to programs that help women during pregnancy and after the birth of a child, including caring adoption programs.
    (http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform, retrieved October 28, 2021)

    That is not to say that a Christian cannot vote for a Democrat candidate, as long as that candidate denounces abortion they should vote to represent their constituents that way. For example I voted for Democrat representative Bart Stupak in Michigan, and if you remember he was the last holdout when the Afordable Care Act (ACA) did not address public funding for abortion and thus would not join the rest of his party in voting for the ACA unit President Obama signed an executive order to ban public funding for abortion. When all is said and done people should vote for what they believe in, that is the beauty of our Republic, representative democracy to reflect your personal beliefs through elected officials. As for me, I cannot in good conscience align my beliefs with a party that sanctions and advocates the taking of innocent lives who have no say in the decision. So until the Democrat party removes the previous section from their platform I cannot and will not in any way support the party or the majority of their candidates.

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