Ever since Donald Trump garnered an estimated eighty percent of the white Evangelical vote that vaulted him to the Whitehouse, the left wing, liberal politicians have been in a tailspin of frenzied activity trying to stop it from happening again.
There was some talk of doing away with the Electoral College, but they could not convince Americans of the need to dismantle the Constitution piecemeal just because they didn’t win the last presidential election. I don’t think they are succeeding in swaying their fellow citizens into jettisoning our representative democracy in favor of socialism either.
I do not think, we-lost-because-of-the-rules-so-let’s-change-the-rules, will be a winning political strategy, but we’ll see. The Democratic National Committee has hired Rev. Derrick Harkins, a far-left, anti-Trump pastor as a religious outreach director to help with their “God problem.”
Now a group of “Christian” leaders is warning the religious community of the “threat of Christian Nationalism.” They warn, “Christian and American identities must remain separate to not distort both the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy.”
They claim, “Christian Nationalism demands Christianity be privileged by the State and implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian and that to be a good Christian, one must be American. When religious authority is conflated with political authority, it tends to marginalize our fellow Americans and undermine our own spiritual health.”
So here’s the situation; a group of left wing, liberal, religious leaders think that a group of right wing, conservative, religious leaders are espousing a “Christian Nationalism” that is a threat to our nation’s democracy and the practice of true Christianity. I think it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
I think both groups have compromised their professed Christianity to pursue political agendas and I would not trust either one to inform me on how I should vote as far as one could throw the other.
Jesus instructed us to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,” Matthew 6:33. I do not serve the kingdom of the Republicans or the kingdom of the Democrats or any other earthly political kingdom. I serve the kingdom of God the Father.
As a Christian I believe science has clearly shown us life begins at conception and that life is mysteriously and miraculously formed in the womb by God, Psalm 139:13. Because life comes from God it is sacred and should be protected and not butchered while in the womb.
The Scriptures clearly teach that homosexuality is a sin and I believe the First Amendment to the Constitution protects my freedom from being forced to aid and abet the practice of same-sex immorality.
Those are my two highest political priorities and I will vote for any candidate who unswervingly supports them. I will carry my Christian convictions into the polling both every time I vote and no amount of political propaganda will sway me from doing so. That’s no threat; it’s a promise.