Christianity and Politics

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Obama, Biden, McCain, and Palin all attend Christian churches. We tend to turn a blind eye when politicians do things for political expediency but what standard do you hold politicians to when they are also Christians? Is it fair for them to misquote the other on purpose for political expediency? Is it fair for them to lie about their stances and deny that they said certain things when in fact they did? Should we turn a blind eye when they distort each other’s voting records to scare people from voting for them? Should we willingly accept advertisements that are totally false and end with “I am ________ and I approve this message”? I am having a hard time with all of this because if they are Christians then shame on them for using these tactics. Shame on them for approving messages that are full of lies, half-truths, and misquotes. Shame on them for not carrying out a peaceful candidacy. There is something sinister about our political system and it is not healthy for us as a nation and as individuals and families. It is time the Republicans call out McCain for his missteps and say “We cannot stand for you talking that way.” It is time for Democrats to call out Obama for his missteps and misdirections and say, “You are held to a higher standard than that.” We get so afraid that if we point out flaws in our candidate that someone may not vote for them…but the truth is the truth and we have to hold our people to higher standards than this.

I just filled out my mail-in ballot and it was really hard for me to vote for either one of those men. I almost did a write in vote for Jesus bar Joseph because I have a hard time putting my endorsement on anyone who has led as misleading a campaign as both sides have done this time around. I am disgusted at how things have turned out this year and I cannot say that I am happy with either side.

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