Today my first article published by News with Views came out. Look for more in the future. “Christians” need to quit justifying evil.
I’d like to thank Karen Miller for sharing Proverbs 17:15 with me and for motivating me to write this article.
Let freedom ring!
It appears that the last sentence was cut off. Here is the article in its entirity.
Justifying the Lesser of Two Evils is an Abomination
Many evangelicals are self-professing conservatives who routinely vote Republican. Sure, the Republican Party has the rich old white guys with deep pockets who finance campaigns, but without evangelical voters, the Republican Party would go the way of the Whigs. Unfortunately, many evangelicals compromise and vote for the Republican regardless of how bad the nominee is. The Bible says these compromising conservative evangelicals are an abomination to the Lord.
“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.” Proverbs 17:15
Romney supports the NDAA which allows for indefinite detention of American citizens. He’s a warmonger. He is the worst kind of draft dodger. He picketed for the draft at 19, but used his religion as an excuse not to serve. None of his sons served either, but he will send your sons and daughters to die.
1 “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! 3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your glory? 4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain.” Isaiah 10:1-4
His Presidential campaign appears to have paid someone to commit fraud for the purpose of stopping Ron Paul from winning delegates. He thinks Ben Bernanke is doing a good job, wants to keep the Federal Reserve, and supports crony corporate bailouts.
He’s a pathological liar. He’s the worst flip-flopper I’ve ever seen. Most candidates wait until they are elected to change their positions. Mitt Romney changes his positions while still running for office, sometimes the next day. Romney can’t even remain consistent on the campaign trail.
“A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.” Proverbs 26:28
He’s the lesser of two evils, so compromising conservatives say. That’s not an easy case to make if you examine Romney’s record; but it’s not one that Christians should be making. The Bible doesn’t tell you to choose between the lesser of two evils.
“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Evangelical conservatives act as though it’s part of their religious tenets to vote Republican, no matter how much evil the candidate spews; but there is no 11th Commandment of Thou Shalt Vote Republican.
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.” Proverbs 8:13
South Carolinian conservatives, in the Bible belt, booed Congressman Ron Paul for suggesting that the U.S. should adopt the golden rule in its foreign policy. Torture and endless wars isn’t exactly what Jesus taught. This condemnation of a just man like Ron Paul is abomination to the LORD.
Business experience is supposed to be one of Romney’s virtues according to conservatives, but they’re ignoring the fact that he’s consumed by greed and the lust for power. No matter how much he earns, it’s not enough and now he wants the White House. It’s no wonder why Jesus said in Mark 10:24, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
The mantra of evangelicals for years has been God, guns, gays and genocide, with genocide referring to abortion. Romney conveniently became pro-life when running for an office where people outside the liberal State of Massachusetts can vote; typical Mitt-flipping fashion. Romney was a big supporter of homosexuals until he needed votes outside Massachusetts. Romney was for strict gun regulations when Governor of Massachusetts, but that changed when votes were needed outside of Massachusetts. He even told some whoppers about himself to try to convince people he was sincere. Romney professes the Mormon faith, and did a mission trip while dodging the draft, but keep in mind what Jesus said about rich men entering the Kingdom of heaven. Romney falls flat on the 4G’s conservative mantra.
Mormonism was listed as a cult on the Billy Graham Evangelical Association website, but that was removed just in time to elect a Mormon Republican. Apparently voting for someone you believe belongs to a cult is OK so long as the candidate is a Republican. Franklin Graham wrote on the Associations website, “I pray that all Christians and God-fearing Americans will put aside labels and vote for principles—God’s principles—that for many years have resulted in His blessing upon our nation. So, can a Christian vote for a Mormon? The answer is yes.” According to Graham, voting for someone who he believes is a member of a cult now equals voting for God’s principles. Just how hypocritical are main-stream evangelicals?
On the gay issue, the Bible does condemn men having sex with each other.
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” Leviticus 20:13
The Bible calls homosexual sex an abomination; like it calls justifying the wicked an abomination. Why do self-professing Christian conservatives rail against one and justify the other?
Frankly, if the Republican Party tried to find a candidate to play conservatives for fools any more than Willard Mitt Romney, the establishment would really have to look long and hard. Compromising conservatives who are making excuses for Mitt Romney had better think twice about what they’re doing. Justifying Mitt Romney is an abomination.
Comments: Please don’t take the paragraph about Billy and Franklin Graham’s hypocrisy on Mormonism to mean that I am trashing Mormons. I am not. I have friends who are more Mormons who can see truth more clearly than many Protestant evangelicals and I also know some who are just like the justifiers. It is not Romney’s religion that I despise him for, but his politics and flip-flopping. My point in including this is to call out the hypocrisy of the Grahams and many evangelicals who justify evil to support Republicans.