It never ceases to amaze me how the secular media, liberals, and the Democratic Party doesn't want to know why the great majority of the 70% or so of the white Christians and/or Catholics in America these days tend to vote conservative and Republican.
It isn't that it has always been that way; it hasn't. It isn't that the teaching and / or example of the author of Christianity, Jesus Christ, is basically conservative: it isn't.
A century ago, a great many of America's Christian churches were being led by "liberals like Christ", as they made clear when the Federal Council of Churches, which they had recently come together to create, proclaimed what they had learned from Jesus Christ as it applied to their times:
"Social Creed" of 1908
We deem it the duty of all Christian people to concern themselves directly with certain practical industrial problems. To us it seems that the churches must stand —
To the toilers of America and to those who by organized effort are seeking to lift the crushing burdens of the poor, and to reduce the hardships and uphold the dignity of labor, this Council sends the greeting of human brotherhood and the pledge of sympathy and of help in a cause which belongs to all who follow Christ.
I've been a Christian clergyman for some 50 years, and I've always been fascinated by the attitude of conservatives who are white Christians like myself towards the Clintons. It's not only that they are so eager to blame this woman for the sins of her husband; but while they act as though there is no sin grave enough that it cannot be forgiven when it comes to their own conservative and/or Republican allies, when it comes to their liberal and/or democratic rivals, there is no sin insignificant enough to be forgiven.
|For two whole decades, this had been the view most of the world had of Hillary Rodham Clinton, (as a result of her being first lady of the U.S.A. for 8 years, the U.S. Senator from New York for 8 years, and then U.S. Secretary of State for 4 years) :|
|But in 2016 Russian propaganda joined forces with America's white evangelicals and other conservative Republicans to turn Hillary into :|
I believe that Sarah Pulliam Bailey did a great job laying out in an Oct. 9th, 2016 Washington Post article "The deep disgust (of white evangelicals for Hillary Clinton". In summary, she wrote that Hillary Clinton "symbolizes much that runs against their beliefs: abortion rights advocacy, feminism and, conversely, a rejection of biblical ideas of femininity and womanhood. Perhaps even more significantly, Hillary Clinton, as an outspoken and activist first lady, is inextricably tied in the minds of conservative Christians to their loss of the culture war battles beginning with Bill Clinton's first term in 1993.
In addition to the above, in 1991, while defending her support of husband and eventual President of the United State, Bill Clinton, on "60 Minutes," Hillary Clinton totally insulted the reigning first lady of country music at the time, Tammy Wynette, by saying, "I'm not sitting here like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette."
Now, when it comes to Hillary, she has been under attack for some 25 years. Far from being viewed as innocent until proven guilty – as we Americans pretend to believe – Hillary has always been viewed as guilty by many "Christian Conservatives" no matter how many times she has been found innocent of all charges in independent and objective courts.
During President Bill Clinton's first term, enemies with no conscience used every means conceivable to destroy their reputation. One group gave a successful writer named, David Brock a million-dollar advance to write a hatchetjob biography of Hillary. Brock was so impressed with all of the good things that he learned about her that his patrons were furious at the book that he produced, called "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham". Since then David Brock has turned his mind and life around and has become a champion liberal Democrat, has published a more honest and more positive version of that book, along with one called "Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative".
Do you have any idea how many millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars were squandered on the many Congressional committees that the Republicans used to investigate Hillary Clinton's supposed malfeasance regarding Benghazi matter, culminating with the eleven-hour inquisition of Hillary, all of which came to the conclusion in their minds: "She's guilty as sin; but damned if we can prove it! "
And then the same thing happened once again with the long and through FBI investigation of Hillary's email practices, which ended with the FBI chief's declaration that she was innocent of any criminal behavior. But the conclusion of many "Christian Conservatives" was "She's guilty as sin; but damned if we can prove it! "
While the Hillary's haters hasn't gotten much help from the U.S. Justice system, Russia's propaganda machine has taken up the slack by providing a huge fake news and false advertizing campaign on the largely unregulated social media like Twitter and Facebook, including this gem, to your right :
This presidential campaign was weird in so many ways, most importantly perhaps because on the one hand, there were so many issues that needed to be discussed about Trump, but didn't seem to matter to his supporters; and on the other hand, all that Hillary's opponents wanted to talk about was "her damned emails"!
Since religion is so important to the white evangelical community, and they didn't really view Trump as very religious (despite the act he put on for them), why were they (or you) so enthused about voting for him? Could it be that they did so because their conservative Christian leaders made it unthinkable to vote for Hillary Clinton?
Jesus Christ taught NOTHING about ANY of the above topics.
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