The Left Loves Religion – As Long As It’s Not In Their Way

  
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The Left Loves Religion – As Long As It’s Not In Their Way
Former President Barack Obama in 2008 campaigning in San Francisco – explaining to an audience of enlightened Golden Staters why the rest of the country is so backwards in its thinking. It was definitional for me. It was the first time I’d ever heard someone on that large of a stage talk about my faith and “clinging” to it as something inherently negative. The term “bitter clingers” became an unintended political rallying cry among conservatives. The man who would be president made it clear...

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Remember this one?

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them…And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Never gets old.  

Former President Barack Obama in 2008 campaigning in San Francisco – explaining to an audience of enlightened Golden Staters why the rest of the country is so backwards in its thinking.  It was definitional for me. It was the first time I’d ever heard someone on that large of a stage talk about my faith and “clinging” to it as something inherently negative.

The term “bitter clingers” became an unintended political rallying cry among conservatives. The man who would be president made it clear how he felt about religious people that day. Obama’s own preacher had a (a-hem) unique take when he claimed in his Chicago church “God damned America” for our real or perceived misdeeds of the past.  

Later, in his second term – at the National Prayer Breakfast no less – the former president reminded Christians: "And lest we get on our high horse…remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."

Mr. Obama has always said he’s a Christian. I’ll have to take him at his word. I don’t know his heart. But he and his associates sure had a funny way of talking about it. Even raising that observation used to get you accused of slyly suggesting he was a subversive Muslim, or some such thing. We weren’t to question Dear Leader Obama’s love for Christianity.

Today, you’ll hear the left not only question Trump’s faith; they’ll question yours if you voted for him. Exacerbated over the divorces, alleged affairs, strippers, etc. they exclaim, “How can you claim you’re a Christian and vote for a man who behaves the way he does?”

Wait, you want us to make moral judgments on people now I’m confused.

I’d written not long ago about “Mayor Pete” making similar charges on the campaign trail suggesting he’s closer to and more of an authority on what God endorses or doesn’t endorse in our elected leaders. When Trump’s involved the Mayor and the left believe they are God’s spokespeople. Further, they’re so omniscient they know what’s on Trump’s heart concerning God, too. Wow!

Pretty funny coming from a party with a spokesperson like “The View” host Joy Behar who last year mused Vice President Pence must have a “mental illness” if he believes Jesus talks to him.

Back in 2012, Democrats removed any reference to God in their party platform altogether. If that’s news to you, look it up. When average Americans caught wind, Democrats scurried to put Him back in at a rushed convention vote.  There’s video of the moment. I encourage you to watch it go down.

Then Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was presiding over the vote to put God back in.  He did it by voice vote in the convention hall.  It was actually controversial!  It was a very close vote if you listen. Villaraigosa, knowing the party was about to commit election suicide – rammed it home exclaiming “the ayes have it!” The arena erupted with jeers and boos.Yep, they were booing written references to God reinserted in their party platform after they’d expressly removed Him.  

I’ll give Mayor Pete credit. At least he’s a Democrat who’s embracing God today – no matter how distorted the view. Lately, Democrats and leftists actually like to use religion as a backdrop to advance policy and ideas again. Well, sometimes they like to.

“What would Jesus do” is a favorite refrain for the invasion at our southern border. The Pope is used and quoted regularly by the left as the final authority on our immigration policy. Jesus wouldn’t have a border, you see? He’d instruct us to take in everyone, with no rules or requirement for assimilation. Further, he’d want our government to fork over tax money we don’t have to care for and provide for any warm body that can get to the United States.  

Disagree with that, and you’re disagreeing with Jesus, the left says.

Until that is, LGBTQ issues arise. Maybe a baker doesn’t want to make a cake or a particular denomination doesn’t believe Scripture sanctions gay marriage. This you see, is closed minded bigotry and those Christian clingers aren’t interpreting Christ correctly now. The Vatican just this week declared, “choosing one’s gender is in direct contradiction of the model of marriage as being between one man and one woman.”

Uh-oh. The left’s God stock dropped that day.

Man made climate change? The left hops back on the God train because the Pope believes we control the Earth’s temperature.  (As an aside, I find the lack of humility from the Pope on this issue stunning.) It’s the Christian thing to do to stop using and enjoying the natural blessings of the Earth because we’re killing it, says the left.  Huh? But, the Pope! (sigh)

Another point for God from the left!

But wait! Gun violence erupts. The left shouts, “Spare us your prayers. Prayers won’t save lives! Only our benevolent government can do that!  Boo God!”

God and prison reform? Yay! God on abortion? Boo! God on $15 minimum wage? Yay! God on money and in our Pledge of Allegiance? Boo! 

The inconsistency is hard to follow. The American left’s favorite political phase these days is “speaking my truth,” regardless of the facts. New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously said she wasn’t concerned about facts and figures in arguments, but what is “morally right” in her eyes. 

Pro tip for the left: if you’re going to use Christianity as your backdrop and you want to be taken seriously, you might want to spend more time on “His truth” moving forward.




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Heartland American
1  seeder  Heartland American    2 months ago

“Today, you’ll hear the left not only question Trump’s faith; they’ll question yours if you voted for him. Exacerbated over the divorces, alleged affairs, strippers, etc. they exclaim, “How can you claim you’re a Christian and vote for a man who behaves the way he does?”

Wait, you want us to make moral judgments on people now I’m confused.

I’d written not long ago about “Mayor Pete” making similar charges on the campaign trail suggesting he’s closer to and more of an authority on what God endorses or doesn’t endorse in our elected leaders. When Trump’s involved the Mayor and the left believe they are God’s spokespeople. Further, they’re so omniscient they know what’s on Trump’s heart concerning God, too. Wow!

Pretty funny coming from a party with a spokesperson like “The View” host Joy Behar who last year mused Vice President Pence must have a “mental illness” if he believes Jesus talks to him.

Back in 2012, Democrats removed any reference to God in their party platform altogether. If that’s news to you, look it up. When average Americans caught wind, Democrats scurried to put Him back in at a rushed convention vote.  There’s video of the moment. I encourage you to watch it go down.

Then Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was presiding over the vote to put God back in.  He did it by voice vote in the convention hall.  It was actually controversial!  It was a very close vote if you listen. Villaraigosa, knowing the party was about to commit election suicide – rammed it home exclaiming “the ayes have it!” The arena erupted with jeers and boos.Yep, they were booing written references to God reinserted in their party platform after they’d expressly removed Him.”

 
 
 
epistte
1.1  epistte  replied to  Heartland American @1    2 months ago
“Today, you’ll hear the left not only question Trump’s faith; they’ll question yours if you voted for him. Exacerbated over the divorces, alleged affairs, strippers, etc. they exclaim, “How can you claim you’re a Christian and vote for a man who behaves the way he does?”

Wait, you want us to make moral judgments on people now I’m confused.

I’d written not long ago about “Mayor Pete” making similar charges on the campaign trail suggesting he’s closer to and more of an authority on what God endorses or doesn’t endorse in our elected leaders. When Trump’s involved the Mayor and the left believe they are God’s spokespeople. Further, they’re so omniscient they know what’s on Trump’s heart concerning God, too. Wow!

You can believe whatever you like, but your religious beliefs stop at the end of your nose, where the equal religious and secular rights of others begin.  Others cannot be forced to obey or take part in your religious beliefs in any way, shape or form.

Why should your religion play a part in the lives of others? Can the religious beliefs of others be forced into your life, or is this idea a one-way street ion your favor? How can we all have an equal religious right to believe or not to believe if you are able to force your religious beliefs on to others? 

 
 
 
Heartland American
2  seeder  Heartland American    2 months ago

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luther28
2.1  luther28  replied to  Heartland American @2    2 months ago
I would be willing to wager that there are many Christian Democrats, is it that your god only acknowledges GOP members?
I am unfamiliar with that particular Christian sect. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Heartland American @2    2 months ago

So is your sweeping generalization. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.2.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Gordy327 @2.2    2 months ago

I never made a sweeping generalization here.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Heartland American @2.2.1    2 months ago
I never made a sweeping generalization here.  

Clearly you did.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.2.3  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Gordy327 @2.2.2    2 months ago

Clearly I did not.  I was simply speaking my mind which since you saw it I stand by and double down on the intent of stating my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.2.4  Gordy327  replied to  Heartland American @2.2.3    2 months ago
Clearly I did not.

Clearly you did! Otherwise, it would not have been deleted as a violation.

 I was simply speaking my mind which since you saw it I stand by and double down on the intent of stating my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.  

Which means very little to me! But if you want to keep violating the CoC, be my guest.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.3  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Heartland American @2    2 months ago

🤬

 
 
 
katrix
3  katrix    2 months ago

This has to be the most idiotic article anyone has seeded today. 

 if you’re going to use Christianity as your backdrop and you want to be taken seriously, you might want to spend more time on “His truth” moving forward.

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luther28
3.1  luther28  replied to  katrix @3    2 months ago

Though the day is yet over and the level of idiocy remains to be seen, if it does not end up the most it will surely come in second.

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It would certainly appear so.

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2  Gordy327  replied to  katrix @3    2 months ago

And the day is still young. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.3  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  katrix @3    2 months ago

then it clearly was a brilliant and awesome seed.  I’m glad that you all here liked it so much.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  Tessylo    2 months ago

President Obama was correct - some cling to their bibles, guns, and ignorance.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.1  Gordy327  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago

I concur. As for Pres. Trump, I doubt he has much in the way of faith. He only touts it as a political ploy, which his constituents buy into hook, line, and sinker.

 
 
 
Heartland American
4.2  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago

President Obama was and is an idiot. 

 
 
 
Don Overton
4.2.1  Don Overton  replied to  Heartland American @4.2    2 months ago

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Gordy327
5  Gordy327    2 months ago

If the Democrats removed references to God from their platform, then good for them! God and politics don't mix. It seems politics has boiled down to which side can invoke or scream god the loudest. Many voters don't seem to even care about core issues that affect us. They only seem to care about who is more "religious" than the other. That's a sad commentary on America.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Are you ever going to seed anything that doesnt have the word "Left" or "Leftist"  in the title? 

 
 
 
Heartland American
6.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  JohnRussell @6    2 months ago

About the same time you stop seeding articles or blogs about how Trump is so terrible....

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Heartland American @6.1    2 months ago

Bazinga!

 
 
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