Does God Love the Democrat?
By: Erik Rush
I say! A great hearty fat, drunken, gout-stricken 18th-Century English lord’s guffaw over the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s study “Many Americans Uneasy with Mix of Religion and Politics”!
Why the guffaw? Because of the media conniption the report (released on August 24) precipitated, of course. The upshot was that “The Democratic Party continues to face a serious ‘God problem,’ with just 26% [of Americans] saying the party is friendly to religion.” If that doesn’t inspire laughter, nothing does.
As a friend of mine recently said: It took America 30 years to realize radical Islam had been at war with us for 30 years.
Yet what so many of us have known (again, for around 30 years) is finally official due to the conclusion of the august research body, quoted for years by the Right and Left and everyone in between! No. Really? Democrats lean to the left? The Left is anti-God (as well as anti-national interest, anti-capitalism, anti-family and anti-everything else most of us hold dear)? Most Americans have a problem with this? You have got to be kidding!
Of course the Pew report didn’t inspire laughter amongst prominent Democrats. Talking heads scrambled on air to refute, banter over, or just plain spin away this revelation (or inexplicable, horrendous error), including one Fox News contributor and democratic strategist I wouldn’t mind seeing fed to the Crips (not that they’d ever gain access to her gated community).
“I’m a Democrat. I’m religious. I go to church,” the aforementioned she-head argued. Yes, yes – of course you are; of course you do. As I pointed out in a column a few years back, there wasn’t one Sunday during Bill Clinton’s presidency that the television news networks failed to show him leaving church that morning. The fact that he was getting sloppily serviced under the desk by Monica Lewinsky on Mondays apparently means little to this variety of religious Democrat.
While I’m at it – and particularly since I’m a person of color: If they keep Hell hot for anyone, it’s going to be the Black “reverends” who, over the years, have handed their congregations (and the Black vote) over to the serpents of the far Left for their own gain.
Of course we’re all human, and the honest Christian will admit to being flawed – personally flawed – beyond the “God please don’t smite us for the wiggly worms we are” litanies droned on Sundays. But there’s a difference between the runner who occasionally stumbles, the one who runs to look good, and the one who never misses the chance to trip a fellow runner.
Does God Love the Democrat? According to what I’ve been taught: Sure He does. Can one be a Democrat and a godly person? Of course one can. Who can discern between those merely posturing and the sincere? In the end, only God, I suppose. We earthbound do have some pretty good indicators, however. They have to do with common-sense consistency – or inconsistency, as the case may be.
Conservatives and many religious leaders have asserted for a long time that those who lay claim to spirituality, religiosity, and Christianity in particular are keeping highly questionable bedfellows if aligned with the Democrat Party. Save for the fringe parties that overtly deride notions of God and Country, it’s been clear for quite awhile that the Democratic National Committee and the party’s state level leadership are brazen and shameless idolaters, worshipping only guile, power and money.
Can a Democrat claim to be a godly person and align himself or herself with those who believe that God has no place in our society?
You see, this goes beyond accusing Christian Democrats of being hypocrites because they’re pro-abortion or Christian Republicans hypocrites because they support the death penalty and the war in Iraq. In the strictest sense, killing is serious spiritual business, but conservative arguments have more to do with what our posture concerning issues says about us and how it affects our culture. The Sixth Commandment doesn’t say “don’t kill,” it says “don’t murder;” how some translate Christ’s turning of the other cheek into “if they want to kill you, let them,” is beyond my ability to warp logic.
The facts speak for themselves. The Democrat leadership in America has been hijacked by the far Left. The far Left’s goal is to make the State god, and to cultivate a society in which the masses are slaves to earthly things (whether sex, drugs and money or mere survival) and in which only the most ruthless gangsters thrive.
The question is not “Can a Democrat claim to be religious?” The men who turned Christ over for crucifixion were religious. The real question is: Can a sincerely spiritual individual be party to actualizing the far Left’s vision for America with a clear conscience?
Erik Rush is a New York-born Black columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at http://www.erikrush.com. His new book, “It’s the Devil, Stupid!” is available through most major outlets.