When Liberals Bring Religion into Politics
by Joanne Troppello
In my article, Trump is Not My Pastor, He’s My President, I responded to recent criticisms about Christians supporting President Trump and how I am a Christian and still support him—despite his personal life and tweeting habits.
Mayor Pete Bringing Religion into Politics
Recently, Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg claimed that “backing Trump lacks ‘compatibility with scripture’”. He said this directly after saying that God “does not belong to a political party.”
When I heard this, I had conflicted feelings. I don’t want to judge anyone, since that’s not my place. That is between each individual and God. However, Pete Buttigieg’s lifestyle as a homosexual man—and professed Christian—does not line up with Biblical teaching.
As I mentioned, his business is his business. However, when he comes out and says that President Trump lacks “compatibility with scripture” is he so blind that he doesn’t see his own incompatibility with God’s Word.
In the Old Testament, we read in Leviticus 18:22 that “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
We read the following in I Corinthians 6:9-10, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
So, if Mayor Pete is calling Christians to task for supporting President Trump, isn’t that like the expression the pot calling the kettle black. He’s not walking according to Biblical teaching.
If he’s trying to reach the evangelical voters, he’s doing a poor job. If he plans to continue to live in a homosexual relationship, he should keep religion out of politics because it only serves to bring out his own hypocrisy.
Liberals Complain About Children in Cages
In one of Nancy Pelosi’s press conferences to the House press corps, she said, “it’s ridiculous to think that the way to protect the border is to put children in cages”—she mentioned this in retaliation to President Trump for enforcing U.S. Immigration law. I guess she forgot that President Obama’s administration also put children in cages while enforcing this law.
Liberals complain about children of illegals being kept in cages, even though they can’t admit that Obama also put children in cages.
The reason this frustrates me is that they first tried to paint President Trump as a dictator who was harming children, when he was only enforcing the law—yet the photos they were commenting on had been from children in cages from Obama’s administration.
Their virtue signaling on this issue did not resonate with conservatives because they were not being truthful about the photos that went viral.
Religion has again entered politics when those on the left have claimed that Christians are “disobeying the Bible” or “betraying their faith” simply because they have supported President Trump enforcing actual immigration laws which have been law for years, but not always enforced.
Liberals Maintain a Pro-Choice Stance
In recent months, many conservatives have been outraged that various state legislatures and Democrat politicians have been “looking to legalize the murder of the unborn up to the moment of birth or even after birth” in the event that the aborted baby survived the abortion attempt.
The Democratic view that abortion should be a woman’s right is fine for them to have. However, when they continually—in recent years—have brought religion into politics, they lose the argument that a woman’s right to choose is more important than a baby’s right to life.
How can they argue some points of the Bible to back up their arguments, yet fail to see that the Bible says in Psalm 139:13-16, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your Book before one of them came to be.”
Jeremiah 1:4-5 says, “The Word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’”
The Liberal Contradiction with Religion in Politics
I’m not writing this article today to judge anyone with a Democratic viewpoint.
We all live in a free country—for now, unless Bernie Sanders is elected, and he tries to ram socialism and then communism down our throats—and we all have the right to believe what we want to believe.
It just grates on my nerves when liberals bring religion into politics and try to virtue signal, saying that conservatives are wrong for our views.
I thought they didn’t want anything to do with religion, faith, God, and the Bible. Hmm, unless it suits their causes and they can use it to start condemning those with a conservative viewpoint.
Just like they have said for years that the Constitution is an old, outdated document that doesn’t apply to today’s world. Until, they started banging the Constitution (figuratively) on everyone’s head recently—all in the name of their hatred of President Trump and Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).
How do you feel when religion is brought into politics by liberals? If you are a liberal reading this article, I would love to know your thoughts. Honestly, I am always open to civil discussions. Feel free to comment below.
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.