Republican or Christian?
by Nick Wride
The Republican party likes to call itself the Party of God,
the Party of Morality, the Party of Family Values and a host
of other names to indicate that they are the only party worthy
of God's blessings.
Most of the Hucksters of Holiness, like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson
closely align themselves with the GOP (Greedy Old Perverts). It is thought
by some that the Religious Right owns the Republican Party. That sure
seemed evident when the GOP won the House in 1994 and was handed the Contact
With the American Family. Pat Robertson held out the hoop and the so-called
Republican Revolution jumped right through it.
Jerry Falwell CLAIMS to be a Christian but he sold a tape that accused
President Bill Clinton of murder, drug running and numerous other crimes.
When the tape was proven to be false, Falwell admitted that he continued
to sell it, knowing that it was false. Is this a Christian thing to do?
To put profiteering by selling known lies ahead of the truth? Falwell
is also strangely silent on the moral failings of prominent members of
the Republican Party. Is this because Falwell is more a Republican than
he is a Christian?
Pat Robertson also sold the fraudulent tape, profiting from it even after
knowing it was a lie. Robertson is also ignores the wanton adultery by
the leaders of the Republican Party, while pointing the finger at Bill
Clinton and the Democrats. He has had much to say about Clinton's lying
about an affair and Clinton's drug use but says nothing about Bush's lying
about his arrest record, Bush's non-answers about his own drug use or
Bush getting a then illegal abortion for his girlfriend in 1970. Could
this be because Robertson is more a Republican than he is a Christian?
William Bennett is the former Education Secretary and Drug Czar under
George the First and CLAIMS to be a Christian. He wrote a book called
The Book of Virtues and is the self-appointed Morals Dictator of the United
States. Bennett is a fierce critic of Bill Clinton and rages endlessly
about Clinton's lack of morals but is another moralist who ignores the
perversions of members of his own party. Could he be another example of
so-called Christians who put the good of the Party ahead of the Word of
I know that it's just my opinion, but these small examples would seem
to show the incredible hypocrisy that is rampant in the so-called
Party of God.