SKEWED GOP BELIEFS?
Some GOP presidential candidates and their crazed followers believe that all Muslims are terrorists, and therefore (1) they should be sent “home” if they are already living in America, or (2), they should not be allowed to enter our great land if they are seeking refuge from oppression.
Muslims have been a focal point for some irrational, true-blue, red-blooded, and invisibly white-hooded Americans. There have been vandalisms of mosques, mosque burnings, and obscenities thrown at Muslims while they prayed.
Some want-to-be presidents are willing to deny those foreign intruders a chance to practice their “alien” religion, here in the land of the free and the home of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
There are GOP candidates mired in the mistaken belief that we are living in a Puritanical, exclusively pro-Christian nation, and proclaim so as they actively court the evangelical vote. Among the most vociferous are Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. With the latest polls, Ted Cruz seems to have courted and won the hearts of the ultra-religious right.
DOES GOD TRUST BEN?
Carson has said the motto “In God We Trust,” proves that the United States was founded as a Christian nation.
GIVE TED LIBERTY
Ted Cruz announced his candidacy at Liberty University, a religious institution that is committed to ”Training Champions for Christ.” It encourages a commitment to “a life that leads people to Jesus Christ as the Lord of the universe and their own personal Savior.” By making his announcement at Liberty, Cruz is telling all good Christians that he is the candidate that will help to ensure that America will continue to be a wholesome Christian nation.
Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee Huckabee is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, with pronounced evangelical views. In his 2007 book, Character Makes a Difference, ”Huckabee wrote you can live a God-centered life of high moral character, and you can support candidates who share your Christian standards.”
THE GOOD LIFE, THEIR WAY
These three candidates have stated that they base their own lives on Christian values, and would want the nation to do the same.
IF THERE ARE NO RIGHTS, THEN WHAT IS LEFT?
I support them in living a life based on their religious principles, but would feel more comfortable if they separate their church-directed views from my state-directed ones — the United States of America. I would be a bit nervous and anxious if they didn’t make that separation whether I was a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu, a Baha’i, a Zoroastrian, or a Jew.
My God, or My G-D (if I was ultra-religious) — I am a Jew.