A word or two to get you through the day.

A word or two to get you through the day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm A Christian And A Democrat: Here is My Story.

Okay this is weired. In a blog entitled "Just my thoughts," I am posting the thoughts of another. But after reading it I was compelled to do so. I can not tell you HOW MANY people I have met equated being a Democrat with being morally loose or liberal as being sinful. To their credit I give the G.O.P. props for shaping the argument. They grabbed the cross and bible so effectively it would appear that if you are not registered in their party you were go-ing to hell on a rocket

So I would like to share a blog with you because I am proud to be both Christian... and a Democrat.

By Morgan on

When I started my job at an Italian ice store a year and a half ago, I told one of my new coworkers that I wanted to major in political science when I went to college next year. He asked me if I was a Democrat or a Republican. When I eagerly answered Democrat, he was visibly surprised. I asked him what in our five minutes of small talk led him to label me as a Republican. His answer: “You’re wearing a cross.”
Yes, I am a Christian. And yes, I am a Democrat. Despite what some individuals might have you believe, there is nothing odd about being both. The values instilled in me after years of Sunday school and sermons don’t put me in contention with the Democratic Party. In fact, they lead me right to the Democratic Party.
I believe the Earth is God’s gift to us, so it’s our responsibility to develop renewable energy resources to protect and preserve it. I believe God created humans in his image, so every person deserves to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. I believe that it is a Christian duty to help the poor and needy, and we should do that in every way possible—through charities, houses of worship, and the government. And President Obama has acted to support every one of these beliefs—protecting the environment, ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and fighting for an America that has enough jobs for everyone and gives them the opportunity to develop the skills to land those jobs.

I know my arguments should never be based solely in faith, because not everyone shares my beliefs. I should be free to bow my head and pray for guidance on my history midterm, but my classmates should never be required to join me. I support open and honest dialogue that transcends religions and cultures.
Democratic people of faith deserve to have their voices heard in this upcoming election—voices that praise God, Yahweh, Allah, Bahá, and others. President Obama is a committed Christian, and he respects the dignity of all our beliefs. He hears ours voices and values what we have to say. I’ll be standing by him this election. Will you join me?

Thanks for reading this and remember--this day, is the first day of the rest of your life.