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The Simple Reality: Conservatives Are Destroying Christianity

The Simple Reality: Conservatives Are Destroying Christianity 

May 11, 2014 By Allen Clifton 

jesusphilosophyConservatives like to champion themselves as the party for “Christian values.”  If by “Christian values” they mean a bunch of people who base being a “Christian” on church attendance, how many copies of the Bible they own and how often they judge others.  That’s essentially the extent of the “Christian values” I see from these people. But it’s like I’ve said before, I’ve never met someone who’s abandoned their faith because of liberals or liberal beliefs.  Though I have met quite a few people who’ve been turned away from Christianity because of the ignorance of those “conservative Christians” who seem determined to force everyone to follow their specific brand of ignorance.

I don’t get why these people think that by trying to force everyone to adhere to their brand of “Christianity” (which isn’t Christianity at all), somehow this will “bring people into the fold.” The reality is that conservative “Christians” are actually driving people away from Christianity in droves and seemingly doing their best to destroy the faith altogether. See, while they claim liberals are out to destroy Christian values, they are the ones who are actually doing that.  By justifying their ignorance towards society in general by claiming “it’s in the Bible,” they’ve turned a faith that’s based on a man who stood for acceptance, love and hope into one of judgement, hate and fear. By the way, saying “it’s in the Bible” when you don’t follow every word that’s in the Bible simply makes you a hypocrite.  I love when I meet someone who “doesn’t approve of them gays” while they’re wearing blended fabrics, tatted up with few tattoos and enjoy eating shellfish – all a big “no-no” in the Bible. Oh, and if you want to say our laws should be based on the Bible, who’s the first one who wants to stand up and advocate for stoning women who commit adultery?  Anyone? But when it comes to conservatives and religion, it’s an endless cycle of hypocrisy and ignorance.  They claim to be advocates for “Christian values,” yet they’re driving people away from Christianity in record numbers because of their intolerance and hate.  Two values that are completely opposite of the values for which Jesus Christ stood.

So the next time a conservative says that liberals are out to destroy Christianity, tell them to go take a good long look in the mirror.  Because while they claim liberals are destroying Christianity, they’re actually the ones doing it.

Allen Clifton Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

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