Why do Christians who identify as Republican think they have to agree with every

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  1. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
    SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years ago

    Why do Christians who identify as Republican think they have to agree with everything Republicans

    Say? I understand many Christians vote Republican because Republicans tend to be anti-abortion, but why do they agree with what Republicans say about gun control, accepting refugees and other matters, especially when Republicans do not have a Biblical view on a subject?

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    Wow.  You just hit the nail on its head.  Why, indeed.  Being a one-issue voter certainly simplifies things, but we're called upon to take more responsibility in our culture than that. 

    I like what Chris Christy recently said.  "Yes, I'm pro-life.  I'm pro-whole-life.  You have to care for that life after it's born too - throughout that entire life."

    1. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
      SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      True. I find it disturbing that Christians will defend whatever Republicans say, because somehow it has come that Republican = Christian. If Christians would actually look at their Bible they would see this is not true!

  3. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    One issue voters tend to be lazy voters - and I agree a lot of Christians vote Republican because it's easier to punch the R than it is to research, get involved etc.  Of course, the same can be said for liberals too who often punch the D without critical thought and participation either.

    Fortunately, I think people are starting to wake up to the reality that Republicans and Democrats both serve themselves over their constituents.  It is my hope that over time this leads to less lazy voting and people considering all issues and how their votes directly impact their own lives and the lives of those around them. 

    It's easy to preach a philosophy and blindly follow along in politics.  It's much harder to think critically and be active in politics and learn about how the actions of those who are elected literally touch every facet of our lives. 

    I grow frustrated and weary with one issue/ one ideological bent because that is what keeps us all fighting among ourselves instead of banding together - exactly what those in power want I might add.

    1. Sufi Poet profile image59
      Sufi Poetposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, your response was spot on!! I think leadership in our country has been eliminated and we have no real leaders, only those who do think of themselves. Shame, shame, shame.

    2. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
      SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I can see that. Republicans are pro-life and against same-sex marriage, Christians see this and think everything Republicans do is to defend Christian beliefs. So instead of researching, just vote Republican.

    3. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Not true. Another over generalization. Ever been to a black church? They tend to vote democrat and they are very much against same-sex marriage.

    4. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
      SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I apologize. I have the most experience with Christian Republicans who believe that Conservatism = Christian

    5. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No apology necessary, but thank you for the kindness, Spiritus.

    6. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
      SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Growing up my parents always voted Republican and taught my sisters and I that Republicans were Christians and Democrats were evil. Now that I can vote and research I realize Republicans are not Christian and I need to be careful who I vote for.

    7. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Republicans & Democrats can be Christian or not. I am sorry your parents mislead you, but you don't want to believe the other extreme. Just study each candidate. Learn their backgrounds and you will find answers!

    8. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
      SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was mostly wondering if anyone else had noticed this trend. My family is from West Texas and I currently live in Texas, so I'm surrounded by those who are hard right. Was wondering others thoughts

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Why does any voter have to be loyal to their party? They should vote for the best candidate, and when that comes to the lesser of two evils, they should demand better candidates from the parties.

  5. savvydating profile image95
    savvydatingposted 2 years ago

    I wouldn't throw all Republicsns into the same boat. There are those of us who consider all the issues independently, but who vote Republican because we are fiscal conservatives. I know Gays who are conservative. They look at a bigger picture without getting stuck on one or two issues. My point is that I've met many Republicans who are more or less liberal about social issues but who, at the end of the day, still believe in keeping the fiscal house in order.....as well as appreciating the impact of foreign policy. At least, that's how things stand in my household.

    1. SpiritusShepherd profile image59
      SpiritusShepherdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I  was mostly wondering about Christian Republicans. There seem to be those who think conservatism = Christian.

    2. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I see. I believe in a Creator, but I don't relate to that paradigm.

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