Skip to comments.Why Do So Many Christians Vote Democrat?
Posted on 06/09/2020 5:13:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
45% of Catholics and 39% of Protestant/Other-denomination Christians voted Democrat in the 2016 Presidential Elections, according to Pew. In other words, Christians have the power to swing the 2020 electionand a responsibility to exercise this power in a way that upholds Biblical values and religious freedom.
Churches have been barred from holding normal public worship for nearly three months. Restraints on churches have been most severe in Democrat-ruled areas. Democrats claim they clean up the messes made by Republicans, yet Christian oppression is strongest in cities like Chicago, Louisville, Madison and Holly Springs and in states like New York and California that are long-time Democrat strongholds.
Christians have a moral obligation to consider the horrific harassment of fellow Christians when voting in November. Here are six recent examples of Christian persecution in areas ruled by Democrats that occurred in March, April, and early May:
After Memorial Day, many civil rights protests in Democrat areas evolved into riots that included arson and vandalism of churches. Today, Ill show why Christians who typically vote Democrat must earnestly and prayerfully consider voting for the Republican presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, in 2020.
Churches in Flames
First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs in Mississippi sued the City of Holly Springs in April after the City used law enforcement to break up both its Easter service and Bible study. The Easter service was held outside. Only about 35 people attended, but they moved inside at the last minute due to inclement weather. The 10-person Bible study, held shortly after Easter, was 100% compliant with social distancing protocol.
Evidently, someone was upset about First Pentecostals lawsuit defending its constitutional and inalienable right to free religious expression. Because, on May 20, First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs was burned to the ground.
"I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic]" was the torcher's graffiti message that greeted heartbroken parishioners at the crime scene. An arson investigation is underway.
Holly Springs, Mississippi is run by a Democrat Mayor and located in Marshall County. The majority of voters in Marshall County have voted for the Democrat in every presidential election since 1976.
Rioters in Democrat-run towns used fire to damage at least four churches in May:
YOU DONT BURN CHURCHES IN AMERICA, President Trump tweeted.
Historians who understand Americas founding know President Trumps claim rings true. Americas founders called religious freedom our first freedom because they understood that the one thing that a totalitarian regime will never allow are citizens who hold allegiance to one higher than the government, explains First Liberty Institute CEO Kelly Shackelford.
Taking Religious Freedom to the Highest Court
Even after the COVID-19 curve not only flattened but took a steady downward trajectory in places like San Diego CountyCalifornia churches were limited to 100 people regardless of venue size. Christians need to understand that churches and religious freedom are being targeted by leftist politics.
I had the honor of interviewing South Bay Pentecostals Bishop Arthur Hodges about his churchs case to request for injunctive relief against Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsoms public worship restrictions that made its way to the Supreme Court in May.
To be clear, the church did not lose its caseonly its attempt at injunctive relief. The case of South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom will continue to play out in the court system.
Our approach is a combination of Matthew 18 and Romans 13, Bishop Hodges told me. Im not political. I have nothing against the Governor. Were just trying to exercise what we believe is the singular reason this nation was founded. Legal [action] was a last resort.
Bishop Hodges first tried approaching Governor Newsom directlyhanding him a personal letter through a mutual friend. When the letter was ignored, Bishop Hodges joined a coalition of churches. The governor led them to believe that religious restrictions would be substantially lifted on May 8. But, May 8 came, and churches were completely left out despite restrictions being lifted on many nonessential entities. At that point, Bishop Hodges decided to take the case to court.
A Catholic bishop, Jewish rabbi and Mormon leader initially planned to join Bishop Hodgess lawsuit against Gov. Newsom but they, unfortunately, backed out at the last minute.
Id like to see an affirmation that the U.S. Constitution protects churches from every whim of a governor, Bishop Hodges told me. Whether a believer or not, you should care [about this case]. This is about free speech. Its not an accident that its number one in the Bill of Rights.
This is not about safety, Bishop Hodges emphasized. Weve complied with every CDC restriction and even the governors over-reaching restrictions. Ultimately, no one can guarantee safety. But we are complyingdespite the unconstitutionality. No honest shepherd will put his flock at risk. Pastors care more about people than the government.
Churches are not political. Most are doing their best to followand even exceedthe governments safety rules. But the rules have become tyrannical. Candy stores and liquor stores have fewer restrictions. Christians should continue to follow this case carefully.
Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden
I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, President Trump said on June 1 before visiting Johns Episcopaland holding up his Bible (upon which he swore the oath) in a sign that he understood Americas roots and will defend our great country.
For the first time, the United States has in you a President who courageously defends the right to life, who is not ashamed to denounce the persecution of Christians throughout the world, who speaks of Jesus Christ and the right of citizens to freedom of worship, the Vaticans Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote in a powerful letter to President Trump on June 7.
Contrast President Trump with Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden
Christians are like terrorists, Joe Biden said only eight months ago when he called for a registry of religious organizations which hold hateful (orthodox) views on marriage. Meanwhile, Biden claims to be a Catholic although the Catholic Church holds orthodox beliefs on marriage.
Most recently, Biden mocked Presidents Trumps stance of solidarity with Christians at a time when they increasingly find their places of worship locked or burned: "The president held up the Bible at St. John's Church yesterday. I just wish he opened it once in a while."
Biden consistently supports forcing taxpayer dollars to go toward abortions. Christians dont need a president like Bidenwho evidently reads neither the Bible nor the Catholic Catechism.
Where is Pope Francis and American Bishops?
Politicians (of any party) will be more motivated to uphold religious freedom if they receive pressure from prominent religious leaders. If churches timidly accept unconstitutional rules, many politicians will capitalize on such cowardice and seize more power. Catholic leaders, particularly, must be more outspoken in defense of religious freedom in America.
Seattle, Washington Archbishop Paul D. Etienne was the first U.S. Catholic bishop to run for the hills. In early March, he indefinitely suspended all public Masses.
American Cardinal Raymond Burke has courageously criticized the suspension of public Masses due to COVID-19, but few prominent Catholic leaders have followed suit:
Even as we have found a way to provide for food and medicine and other necessities of life during a time of contagion, without irresponsibly risking the spread of the contagion, so, in a similar way, we can find a way to provide for the necessities of our spiritual life, Cardinal Burke said in a statement.
Pope Francis, the worlds most prominent religious figure, should call out Christian persecutiondue to COVID-19 restrictions on the celebration of the Mass and administration of the Sacraments (like Holy Communion, Marriage, and Anointing of the Sick) that are unfounded in reason or science. So should American bishopsinstead of cowering to Democrats like bishops in Washington State.
President Trump is pro-life and defends the rights of American families to worship together in publicbut because he enforces American immigration law, Pope Francis has unjustly likened him to King Heroda historic murderer of innocent baby boysand even the perpetrator of the HolocaustHitler. Pope Francis should use his platform to defend the inalienable rights of Americans to peacefully worship in public.
Christians have a moral duty to vote their conscienceand defend religious freedom.
As Archbishop Viganò elegantly explains: It is important that the good who are the majority wake up from their sluggishness and do not accept being deceived by a minority of dishonest people with unavowable purposes. It is necessary that the good, the children of light, come together and make their voices heard. Prayer, says Viganò, is our most effective way to make our voices heard.
The ballot box is the second-most effective way. Pray now. In November, vote against Christian persecution by Democrats. Freedom of religion is the most fundamental freedom of speech.
Stupidity and mental illness
Because of the social justice issues.
...Because they’re shamed, brow-beaten and intimidated into doing so. It’s like that old Yakov Smirnoff joke: “In America, on Friday Night, you go out to find party. In Soviet Russia, Party always find YOU.”
See post 3.
The real question is, why are non-land owners allowed to vote? This would weed out a lot of the stupid and incompetent.
Because they have been browbeat to feel guilty and lead by false prophets.
Beat me to it. I was going say stupidity and/or a black heart.
The average IQ is 100.
Half of the folks are below average—and they vote!
The Rat party applauds the fag lifestyle. The Rat party is militant about murdering the unborn.
If ever any policies ran counter to plain Bible teaching, that's it. And a vote for a Rat is a vote for Satan.
You can't have it both ways. You're either Christian, or not.
I think it depends on how people view Jesus. To the “Christian Left”, Jesus is a teacher and, most importantly, a social justice warrior. They get hung up on the “No one comes to the Father except through me” part. (They also don’t like the morality aspect of Jesus’ teachings.) Jesus is more, much more, than a social justice warrior. He’s the savior of the world.
I think it’s because their parents were democrats and they unthinkingly treat it like a sports team. The democrats are their team, like the Phillies, or the Yankees, the Brown, or the Cardinals are their team.
It’s all “rah, rah”. Few ever stop and think about the real world affect of politics or democrat graft and corruption.
Nearly all Christians who support liberals do so because they believe that socialism is very Christian.
It’s as simple as that.
There are a lot of Christians who swear by their bible, but love the government goodies they’re promised and given by the Democrats. That’s why the vote for the RATS!
Same reason so many Christians divorce and re-marry....that is, agree with the bible only if convenient
The real question is, why are non-land owners allowed to vote? This would weed out a lot of the stupid and incompetent.
I believe Jefferson made that proposal and it was rejected. Jefferson believed in a strong agrarian society controlled by land owners.
They’re worthless Cucks and Karens, who believe Christianity means being Nice while becoming comfortably upper middle class, just like that smiley-faced guy from The Profit-Driven Church, Joker Osteen, tells them.
Selfies and Starbucks.
Why do so many Christians vote Democrat.
Because they are not Christians.
Because many so-called “Christian” churches have long since cease to be, and are more like feel-good country clubs that support the cause du jure, while twisting or ignoring the Bible to support their beliefs.