Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday School Discussion

UGH! I hate politics. I rarely talk politics, and I hate when other people do. The topic of discussion today in our Sunday School class turned to the upcoming election. It is hard being a liberal Christian in a room full of conservative ones. I am sick of politicians using people's faith to win their vote. I am sick of being told what I want to hear only to see no action to back it up. Most of the people I go to church will vote on the abortion issue alone if they are pro-choice then forget it. Here's my issue with that, if I really thought that John McCain would go in there guns blazing and take on the abortion issue I might just vote for him. The thing is he is not going to do that nor is any elected official ever going to do that! I don't even know if that is the right thing to do. I mean to me it is a moral issue. For me abortion would never, ever be a choice no matter what the circumstances, but just because that is my belief does that mean I have to force that belief on everyone else. So in that way Obama's beliefs align with mine. He has said publicly that while he does not personally believe in abortion he does not believe it is his right to force that belief on everyone else. Just like you can't say the only religious affiliation you can have is Baptist.

Oh and then they want to look at John McCain as a pillar of morality?!? The man that cheated on his wife and then left her for the new wife? Or the man that has been married to the same woman for 19 years?

Anyway I guess you can figure out who I will be voting for?!? Although I hope no one in my Sunday School class reads this they may kick me out! I am just so tired of feeling like I am not a good Christian because I won't vote the Republican ticket, but when the Republicans quit letting rich, pampered, out of touch with middle class society (of which I am a member), white men on ticket then we will talk. When they quit telling me one thing and doing another then we can talk. When they quit making the rich richer and the poor poorer then we will talk. When they find someone who knows exactly what kind of car they drive and how many houses they own then we can talk. When they put someone on their ticket that might actually stand for something other than looking out for their own best interest, then we can talk. Until then, I will be voting democrat, not that it will matter in my state, but whatever, I am over it just completely over it!!


Tasha K. said...

Preach on sista'! Good to hear the voice of a fellow democrat! Ditto to everything you said. And I also find it hilarious when fundamentalist Christians align themselves with the republican party based on "moral issues". How about helping the poor? Isn't that a moral issue?

Robyn said...

Can you tell I got a tad irked? I when did political affiliation become spiritual affiliation? I won't even go into the conversation they had about Obama being the anti-christ, I was just floored! It was a bigoted conversation, it was really sad. UGH! Please let there be no more political conversations because it is really hard for to play nice and not shoot my mouth off.