The last Presidential election, the question of which party can claim the religious high ground was brought up. This has been a hotly divisive point between the two parties, but none more than the election of 2020. This issue would prove to be one of the most talked about issues during the campaign, one that persists to this day.
Republicans have always had the backing of evangelicals Christians one of the largest mainstream groups in the nation, where they garner a 80% favorability rating. President Trump was able to rally evangelicals who voted for him in record numbers. In addition, the GOP as a part of their official party plank, or tenants by which the party governs its ideology, recognizes the right of babies to be born or are firmly Pro-Life. Many Republicans are said to be single issue voters. That single issue of whether they will support a Party of candidate is Abortion.
By contrast, Democrats at every turn battle to keep religion out of the public square, rather siding with non-religious groups who want to totally eradicate the influence of God in America. Since the early 60’s Democrats have waged a campaign to end the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and as late as 2000 fought to eliminate the “Moment of silence”, an time before the start of school, when children can pray or just center themselves before starting school.
On the Abortion issue, the Democrats officially endorse Planned Parenthood. The organization advocates for womens reproductive rights but receives most of its funding from aborting unborn babies. It’s found Margaret Sanger was an evowed eugenist who believed black babies should be aborted.
Democrats were behind the landmark case, making abortion legal in America (Roe v Wade) and have said they will fight for a woman’s right to have an abortion. This belief they state is about a woman’ right to choose and that the government should not stand between a mother and her unborn child. Unfortunately, the child has no say in the ultimate decision of life or death.
So, who has the religious high ground? It isn’t as cut and dry as it seems. There is more to being religious and spiritual than the issue of church support or abortion. Let’s take a look at a few other issues, which may shed more light on the issue.
We mentioned the issue of religion came up during the Presidential race of 2020. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly homosexual Presidential candidate in US history, waved the flag of religiosity so many times, he was given the nickname “Pope Pete” by his rivals and pundits alike. At every turn Pope Pete would quote scripture or allude to a passage to make a point. The paradox of course is the fact that even though Mayor Pete claimed to be a practicing Christian, his lifestyle is diametrically opposed to in the Bible.
The Black Democrat Church
The same can be said for the +95% of Black Democrats, who vote overwhelmingly Democrat and are considered some of the most religious people in America. It can safely be said, Black Pastors, in mass, support the Democrat Party at the voting booth, and yet in their pulpits preach a different gospel. Again it is ironic, Black Pastors will advocate for a Party that supports the Party and the system of abortion, which disproportionately kills black babies and preach serve God from the pulpit.
Let’s Find Some Balance
Lest you think we are unbalanced, on the Right side of the isle, Republicans who support self-reliance and small government are just as likely to oppose most government efforts at welfare. Many Americans say they have needed welfare at one point or another, and yet if it were up to some hardline conservatives, this social safety net would be eliminated, leaving American citizens, who have paid their taxes into the welfare system, out on the streets.
The issue of who can claim to be the moral poster boy isn’t as simple as it may seem. On the one side is a political party, the Republican Party, the Party of Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, which fights for self-determination, small government, Pro-Life, Family values and economic empowerment through a level playing field and individual drive. It aint perfect but according to Frederick Douglas,
“I am a black, dyed in the wool Republican,” wrote Frederick Douglass, “and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom.”
On the other side of the coin is a party, The Democrat Party who believes in the freedom from religion, Abortion rights, government mandates to accommodate sexual choice, the taking away of the Constitutional right to bear arms, the expanding dependence on government programs from birth to the grave, the increase in the amount of taxes to run an ever expanding bureaucracy, a bureaucracy used to control the implementation of a growing list of rules and regulation.
Add to this list, social mandates that now make it impossible to acknowledge the biological differences between men and women. To put a stamp on it, now it is offensive to call yourself by the pro-noun he or she. Who would have ever thought calling yourself male would be offensive? That is the world run by Liberals.
This may come as a shock, but if there is any question as to who can claim the religious high ground, then the United States is in more trouble than we think. The reality is this, there is a definitive difference between Republicans and Democrats. This ideological and religious schism is profound and irreconcilable, except by divine intervention. It is up to conservatives to recognize and make adjustments to this difference without compromising.
We’ll leave you on this Memorial Day weekend with this final word from Ronald Reagan, the father of the Conservative Movement.
“Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it from our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same”