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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Why is Christianity the litmus test for many conservatives?

picking a political candidate? One of the first questions is, "Is he/she is a Christian?" Whether they are Christian or not historically has no bearing on their performance or integrity. Here is a list of recent supposedly Christian politicians/operatives:

Ted Stevens - corruption

Mark Foley - sex scandal (gay)

Jack Abramhoff - corruption

Don Young - bridge to nowhere

Ted Haggard - sex scandal gay

Randall 'Duke' Cunningham - corruption

Larry Craig - sex scandal (gay)

Tom Delay - corruption

George Bush - extremely poor judgment bordering on criminal

Update:

Eir, Christianity is not at fault but obviously this notion that politicians professing to be Christian are somehow better candidates is quite flawed.

Update 2:

Hey Rick, point taken but Democrats don't tout themselves as being better because their Christian.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Really?? How about this PARTIAL list of "Christians"?

    Bill Clinton: Impeached by Congress and disbarred by Arkansas Bar for committing perjury. Serial lecher accused of exposing himself to Paula Jones, molesting Kathleen Willey, and raping Juannita Broderick.

    Senator Ted Kennedy: Blatant disregard for laws resulted in death of Maryjo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Family wealth (accumultaed by Nazi sympathizing/bootlegging father) insulates Teddy from consequence.

    U.S. Representative Barney Frank: His male prostitute lover runs prostitution ring from apartment the men shared.

    Senator Robert Byrd: Former member of KKK.

    Representative William Jefferson: Bribe money found in freezer.

    Sandy Berger: Bill Clinton'd National Security Advisor stole highly classified terrorism documents from National Archives.

    Gary Condit: Lied to police investigating disappearance of young intern he was having affair with.

    Jesse Jackson: Democrats' moral guru has love child with young employee.

    Dan Rostenkowski: Indicted on 17 felony charges of misuse of public funds, pleads guilty to two, sent to federal prison for 17 months.

    Melvin Reynolds: U.S. Representative until sentenced to 5 years in prison in 1995 for sexual misconduct and obstruction of justice.

    Gerry Studds: First openly gay Congressman. Doesn't send raunchy e-mails but has actual physical sex with underage male pages.

    Albert Bustamante: U.S. Representative until sent to prison in 1993 for racketering and bribery.

    Lawrence Smith: U.S. Representative until sent to prison 1993 for tax evasion.

    Walter Tucker: U.S. Representative until sent to prison in 1995 for extortion and tax evasion.

    James Trafficant, Marrion Barry, Henry Cisneros, Jim Guy Tucker, Web Hubbell, Thomas Dodd, Robert Torricelli....

    Edit:

    Where are Republicans "Touting" their Christian superiority?

    The Demos. definitely display their pseudo intellectual Elitism!

  • jz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    christianity should not take the brunt for a few bad apples who call themselves "christian".

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