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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


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....


    Where are Republicans "Touting" their Christian superiority?

    The Demos. definitely display their pseudo intellectual Elitism!

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  • 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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