The largest church denomination in Tennessee is the Republican one and both the church and the Republican party are worse off for it.
It is a marriage made…. well not in heaven. From it have come a series of remarkable off-spring.
You have people who are “pro-life” that believe that anything that is pro-living (like health insurance) is a dangerous plot.
You have people who believe that poverty is God’s judgement on sinful people and who believe that the 2200 verses in the Bible about helping the poor were a temporary error in judgement on God’s part.
You have people that believe treating others without bigotry and discrimination creates an unbearable crisis of conscience that the government should support them in.
You have people who believe that poverty is a manipulative act by lazy people and lazy people don’t deserve to eat and you have a government who has an abiding concern with protecting the good people from the lazy people.
You have people who believe the sanctity of our bathrooms is our greatest national security issue and legislators willing to flush the education of our children down the toilet in that bathroom in order to support them.
You have people who believe I should have the freedom to carry my gun even to my doctors office but not have the insurance to actually have him treat me.
You have people who believe the Bible should be the state book but that doesn’t mean anybody needed to act like he has read it.
You have people who believe that when Jesus said to care for your neighbors he couldn’t have meant their neighbors.
You have people who believe that if Jesus had actually met any Moslems there would be a different golden rule.
You have people who believe it is impossible to be a Christian and a Democrat.
You have people who believe that a black president must be unbiblical because God told them so.
You have people who believe that God said to love others be really meant to say judge them first.
You have people who believe they are being persecuted because too many people think they are foolish and should not have the ability to persecute others.
And finally you have people who believe that perhaps we are all God’s children but are completely convinced Dad had always liked them best.