Can a Christian Righteously be a Democrat?

David Burchard Christian Ethics, Politics Leave a Comment

Can a Christian righteously be a Democrat?

This is not a question of whether or not it is possible for someone to be a true Christian and a member of the Democratic Party. It is a question of whether or not membership in the Democratic Party can be righteous or is an act of sin, an act that dishonors the Lord. This question matters because Christ has purchased his people with his own blood, that they might die to sin and live to righteousness.

To be a member of a political party, and/or to vote for candidates of that party, is to throw one’s support behind that party’s platform.

I recognize that someone may associate with a party without agreeing in every point with its platform, but there are some matters of such importance that agreement with the Christian worldview is necessary in order for a Christian to give support. That is, a whole might be so good, and a bad part so mild, as to be able to be overlooked to a degree, goodness and wisdom advanced by the whole. But a part might be so bad that it ruins the whole, its presence making the whole a vehicle for wickedness and dishonor.

Allow me to illustrate this idea by telling you of a friend.

Mrs. Windblower has a mild dairy allergy. When she consumes dairy in a small amount she is aromatically flatulent for a time, something sulfurically unpleasant for her family and friends. Sometimes friends have her over for dinner and surprisingly forget this fact, adding some butter or cheese to their recipe for the night. When this happens, Mrs. Windblower eats anyway, for though the coming breezes are not in accord with optimum health, they are not so bad as to eclipse the health of the food and fellowship that is at hand. Last week, however, Mrs. Windblower discovered a much worse ingredient in her dinner. After making herself a pimento cheese sandwich and laying it on the table, the telephone rang in the den. Returning some minutes later following her conversation, she was appalled to find that her dog, Hamilton, had climbed onto her table, left a steamy pile of meatloaf directly on her food, and was now sitting proudly in the corner of the room. In a flurry of disgust, she picked up that poo-poo pimento, marched with it across the street, and laid it front and center on Friedrich Nietzsche’s porch. Storming back to her house, she congratulated herself on her resourcefulness, thinking generously, “He can use that in his next book. The universities will love it!”

What principle do we learn from Mrs. Windblower’s unfortunate experience? Well, precisely what has already been articulated. If there is a pile of crap in your party’s platform, leaving the party, not eating it politely with other fools, is the proper course of action. It matters not how thick the steak underneath may be. If topped with turd, the meal is inedible, and should be left to German philosophers.

While it cannot be argued that all Christians in America must be Republicans, it ought to be clear to all men in possession of a Christian worldview that support of the Democratic Party is unacceptable and unjustifiable, at least at the present time. Why? Because the platform of this party has in it the turdiest turd of the century. The foolishness and stupidity found throughout the pages of the 2016 Democratic Platform are nearly forgotten once one finds the damning darkness supported therein.

“Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion—regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured.”

If you identify as a Democrat, this platform speaks for you. Democrats are committed…to the belief that women must be allowed to murder their babies with the assistance of medical professionals. Democrats are committed to the furtherance of the mass murder of the most vulnerable members of society. Democrats are committed to the operation of death camps throughout the country, so that infanticidal conspirators can accomplish their ends in all the land. And Democrats are committed to having you pay for this murderous industry when the conspirators find themselves low on cash and unable to keep the crematoriums running.

“We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and wellbeing. We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people.”

Democrats are committed to continuing to oppose organized efforts that seek to allow you not to fund baby dismemberment and slaughter.

“We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment. We condemn and will combat any acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health providers, patients, and staff. We will defend the ACA, which extends affordable preventive health care to women, including no-cost contraception, and prohibits discrimination in health care based on gender.”

In case things are unclear at this point, the platform reiterates that Democrats are committed to forcing Americans of all stripes to fund abortions sought for any reason at any time.

“We will address the discrimination and barriers that inhibit meaningful access to reproductive health care services, including those based on gender, sexuality, race, income, disability, and other factors. We recognize that quality, affordable comprehensive health care, evidence-based sex education and a full range of family planning services help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions.”

The authors of this platform apparently thought plain speech to be too ugly. So let me translate. Democrats are committed to teaching American children how to have sex when they’re in middle school, because obviously that means there will be less abortions. Obviously.

And this party is not content to advance death merely domestically, setting its sights on worldwide murder.

“We will support sexual and reproductive health and rights around the globe. In addition to expanding the availability of affordable family planning information and contraceptive supplies, we believe that safe abortion must be part of comprehensive maternal and women’s health care and included as part of America’s global health programming. Therefore, we support the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to health care information and services, including the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars American assistance to provide safe, legal abortion throughout the developing world.”

Democrats dream of the day when babies can be obliterated in Bangladesh, bills paid for by Bob from Boise.

And, if a child happens to make it past the gas chambers, Democrats “are committed to creating a society where children are safe and can thrive physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually. We recognize and support the importance of civil structures that are essential to creating this for every child.”

The Democratic Party is the Party of Death. It is plain. It is undeniable. It is damnable. It is the major party in America that has thrown its support behind the genocidal blight that is abortion.

For a Christian to vote Democrat or identify as Democrat is for him to give a thumbs up to this platform that comes to us from the fortifications of Molech, chieftain of the Devil.

This is not a morally gray issue.

In the 20th century, Germans who voluntarily joined the Nazi party or supported their ascension and maintenance of power or willingly wore a Nazi badge on the sleeve or flew a Nazi flag from their home shared in the guilt of the Holocaust. Hans could not legitimately say that, while he wasn’t anti-Jew, he appreciated the Nazi’s domestic policies. To willingly support the Nazis was to support in some way the death they wrought. To share their identity was to share their guilt.

The abortion industry has claimed 10 times the human life than did the Holocaust. And it is more than 10 times as wicked, as it targets those far more vulnerable than even the Jews of Europe.

Christian, hear me rightly. You do not need to be a Republican. But, until there is fundamental party change, you must not be a Democrat, for you must not give your support, and associate Christ’s name, with murder.

It is to the displeasure of your God when his people affirm, even indirectly, the mass murder of babes.

“Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them” (Romans 1:32 ESV).

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