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Reflections on Conservatism and Christianity
The American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2009 | Larrey Anderson

Posted on 05/10/2009 2:40:00 AM PDT by Scanian

A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. (John 15:20) Are social conservatives hurting or helping the cause of conservatism? The answer to this question has not yet been decided. Christian conservatives can be the saving grace of the conservative movement -- if they can step back and carefully consider how they are perceived in the abortion debate, imagined (and actual) racial and religious bigotry, and in the temptation to claim to know that these are "the last days."

Conservative Christians love and respect the law and the Constitution. Most recognize that the Constitution was founded, at least in part, on the Judeo-Christian principle that all human beings are equal in the eyes of God, that everyone is a sinner, and that no one is above the law.

Since our country's inception, social conservatives have helped make America a more just regime. For example, the abolitionist movement to end slavery in America was a movement lead by people who were, essentially, white conservative Christians. These pioneers of freedom recognized that slavery was not only incompatible with God's truth; slavery was at odds with a basic premise of both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. To wit:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; bigotry; christian; conservatism; endtimes; judeochristian; socialconservatism

1 posted on 05/10/2009 2:40:00 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Great post Scanion.

My take on this matter is twofold:
first, I am a Christian conservative, right to life kind of guy. it is the basis of my beliefs. I say no.

Secondly: the amoral basis of using tax payer monies spent on the destruction of life is inconcionable.
Moreover, the historical documents (Obamas time at the state level) of our curent sitting president have yet to be made translucent and public by the MSM. Do the MSM have somethig to be afraid of when making his Illinois record be known?
The president just recently said it is a question between parties involved along with trusted clergy - smooth words from a person that expects all american taxpayers to have no problem with taxpayer funded abortion, and so where is CNN, or MSNBC on that?

Killers and Evildoers all!

2 posted on 05/10/2009 2:58:00 AM PDT by ChetNavVet (Build It, and they won't come!)
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To: ChetNavVet

glad you liked the post

3 posted on 05/10/2009 3:06:17 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Bump for reading after church

4 posted on 05/10/2009 3:49:56 AM PDT by knarf
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