Does God take sides in politics? Does He select candidates? Does She choose the issues? Apparently, the GOP thinks so. For more than 30 years, conservative politicians have pandered to evangelical Christians. They have bowed at the altar of the likes of Jerry Falwell, James Dobson and Pat Robertson. In return, evangelical pastors have preached conservative values from the pulpit. And bishops have condemned those with whom they disagree.
Teapublicans have become so secure in their faith that God intended the US to be a God-fearing, anti-government, anti-tax, anti-regulation, anti-union, anti-gay, anti-minority, anti-abortion, anti-science, anti-education nation, they have convinced themselves that all Democrats and liberals are evil…the followers of Satan.
They hear this nonsense every day on Christian radio and television. They hear venonmous diatribes from Rush Boss Hog Limbaugh and other right wing radio hosts. And they hear the daily rants and Teapublican talking points of Fox News Channel. All of this has made conservativism every bit as much a religion to them as Catholicism and Protestantism.
Teapublicans have convinced themselves that every American will be rich as soon as they get the big-government, high-taxation Democrats out of their lives. They believe public education is a liberal tool intended to indoctinate their children in anti-Christian beliefs such as evolution. They believe that, if climate change really exists, its simply Gods way of testing the faithful. They believe…well, they just believe.
As a result, they cannot ever allow themselves to compromise with the evil-doers on the left. After all, that would be akin to compromising with the Devil himself.