People say that politics and religion are two of the most controversial subjects on the planet. Some people even believe that ministers, pastors, etc. shouldn’t express their political views, especially if it goes against the cookie cutter idea that Republican = Christian. Some of my beliefs and opinions may not be popular, but they are just opinions, so don’t stress it. The following list represents my OFFICIAL position on political issues, not to be confused with Biblical positions:
Political Party – Non-Partisan. But I prefer Democrats much more than Republicans because I don’t have to constantly hear ridiculous phrases such as “liberals (fill in the blank)”. For some reason, they have no idea how absurd they sound. Both parties are exactly the same. I’m a huge Ron Paul supporter and I believe he was the only Republican in the history of the party that was worth voting for.
Abortion – I’m anti abortion. However, I don’t believe in forcing people into doing the right thing. That’s how we end up with a police state.
Electoral College – Get rid of it and let the election be decided by who gets the most votes from the people.
Homosexual Marriage – I’m undecided. I think its a bit hypocritical to say that gay people are going to make a mockery of marriage, but Kim Kardashian can get married for $18 million, then get pregnant by Kanye West while still married to Chris Humphries. Then there’s Brittney Spears and most couples vacationing here in Vegas that get married and divorced in less than a year. Until heterosexual couples stop making a mockery of marriage, I’ll remain up in the air on this one.
Disclaimer: This is strictly my political position, not my scriptural position.
Marijuana – I’m pro legalization. The war on drugs has become the same as prohibition and is doing more to fund organized crime than to prevent it. God said everything He made is good and we know for a fact that marijuana does have medical benefits, which is why drug companies have been trying to patent THC for decades now.
I also don’t believe that the destruction of lives is worth the cost. The penalties for using the plant are more harmful than actually using the plant.
Gun Control – I believe everyone should own a gun and learn how to use it. Laws only punish those that follow the law. Criminals don’t care about the law in the first place. The laws should be less strict when it comes to owning guns.
War – I’m very much anti pre-emptive strike (we attack first), but I’m pro defense. As the old saying goes, “don’t start nothin won’t be nothin”, and that goes for all sides. War based on lies and deceit is just murder wrapped in a nicely presented package. This is one reason why Republicans that are anti-abortion, but pro war make no sense to people with sense.
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Not asking and not telling doesn’t make anyone any less gay or any less in the military. If gay people in the military make you nervous, don’t join the military, but be warned, they are still at grocery stores, gas stations, and probably in some churches. If you don’t believe me ask the Catholic priests or Eddie Long (yeah, I know. I shouldn’t say things like that).
This is not an endorsement of homosexuality. I just don’t believe it matters one way or the other if people know or not.