Further demonstrating that conservative evangelicals don’t really practice Christian values, Liberty University president and bigot Jerry Falwell Jr. has founded a new right-wing “think” tank that is attacking former Ohio Governor John Kasich for daring to interpret Scripture correctly.
During the 2016 campaign and through the present day, Kasich has repeatedly reminded Republicans that their support of President Donald Trump and constant attacks on the sick and the poor are the opposite of what Jesus commands in the Bible.
For instance, Kasich has justified Medicaid expansion by pointing out that Jesus calls for caring for “the least of these” and warned that St. Peter won’t care about small or big government, but what lawmakers did to make sure the government works for those most in need.
“Now, when you die and get to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small,” he said. “But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor. You better have a good answer.”
Unfortunately, evangelicals are busy denying what the Bible actually says, even as they try to enshrine it as the law of the land over the Constitution.
That appears to be the mission of Falwell’s new Falkirk Center, a subsidiary of Liberty University that supposedly
“equips courageous champions to proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ, to advance His Kingdom, and renew American ideals.”
And Kasich is a target, which is why Falwell attacked him by calling him a “liberal” in a statement.
“I think establishment Republicans are just as bad as liberal Democrats when it comes to taking our country in the wrong direction, so I’ve got no sympathy for the establishment Republicans at all,” Falwell said. “When you hear somebody like John Kasich use the Gospel for socialistic programs, it’s just to show that he has a basic misunderstanding of the Gospel.”
Except that Kasich has no such “misunderstanding” at all. The Bible does command us to care for the poor and the sick, and the best way to do that on a wide scale is through social programs such as food stamps, which President Donald Trump just cruelly cut before Christmas, a move that will negatively impact 750,000 people, including many evangelicals.
And universal healthcare would benefit everyone, but especially the poor, who often go without medical care because it could bankrupt them. Anyone who does not think that’s wrong is not a real Christian, nor are they even human beings. They are monsters.
Kasich may have views that many people disagree with, but he’s right about how we should be treating “the least of these.” Sadly, evangelicals have rejected the Gospel in favor of their own twisted and abominable version of the Bible.
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