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January 11, 2006

The Religious Hypocrisy Of Liberals

Lee P. Butler

One month before Election Day, many liberal politicians from Bill and Hillary Clinton to John Kerry practically live inside churches across the country and make sure every media camera possible is video-taping their presence as they gleefully take part in the religious activities including singing with the choir.

Afterwards, they hold press conferences outside those houses of worship to make sure their media brethren have captured them attending service. They are rarely called out for this obvious political campaign infraction.

Throughout the year, many Conservative politicians, such as President Bush, attend Sunday worship services at churches where the media rarely invade the sanctity of the establishment to document their participation, because it is deemed unseemly and is unwarranted by the politician.

During that same time, most of those Conservative politicians openly express their religious belief without regret as it is a part of their everyday existence, yet they are severely chastised by the same media elitists who pontificate about America becoming a ‘theocracy’, unless the liberal Democrat who was singing in the choir before the election wins, of course.

During the Bush/Kerry election, the Democrat National Committee even held a ‘People of Faith caucus’ headed by Leah Doughtry, DNC chief of staff (and a Protestant minister), who said, "This is historic. This is the first time in the history of the Democratic Party that we've made space for people of faith" to hold a meeting like this.

When a Conservative alludes to something like this, that person is then derided by liberal elitists as being ‘divisive’, ‘cold-hearted’, or even a ‘mean-spirited religious fanatic’.

In their attempt to fight back, liberals will assert that there are many Conservatives who don’t attend church services regularly or even worse, never attend Sunday services or may even be atheists and that this somehow justifies their assertion of hypocrisy.

This is nothing more than a diversionary tactic used by all liberals to not only direct the topic away from the heart of the issue, but also as an attempt to put Conservatives on the defensive. In the past they have used this maneuver masterfully, but have seen it more recently backfire.

Any person who even attempts neutrality on this subject has to admit one fundamental fact. Being a member of a religious faith simply means that you believe in a certain universal understanding of a particular religion. Having faith in that belief; whatever the fundamental factor of that religion is, makes you a member of that religious denomination.

No earthly presence can take that away from you.

Either you believe or you don’t. Either you regularly attend services of your faith or you don’t, but even if you don’t regularly attend, if ever, the religious belief you respect and cherish as part of your being is exclusively yours until Judgment Day.

That’s where the hypocrisy of liberal political leaders becomes openly apparent as their activities and political agenda seem to run contrary to what they assert is their religious position. Since politics is the religion of most liberals, they scream when the duplicitous nature of their character is illuminated for all to see.

Attending church services for political favoritism is one example of this. If a person doesn’t go to church to worship during 95 percent of that person’s tenure in public office, that person shouldn’t put on another mask for all to see the other 5 percent.

Conservatives who don’t attend church to worship, will tell you that fact, even during an election, because the Conservative political movement is just that, a political ideology. One of the basic foundations of Conservative ideology is the support of individualistic religious freedom.

In other words, an individual should have the freedom to worship in whatever manner that person chooses to worship or whatever denomination best serves that individual. It also means individuals should have the freedom to express their religious beliefs in whatever manner they deem proper as long as it doesn’t prevent another person from expressing their religious freedom.

Which is exactly the point. Conservatism and liberalism are political ideologies, not religious entities, but religion is enmeshed throughout both. Conservative and liberal policy generally represents a religious aspect because religion cannot be subtracted from the human existence, no matter how much atheists try to make it so.

That’s why Conservatives and liberals debate so fiercely over the abortion issue. The killing of innocent unborn babies is demonstrably denounced by every major religion, yet liberals have fought for decades to maintain abortion-on-demand as a standard practice under American law because of a Supreme Court ruling Conservatives denounce as faulty because it wasn’t based on Constitutional mandate or precedent.

Since Conservative ideology aligns more closely with the Republican platform and liberal ideology aligns more closely with the Democrat platform, the policies produced by both political parties more closely resembles each respective philosophy.

So in the abortion debate Republicans point out to Democrats that if they believe spiritually that abortion is an abomination, voting for a party that supports the unchecked policy of allowing abortions to take place without restrictions doesn’t quite make sense.

Liberals call this a ‘divide-and-conquer’ strategy and claim Republicans are ‘narrow-minded’ and ‘intolerant’ for openly promoting the connection between their religious views and public policy while offering that Democrats should think about their own personal positions and apply that to their political affiliation.

All the while these same liberals see no problem with administering public policy that is the antithesis to the position of the religion they promote themselves to be part of just to win favor for an election.

Conservative Republicans are doing nothing more than laying the nuances of the issues out on the table so that the individual has the chance to choose which side they feel the most comfortable with and follow that philosophy at the ballot box.

Liberal Democrats want the government, preferably controlled by them, to make that decision for everyone and any Democrat who decides otherwise and chooses the Republican Party are chastised as ‘undereducated’ ‘pseudo-religious’ Neanderthals by those liberals.

Telling people that Oz is really just a little man behind the curtain and is not that smiling politician seen on television singing with the choir, is considered sacrilege to liberals and pointing out this hypocrisy doesn’t make that person a ‘false prophet’ as some liberal elitists assert when they are confronted with it.

Does singing and preaching from the pulpit in the spotlight of media cameras in front of a church congregation prior to an election make liberal politicians, ‘false prophets’?

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