Religious = Republican?

On Friday night, I had a conversation with my cab driver about gay marriage, and it didn't go as well as I had hoped. My driver, who was reminiscent of Bob Marley and one of the guys from the Baha Men, seemed to be liberal. WRONG. Apparently, he is a staunch Republican. A low-paid taxi driver. Republican. What? I eventually learned why- religion. This man had no clue really what policies/ideology Republicans supported but loved the GOP because of Jesus. It made me wonder- would religious people vote for Republicans if you took away social issues? The same thing is happening in Ohio and Wisconsin. Public workers are beating themselves in the face for voting in Republicans who want to strip away their rights.

Sign the change.org petition to get the Republican Party to abandon its anti-LGBT platform here.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:29 PM

    Republicans are almost always Republicans because of the principles they have about freedom and success (i.e. economic policies). This is what unites virtually all of them. Many times these principles are intertwined with their core values or religious beliefs, but they are not confined to them.

    Republicans believe that true freedom is being able to earn success and have the freedom to do what they want with the wealth that they earn. If these Republicans are religious, they most likely are instructed by their God to give money to the church AND to help the less fortunate by teaching them, loving them, and giving to them via CHARITY. (** not through government taxes **)

    Republicans are often split on social politics, but they are almost always united on economic politics and those involving more freedom for the individual and less wasteful government.

    Virtually all Republicans, whether rich, poor, or somewhere in the middle, believe in the ability of everyone to achieve as much success as they can through hard work, making smart decisions, and being dedicated to achieving their goals. What upsets many of them is when the government tries to control: what they can do, how much they can keep of what they earn, and where the money they earned will go. It might be a different matter if all Americans individually decided where their income taxes should go, but they have no control over that, so they have less freedom to make their own decisions.

    Most public workers did not vote for Republicans in the first place. 95% of the money Unions spent on political donations went to the Democrat party. Much of this money came directly from taxpayers who would not have wanted their money going to Democratic candidates or to fund their political ads. But these taxpayers (many who are Republican) have no choice how their income taxes are being spent. It was the taxpayers of Wisconsin and Ohio that are having to pay for the public workers (in some form or another) that voted Republican, it was normally not the public workers themselves. They have been in bed with the Democrat party since the beginning.

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  2. Anonymous2:33 PM

    I personally know many people who voted for a Republican (Kasich) for the governor's election in Ohio and regret it because of Senate Bill 5. Kasich has been in office less than a year and his approval rating is hovering at 30%. Not good.

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