Today as I waited for the Boy to be baptized, I listened in growing agitation at the message from the pulpit. As a visitor to the church, I don’t expect every lesson to grab me, but today’s was out of line. As usual, President Barack Obama was placed on a pedastal. And Republicans as a whole were lambasted for the treatment of President Obama.
Anyone who has watched the debates know that each contender can find a way to blame the President from foreign relations to who cut the cheese. So that criticism I get.
But to say ALL Republicans are bad is akin to grouping all of (insert group here) as (insert opinion here).
I feel that as a leader of a church, the pastor has a responsibility to speak about not only national politics but local politics also. If you are going to educate the flock, don’t make it an Us (Democrats) versus Them (Republican). I’m a registered Republican. Do I agree with everything that my party says? Of course not. However, I choose to educate myself on the person, not the party.
As I drove home, I got into an argument with The Mister’s elderly aunt. I mentioned unemployment and President Obama in the same breath and she gave me hell for the next twenty minutes. How dare I say something against him? I tried to explain that I still like him but I don’t agree with everything he says. That doesn’t diminish my respect or admiration for the man. IT just means that I have my own thoughts and ideas. And my being a Repblican doesn’t make me a bad person. It makes people do a double take, but once they stop talking about me and talking to me, they see that I have my reasons for registering the way I do.
I don’t agree with voting straight party. Every time Philly Mayor Michael Nutter makes a speech he’s booed off stage. BUt he was voted in by a large majority at the last election because of his party.
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