QOTD: Liberal activist equates supporting #Obamacare to being a ‘true Christian’

Posted by: ST on December 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm
SMH

‘Nuff said.

More from the “Stuck on Stupid” files:

When Beyoncé performs at Washington’s Verizon Center on Wednesday night, she’ll encounter a small protest outside urging her to use her performance as a way to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare.

Rocky Twyman is a local activist known for putting on timely and catchy — albeit sparsely attended — “citizen pickets” around town and is organizing one to send a message to the music superstar.

“Superstar Beyoncé raised millions for President Obama during his 2012 campaign,” Twyman wrote in an email news release Wednesday. “This Wednesday evening, representatives of the Pray at the Pump Movement (PAPM) and other concerned citizens will picket her concert urging her to use her enormous influence with youth to get them signed up before the December 23 deadline. We intend to bring healthcare.gov forms with us to be distributed to the loyal youthful fans that will be present waiting in in line to see the diva.”

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On the subject of the Affordable Care Act, Twyman says he “takes issue with Christian politicians who are against providing low cost health care for 40 million people. They have forgotten the golden rule. The Bible specifically states that God wants us all to prosper and be in good health.

I get so bleeping tired of this “Jesus was a liberal” garbage that lefties periodically trot out in order to advance their warped agendas. Most recently here in North Carolina we’ve seen it via the ridiculous “Moral Monday” movement, led by state NAACP President Rev. William Barber (our version of Al Sharpton), an opportunistic race baiter who frequently derides conservative Christians in NC (specifically in the state legislature) for not supporting expansion of Medicaid, for scaling back unemployment benefits,  giving tax breaks to business owners, etc. These actions – taken by state government, and supported by most conservatives  – are not  “Godly” to the Reverend (who, along with his cult of followers, routinely uses scripture to advance socialism) and because of that he questions the Christianity of those who disagree with him on what role government should play in our lives.

I know America is full of well-meaning, decent, hard-working people, but when I read quotes like Rocky Twyman’s this feeling of hopeless for the future settles over me. Surely I’m not the only one? Talk me off my ledge, please …

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9 Responses to “QOTD: Liberal activist equates supporting #Obamacare to being a ‘true Christian’”

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  1. Nate says:

    The Bible specifically states that God wants us all to prosper and be in good health.

    My first request of Twyman: please provide book, chapter, and verse, thank you.

  2. Carlos says:

    Obviously, the guy has either never read the Bible or, if he has, doesn’t understand it.

    Nowhere, literally, does the Christ say, “Government shall mandate any and all of the things I have commanded of you.”

    Christianity is built on a foundation of personal responsibility. It is up to the individual to trust in his faith, it is up to the individual to perform those functions and activities commanded by that faith.

    And it is individuals, like this guy, like the sun god king president-for-life-wannabe, who lack this basic understanding and misplace their faith in the hands of a human institution, government, to supply all that God has promised. What an empty faith, especially considering the thieves and liars that compose what our government has devolved into today.

  3. ALman says:

    The last I read Jesus said, “Follow me.” The choice to do so is that of each individual. To force persons to support a government program in the name of Jesus is scandalous and profane.

    History demonstrates that whenever the church dictates to the state, or the state dictates to the church, unpredictable and undesirable results are in the offing. At best, there is a delicate balance between the two.

    So, this Barber needs to keep this in mind: people are realizing, at least the ones that were foolish to have the notion in the first place, that you-know-who isn’t messiah. And, I might add, neither is Barber. Jesus never “beat” people into submission.

    No more “ledge” talk, please.

  4. True to form, the liberals are trying to take a privilege they are not willing to give. Their line of reasoning is if you do not agree with them, you are nuts. Biblical teachings and a personal relationship with the Almighty are strictly individual in nature.

    The difference between us Methodists and other Protestants is that we will at least speak to each other in the liquor store.

    “For what person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man that which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”–1 Corinthians 2:11

  5. JoyO says:

    At the Democrats’ 2012 Convention, the Democrats voted to keep God out of the Their platform so it is really surprising to hear that them rant about true Christian values. Americans must resist all efforts made by Progressives, Socialists/Communists to police “political correctness”. It is an obvious effort to nullify or weaken our freedom of speech.

  6. exitRove says:

    And then He spake unto his Apostles. “As you go into each town force the people to give unto the poor. If they refuse, fine them and jail them.”
    “Force them to do business with homosexuals while you are at it.”

  7. Yvonne says:

    So tired of how many of the same people who scream the loudest about the “mandate” of “separation of church and state” don’t hesitate to presume the right to define what actually constitutes “true Christianity” and criticize anyone who doesn’t measure up to the arbitrary standard they have set. I think they actually believe they don’t need to walk-the-walk before they talk-the-talk because they are, you know, just so superior (in their own minds). Actually that applies to a whole lot more than religion, doesn’t it?

  8. Browncow says:

    Speaking as an American who happens to be Black, I wonder how the NAACP president of NC can even begin to wrap his head around getting on conservative Christians for not expanding Medicaid and unemployment, but won’t say anything to the people in these poorer environments about having out of wedlock children, involving themselves in crime and/or not speaking out against the perpetrators, and being responsible for themselves? That’s what is needed. Not another “vote Democrat” handout. It’s like the world has just turned upside down.

  9. ALman says:

    @Nate

    Could be he’s not using a translation, but a paraphrase. With these, you never know how it’s going to read.