right-wing politics

Neither Christian Nor Conservative Be They

Originally posted 2009-03-02 14:18:43 -0500. Bumped by carol.

Mmm...I've been wondering about the constant raving about a return to base values; the "Family Values" party appears to think that returning to the Christian conservative roots is the way to go, but they (and their primary pundits) appear to be a tad confused. Looking at texts that one might expect them to use for guidance, I can see where some of this confusion might come from:

Proverbs 6:16-19 (New International Version)

16 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,

19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

Seems like we need a LOLcat picture here depicting Christianity and conservatism -- Ur Doing It Wrong.

Let's break this down for the "conservatives" and Rush-rabble: