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A Quote from the comments section of Slactivist

Qutoed in slacktivist user comments...

As Mark Rosenfelder put it,

"Christians can be most effective if they are a noisy faction in each party, one to which secular leaders must pay heed. The alternative is that a minority of Christians who find a particular party congenial hew to its party line, while claiming to speak for the faith as a whole.

This is the position we find ourselves in in this country.

The response, I suppose, will be that abortion is a crucial issue that doesn't admit of compromise. This sounds noble and uncompromising; in fact, I maintain, it is foolish and deeply compromised.

How can we be single-issue partisans, when God is not a single-issue deity? There are many commandments, and much as we'd like to, we can't edit them down to two.

Of course, it could be argued that the Bible has done this for us; but all has not been boiled down to abortion. That alarming passage, Matthew 25:31-46, seems to reduce all judgment to whether or not we have fed the hungry, clothed the naked, invited in the stranger, and visited the prisoner.

How in God's name should one then devote oneself to a party which aims to abandon the poor to their poverty, cut school lunch programs, cut foreign aid, keep out immigrants, deny government assistance to legal and tax-paying immigrants, cut medical aid to the poor and the sick, and put more people in prison than any other industrial democracy?"
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