I’m frustrated by Republican candidates’ pandering for the votes of Christian conservatives. The candidates love to talk about their faith and their values. They love to tell us America was founded on Christian values, but they fail to follow the example Jesus set in His ministry: compassion for the sick.
By threatening to repeal health care reform—without offering another plan to provide coverage for the millions of uninsured Americans—the Republican Party shows an utter lack of compassion.
Some Tea Party Republicans even go so far as to advocate hospitals’ turning away patients who can’t pay. This is the antithesis of what Jesus taught and did.
Review the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). Are you going to vote for someone who acts like the Levite and the priest who walked by while the injured man lay bleeding?