I normally don’t talk about religion, but I have to respond to something that happened in my area. Recently, the dean of a local college, one attached to a religious denomination, put out that anyone who voted for Biden was “anti-Christian”.
Hold the horses, people.
Last time I checked, there were two rules to Christianity: love god, and love your neighbor as yourself. (If you want the actual words, from ESV Matthew 22:37-40 ‘And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”’)
I don’t know about you, but I don’t see a word about political parties, candidates, voting or anything else specific to our modern world.
It’s very simple: love your neighbor.
And by condemning people for voting for who they thought was the best candidate? That’s not Christianity, that’s bigotry.
I’m really getting tired of those people who use the label of Christianity to hide bigotry, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, and politics.
Jesus didn’t say, “Love your neighbor as yourself, except if he’s a different religion or ethnic background or gay or poor or female or a different political leaning.” Nope, there are no exceptions to that rule.
Sometimes it takes an awful lot to love your neighbor, particularly if you don’t agree with him. But that doesn’t give you the right to pass judgment.
I don’t consider myself a Christian. But I can tell you one thing: I’m a whole lot better at acting like one that many folks who consider themselves Christian.
(By the way, the bigot resigned as a result of this crisis. It’s probably the best thing for a college that does its best to promote Christian attitudes.)