Mixing politics and religion, the wrong way

Even though my disaffection with the Democratic Party began 30 years ago (under Jimmy Carter), I remained a registered Democrat until last fall, when I switched my affiliation to Republican. However, articles such as this give me pause to reconsider:

Utah County Republicans defeated a resolution opposing well-heeled groups that a delegate claims are pushing a satanic plan to encourage illegitimate births and illegal immigration.

Don Larsen, a Springville delegate, offered the resolution, titled “Resolution opposing the Hate America anti-Christian Open Borders cabal,” warning delegates that an “invisible government” comprised of left-wing foundations was pumping money into the Democratic Party to push for looser immigration laws and anti-family legislation.

Larsen said Democrats get most of the votes cast by illegal immigrants and people in dysfunctional families.

But it’s not the Democrats who are behind this strategy, Larsen said. It’s the devil.

“Satan’s ultimate goal is to destroy the family,” Larsen said, “and these people are playing a leading part in it.”

Larsen’s resolution contained quotes from the New Testament on the battle between good and evil. The copy of the resolution handed to delegates stated it “fulfills scriptural prophecies about our times.”

Larsen offered a similar resolution at the 2007 convention. That also was defeated by delegates.

And we’re all glad it was.   ..bruce..

4 thoughts on “Mixing politics and religion, the wrong way

  1. I have taken Political Continuum tests in the past, and normally come out slightly left of center.

    I have never formally declared to be a democrat or a republican. I don’t even know the reasons for doing such a thing. I think having only two parties (I know there are others, but in a national campaign, for all intents and purposes, there are currently only two) which diametrically oppose one another is tearing the country apart.

    I think both sides have some really good points, but they also have some really detestable and unsavory things as well. I belong to no political party, and I can honestly say that I vote my conscience.

    I think there are lots of people struggling with the same things you are – the parties drift farther apart, and fewer and fewer people are willing to live on the extremes. Maybe a true and lasting third and/or fourth party can be formed that is more about unity. Might we see a political revolution in the near future?

  2. The difference is that on the Left, the paranoid style in politics is not just a throwback to the fifties, but rather business as usual.

    Zator: We are never going to escape the two party system in this country until a fundamental electoral reform like preference voting is adopted.

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