Christian Values

In a recent interview, Mitt Romney said, "The Judeo-Christian ethics that I was brought up with -- the sense of obligation to one's fellow man, an absolute conviction that we are all sons and daughters of the same God and therefore in a human family -- is one of the reasons I am doing what I'm doing".

Conservative Christian leaders are taking the same approach, urging evangelicals to focus on Romney's policies and principles, not the particulars of his faith.

The GOP platform, including opposition to abortion and gay marriage, fits "squarely within the Judeo-Christian tradition", more than two dozen Christian notables wrote in a Sept. 7 public letter congratulating Romney on the document. The signers included activist Ralph Reed, evangelist Franklin Graham and Focus on the Family President Jim Daly.

So let's compare these policies and principles to the values of Yeshua. I don't see any mention of helping the poor or healing the sick. In his well-publicized remarks to his donors, Romney openly said he doesn't care about people who don't pay income tax. That would include the working poor, the elderly and handicapped. Yeshua cared about them and urged us to do likewise.

Those who expressed their support for Romney cited his opposition to gay marriage. The government can not control who you love. They can control your access to government benefits. So Romney and his buddies are supporting discrimination against a segment of the population based on their love life. Who did Yeshua tell us to hate?

Sounds to me like a bunch of Chinos (Christian In Name Only) trying to put their words in Yeshua's mouth.

Best always
Brother Ron