Tuesday, April 12, 2016

To all you Christians

Pastors, Priests, Church goers, Choir members, and Deacons. Below are the words of your Bible. The words you claim to be from God. Yet you do not follow them. You sit back and tell your friends and family whom to vote for, whom is godly enough to represent you in our government. You sit back and watch as the leaders YOU chose to lead us burn the State to the ground. You cheer as they use the power you gave them to discriminate (just as you did in the 50's and 60's). You cheer as they intentionally attack the poor.

You send up Roy Moore... who spends his time spreading hatred and fear and bigotry in your and your god's name. And you do it willfully, knowing that his message will not be a message of love and acceptance (like you precious Jesus offered), but a message of spite and vengeance.

You send up Bentley, a man who has broken atleast 3 (adultery, covetousness, and being a liar) of your highest laws. And you do not call for his removal. You watch him deliberately cut 85 million dollars from the Medicaid budget which is nothing but an attack on the poor children, the elderly and the disabled... the least of us.

You watch as Hubbard sits over the entire legislature pulling the strings to make these things happen. You watch your governor use his office to stop the investigations into Hubbard. You watched Hubbard lie and steal and sat by and let it happen.

Where is the outrage? Where is the anger? Where is the compassion your Christ showed in your book? Homosexuality never made it to God's top ten, but the men YOU tell your parishioners to elect have no problem throwing away any pretense of righteousness when they assume power.  Sure they say the words, and when they get caught they ask God for forgiveness. They need to ask US for forgiveness, after they step down from their abusive roles.

Sunday, when you go to your gigantic houses of worship... When you go onto the huge plots of land that make up the sports complex and the steeple and the community rooms and listen on 50,000 dollar pa systems, or watch on 50,000 dollars big screens, or sit on your mahogany pews covered in royal purple cloth... think about the commands your God gave. Think about all the people (90% Christian, just like you) who will lose dialysis, basic medical care, and life saving medicine.  Think about all the children you are sentencing to suffer and die because of the interference you have subjected them to. This is squarely on your heads.

You demand people that cowtow to your religious demands when they speak to you, but you care nothing for their actions. You sit by and pour gasoline on the trash fire that is our government. How many of you will sit by and watch family and friends suffer because of your actions? About 1 million people will lose access to medical services because of this action. And many more will be affected when rural hospitals and doctors pack up and leave.

Are you going to sell your pompous church holdings to care for these people? Of course not... because you are all do as I say Christians... You are all like the hypocrites... loudly mouthing your faith to all that can hear... while ignoring that they can see your actions and how hollow your Hosannas are. Be like Jesus, accept those different from you, help those in need, provide sustenance and comfort and care...  Because in my lifetime all you have offered is hatred, anger and imaginary persecution.

"So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets"

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.""By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind"

You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land."

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed"

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."

Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise."