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Leftists Try to Make This Anti-Christian Democrat Senator into a Christian Saint

Religion is evil when it’s practiced by Christians and Republicans. Religion is good when it’s practiced by non-Christians, Democrats, and people who claim to be Christians but aren’t. For example, in an interview, Hillary Clinton said, “At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking.” She went on to say, that she was “‘raised reading it’ and had memorized many of its passages. She contended that the Bible has guided her throughout her life. ‘I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort, and encouragement.’”

She was quickly labeled a hypocrite. How can someone who supports killing unborn babies and same-sex marriage claim that the Bible is the biggest influence in their life when the Bible opposes these practices?

The latest Democrat to be bathed in the sunlight of Christian religiosity is Sen. Elizabeth Warren. All of a sudden the Bible becomes relevant but only if liberals get to bend and shape it to fit a particular worldview that puts government at the center:

When Senator Elizabeth Warren last week visited the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta — religious home to the heirs and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. — the liberal firebrand began her remarks in a familiar vein, decrying an economy that only works “for a thin slice at the top.”

It might have been just another political stop, a timely bit of outreach to the African-American voters who could be key should she run for president.

But then Warren shifted her focus to Matthew 25:40 — and Jesus.

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me,” Warren said, quoting the Gospel. Then she shared her interpretation: “He’s saying to us, first, there’s God in every one of us, there’s Jesus in every one of us — however you see it in your religion, that inside there’s something holy in every single person.”

Warren is well known for her acrid take on Wall Street money power, on the Trump presidency, and on all the forces in American life that, in her view, deny equal opportunity to all. Much less well known is Warren’s relationship with God. (Newsbusters)

It get’s even worse:

But religious leaders who have known her since her first run for public office say her Christian faith is a constant, if quiet, presence in her life, that it is deep and authentic, and informs her work as a senator.

[Rev. Miniard] Culpepper joined her again in prayer just before she took the stage to give her speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., the biggest moment in her fledgling political career up to that point.

“She also believes in the Word of God, and wants to live according to the biblical teachings,” he said. It’s a relatively private side of Warren that would almost inevitably become much more public if she decides to run for president. Warren says she is squarely focused on her Senate reelection race.

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She carries her own Bible with her, pastors say, a well-worn King James version she has had since the fourth grade.

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Warren’s affinity for the Matthew 25:40 verse is evident in her public statements and writings. She quoted the verse in her 2012 DNC speech, linking it to the legacy of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, whose former seat she was trying to wrest back from Brown at the time.

Warren’s reading of the Bible is about using the government to steal money from some people so it can be given to other people. There is nothing in the context of Matthew 25:40 that has anything to do with wealth distribution by the government. If you want to get technical, Jesus applied in to “these brothers of Mine” (24:30).

If you want to see Matthew 25:40 in action, look at the way neighbors, churches, and charities immediately made their way to Houston to help people in need. Jesus isn’t calling on the people to empower the Roman government to help people in need. He was making a direct appeal to individuals, like how the Good Samaritan acted when a need arose. The unnamed Samaritan took personal responsibility to care for a stranger. After “bandaging up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them … he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him,” paying for the wounded man’s needs out of his own pocket (Luke 10:30-37).

While the Democrats are canonizing Hillary and Elizabeth as political saints, the Democrats have attacked one of President Trump’s nominees for the federal court because of her religious beliefs:

Senators grilled federal judicial nominee Amy Barrett — demanding to know how her faith would influence her decisions from the bench. Barrett is a professor at Notre Dame Law School and a devout Catholic.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., expressed grave concerns that Barrett is a Catholic in good standing.

“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country,” Feinstein said. (Fox News)

It’s OK for Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren to appeal to the Bible to support killing unborn children, promote same-sex marriage, and use the government to steal money from some people so it can be given to other people, but it’s not OK for a conservative to challenge those beliefs.

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