A situation, person, or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities is a paradox. Nancy Pelosi, Joe Manchin and Joe Biden explain their support for abortion is due to their responsibility as representative politicians, though they are “devout” Catholics. Imagine if great men and women in history applied such logic to their convictions. Patrick Henry would have said, “take our liberty away,” because I can’t affirm my own personal convictions. Winston Churchill would have said, “negotiate, negotiate, negotiate” instead of never, never, never give in, because I can’t speak my own beliefs. I can hear Adolph Hitler say, “I personally have nothing against Jews, but the interests of Germany which I’m responsible for will require us to kill all of them.” What were Jesus’ teachings on what is right – “Do not kill, unless party politics requires it?” When the Apostles were ordered not to teach about Jesus, they said, “We must obey God rather than human beings .” (Acts 5:27-29) These democrat politicians suggest they must obey humans, rather than God, but is it merely an excuse.
Recently Oprah Winfrey claimed she was a Christian. Barack Obama has said so, as well. What kind of person denies their faith and most sacred beliefs for political expediency? Are these powerful Democrats seeking to gain favor with practicing Christians while promoting and supporting woke anti-Christian policies? Do we want politicians with integrity, conviction, honesty and a moral compass, or those who will say anything to be elected. They use their positions as they desire and ignore their responsibility to their Church and Faith. Yeshua caught the Pharisees doing a similar thing by pledging their money to God, rather than taking care of their own family. (Mark 7:10-13) They ignored God’s command, by claiming another duty prevented them. Who would want as their representative someone willing to violate their sacred beliefs for political correctness? Are they merely pretending to have Christian faith, as they espouse, but oppose righteousness and truth encompassed in Bible.
There is a place for setting aside one’s own preferences, usually it is when the representative stands to reap a collateral benefit. For example, if a law was going to enrich a politician personally, they should recuse themselves. We saw this hypocrisy in Al Gore who promoted “green policies” while owning significant investments that would directly profit from the policy’s implementation. The founders were religious people and the founding documents are not incompatible with faith in God. These politicians seek to enhance their political power with those who oppose religion and godliness, while claiming to be Christian, but they can not have it both ways. The Catholic leadership has called them on this hypocrisy. Yeshua spoke to those in this situation, “Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)