He did not condemn the woman caught in adultery, but he condemned the adultery, saying go forth and sin no more. He condemned the cold legalism of the pharisees, but He did not condemn their laws. In fact, He said, I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.
And it is silly to stereotype Republicans as uncaring about the poor when according to a book by Arthur C. Brooks, Republicans donate more of their income despite typically having a slightly lower standard of living than democrats. Also, they donate more blood.
So, speaking as a Catholic and a registered democrat. I think the “Christian Right” is doing just fine and its us on the left that need to step our game up.
Fair enough, Niko. But as a Catholic and registered Republican, I think there are indeed issues that the Right fails on, miserably. Just look at immigration policy. While the Republican party platform is reasonable enough, the attitudes of many Republicans towards immigrants is appallingly xenophobic. I live in an area with a high concentration of immigrants, and I see this almost every day. It’s unfortunate that so many of us fail to apply our core values and beliefs to all of our political views.