Gov. Pence of Indiana and his cohorts talk about “religious freedom”.  What kind of Christians are they?  Do they remember the Ten Commandments?  Do they practice them?  Evidently not to both questions!  At the very least, they should read Matthew 7, vs 1, “Judge not, that ye be not judged”/ Verse 2, “For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged”.  The book of Matthew gives us many reminders of how Jesus wants us to live our lives.  They need to read the whole book of Matthew.

I was raised in a “faith based” family, baptized, confirmed, went to Sunday school, Church, joined the church youth organization, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and played the organ for church services.  Does this make me a Christian?  If I go to church every Sunday, does that make me a Christian?

The teachings of Jesus I learned throughout my life are not the teachings I am hearing in news broadcasts, “talk shows”, newspaper columns, magazine articles, etc. from the “Sanctimonious and Puritanical” religious groups.  They are preaching hate, not love.

The teachings of Jesus I learned were love one another as yourself, have compassion, understanding and a non-judgmental acceptance of others.  Whenever a “Christian” talks   about “their” interpretation of the bible they must be very careful not to have this “Holier than thou” attitude.  Remember, we are ALL sinners…even those who go to church every Sunday!

I feel the word “Christian” and what it means has been “hijacked” by the loudest, most hateful and “self-loving” people I have ever heard who claim to be “Christians”.  These people do not practice the teachings of Jesus!  They are using “the name of the Lord in vain”!



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