The GOP Healthcare Platform is Ironic and Pathetic.

I’m hesitant to write about this as it’s difficult for me not to tangent off into a political rant. But it is what it is, brace yourself.

Yesterday, John McCain left his cancer-stricken deathbed to travel to Washington DC and… voted to take healthcare away from millions of Americans.

A man who is literally using taxpayer dollars to treat his cancer is voting to take healthcare away from those same taxpayers.

And this is the party that most Christians see as the party of God? A party which would reinstate draconian healthcare practices so that a privileged few can keep a few more dollars that they don’t really need?

What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with American Christianity? How can such a large percentage of our population claim to know Christ, then elect leaders whose healthcare plan is essentially “die quickly on your own dollar?”

For cripes sake, here are verses from the very first search result for “bible care for the sick and poor”:

“…naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.” — Matthew 25:36 (NASB)

For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” — Galatians 5:14 (NASB)

And, pay attention to this one here:

But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? — 1 John 3:17 (NASB)

See that?  If you call yourself a Christian and your answer to the healthcare problem is that is isn’t your problem?  I suggest some serious soul-searching.  Perhaps you need to skip what you call Church and ask God to open your eyes.

Also, consider this verse:

And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

How quick we are to throw out the “false prophet” epithet when it comes to same-sex relationships, people with green hair, or denominations different than ours.  But when it comes to taxation, healthcare, and essentially giving a (bleep) about our fellow man?  How how quiet we become.

Do you not see how hypocritical you’re being?  Twisting the word of God to allow for personal hoarding of wealth?  Ignoring scripture so that you don’t feel bad passing by the homeless man on the street?  Trying to justify taking healthcare from the sick with jaded, Libertarian nonsense about “small government” and voodoo economics?

And in the ultimate irony, you wheel out a cancer-stricken man to vote against healthcare.  Calling him a hero all the while.

This is pathetic.

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