Values are the basis for ethical action and are foundation upon which other values and measures of integrity are based. Christian Values are often used as a crutch to support conservative politics but they really don’t do that. Why because they weren’t intended to. The idea is to learn the values then apply them to your politics not the other way around.
The biblical teachings of Jesus include the following values:
Love of God: “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37)
This is great but in order to do this you must follow the teachings of God and most Conservative politicians don’t do that. The primary sins of politicians are related to the following “Christian Values”.
Renunciation of worldly goods: “Gather not your riches up upon this earth, for there your heart will be also”
The primary concern of most Conservative politicians is the preservation of the right to accumulate wealth. And if they are caught in a scandal if it is often based on theft of public property (Minister Oda).
Renunciation of violence: “If a man strikes you on one cheek, turn the other cheek”
Vengeance and Punishment are battle cry of most conservative politicians. We must retaliate against Al Quaida we must punish Saddam Hussein regime and we must have capital punishment and put to death those that sin against society.
Forgiveness of sins: “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”
We do not forgive the Taliban or the previous Government of Iraq do we?
Unconditional love: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
This does not mean you pray for their destruction as many churches do? Why aren’t we praying for Iran?
Fidelity in marriage: “Whom God has joined together let no man put asunder”
Statistically speaking there are more divorced Conservatives than Liberals contrary to what the conservative politicians will claim.
Don’t Lie – Do not bear False witness
Why is it acceptable to protect the government by lying to the people. Obama admits things are not going as well as they would like, George W Bush insists that WMD either existed or they had bad intell when in reality he never cared if they existed or not he Lied to get into a war to protect money, that is as bad as it gets.