Many Christians tend to flock to the Republican party because too many Democrats seem to support values that contradict traditional Christianity such as abortion and gay rights. The human rights issue of equality for two same-sex life-partners who live together without a sexual relationship seems to have been ignored in the push for equality of only gay relationships rather than equality of all relationships. Also, the human rights of the unborn has been ignored and that angers Christians who say that, while there certainly are exceptions, most abortions destroy one human life for the mere convenience of another.
There is certainly great wrong on the Democratic side, but there are also terrible evils on the Republican side which many Christians overlook. Even Christian radio stations seem to echo the lies and bigotry that one tends to find on unbalanced and unfair news networks such as Fox News, ignoring the gross sins of the Republican Party.
The story of Lazarus and the rich man begs the question, "Are Republicans bound for hell?" The rich man in the story was like many millionaires and billionaires in our country, living in luxury every day and dressed with expensive clothing. He ignored the plight of the poor man outside his gates. I can hear the Republican excuses now. "Public health care systems around the world have failed miserably. Let the poor get a job. Obamacare is slavery." Republican propaganda is replete with such lies and hardheartedness. First of all, health care systems around the world are not failures. Many of them are resounding successes and very popular with their people. Capitalist Hong Kong's is the most efficient. The US is 46th in efficiency, one of the worst among wealthy countries in the world. That is a failure. Even the World Health Organization ranks the USA low in success. They rank France as number one according to other criteria.
Our health care system is a moral failure. One of the questions we ask when investigating a crime is where is the money trail? Who stands to gain the most from our current failure of a health care system? Is it not CEO's of health care companies and the politicians who receive bribes from them in what we politely call lobbying? Is it also not greedy employers who don't care about the poor at their own gates and refuse to pay for health care so that shareholders and company officers can have more for themselves? Is it not also politicians who refuse to raise the minimum wage so that employees cannot afford to live? Is it not also those who blame the poor, when many are like Lazarus in the story, who was so bad off that he could not even help himself?
Yes, when I read the story of Lazarus and the anonymous rich man, I cannot help but think of the countless anonymous Republicans who, rather than spend money to help the needy, spend millions lobbying against them and their health needs. How selfish! How greedy! How heartless! I hope that Republicans will repent, so that they do not have to go to hell!