From the very beginning, when we were asked exactly what Jesus was a Democrat meant, the short answer was always, “Jesus was not a Republican.” In fact, instead of stating that “Jesus was a liberal,” we used the word “Democrat” in our name to specifically draw an antithetical contrast to the notion that Jesus was a Republican (i.e.,that He lived and demonstrated a right-wing ideology when he was alive). For reasons unclear, we could not see what was in front of our collective faces. In retrospect, it is clear that we should have named our endeavor Jesus was not a Republican (JNR) and not JWAD. We would much rather state that Jesus wasn’t something he clearly wasn’t, than state that Jesus was something that can be endlessly debated. Of course, we firmly stand by our statement that Jesus was a staunch liberal, which is clearly demonstrated by His words and deeds as described in the New Testament. Now more than ever, with the Republicans lurching ever rightward on social issues, foreign policy and domestic policy (i.e., the war on women’s liberty, warmongering re: Iran, and the proposal to gut Medicare, respectively), we believe it is paramount that we should stand up and call the Right out for their hypocrisy. A large majority of them claim to be devout Christians, but their words and deeds are anything but characteristic of the example Jesus left for us in the Bible.
Before I get completely tangential and write a full thesis on our guiding philosophy which is well-documented throughout this site, let me get to the point of this post: We will be relaunching our website in the coming weeks at jesuswasnotarepublican.org. We’ll let you know when. In the meantime, please visit us at our popular new facebook page at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesus-was-not-a-Republican/311925502180080?sk=wall. We promise that the debate is lively and there is rarely a dull moment. We hope to see you there!
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