Christianity and Conservative politics are completely incompatible.
Voting for the Tory party and for Theresa May is electing a government that doesn’t care about the ordinary people. A government that wants to cut funding to vital services such as the NHS and the police, services that take care of us all, but importantly look after the more vulnerable people in society. Cutting those services is in direct opposition to a Christian belief where Christians are tasked with taking care of those less fortunate than themselves.
For years the Tories have mismanaged our economy, paying billions to prop up bankers, but not offering considerably less to help nurses. Their ongoing desire to reduce the state and allow big companies to exploit our systems has increased the gap between the elite and the rest of us – and we all know the love of money is the root of all evil.
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
You might be a Conservative voter. You might not realise or fully appreciate the harm that party does when in control of our society. You should care very deeply though, as it is set to get much worse.
The growth of food banks in the UK shows no sign of slowing. Many of these are funded and operated by local churches up and down the country. The Tory government expects you to foot the bill and pick up the fallout of their damaging policy decisions.
The Conservative election pledges on the environment are in stark contrast to Christian beliefs too. They want to provide MPs with an option to bring back fox hunting and allow fracking. They have been criticised by the Green Party for a ‘scandalous’ lack of focus on the environment. Christian’s first purpose on this planet was to look after it – the Tories are not the party to make this a reality.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
If you are a Christian Tory voter, you should consider very carefully how you can possibly rationalise the two beliefs. You should consider very carefully whether what the bible and Christian teaching tells you about helping the poorest and weakest, about the feasibility of a rich person to enter heaven, and about the obligations to care for our environment.
If those things matter to you as a Christian – and if they don’t you should consider finding a new religion – then your vote should be for anyone but the Tories on Thursday. There is even a website to help you work out the best way to vote to do just that – https://www.tactical2017.com/
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
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