…emocrat did not come from a crisis of faith, it came from finding inspiration in the life of Jesus. Once I removed the dogmatic lens that had informed my biblical interpretations I found a figure that defended a prostitute and ate with the poor. The life of Jesus simply didn’t reflect the agenda of the political right, so now neither could I.
Today, I feel Jesus would hang with LGBTQ’s, the homeless, and immigrants and the find the hearts of those most apt to hear his message. Yet the party to espouses those values publicly is the last to acknowledge and willingly support these same people. “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.” Matt 25:40