Bryan Fischer, lead nitwit at the American Family Association, wants everyone to know that Jesus formed a political organization because he wanted his disciples (and, therefore, all Christians) to be Republicans. Or something like that...
People pursue public office for one of two reasons, one contrary to the spirit of Christ, the other consistent with it. Some - perhaps most - pursue public office because they want to control other people. They see themselves as the smartest people in the room, the elite, people so smart that they believe they should make lifestyle choices for other people, for the benighted masses who are too stupid to make intelligent decisions for themselves. This, Jesus says, is how the "Gentiles" do it, but it is "not so with you."
Others - sadly, the great minority - pursue public office because they want to liberate people rather than control them. They want people free to make choices that affect their own lives without the interference of the overreaching hand of government. They want to free their constituents to engage in the God-given right to the "pursuit of happiness" without bureaucrats defining happiness for them. This is public service in the spirit of Christ.
With conservatives stepping into Americans' wombs, bedrooms, and relationships, apparently this makes Democrats "the great minority." That sounds about right. Even when they have a majority, they can't resist fucking everything up and acting like the minority party. (img src)