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Who is more Christian: Democrats or Republicans?

Would Jesus be a member of the Grand Old Party? For decades, the GOP has been synonymous with Christianity, unified around issues like abortion and gay marriage. President Trump owes much of his political success to white evangelical Christians, 81 percent of whom voted for him. But critics say Republicans ignore the actual teachings of Christ like caring for the sick, hungry and poor. They argue Jesus was a peacenik liberal, and Democratic policies are far more Christian. What do you think?

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If you read the New Testament, Christ was clear that it is every person's duty to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you," and that those who did not serve the poor and downtrodden could never enter heaven (and would in fact burn in hell for all eternity). Liberal Christians say Republican policies on health care, immigration, refugees, war, education and poverty are in total contradiction to his teachings.

"A curse is on you: go from my sight to the eternal fire that is ready for the devil and his angels. When I was hungry, you gave me nothing to eat; when thirsty, nothing to drink; when I was a stranger, you did not welcome me; when I was naked, you did not clothe me; when I was ill and in prison, you did not come to my help."  
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The biggest unifying issue amongst devoutly Christian groups in the U.S. is abortion.

Conservative theologians argue that even though Christ never mentioned abortion, he frequently admonished his followers to adhere the teachings of the Old Testament ("Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them") and that the Old Testament contains numerous pro-life verses ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you"). 

These groups argue Christ would have voted Republican simply because abortion is murder.

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Conservatives also point to GOP positions on abortion, homosexuality, pornography, religious worship in schools, support for Israel and the teaching of the Bible as evidence that the Republican Party is the truly Christian one.

The Old Testament contains injunctions against homosexuality and sexual impurity, and many Christians see the separation of church and state as hostile to their religion. They say Christ would support public displays of the Ten Commandments and oppose a secular society. He came to bring the Kingdom of Heaven, not to preach democracy.

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But critics think Trump's massive support from evangelical Christians is a hypocritical bad joke. Which refugees would Jesus have turned away? Who would Christ have tortured? Whose healthcare would he have denied?

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Many Christians argue that on policy, Republicans do not adhere to the biblical teachings of Christ at all. Though he never said anything about homosexuality, sex or abortion, Jesus explicitly spoke against wealth over and over:
"It is easier for a camel to pass to the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
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Nevertheless, from staunchly evangelical Christian Mike Pence to Focus on the Family's James Dobson and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., President Trump counts numerous religious leaders as supporters, all of whom consider Republicans the true party of Christ.

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