i grew up in rural indiana. if you wanted to stereotype the religious-right “conservatives” i was one of them. i voted for george w. bush in 04 for one reason. abortion. I didn’t look into any other issues cuz i thought abortion was the most important.
now i’m going to vote for barrack obama.
so am I a republican who has turned democrat? or am i still a republican who is just voting democrat in this election?
when posed with this question, i’d have to say that i’m neither. well, maybe i’m one (i’m just not sure which one i am) but i know this:
before i’m a republican or democrat, I’m an american.
and every then.
before i’m an american, i’m a member of the human race (so i really don’t support bullying other countries)
but being a follower of Jesus supersedes my alliance with fellow humans.
so if we’re going to throw labels around, i’ll just stick with american, or human, or christ-follower.
thanks to freethinker for getting me thinking.