This was my reply to a FB post on whether one would vote for a Muslim as POTUS:
America is NOT a “Christian nation”… it wasn’t, it isn’t, and it can’t be… by its very foundational documents. Secularism was there from the top. There has never been a religious test for political office, and, please God, there never will be. I speak as a religious believer (Russian Orthodox Christian, to be precise). As a member of a “minority” faith, I appreciate the protection that secularism gives me. May America NEVER fall into the hands of the Born Again loons. If I can vote for Bernie (a secular Jew), I can vote for a Muslim… full stop.
The USA was never a “Christian polity”… NEVER. Do ponder that…
The above is what the Church thinks of Islam. The US Republican Party thinks differently… so be it. NO ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CAN HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH SUCH AN EVIL, NIHILISTIC, AND DEMONIC FACTION. Their credo is greed, narcissism, and bullying… What concord hath Christ with Belial? The Repugs want to sink what remains of the New Deal so that they can waste the money on overpriced guns, giveaways to the Affluent Effluent, and increased corruption for themselves. No conscious Christian can have ANYTHING to do with such an Antichristian faction and the evil that they espouse and serve.
You may follow HH and walk in the path of light as marked out by the political left and actual conservatism (hated by American Republicans, by the way)… you may follow Potapov, Paffhausen, Dreher, Webster, et al and walk in the paths of darkness marked out by the neoliberal “conservative” Republican Party. It’s entirely up to you. As always, choose wisely… the fate of your immortal soul DOES hang in the balance. Do remember what Our Lord Christ said of the affluent.. They have their reward. Do attend to that…
I’m an American and a Muslim. Today, I’m asking all Americans of every faith to join me to denounce Donald Trump’s hate speech. His plan to shut Muslims out of America has no place in our Democracy. His prejudice against Muslims is reckless, dangerous, and racist. Trump doesn’t understand what makes America great. We’re a nation of different faiths, but we share a common belief that our differences only make us better… and together, we can build a stronger America. That is the greatness of our nation. Every day, Muslims in America like myself are working hard to strengthen our communities. Muslim-Americans own businesses. We’re leaders in communities, teachers in local schools, and members of the Armed Forces. We’re fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers… we’re your neighbours. Simply put… we’re Americans. As an American… I think that it’s time we said NO to the hate.
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Trump isn’t alone. The Republican Party now trumpets hate, greed, and warmongering as its unashamed tenets. Therefore, no Orthodox Christian can have ANYTHING to do with this evil organisation. What does that tell us about Potapov, Paffhausen, Webster, Whiteford, Reardon, Dreher, Trenham, Mattingly, and all the other drooling konvertsy Republicans? What shall they choose? Christ or Ted Cruz? The Church or Marco Rubio? Christ’s Love or Abbot’s Death Penalty Spike?
Yes… what shall they choose? Their eternal destiny DOES depend on their choice…