Yes, I'm A Christian Who Supports Separation Of Church And State
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Yes, I'm A Christian Who Supports Separation Of Church And State

It's the law, but it's God's law too.

Yes, I'm A Christian Who Supports Separation Of Church And State

A little bit of background on me, I identify myself as a liberal Christian. I don't put any sort of specifications on this because many branches of Christianity misuse the Bible and I don't agree with that. I'm also going to school to be a lawyer, so duh I love the complexity that is law. People always ask me how I can be a Christian and a lawyer. I say that it's easy when you know right from wrong.

Various headlines have caught my attention these past few weeks, and months since Donald Trump became president. Recently, an article has resurfaced stating that the Trump Administration will protect public servants who refuse to give care to patients based on their own moral standards and religious viewpoints.

To that I say, maybe you shouldn't have become a public servant (like a doctor). If your religious views and/or morals get in the way of you doing your job, you're not doing the right job or maybe your interpretation of religion is skewed.

Christianity, like many other commonly accepted religions, is based on the practice of servitude and love. I don't see how that could ever "get in the way" of people doing their job. A transgender patient comes into a hospital? You treat them like any other patient. That would be with respect, courtesy, and care. It isn't that hard.

The Bible says "love thy neighbor," and these doctors (that took an oath before practicing medicine) pick and choose how they give care. God didn't put specifications on or give terms for who "deserves" love. If He did, none of us would be receiving love. He just said that it needs to be given freely, over and over. Not treating certain patients isn't supported by religion, it's based on discrimination and hatred.

It's not just doctors. It's bakeries and policemen. Many incidents are brushed under the rug because people claim a religion. A baker, who most likely wanted to make a living out of baking for as many people as possible, stuck their nose up to a gay couple who just wanted a damn cake.

Donald has shown a vast array of ignorance when it comes to the separation of church and state. The Trump Administration and many federal representatives forget that this is NOT a Christian nation. The United States used to be taught as a melting pot and safe haven to "different." This country was built on freedom from oppression (but don't even get me started on how they oppressed OTHER people in the process). We were supposed to be harboring the oppressed. There was a different vision, and this administration is not supporting a successful vision.

Separation of church and state EXISTS. It just needs somebody in power to actually uphold it.

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