Black Christians undermine belief in God when they vote for Democrats, says Star Parker

 

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A conservative activist bluntly stated Wednesday that churchgoing blacks who subscribe to the Christian religion “undermine” their religious beliefs every single time they vote for a Democrat.

Activist Star Parker of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education issued the surprisingly matter-of-fact remark during a “Fox & Friends” debate about new employee rules at Facebook that prohibit the social media company’s employees from proselytizing about religion.

Listen to the whole discussion below:

“We’re keeping it simple with three main guidelines: Don’t insult, bully, or antagonize others. Don’t try to change someone’s politics or religion. Don’t break our rules about harassing speech and expression,” Facebook reportedly announced in an internal memo this week.

While both Parker and her debate opponent, Democrat strategist Suzan Johnson Cook, appeared to rather dislike the new rules, they disliked them for vastly different reasons.

“I went all over the world as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom to allow people and to advocate for people to have freedom of thought, conscious worship,” Cook initially opined, referencing her stint from 2011 to  2013 as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

“You know, Facebook is limiting that, and I think when we start limiting what people can say, think and be able to persuade, we’re violating our rights. So I think what they’re doing is absolutely incorrect,” she added during her debate Wednesday morning.

Parker felt a bit differently.

“It is a direct attack on Christianity,” she asserted. “What we know is the more often people go to church, the more conservative they are, and then the more they vote for Republicans, so that’s what this is really about — Republicanism — and Facebook is not on that side.”

It’s unclear whether Facebook’s rules only pertain to discussions about conservatism and Christianity. Regardless, Cook took offense to this remark, noting that she’s a Christian Democrat — a black Christian. This prompted Parker to double down, albeit with a twist.

“In general, this is what the data’s showing –very clearly — that the more conservative you are is because of you going to church on a weekly basis, and those more likely vote Republican,” she said.

“But you are making an interesting point, because the only place it breaks down is with blacks. Blacks will go to church more often. They say that they believe in God much more often. And then they go and undermine that belief when they vote for Democrats on Tuesday.”

While there wasn’t enough time on the program for her to expound further on this belief, it likely stems from the dichotomy that exists between Christian principles such as the sanctity of life and the need for personal responsibility, as two examples, and left-wing policies.

Almost every Democrat Party policy — including those that favor abortion, that favor government dependency, that favor the violation of law — violates basic Christian beliefs.

Parker is incidentally a staunch opponent of all these policies. In fact, she just recently praised Donald Trump for cracking down on a rising tide of welfare abuse.

“These guys are not working. They’re watching porn, they’re watching TV, they’re watching women, they’re watching everything, but they’re not working,” she said on Fox News.

“And this is what this initiative is attempting to do, is to get them back into their own lives so that they can prosper,” she added, alluding to Trump’s tightening of welfare eligibility requirements.

Listen:

Christians believe that success stems from hard work. While life contains many tribulations, it’s through the process of overcoming these hurdles that people build confidence, develop skills and become successful, productive citizens and, hopefully, parents to the next generation.

The Democrat Party’s vision for America runs completely counter to this, and that presumably was the point that Parker was trying to convey Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.”

Vivek Saxena

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