Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ronald Reagan And American Conservatism's Normalization Of Divorce In American Politics

Scriptural Stonewalling 

Alan: Conservative Christians assert the right to refuse marketplace service to same-sex couples.

The appended article, "The Great Secession,"  reminds us that " it never occurred to Catholic bakers to tell remarrying customers to take their business elsewhere."  Good Christian customers like Ronald Reagan. 

According to The Gospel of Mark  (the oldest of the four canonical gospels) Ronald Reagan lived most of his life in a state of adultery.

Mr. Reagan also died in a state of adultery. (To be clear: An individual can be an adulterer and a great politician simultaneously. But morally censorious Christians cannot be true to core principles if they champion Mr. Reagan.)

Ronald Reagan: Nominee, GOP Adultery Hall Of Fame
Reagan divorced his first wife, Jane Wyman -- with whom he fathered two children -- and subsequently married Nancy (Davis) Reagan who scheduled her husband's White House appointments according to "favorable" dates set by her personal astrologer.

White House Confirms Reagans Follow Astrology

Joan Quigley, Nancy Reagan's White House Astrologer

Nancy Reagan's Astrologer, 'Closely Guarded Secret'

Since political pragmatism regularly trumps religious belief, conservative Christians - even biblical "literalists" - will devise quick justification for their championship of America's only divorced president, who -- according to "The Son of God" -- committed adultery with his second wife over the course of 52 years.

This core question remains: "Why does The Party of Family Values  normalize divorce - and the practice of adultery as defined by Jesus of Nazareth?"

Mark 10:2-12

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,[a] and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
10 Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her;12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

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