Last week I wrote an article entitled, The Religious Right Says “No” to the Ten Commandments”. In the article I pointed out that many so-called right-wing “Christians” talk a lot about the Ten Commandments publicly, but do not live by the tenets privately. Here is an excerpt:
Rightwing Christians are constantly attempting to force the Ten Commandments into our schools, onto our courthouse walls, and into our lives - regardless of our own personal beliefs. Yet in reality, they are no more likely than anyone else - and may even be less likely - to actually honor the ten commandments. Take the current and recent GOP candidates for president. During the campaign, we have seen these so-called Christian republicans defending all types of unbiblical behavior from their candidates, including adultery, unethical behavior, lying, even abortion.
Not content with rejecting the Ten Commandments, at least one right-wing “Christian” has now said “no” to the teachings of Jesus himself. At a prayer breakfast held on February 2, President Obama quoted Jesus's teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required, causing Congressman Phil Gingrey to walk out of the room. I have since read many comments in news forums that support Gingrey’s action, leading me to believe that there are many “Christians” who say “no” to the tenets of the religion in which they profess to believe.
If the religious right doesn't want to follow the Ten commandments or the teachings of Jesus, that's fine - they should just admit it. They also should stop trying to force the bible on the rest of us.