John Danforth on Crowds at Republican Debates
Former Sen. John Danforth points out the obvious. It isn't very Christian for the crowds at Republican debates to cheer torture, the execution of inmates in Texas and Mexicans being fried by Herman Cain's imaginary electric fence.
DANFORTH: What have been the big applause lines in these debates? Well, a statement that the governor of Texas is responsible for killing 234 people on death row. Or that we favor torture. Or that we’re creating a fence on the Mexican border that electrocutes people when they try to cross it. Or when people show up at the emergency room at hospitals and they’re not insured don’t treat them. And that, I mean these are the big applause lines, people just hoop and holler when they hear all that. [...]
It doesn’t have anything to do with the republican party that I was a part of. This is just totally different. And all of these people who are saying this, y’know, and claiming that, y’know, they’re for all this stuff, they also sort of ostentatiously say, “Oh, we’re very religious people. We really, we’re just very pious, Christian people.” They were for torture, and electrocution of the people on along the border and all of that. That doesn’t have anything to do with, is contrary to the Christianity that I understand.
The crowds going to the debates aren't New Testament Christian. These people are Old Testament "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" Christians. You aren't going to see these so-called Christians volunteering in soup kitchens. Ever.
GottaLaff has a shorter version of the Danforth interview with the segment about the debate crowds.