I have always considered myself a Republican and a moderate conservative, but to me, these terms were not synonymous with being a conservative or far-right leaning Christian.
The term ‘Republican’ is a viewpoint gives evidence on how I likely I would vote for one party vs. another, but it doesn’t encompass my entire belief systems. The label itself doesn’t define me, and I’ve learned not to believe that it defines others either.
It’s a person’s belief systems, relationships with others and their experiences that defined their politics and vote. So, it didn’t surprise me that there was a ruckus when the news reported some conservative republicans support recently proposed anti-discrimination laws related to housing rights for the LGBT population.
What surprised me was that people presumed that the term Republican was equal to the term conservative Christian. FYI: These are not the same and should not be used interchangeably.
Don’t mislead yourself into believing that all Republicans are created equal. Those who vote straight Republican across the board when heading to the polls may want to reconsider that idea and do more due diligence when researching their constituents.