Those Who Support Newly Proposed LGBT Laws In Virginia Says, Prove Likely Not
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 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.
When Donald Trump decided to change political affiliations, I was surprised and even doubted that he might fulfill the needs of the Republican party. Even Republicans wavered in their overall support throughout his campaign. However, surprising to all, he has not only adopted much of the political causes supported by Republicans, but helped to move the needle forward on laws that without his help the Conservative movement may still be stymied.
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.
In fact, one Republican who had been slated a conservative Republican (and who showed support for the new VA laws being proposed) is Del.- Roxann L. Robinson (R-Chesterfield).
She considers herself a moderate, and so for those who mislead themselves into believing that all Republicans are created equal, so vote straight Republican across the board when heading to the polls need to reconsider that idea and do more due diligence when researching their constituents.
They represent the voice of the people, and they also take into consideration personal experiences, friendships, relationships, and this influences their decisions.
What you think a label represents when used by a Republican party candidate, may not always be the case. It’s vitally important for Republicans with strong Christian convictions to do due diligence and to be ‘woke’ as the term goes.
New changes in the structure of politics means more questions and no room for a mediocre approach to politics and government.
Dig into the facts when liberal news sites report changes in the norm when it comes to political candidate decisions, especially when it involves Republicans who have been presumed to be conservative and/or Christian.