Tom Yarborough

Rookie (June 19,1946 / Earth)

Liberal Christian Poem by Tom Yarborough


Liberal Christian

I know I am an outcast for the liberal way I think
I know that some exclude me for making such a stink
But I try to do the right thing, as I think Jesus would do
It’s difficult however, to be modern Christian true

I have always felt that Jesus especially loved the poor
He always stressed that we should always give them somewhat more
There’s that thing about a rich man getting into heaven’s gate
Something about a camel, perhaps that verse is out of date

Does being Christian mean having total blind ambition
Sacrificing the poor for the Christian Coalition
Making the rich richer by a series of tax cuts
To then cut social programs just sounds a little nuts

I am a Christian liberal who chooses love and life
I don’t care which gender someone chooses for a wife
And I know that such beliefs will get me reviled
But pro-life doesn’t mean abandoning a child

I know that it’s a cliché’ to say what would Jesus do
And to be quite honest, I really wish I knew
But one thing that I do think, is if He were here today
He would have equal love for those who were straight or who were gay

Submitted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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The poem is inspired by the division that exists between the right and left political beliefs within the framework of Christianity.

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