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Republican Presidential Candidate Implies that Only the Progressive Parts of the Bible are Important!

Oh boy.

Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) wants to be President but you wouldn’t know it by some of the things he’s been saying in recent days. On Sunday he was on CBS’ Face the Nation when he made it sound like the only parrts of the Bible that were worth listening to were the parts that liberals think advocate progressive government policies. He didn’t seem to care that most of those commands were to individual Christians and not speaking in any sense about the government – but that’s a typical liberal move and Kasich is your typical RINO.


During the same interview with CBS on Sunday, Republican Gov. John Kasich used the Bible to defend Medicaid expansion while dismissing it in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.

“As a big fan of that handbook, that the lord handed us, the old and new testament, there’s a lot in there John about our need to take care of the widowed, the old, the poor and the disadvantaged.” Kasich said while on Face the Nation.

His affirmation for the principals of the Bible, however, did not extend to gay marriage. While the governor, and possible presidential hopeful, noted he believed in the Christian version of marriage, it still wasn’t worth standing up for now that the highest court has ruled on it.

“I do believe in traditional marriage but the court has ruled and its time we move on,” Kasich said.

Christianity does stress the importance of charity and looking out for others. Traditional marriage, however, is also an important belief to many Christians. While the governor has not done much on marriage, he has been an adamant supporter of expanding Medicaid.

“The last Republican I can think of who expanded Medicaid was Ronald Reagan,” Kasich told NPR in May. “If other people don’t want to take the money, that’s up to them, but I got money I can bring home to Ohio. It’s my money. There’s no money in Washington. It’s my money. It’s the money of the people who live in my state.”

For using his religion previously to support Medicaid expansion, Republican governors Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley have accused him of hiding behind Jesus.

Kasich’s office did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.



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Onan Coca

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Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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