Republican Senator: Jesus’s ‘Golden Rule’ Inspired His Vote For Pro-Abortion KaganThe Golden Rule is a commandment to treat others with respect and honesty. It is not a commandment to set aside one's principals or beliefs. For Graham to use the Golden Rule as cover for his despicable vote is beyond slimy.
(CNSNews.com) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be a good thing for his Senate colleagues to also ponder Jesus’s words as they prepared to vote on Kagan.
“It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said on the Senate floor, as he pointed his colleagues to the Golden Rule and counseled them to look to the wisdom of “somebody far wiser than I am” as they cast their votes on Kagan.
Christianity isn't something to be trotted out as a shield for one's behavior. In invoking our Lord's words in such a manner, Graham, cheapened the words and himself. It was not the act of an honorable man.
What was Graham's purpose for using the Golden Rule is this manner? He knew his vote would be unpopular so he thought that by using the words of Jesus as an explanation that he would soften the anger. If that isn't the very definition of cowardly, I don't know what is.