Those that are Christians should not be attaching themselves to an ideology that contradicts the basic principles of their own religion. Caring for the poor and vulnerable is a religious issue. The Republican Party that many Christians tie themselves to generally supports big business. The environment, or more specifically, caring for God's Earth is another religious issue. Jesus once announced during the Sermon on the Mount, "Blessed be the peacemakers.." but many Christians have aligned themselves with war hawks. However, the more liberal God-killing Democrats are scourging God from all civic life. Both parties contradict themselves gravely on the issue of life. Democrats support abortion and Republicans support the death penalty. Neither one of these positions obey the biblical injunction to choose life. I believe that instead of attaching themselves to one party for eternity, Christians must be able to step back and really examine how close each party stacks up with a consistent bible-based philosophy.