The Church has been overpowered by corrupt leadership. And the political ideas arranged by the corrupt leaders that politically outmaneuvered the church have now become popular religious sentiment of the undiscerning. In their desperate attempt to gain power, Republicans came up with a strategy that would hold on to their capitalist base and broadened their Christian support which mostly had been going to the Democrats. Christians used to not mind using the government and Democrats as a useful tool for charity or a mechanism to redistribute wealth as the Bible directs. So the Republican strategy was to encourage Christian leadership to begin to interpret scripture to read that the private proceeds of Americans should be in no way taxed or pressured to be compulsory. Therefore, the flock began to believe that charity should not be state arranged in any form but wholly voluntary. Vote Bush and it's bye-bye welfare, bye-bye medicare, bye-bye medicaid, bye-bye social security.