Candidate For Governor Promises To “Fight To Protect Our Christian Values”

May 1, 2018

By David Badash

Former Georgia Republican lawmaker Hunter Hill is running for governor promising to “fight to protect our Christian values.” The 40-year old makes no attempt to hide his disdain for separation of church and state, doesn’t even try to hide his religious extremism in a more-encompassing “Judeo-Christian values” claim.

“As governor, I’ll fight to protect our Christian values, defend the 2nd Amendment, and eliminate the state income tax,” he says in a new ad.

“Army Ranger training made Hunter Hill a leader,” the video begins. “But during three combat tours of duty it was Christ who strengthened him.”

“As governor, Hunter will protect Christian values. Defend our Second Amendment. And eliminate the income tax,” the voiceover promises.

“Leader. Fighter. Christian. Hunter Hill: The true conservative for governor,” the ad, below, ends.

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9 comments on “Candidate For Governor Promises To “Fight To Protect Our Christian Values”

  • “As governor, Hunter will protect Christian values. Defend our Second
    Amendment. And eliminate the income tax”

    …because Jesus told his followers to always carry a gun and refuse to pay their share to support the common good.

    Another shining example of America’s failed education system.



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  • I’m not a Christian: I find its claims ridiculous. At the same time, some of the values attributed to Jesus in the Gospels appeal to me enormously. The idea that we are co-responsible for the well-being of others. That the poor matter. That the sick should be healed and prisoners treated with compassion. That conspicuous consumption is wrong. That the pursuit of money above all else ultimately impoverishes ourselves and others. That a simple lifestyle is a good thing. That we should be kind to one another. That people and their well-being count (with the implication: whatever their race, or background, or accent, or wealth, or … or … or …). That peace and justice and fairness are important. That violence should be avoided, and humility and compassion pursued.

    The Bible contains plenty that’s ugly too. And the values I’ve listed above have been expressed elsewhere as well, and aren’t unique to Christians or Christianity; nor have individual Christians or entire Christian churches been particularly good examples of them, on the whole. All the same, this non-American finds it truly bizarre to see people proclaiming devotion to Christianity on the one hand and simultaneously pouring scorn and contempt on the core values espoused by its central figure on the other.

    It’s been said before, many times, but it’s true: if Jesus existed and started preaching in America today, Republicans would treat him as Public Enemy Number One. I can picture the rallies now: hundreds of thousands of gun-toting Republicans calling on God to smite the unAmerican, anti-Christian traitor (and then one or more of them taking matters into their own hands and shooting him themselves, before declaring it to have been God’s doing in answer to their prayers – hallelujah, praise the Lord).



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  • @ Marco #2

    this non-American finds it truly bizarre to see people proclaiming
    devotion to Christianity

    You probably know this, Marco, but these people merely use ‘Christian’ as a virtue-signalling label.

    In truth, they are simply Fascists.

    (fascism, defn: a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition).



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  • rogeroney #3

    You probably know this, Marco, but these people merely use ‘Christian’
    as a virtue-signalling label.

    I honestly don’t know what’s going on with them, Roger. I’m sure what you say applies to some of them. Actually, without the “merely”, I’m sure it applies to all of them. But I have always sensed there’s something else going on with them, too – something more distorted, something more than just outright hypocrisy.

    I suspect many of them do genuinely believe themselves to be sincere Christians, but that they have recreated Christianity in their own image. For them, the Christian god has morphed into a libertarian, free market economy, low regulation and low welfare society, and their version of the Sermon on the Mount would be therefore be something like “Blessed are the capitalists and the exploiters and the cheats and the profiteers, for they shall inherit the Earth.”

    Consequently, they can lie and con and shoot and bomb as much as they like, and victimise the poor, and the black, and anyone who doesn’t fit their alpha-male, libertarian mould, and still persuade themselves they’re doing God’s will.

    I honestly think there’s something much more perverse, much more sick, going on here than mere hypocrisy. Though clearly there’s a good dose of that too.



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  • Marco #4
    May 4, 2018 at 6:06 am

    I suspect many of them do genuinely believe themselves to be sincere Christians,
    but that they have recreated Christianity in their own image.

    I think that is a self-deception feature of god-delusions! They are personal to the individual, but with a “don’t-ask-don’t-tell” approach, they seek alliances with other conflicting god-delusions, by tribalistic badge wearing!

    We can even get ludicrous examples “faith conferences”, of Popes, Cardinals, Ayatollahs, Mullahs and Rabbis, discussing resistance to secularism!

    This is very evident when the bible illiterates wave bibles over their personal preconceptions, as a badge of authority and an endorsement by their god!

    Egotism, selfish self interest, and self-aggrandisement, are certainly frequently exhibited features of god delusions, while the delusion-dominated sheeples profess “humility” in hypocritical gestures of cognitive dissonance!



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  • Alan #5

    I think that is a self-deception feature of god-delusions! They are
    personal to the individual

    Yes, that’s true. I don’t think they even realise the extent to which it’s true. Different flavours of the same religion emphasise wholly different, often mutually incompatible things. You get the full range, from the gentle, tolerant, universalist versions to the grim Calvinist, an-eternal-torment-awaits-you-you-miserable-sinner versions. And even within those utterly incompatible traditions, individual adherents give weight to different things. They can all “justify” them with reference to the Bible. There’s no shortage of material in there to “support” any interpretation, and so followers either blindly pursue the version drummed into them as children or, if they happen to come to Christianity of their own volition in later life, seek out the version that sits most comfortably with their own personality and outlook. Consequently, you can find Christians who look on the world benignly and compassionately and give Christianity the credit for it; and others who are constantly on the look-out for “sin” and constantly condemning people and preaching hellfire and damnation, and claim that as Christianity too.

    I’ve often thought that an examination of the beliefs of any individual Christian will tell you very little about Christianity, but a huge amount about that individual.



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  • “As governor, I’ll fight to protect our Christian values, defend the 2nd Amendment, and eliminate the state income tax,” he says in a new ad.

    Here we have the recipe for the apocalypse: Christian “values”, guns for all easily and elimination of taxes (the end of centralized government).

    Bring on the dystopia!

    “Army Ranger training made Hunter Hill a leader,” the video begins. “But during three combat tours of duty it was Christ who strengthened him.”

    So here we have this guy, Hunter Hill, who was apparently brought up under conditions of severe indoctrination into the ideology known as Christianity, who then went off with his big guns to another country where he was exposed to prolonged severe frightening life or death situations. Now he seeks to utilize his “skills” to lead the public in a way that is consistent with his “special” worldview.

    Be afraid. This person is NOT a conservative. He is a reactionary theocratic white nationalist fascist who insists on dragging us backward in time to an imagined past utopia (which never existed).

    From Wiki:
    A reactionary is a person who holds political views that favor a return to the status quo ante, the previous political state of society, which they believe possessed characteristics (discipline, respect for authority, etc.) that are negatively absent from the contemporary status quo of a society. As an adjective, the word reactionary describes points of view and policies meant to restore the status quo ante.[1]



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