Richmond Times-Dispatch: Tea Party, Chrisitan principles can align

Posted by JonWakefield   // April 11, 2012   // Comments Off

From my recent column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Last August, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Cal., said, “As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to Hell … and I intend to help them get there.”

As a leader in the Tea Party movement, and someone who happens to be a Christian with an alternative preference for my eternal destination, this statement caught my attention. I find it ironic, because my Tea Party involvement is driven largely by the eternal implications — exactly the opposite of how Rep. Waters intended.

In Matthew 22, Jesus commands his followers to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (verse 37), and to “Love your neighbor as yourself” (verse 39). By joining the Tea Party, I have been privileged to lock arms with a number of kind-hearted and sincere Christians who take these commands seriously. We believe that we’re fulfilling all of them through our Tea Party service.

Does that sound weird? It may, considering that the Tea Party movement includes people of differing faiths and of no faith. Also, it is politically focused.

Or is it?

Read the entire column here.

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As a political independent, Jonathan Wakefield serves on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Tea Party. He is the author of SAVING AMERICA: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT and the non-political novel FATAL REALITY (an inspirational thriller). Jonathan is also a computer programmer and the owner of a copywriting and editing business. Visit his websites at and



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  1. By cli rus, April 12, 2012

    It is unfortunate the Democratic Party has chosen to support and encourage Atheism and Socialism, and attack Christian Principles.

    The support and encouragement of Atheism was proven by the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and support for homosexual marriage/partnerships.

    The support and encouragement of Socialism was proven by Obamacare.

    No Christian should ever vote for any Democrat because the Democratic Party supports and encourages Atheism and Socialism.

    Many call themselves Christians but there are qualification to be a Christian. 1John.2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

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