Of course Jesus did not preach hating people. Thats obvious...
Jesus did preach to hate sin.
My point was that just as you did, many people will "interpret" the bible around their lifestyle like a smorgasbord. I don't blame them for doing it, mind you, as all of it is just silly. But when they take those "interpreted beliefs" and use them in voting as a basis for their decision making it effects all of us.
I'd much prefer logic and reason in the voting booth over faith in their interpreted dogma.
Achieving wealth and financial success is NOT a sin....no matter how much you liberals want to make it out as such.
My point is that you are judged on your actions and what is in your heart. A wealthy person can be a kind and just person.....just like a poor person can be a complete piece of poo.
And vice versa.
And, I agree with you about the voting booth. That is my biggest gripe with the far right in the Republican party. They allow their staunch religious views to dictate their entire agenda. And, they do not reflect how much of the Republican Party feels.