The South Carolina Republican primary reminded me of something that happened 2,000 years ago.
This is not to imply that one of the candidates is perfect, but consider this: A God-loving missionary having one wife for 42 years, who gives 10 percent of his income to his church, is thrown under the bus by evangelical Christians in favor of a polarizing alternative with three wives and other baggage enough to sink the Titanic. This is a prime example of punishing the worthy and honoring those pied pipers with long records of maintaining the status quo.
Three of the four Republican candidates have spent their adult lives in federal politics, and look where we are today. I believe in forgiveness, but I also believe in fairness and open-mindedness. I am not a Mormon, but I admire their love of family, country and God.
Don't believe prejudiced pastors and priests know how you should vote. Look inside your heart, and think about the America you want to live in. Consider what religious leaders did 2,000 years ago, and decide whether they might be wrong again today.