Letter: Are Otter Tail Republicans modern-day Pharisees?
Who are the modern day Pharisees? The Otter Tail County Republican leadership!
PERHAM — Who were the Pharisees of old? The Pharisees were a religious organization whose objective was supposed to be to help people know God and live holy lives. However the leaders of this group loved to be in positions of power. Rather than being servant leaders, they lorded themselves over the people and they took dominion.
The Pharisees portrayed themselves as being very religious, however their religion was merely for show in order to advance their own agenda. Jesus would often call them hypocrites, and on occasion he referred to them as white-washed tombs that appear beautiful outwardly, but inside were full of dead men’s bones. Jesus even went so far as to call them vipers and snakes. The Pharisees were great at creating their own laws and then forcing others to abide by them, while they themselves completely ignored the laws of God.
Who are the modern day Pharisees? The Otter Tail County Republican leadership! They‘re a political organization whose objective is supposed to be to preserve freedom and liberty, and to help save our Republic.
However the leaders of this group love their positions of power. Rather than being servant leaders, they lord themselves over the delegates and have taken dominion of the organization. Many of the OTC leaders portray themselves as being religious, but their religion is merely for show in order to advance their own agenda.
If Jesus were here today He would call them hypocrites, white-washed tombs, vipers and snakes. These OTC Pharisees have ignored the party's constitution and have unlawfully created their own bylaws in order to prevent 33 duly elected precinct delegates from participating in the democratic process at this years county convention.
Last year (2022) these same Pharisees illegally added anywhere from 30-100 delegates and alternates after caucus night in order to insure their hand-picked candidate would receive the party's coveted endorsement. Both the Pharisees of old, and the modern day Pharisees, had little concern for the people or for their nation; power and prestige is what drives the Pharisees.