There is a litmus test in the United States Bill of Rights to help us determine if a citizen or political candidate is an authentic disciple, and perhaps practitioner, of the MORALITY espoused by Jesus Christ...at least enough litmus to allow the claimant of such to provide a shred of legitimacy to such claims.
That litmus is known as the Eighth Amendment.
"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
This is our national behavioral standard for people...IN CUSTODY.
But we don't hear a lot of lip service about the Eighth amendment from most of our Republican citizens do we? No, what they mostly revere are (misinterpretations of) the first, (misinterpretations of) the second, and fifth amendments, which are exactly the amendments that a mountebank would revere the most, as they hope the rest of us will never notice. But we do notice, and that's why we will vote blue in 2022.
Let me reiterate...when someone you know tells you that they are CHRISTIAN...they are essentially implying that they are practitioners of the morality of Christ, but their votes for sundry cults, firearm violence, and the legal right to say nothing...UNDER OATH...about their criminal actions, prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not Christ like at all, because only placing civic value on the first, second, and fifth amendments while never mentioning the eighth, is irreconcilable with the Sermon on the Mount.
Put your guns away, have some candy, read your books, and figure it out.