The philosopher of so many contemporary conservatives and libertarians in the Republican Party "scorns" Jesus and Christianity. Her name is Ayn Rand. I don't blame most tea party members for not understanding what Ayn Rand really believed. However, I do think Christians who think of themselves as conservatives need to know what she said in her own words about Jesus and Christianity.
The complete "Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959" can be seen on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ukJiBZ8_4k . In this interview, she said Jesus' type of love is evil. Furthermore, she said a weak person is not worthy of love. In contrast, the Apostle Paul said, "For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly" (Romans 5:6).
Ayn Rand's philosophy has greatly influenced Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh, and is destroying the Republican Party.