DNC Passes Resolution that Condemns Religious Freedom

Progressive Zealots Embrace the Non-Religious

Canadians protest the opening of Chik-fil-A, equating Christianity as a hate group.

Whether it was the Norse or Greek gods in the ancient world to Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, New Ageism or the State, it’s demonstrably true that people throughout all ages are driven to serve something or someone higher than themselves. So it comes as no surprise that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) felt the need to pass a resolution to enshrine the religiously unaffiliated in America on August 24 and cement their commitment to serving the nonreligious gods of diversity, environmentalism, veganism and population control.

According to the Resolution, the religiously unaffiliated demographic has tripled in the last two decades, now representing 25 percent of the overall American population and 35 percent of those under the age of 30. The DNC proclaimed that this group overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values, with 70 percent voting for Democrats in 2018. The Resolution cites that 80 percent support same-sex marriage and that 61 percent say immigrants make American stronger. The Resolution states that the religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19 percent in 2007 to one in three today.

Those of us who have observed the Democratic National Party (DNC) have long understood that those who are nonreligious and politically active do, in fact, have a religion. Their worship of diversity, sexual deviants, zealots (Islam), the environment and the state, is their religion, which is why so many of them had a meltdown over the rise in national patriotism and the election of Donald Trump and support violent movements like Antifa. And it is not a stretch to say that those in Antifa do, in fact, resemble the religious zealots of Islam. Far-left Democrats support the use of violence, force or using the state to make you embrace their religious ideals. I discussed the left’s modus operandi for control in The Left’s New Old-Time Religion and in the Ninny State.

Most Americans that lean right are far more accepting of diversity than this group of the twenty-five percenters on the left that the DNC felt the need to pass a resolution. American patriots as a whole couldn’t care less if you are an atheist or a Hindu, provided you love our country and don’t infringe on other’s religion, but that is not the case for the politically active, nonreligious left. They don’t just want to decree a resolution of nonreligious affiliation, they want to attack the Christian religion without naming it, choosing instead to use the pronoun “their,” but it is clear they are taking direct aim at Christians:

“WHEREAS, those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by
their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of
“religious liberty,” to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of
many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and
religious/nonreligious minorities; and…”

But who is really attacking the LGBT community, women or ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities? Gays today are granted the same civil rights as any other American. They can marry, live anywhere or work anywhere they wish, buy property and even adopt children—regardless of their religious or nonreligious beliefs. What the DNC overlooked in adopting their resolution is that the political right isn’t all comprised of Christians and isn’t too concerned about who gays love or what they do in their personal life, particularly if they are under age 35.

The idea that Christians are hunting down gays, assaulting, oppressing or taking away their rights is absurd. Christians today have been bullied into public silence for fear of being perceived as oppressive or being “homophobic,” a completely nonsensical word. It is rare today to walk into a church and hear a pastor actually attacking homosexuality, much less preaching repentance of all sins and salvation, the basic tenants of Christian theology. Although the Christian religion believes homosexuality is a sin, it isn’t like being gay is given a special “sin” status in the church. True Christians know and believe that we all sin, hence our need for salvation. Anyone, including Christians, who have tried to break a habit like drinking too much or being addicted to sex or porn can tell you how hard it is to fight against our own sin natures.

The belief that women in America today are “oppressed” is also beyond the pale. Women today can vote, marry or not, own property, get an education or pursue any lifestyle they want. Workplace sexual harassment laws have been in place for decades. Those young women today that have been told and believe they are oppressed are completely delusional. Christians in America are not forcing women to wear a hijab, a skirt or a burka—that would be another religion. Christians are not telling young women they cannot ride a bus or visit a friend without a male companion. They are also not cutting off their genitalia, refusing them the right to own property or to receive an education.

The assertion that Christians are persecuting nonreligious minorities is also absurd. In their own words, the DNC is actually condemning religious liberty for all of the groups they purport to protect when they declared: “…with misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty.'” Muslims, New Agers, Hindus and other religions are all free to practice their religious beliefs, even when it has been proven that religious leaders in many U.S. mosques are fomenting jihad against infidels and supporting international terrorists. Mosques that are spreading such dangerous religious ideas that they are, in fact, monitored and infiltrated by the FBI and local law enforcement, not for their religious beliefs, but because they are actually dangerous to the safety of all Americans.

A total of 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016 and another 50 were wounded. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, was shot and killed by police at the scene. Photo credit: Getty Images

The DNC’s resolution is not a necessary declaration, but a transparent excuse to condemn patriots and Christians under the guise of protecting religious liberty. Christians today are routinely verbally and ideologically attacked in education and in culture, yet true Christians will fight for your right to believe in a god they don’t believe in or even those who reject their belief that Jesus is the messiah, as Jews and others do. As a Christian, I am not routinely seeking to convert anyone, including Muslims, women, gays, or people of color, but I am constantly being prosthelytized and demeaned by the left in the news, music and pop culture for my belief in a Christian God:

♦In her latest music video, Taylor Swift advocates for LGBT people while mocking the ignorance and hatred of the anti-LGBT movement. The video is a playful tune with a not so subtle message to anti-gay bigots: “You Need To Calm Down.” As a Christian, I don’t know of any anti-LGBT movement. Christians do believe that drunkenness, idolatry, murder, theft, adultery, human sacrifice, licentiousness, homosexuality, etc. are all spiritual sins. However, that doesn’t equate to a movement, it’s a set of ideals and beliefs. Christians must wrestle with their own sins daily and are admonished not to pick the speck out of their brother’s eye while ignoring the log in their own eye. And many of them did, praying for the survivors of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, inviting them to churches in Orlando to be prayed over and celebrating that their lives were saved in the tragedy while mourning those who were so senselessly gunned down. And unlike the left, they publicly called out the real enemy, which is radical Islam.

♦Cher, who regularly attacks Trump supporters, attacks Christians as well, calling one pro-life Christian on twitter a stupid racist. According to Cher, being a pro-life Christian means you are now a racist, but what of the mostly Christian black population in the United States? American blacks are almost also exclusively pro-life and practice their religion by regularly attending church, far more than whites. It’s also well known that most Planned Parent facilities are located in inner city, predominately black communities.

♦On the radical talk show “The View,” former host Rosie O’Donnell compared Christians to terrorists on the 9/11 anniversary while discussing the war in Iraq. O’Donnell compared “radical Christianity” to the Islamo-fascist beliefs of those who planned and carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Funny thing is, I don’t recall any Christians cutting the heads off of their American neighbors. Comments like these are legion as well as dangerous because they are pushing the idea that being a Christian equals being a terrorist. It also purposely glosses over the fact that by August 2003, President Bush had named five Islamic charities and six senior Hamas officials as Special Designated Global Terrorist Entities and immediately froze their assets. The government has disrupted more than 150 terrorist cells and threats and incapacitated more than 3,000 known operatives. Officials have also removed more than 500 people linked to the September 11 attack, many of who were affiliated with terrorist groups al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas.

♦Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama refused to use the word Christian when commenting on the attack in Sri Lanka on Christians on Easter Sunday that left hundreds dead and injured. A total of 263 people were killed when seven suicide bombers from two local Muslim groups attacked three churches and three luxury hotels on April 21 in the worst violence by the Islamic State militants in South Asia. Hillary Clinton tweeted, “On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.” How sad that Clinton refused to even name the dead as Christian, instead opting to call them “worshippers,” and failing to condemn who was actually responsible for the massacre.

♦As recent as last week, the New York Times blatantly attacked Christianity. “What you hear about is the phonies, the charlatans who wave Bibles, the theatrically pious, and they are legion. Vice President Mike Pence wears his faith like a fluorescent orange vest. But when he visited the border this summer and saw human beings crammed like cordwood in the Texas heat, that faith was invisible.” Never mind that immigration issues are not Christian issues, no matter how hard non-Christian pundits try to tell you otherwise. Christians view immigration as a national issue with national solutions based in national laws and yes, in treating people humanely. But you’ll never hear this in mainstream press. The Times article fails to mention the numerous religious organizations that are actually contributing to the massive uptick in illegal immigrants entering our borders by exploiting the Christian faith and encouraging immigrants to break the law and endanger their own lives, paying coyotes and being sexually exploited.

The number of cultural and political attacks against Christians are just too numerous to list. Christians are by far the most persecuted group worldwide. The nonsensical Resolution the DNC passed is an attack on all individual freedom—freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of religion. The Constitution already affords Americans their civil liberties, and that means that minorities should not have special status over any other American. There should be no protected class in America, including Christians, but that also affords them the right to the freedom to practice their faith.

To be sure there are groups that take on the mantel of calling themselves Christian, such as the members of the Westboro Baptist Church and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, who says a “reckoning” is coming for Christians. Both Buttigieg’s version of Christianity and Westboro Baptist members are not practicing a Biblical faith based in theology. Rather, Buttigieg is as twisted as any cult leader who uses Christianity to elevate themselves, such as the original Kool-Aid drinking, infamous Jim Jones. Buttigieg’s views, and the Westboro Baptist Church, do not align with mainstream Christian beliefs. The problem is that the religiously unaffiliated don’t know that.

The religion of the left is to embrace group identity and attack those who don’t hold their same values. It’s clear to Christians that if we don’t sanction their gods or believe in their gods, we must be publicly destroyed and neutered. And that’s just not the way it works in America. The DNC proclaims the Resolution reflects their values, and if I were a Democrat, I would be terrified. If I were a Democrat, I’d #WalkAway.

 

 

 

 

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