Democrat Christians: Sleeping with the Enemy?
Pundits fret about the increasing “polarization” of American voters; the extremes on the Left AND Right. Though there is plenty of reason for angst, this complaint is only half true. The United States is historically a nation of religious-minded citizens. Our laws derive from Judeo-Christian principles, and Western religious beliefs are the key factor of American culture and identity. According to a Pew Research study on Religion & Public Life, “Nones,” or those who check the “none” box on surveys of religious affiliation, are growing rapidly in number. The number of Americans who attend church regularly, however, has remained steady at about 25-35%. This single statistic indicates that the increasing polarization comes not from the Right going far right, but rather from the Left becoming increasingly estranged from the fundamental characteristics of American society. But there is more..
In the title of this post I make an assertion that may be offensive to some, nevertheless, it is a quantifiable fact that those on the American Left–substantiated by the Democrat Party–seek to destroy the moral codes for which Christians have fought for centuries. The “Nones” are comprised of Atheists, Agnostics, and those who simply don’t engage in religious thought or activity. The Pew survey shows that the Nones lean heavily Left, at over 70%, and are the most ideologically fierce voting bloc of white Americans in the Democrat Party, supporting abortion-on-demand and homosexual “marriage” by a huge margin. Obama enjoys the support of 75% of this sector of Democrat voters.
The Democrat Party projects a sense of diversity, by appealing to minorities–especially blacks and Latinos–liberal Catholics, Jews, and other subsets of cultural and religious loyalists. But Democrats are the least ideologically diverse of political parties. The Democrat Party platform is becoming increasingly hostile to religious influences and even the mere mention of God. Liberals don’t hesitate to punish those–especially black conservative defectors–who fall out of lock step with their rigid, secular, politically-correct narratives. The radicals of the 1960s and 70s are rulers of today’s courts, politics and universities. Their extremist ideology has always had one goal; the supremacy of government over the people. And these radicals, including Barack Obama–and almost every man and woman in his administration–know that to achieve that goal, the influence of Western religious traditions on culture and politics must be eliminated.
Although the Nones may seem innocuous; a politically neutral ground, they strengthen the Left’s goals, for without religious thought, moral relativism–the democracy of opinion–rules the culture and dictates the terms of political debate. The Nones fortify anti-Western tradition by rejecting the belief and application of religious principles in public life. These secularists are also behind countless direct assaults on Judeo-Christian standards of morality via the–perversely– omnipotent Judiciary. Religious freedom has been threatened as never before during Obama’s Administration. Do the research for yourselves, but start with this list of assaults on Freedom of Conscience:
The list goes on; an exhaustive documentation of the ongoing attacks by liberal Democrats, lead by Obama, against Western religions and individual believers. Disheartening as it is for one like me, who understands the vital role that religion and moral traditions play in the health and resilience of a society, it should blow the minds religious-minded Democrats. Historically, many Catholics and other liberal Christians, have fallen prey to the false narratives that “Jesus was a Socialist,” and the New Testament teaches collectivism for the good of all, and God’s Commandments were written for a different time and people. But it’s disturbing that authentically religious people are not fully cognizant of the fact that they’re targeted for elimination by the very political party they support.
Christians are naturally compassionate, and don’t want to appear mean or exclusive. But the desire to be kind should never become an excuse to condone practices that are objectively evil and harmful to individuals and civil society. Yet the Democrat Party not only condones, but embraces, the most decadent practices forbidden by God. It’s understandable that churches and many religious individuals don’t want their personal beliefs to be politicized, but it becomes unavoidable when the powers-that-be deem those personal, religious beliefs to be obstacles to their political goal of all-powerful, centralized, secular government dominion.
Yes, we are in a battle of ideologies, and those Christians and Jews who identify themselves as, and vote Democrat, are hastening the demise of everything they hold dear. It’s time for Christians to be polarized against those forces that want them gone.
by Marjorie Haun 12/27/14