The left’s favorite American Olympic athlete came nowhere close to winning a single medal, but she is beloved because she is a Mohammedan who openly hates America as a racist country. (Hillary Clinton ignored America’s first gold medalist, but was happy to sing the praises of the America-bashing Mohammedan who won nothing.) And the same leftists who mock Mormons for Temple garments worn under their clothing think her hijab (a.k.a. Islamic Slave Collar) is cool and chic.
They don’t care about her as an athlete, or even as a person. They only care about her value as a symbol. You may find it odd that the American left has suddenly decided to embrace a religion that unapologetically oppresses women and openly hates gays; a religion that is historically synonymous with the African slave trade. If you do, you do not understand the left.
The Democrat candidate for Senate in North Carolina is a former head of the state ACLU who once threatened to sue an elementary school for allowing children to sing Christmas songs at a PTA meeting. The notion that children singing Christmas carols is tantamount to the establishment of state religion is absurd to any rational person. The left’s insistence that non-Christians have their feelings hurt when they hear a Christmas carol or see a Nativity Scene in a public park was the origin, I think, of the whole Tyranny of the Feelings we suffer today. But how can the left thoroughly despise one religion. Christianity, that preaches things left-wingers claim to believe (tolerance, love for other people including your enemies) and embrace a religion, Islam, that preaches intolerance and is antithetical to the left’s self-proclaimed positions on women, gays, and minorities?
The foremost motivation of the left is the will to power. And their chosen path to power is through an all-powerful state that completely regulates not just the government, but also the economy, and ultimately the thoughts and interactions of all their citizens.
A society where Christianity is universally embraced and broadly practiced would have no need of a powerful central state to regulate and control human behavior. Hence, the Christian church is a rival to the left for power. “We can’t abide people letting some church run their lives,” they proclaim loudly, while quietly whispering, “That’s our job.”
The strain of anti-Christianity runs deep in the American left. This, and political advantage, are why the left and Islam have made common cause.
Trying to verify this, but there is word from Russia that Vladimir Putin is going to sign, or has signed, a law that severely restricts religious freedom .
Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted.
The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any activity designed to recruit people into a religious group.
To share their faith, citizens must secure a government permit through a registered religious organization, and they cannot evangelize anywhere besides churches and other religious sites. The restrictions even apply to activity in private residences and online.
Sterilizing the public square of all religious speech? Forcing Christians to “keep it in church, behind closed doors?” Making it illegal to “shove your religion in my face” by inviting someone to church? It’s an American leftist’s wet dream.
More Christian insight from people who despise Christianity.
Since Jesus had no human biological father, and since God, his heavenly Father, lacks a body, then Jesus was a man who likely had no Y chromosome. Would this not make Jesus more like a transgender person than a cis-gender one?
Hunter Baker is a university professor running a longshot campaign for the open congressional seat in the 8th District of Tennessee. He is very clear-eyed about his challenges. In explaining why he chose to run, a lot of it has to do with the gay left’s bullying, anti-American behavior. He cites the hate campaigns against Brendan Eich, Atlanta Fie Chief Kelvin Cochran, Christian florists and bakers, and the left’s all-out-war on Religious Freedom in general as his motivation.
When Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A affirmed traditional marriage, a media storm followed. Mayors of Boston and Chicago said the company shouldn’t be allowed to do business in their cities. But instead of leaving Chick-fil-A vulnerable, millions of people rallied to its support. A huge show of solidarity and the company’s simple dignity changed the story.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker tried to silence pastors in the city by issuing subpoenas demanding they turn over their sermons so they could be examined for any mention of a controversial local equal rights ordinance. The response was overwhelming against such a move. Parker backed down.
These two examples show we can stand up to those who demand conformity to the corporate/DC/Hollywood party line. We deserve to have rights of faith and conscience protected. But every time a Republican office holder runs scared, the task becomes that much harder. We need people in office who are able to offer a simple, reasoned defense of religious liberty.
I wish him well. Without him and people like him, the future is going to look like a pair of Birkenstocks tramping on a human face forever.
John Kasich was asked about state laws protecting the owners of businesses from being forced to participate in activities that violate their conscience.
What I’d like to say is, just relax. If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?
What he is telling people of conscience to do is surrender to the social left.
The “Culture War” … properly understood.. is a defensive, rear guard action by people of Christian faith and conscience against the social left’s use of academia, media, and state power to attack and destroy their values. The Left has always been the aggressor in the culture war.
The Left is never going to stand down. The left is never going to “get over it.” Unless people stand up for themselves, the Left will fulfill its agenda. And it’s not about gay marriage or tranny bathroom rights. It is ultimately about destroying the family unit and destroying Western values as the basis of society.
“The nuclear family must be destroyed , and people must find better ways of living together. … Whatever it’s ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. … “Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests. …” – Functions of the Family, Linda Gordon, WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969.
There will be no Nativity Scene at the Florida State Capitol. There will, however, be a rainbow Pride Festivus poll celebrating a made-up religion from twenty-year-old sitcom.
Why? Because leftist gays and atheists are dicks who can’t just sit back and let Christians enjoy a holiday without throwing a narcissistic temper tantrum.
Some of us were discussing starting a new religion; a religion centered around the sacredness of beer, consuming alcohol, eating pork products, and ogling scantily clad women. How do you think the “Tolerant” left would react to seeing some religion other than Christianity tweaked and ridiculed?
I wanna call it the Religion of P.E.A.C.E. Pork Enjoyment and Alcohol Consumption Everywhere.
A pair of radicalized Mohammedans murdered 14 disarmed people in a gun-free zone yesterday. So, naturally, the Obamacrats are demanding more disarmed citizens, more Gun-Free zones, and more Mohammedan immigration from radicalized parts of the world.
When the only tool you know is a hammer, et cetera…
The left also took the opportunity to vent their anti-Christian bile by engaging in a coordinated campaign of prayer-shaming.
This woman is being praised by the left as a secular folk hero for bravely standing up for her right to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head for her drivers license photo.
I think she’s a couple tacos short of a combo meal.
I got $50 that says she believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming.
If you must do something with your Facebook profile pic to show solidarity with France, may I suggest that instead of some lame French Flag or naive Eiffel Tower peace symbol, maybe you should consider this guy.
FWIW, my guess is that the number of Christians offended by Starbucks cups is far, far smaller than the number of leftists who were outraged because a fictional character raped another fictional character on a TV show whose trademark is sex and violence. In fact, it looks like a single attention whore is behind whatever controversy there may be.
This story is very little more than hype, driven by the secular media and left-wing websites like Buzzfeed so they can say, “Oh, look how crazy and thin-skinned Christians are.” It also helps trivialize legitimate assaults on religious freedom.
Also, Starbucks coffee is mediocre and overpriced. And the cups look like the Solo cups they play beer pong with at frat parties.
I saw a headline on a morning newspaper (Dayton Daily News, FWIW), Motive Still Unclear in Oregon Shooting. I knew immediately that the motive was absolutely clear but inconvenient to the leftist narrative.
Anastasia Boylan was in a classroom on her fourth day studying at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg when Chris Harper-Mercer entered and shot her professor dead point-blank.
She told her family that he told his victims to stand up and declare their religion, before telling them: ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second.’
Bill Maher must be a very happy man today.
This idea that everybody on the left is plotting against Christianity and wants to wipe out religion is offensive… to me! Because I’m the only media figure on a show week in and week out that says that! And I’ll be damned if the credit’s going to go to the entire left when I’m doing all the heavy lifting!
Read the comments in the piece to get an idea of how pervasive the hatred of Christians is on the left.
The POTUS would like to see all of America turned into a “Gun Free Zone,” or at least enact the same “Common Sense Gun Laws” that have made Chicago an island of peace and tranquility.
I only hope whoever did this got the right pictures, because I would hate it if the point were lost.
Evidence has emerged that the State of Oregon coordinated with Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians (LGBT) to destroy an Oregon bakery for wrongthink.
Communications obtained through a public records request show employees of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries—which pursued the case against the Kleins—participating in phone calls, texting, and attending meetings with Basic Rights Oregon, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the state.
Gee, it seems like there’s a word for when the state colludes with a group of people to deprive another group of their rights and property. I can’t think of it right now, but I know that word exists.
But, good news, the SCOTUS has ruled that there is one religion whose members do not have to give up their rights when they engage in commerce. Three guesses which religion that is.
Someone or somebodies has/have been vandalizing churches and leaving behind pro-Gay graffiti. (Hat Tip: Ace)
Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown was spray painted, had flowers torn up, parking signs were ripped up and windows were broken.
The church sign was also broken and letters removed and the front entrance to the church was egged and sprayed with silly string.
One spray-painted message on the church door reads, “God loves (expletive)!!! He hates you!” Another said “Gay’s ok!”
There has been a steady torrent of hate directed at Christians from the gay left for some time.
As with all “hate” crimes, one always has to hold out the possibility that this will turn out to be a false flag… as so many “hate crimes” turn out to be.
The #WeddingCakeFascists were stunned when they tried to destroy Memories Pizza for failing to bow down to the Gay Agenda. Instead, supporters of religious freedom and the general concept of Liberty raised some $850,000 through GoFundMe for the owners of Memories Pizza. Another GoFundMe campaign aimed at helping an old lady in Washington – who was also targeted by the #WeddingCakeFascists – raised over $160,000.
Stunned and humiliated, the #WeddingCakeFascists started their own GoFundMe account, hoping to raise $1,000,000 to promote tolerance or some such thing.
As of now, they’re about $999,000 short.
Now, if they had been allowed to pledge other people’s money they probably would have made it. Other people’s money is the only thing Progressives are generous with. Well, that and pious sanctimony.
Some people scoffed at Ben Shapiro when he said that gay activists would be targeting religious schools next. That was less than a week ago.
It didn’t take long.
Students and alumni of a Catholic high school in Iowa held a rally on Wednesday afternoon to protest a decision by school officials not to hire a gay teacher.
The rally at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines involved a walkout and a demonstration at which a handful of students and alumni spoke, reports The Des Moines Register.
There’s a simple solution to this. The gay dude, if he’s a good teacher, can find work someplace where his lifestyle isn’t an issue. And the school can hire someone who maybe isn’t as good a teacher, but who lives within the strictures of Catholic teaching. And everybody else minds their own damn business.
But that would deny a lot of LGBT’s and their progressive allies the opportunity to sanctimoniously posture, and to force their morals and values on people who don’t agree with them.
As hard as it may be for members of the Hate Group that is the progressive gay left to accept, it is possible to accommodate both the desire for people of religious conviction not to be forced to act against their beliefs, and for gays to be able to get married in the eyes of the State.
As a pluralistic society, we ought to respect others’ religious beliefs, and do what we can to make space for them to practice their values so long as it does not interfere with basic political requirements. America has a long and proud tradition of making such accommodations—Catholic churches were exempt from prohibition so they could serve wine as a part of the Eucharist, Quakers and other pacifist groups have historically been exempt from being drafted into the military in combat positions, and in the 1990s we further strengthened laws protecting peyote use by Native American religions in their ceremonies.
The reason this debate has boiled over is because gays are insisting that conscientious objectors to gay marriage must be compelled by the State under threat of imprisonment or financial ruin to participate in gay weddings. It’s not enough to have a piece of paper from the State that somehow is necessary to legitimize their relationships, they also have to force the defeated to acknowledge their power. (The Gul Dukat Definition of True Victory.)
It would be advantageous for gays to show more tolerance.
Pushing for gay rights will be easier if religious objectors can be secure in the knowledge that the state will not be used to compel them to violate their religious beliefs. This does not mean gay persons should be discriminated against, but it does mean we should provide the space for people to not participate in religiously objectionable acts. As a tolerant and pluralistic society, it is incumbent upon us to provide this option, even if we strongly disagree with the moral stance of religious objectors.
If people would just accept and tolerate the fact that other people will make different choices and have different opinions, we could do away with this tyrannical notion that the state should referee every dispute, every difference of opinion.
But such a situation would be intolerable to the Gay Left, which wants not merely to take their victory, but to shove it in the faces of the defeated. Over, and over, and over again.