White, straight Christian men who love their country are the new scapegoat as enemies of the one true God have stepped up their game. How? By associating Christians and conservatives in America with cultural chaos, division, evil, and anything currently frowned upon in a woke society.
We are the problem- and the media has received its talking points from Biden Democrats.
Over on The (Leftist) View recently, the worldly women engaged in a one-sided conversation demonizing God, guns, and “Christian nationalism” which ignited a debate too important not to address here.
The war of words has recently progressed to alarming levels. But this latest modern method of warfare is dangerous and irresponsible. Sadly, we’ve come to expect that from the lefties in power and the ladies on the View.
I’ve never heard of her before, but guest co-host Tara Setmayer opined about what’s behind recent domestic terrorism in the country.
“It’s part of the Christian nationalism — this rise in violent Christian nationalism, that we have seen, which is also disturbing. They use biblical principles; they pervert them to justify this,” Setmayer said. “Particularly in Texas, this is a growing movement: It’s God, guns, and Trump. Or God, guns, and whatever. It’s a part of their ethos.”
They? Who’s ‘they’? And what’s wrong with biblical principles and the morality we strive to live by? I’m not justifying what hypocrites do and those who use religion for violence. But notice how she lumps these groups – religious people, supporters of the Second Amendment, conservatives, and Republicans – together and labels it “Christian nationalism”?
Whoopi Goldberg chimed in and declared that racist white Christians historically used the Bible to justify mistreating black Americans, especially down south. She said it’s always been this way. Really.
In her words,
“They used to use the Bible and say, ‘You’re not people, God doesn’t see you as people, so we don’t see you as people.’”
Whoopi also said she’s sick of this, of kids being shot. 19 died in the Texas shooting they were referring to. And yet every weekend in major inner-cities across America, hundreds are shot and dozens die and they have some of the strictest gun laws on the books.
In Chicago two weeks ago, 51 people shot over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, the most violent in five years. Did that make national news? No. Why not?
But Christian nationalism is most often used as a derogatory term. We now know unjustified accusations and labels can be unfairly used to target a certain group and issue marching orders, often triggering an emotional response.
Since we have no idea how Christian nationalism is defined except, ‘those who oppose Democrat socialists,’ let’s first define what ‘Nationalism’ means. According to Got Questions:
Nationalism is a sense of loyalty and commitment to one’s country. It includes belief that the country ought to self-govern, pursue self-interests, and encourage shared cultural attributes. …Appreciation for one’s culture, language, traditions, music, history, or achievements is a fine thing. The same holds true for efforts to sustain those legacies.
Believers are called to shine the light of Christ and be as salt to preserve and flavor society. Critics of faith and freedom can’t stand that, and now use “Christian nationalism” in derogatory terms when there is any connection between a person’s faith and his or her political views.
The Bible explains what’s behind this.
For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
The American left has a problem with those who hold a biblical worldview. Time magazine recently published a story with this headline:
“It’s Time to Stop Giving Christianity a Pass on White Supremacy and Violence”
Christian white supremacy. The essence of their rhetoric is that straight, white, American men are at the root of the violence and societal distress we are experiencing as a nation.
Remember, the use of language to demonize the opposition is communist policy.
Accusations of Christian nationalism, hate, homophobia, intolerance, bigotry, racism, sexism, and violence are coming at us from every angle. This is of course, part of the progressive propaganda campaign to marginalize and discredit believers in Christ.
These labels are used as weapons and the strategy is nothing new. In 1943, here’s part of a directive from Communist Party headquarters to their followers in the USA:
When certain obstructionists become too irritating, label them after suitable buildups as fascist or Nazi or anti-semitic, and use the prestige of anti-fascist and tolerance organisations to discredit them. In the public mind, constantly associate those who oppose us with those names which already have a bad smell. The association will after enough repetition become fact in the public mind.
To the Left, true believers in Christ are the irritating obstacles.
The rhetoric is noticeably increasing from big tech and social media to the mainstream Marxist media and corporate world to the Biden Harris White House and countless Democrat disciples of godless Humanism.
Remember how the Democrat Left used what happened at the U.S. Capitol to label all Trump supporters and those who disagree with Joe Biden as extremists and domestic terrorists? Report after report declared the January 6, 2021 “insurrection” was the same as Pearl Harbor or the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America.
Media outlets were given marching orders and used the exact same language proving they thought this through. To refresh your memory:
The D.C. Capitol building was fenced in and the National Guard was posted for months last year. Was it just a side-show? If not, then they were supposedly protecting the country from you – if you are a Trump voter, Republican, conservative, or Christian.
Just because there were some flags, banners or Christian symbols present at what was predominantly a freedom rally doesn’t mean the left can put everyone in one big “basket of deplorables.” But that’s exactly what they seem to be doing.
The uber-liberal Associated Press published an alarming article stating Christian nationalism is “on the rise in some GOP campaigns.” Their aim was to discredit and attack Republicans who recently won primaries.
Doug Mastriano, who calls the separation of church and state a myth and has referred to the Bible in speeches, won Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial primary last month. Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene talks about being “a watchman on the wall” against those seeking to “destroy our faith.” She easily won her primary.
The article takes issue with pastors Jack Hibbs, Tim Thompson and others who are vocal, standing for religious freedom, biblical values, and hope to influence elections by encouraging believers to be engaged politically.
We’re not talking about idolizing our country or the Flag, and we are not endorsing movements claiming to take back America or the culture (Christian Dominionism). Language sure is important, but so is bearing good fruit.
The article concludes with a statement explaining that ‘Christian nationalism’ is the,
“gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,”
They won’t admit there has been in fact an agenda to eradicate God and biblical Christianity from the public square. That’s called denial.
A caution to us, however, is to not be in denial ourselves, and to recognize the spiritual warfare and battles being waged around us. What can we do? Read your Bible. After praying, believing, speaking up, working, and after having done everything, stand.