Skip to comments.The Suffocating Neo-Puritanism of 'Progressive' America
Posted on 05/02/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Alexandra Pelosis HBO documentary Fall to Grace tracks the evolution of New Jerseys disgraced, self-dubbed gay-American, former governor, Jim McGreevey. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters a church ostensibly more welcoming than the judgmental Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads -- and this is a close paraphrase -- Lord help us overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.
Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have added nativism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. In a postmodern world that prides itself on non-judgmentalism, these have emerged as the seven new deadly sins, and God help the man, woman, or child who commits one.
Unlike the Catholic Church McGreevey abandoned, his newfound Neo-Puritanism is unforgiving. It shows sinners little mercy and offers them no path to absolution. Indeed, like Hawthornes Hester Prynne, the sinner is publicly branded with her sin.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen did not commit the sin of racism; she is a racist. She must forever wear the Scarlet R, just as Mozillas Brendan Eich must wear the Scarlet H for homophobe, and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali wears the Scarlet I for Islamophobe. From the Neo-Puritan perspective, nothing else counts; that letter is their identity.
The cults clerics add new sins regularly and new sinners daily. Of late, in addition to Eich and Hirsi Ali, Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson, even Alec Baldwin have joined the ranks of the damned. Hawthorne described his seventeenth century ancestors as being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived, but these little Puritans had nothing on the big ones that would flourish four centuries later.
In both the old and new Puritanism, worshippers achieve a sense of moral worth simply by designating themselves among the elect -- no good works required.
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The left, the new Puritans, will demonize and target for destruction all who are on the “WRONG” side of them.
It would be interesting to make a list of victims of this.
1. Paula Deen
2. The head of Chick Fill A
3. The guy from Mozila, who donated to Proposition 8.
4. The girl from the Miss USA pageant, who had the audacity to say that she believed marriage was a man and a woman.
5. Donald Sterling
6. The guy from Duck Dynasty.
I’m sure there are others. Feel free to add to the list.
I also can’t think of anyone who has been demonized or attacked by the conservative side, for outspoken advocacy of any liberal causes In the interest of fairness, I would love to know if any liberals have been targeted for destruction due to their beliefs.
Well it used to be if you were suspected of being a communist all manner of hell would come down on you. Humans are still the same its just that things have reversed. Now the communists are in control and those opposed to them are blacklisted. Patriots need to get back into control and start blacklisting commies again....those were the days...sniff...sniff...
Perverts never rallied to McGreevey’s defense because he opposed “gay marriage” while he was in the closet, and liberals in general didn;t support him because he’d ruined a few lives (two wives, and a child with each one) in the process of pulling off his charade. The first wife made some deal (probably agreeing to keep the secret) and got to leave the US with the child (to Canada, I believe); the second one (who probably should have known better; some suspect she DID know all along) was unrelenting in her attacks on him afterwards, claiming that she had been used as a political prop. In the end, she has to share custory of their child, who sometimes stays with McGreevey and his deviant sugar-daddy “partner”; she gets nothing because he has no income (the sugar-daddy can’t be hit up for alimony), and at this point has faded from public view.
A Church sign should read Lord help us overcome the sin of homosexuality.........