Skip to comments.Will Christians be Fitted with Yellow Crosses?
Posted on 04/26/2015 7:59:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
Amid the cross-country race to election 2016, the secular lefts utter disdain for both our Creator Christ and His faithful followers is fast approaching critical mass. Self-styled progressives that is, Americas cultural Marxist agents of ruin typically disguise their designs on despotism in the flowery and euphemistic language of reproductive health, anti-discrimination and multiculturalism.
We see this Orwellian newspeak at play right now in Washington, D.C., where congressional Republicans endeavor to prevent, if only timorously, two unconstitutional pieces of legislation from taking effect. The first, the District of Columbias so-called Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act, would force pro-life groups, including churches and para-church organizations, to hire pro-abortion zealots and other godless rabble-rousers with worldviews and socio-political agendas overtly hostile to the express mission of those churches and organizations.
The second, the farcically mislabeled Human Rights Amendment Act, would jettison the longstanding Armstrong Amendment, which, as notes the Daily Signal, was enacted by Congress in 1989 to exempt religious schools in D.C. from being forced into violating their beliefs about human sexuality by promoting, encouraging, or condoning any homosexual act, lifestyle, orientation, or belief.
In other words, under this new legislation churches and religious schools will be forced, under penalty of law, to deny the Christian sexual ethic and, instead, promote, encourage and condone homosexual behavior and other pagan sexual immorality.
So much for human rights.
Still, while most on the left are careful to mask their totalitarian goals and anti-Christian animus by coating these poison pills in sugar sweet jargon, on occasion one of these God-denying goose-steppers will let down his guard, drop the euphemistic BS, and vomit forth that acidic bile, unfiltered progressivism.
The Atlantics Jeffrey Tayler is one such goose-stepper. In an April 19 Salon.com screed headlined, Marco Rubios deranged religion, Ted Cruzs bizarre faith: Our would-be presidents are God-fearing clowns, freethinking Jeffrey, a paragon of paganism, ably puts the bigot in anti-Christian bigotry.
In reference to the 2016 presidential candidates who call themselves Christian, Tayler bemoans that these God-fearing clowns and faith-mongering nitwits [are] groveling before Evangelicals. He further protests Christians nattering on about their belief in the Almighty and their certainty that if we just looked, we could find answers to many of our ills in the Good Book.
Right, its called the Gospel, Jeffrey. Its the only hope that either you or any of us has.
There will almost certainly be no (declared) atheist or even agnostic among the candidates, he laments. This is scandalous, given the electorates gradual, relentless ditching of religion.
Gradual? Thats a gaping understatement when one considers that even today over 80 percent of Americans identify as Christian with the vast majority of those who dont nevertheless acknowledging the transcendent reality of a Creator God. Every man, woman and child understands through both general revelation and human reason that this unfathomably intricate, staggeringly fine-tuned universe didnt create and fine-tune itself. Its a tiny minority of angry, self-deluded materialists like Jeffrey Tayler who deny this self-evident truth. Scandalous? Hardly.
Continues Tayler: With the dapper Florida Sen. Marco Rubio we move into the more disturbing category of Republicans we might charitably diagnose as faith-deranged in other words, as likely to do fine among the unwashed crazies in the red-state primaries, but whose religious beliefs would (or should) render them unfit for civilized company anywhere else.
Sound familiar? Such hubristic elitism is so 1939. It was similarly faith-deranged, unwashed crazies in Germany who, at that time, were numerically branded unfit for civilized company. Shall we Christians be fitted with yellow crosses, Herr Tayler?
Our Darwinian disbeliever then distills the timeless Christian faith to far-fetched fiction and foolish figments before launching into a tirade against the lefts favorite candidate to hate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, while, likewise, knifing twixt the shoulder blades, the richly diverse, 100 thousand-plus student body at Liberty University.
Cruz pandered fulsomely to the faith-deranged by choosing to announce at Liberty University, that bastion of darkness located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Once administered by the late Jerry Falwell, Liberty promises a World Class Christian education and boasts that it has been training champions for Christ since 1971' grounds enough, in my view, to revoke the institutions charter and subject it to immediate quarantine until sanity breaks out.
Are you getting this? Taylers not joking about revoking Libertys accreditation and otherwise consigning all faithful Christians to a constructive encampment beyond the margins of functional society. Thats their end-game. Thats the way their boxcars roll.
Neither do our papist friends escape unscathed. Tayler smears the Catholic Church as a fanatical homophobic cult, while blaspheming his own Creator. He inquires in litmus of some obscure atheist candidate, [I]f you are indeed an atheist, will you come out of the closet about it? Will you utter that vilest of stock phrases God bless America! to close speeches, thereby lending undue credence to the nonsense notion that an invisible tyrant rules us from on high?
Atheists can dream, he pines. They can dream of a candidate (and future president) who will, one day, say I do not believe in God. I do not believe in a hereafter.
And why not? Russia had its Stalin and China its Mao. Who needs an invisible tyrant when we can elect one at the ballot box?
Or didnt we already do that.
Atheism is an interesting Religion.
I already have a yellow cross: a gold, three-barred Russian cross I got when I converted to the Orthodox Church. It’s always hanging from a chain around my neck for anyone who wants to see.
I'm now at the point where I think America is in a similar situation -- not specifically hinging on Muslim immigration (we're not seeing the level of this that Europe sees). But on the radicalization of the anti-Christian forces within the US. It has exploded. At some point, some group is going to go into the camps. This house is divided against itself and it cannot stand.
If memory serves, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and just about every Ivy League college started out with the mission of equipping students to spread The Gospel around the world.
OK, I’ll reply. Matt Barber has a lot to say, and I agree with most of it.
Christianity today is under assault by leftists, many of whom are agnostics or atheists.
However, after talking about the plight of Christians being castigated and denounced, he moved over into the ‘Papist’ language. Which is odd because he had just finished writing about how Christians were being persecuted and being called all sorts of derogatory names. The word “Papists” is a red flag to knowledgeable Catholics who remember well how and why the Catholic voters were driven into the Democrat Party in the late 19th century.
“Papists” and ‘Rum, Romanism and Rebellion” phrases were nasty terms to demean Irish immigrants to Massachusetts, they were used by the prevailing Republican upper class folk in that state. Since the Irish immigrants to the northeastern part of the USA formed the largest Catholic ethnic group, many became clergymen - thus giving their group enormous power over all of the Catholic immigrants who came later. They were able to influence people to move toward the Democrat party. Irish-Americans have traditionally dominated the bishops class in the Catholic church in the USA. That is why, even today, so many Catholics are still emotionally tied to the Democrat party. Only in the past 40-50 years have lots of Catholics seen the light and to realize that the Democrat party is actually an enemy of deepest beliefs in the Holy Trinity.
If we, as Christians, cannot be more respectful to each other, how can we ever hope to unite in defense of our religious freedoms?
Faith in God is "deranged," but belief in the normalcy of buggery is sane. Got it.
Liberty University, that bastion of darkness
Nothing like the "enlightened" precincts of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the Lubyanka.
This is a meaningless statistic. I'm astonished by so-called Christians on Facebook that post homo-promo graphics. When the real persecution comes, the average church will see a 95% falling away. This is what happened in Communist Russia.
Unless you are new here, you would know the RF is known for its Protestant bashing, and Sola Scriptura bashing. The RCC is the only true Christianity, Protestants should bow the knee to the Pope, etc.
And you wonder why the “Papist” language? What else to call those who believe the Pope is the head of Christianity? Ever since the Reformation, the Papists have been known by this name.
All you have to do, my friend, is just get the Papists to change their belief that their Pope is the head of Christianity, then the “Papist” term would cease. Good luck on that.
Deranged, bizarre faith?
Christianity is the foundation of the United States.
Christians founded this country.
Christianity was the foundation of the abolitionist movement that became the Republican Party that freed the slaves.
The only thing that is bizarre or deranged about the Christians in this country is that they have been cowed by the national press and so called tolerance fad that they are tolerating the abuse heaped upon them.
What they have there is a slow moving target. Which strangely enough what happened to most of the Panzer IVs after the war.
Tolerance of bigoted, self-righteous Christophobes is no virtue.
“Over 80% in US identify as Christian” is not only a meaningless statistic, it is also untrue. The 2007 survey of religious affiliation and behavior linked below has some interesting results. It shows that many people have shifted their religious affiliation. About 78.4% opted for Christian, although only a little more than 51% were Protestant. Younger people were more likely to be unaffiliated, atheist or agnostic. The immigrant population is providing more Catholics than are leaving that faith. Mormans and Muslims were having the most children. Now to find something more recent.
The link below has many details from many sources from different years with a range of percentages. Under Statistics, a 2012 survey shows 73% Christian. Many references have links to specific sites.
The link below has several articles regarding trends in religion/nonreligion, especially among the young.
To change the subject: I am wondering why it might be considered a bad thing to talk about eliminating the state’s right to allow Liberty University, but consider it a good thing to NOT allow the 650,000 residents of Washington, DC to write their own laws regarding using their own tax money?
2. Large numbers of Christian parents will pull their kids out of formal education and home school them.
3. Home schoolers will be required to be certified, and to remain certified they will have to teach the same filth to their kids.
4. Large numbers of home schooling parents will refuse. They will be deemed unfit parents and their kids will be taken from them to be put into foster care. Just by "happenstance" most of these kids will be put under the foster care of gay "parents".
5. All hell breaks loose.
I’m happy to be fitted with a yellow cross or any other color of cross because my black AK coordinates beautifully. :-)
And now Russia is 50% self identified Christians. Christianity seemed to have lived on in people's thoughts.
Oooooo...a free government issued gold cross! Unfortunately, it will clash with my silver Orthodox cross. I’ll be a fashion disaster. LOL
Cruz To Victory!
If we, as Christians, cannot be more respectful to each other, how can we ever hope to unite in defense of our religious freedoms?
i’m guessing you don’t read too many topics on the religion thread here...just yesterday some nut was claiming that the Catholic Church will be fully arrayed in battle regalia against Jesus Christ until the Second Coming...when the Caliphate lines him up on the beach to chop his head off, this nut will be bitching at the Pope...
Unless you are new here, you would know the RF is known for its Protestant bashing, and Sola Scriptura bashing
sir, this statement is patently nonsensical...that’s as nicely as I can put it...
“If we as Christians cannot be more respectful to each other....”
It’s really too late for that.
The world of the hyphenated Christian has no place for respect.
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