War on Religion
If you doubt there is a War on Religion, consider this. Every day in America we hear of high school cheerleaders who can't use religious words like faith, Jesus Christ, hope and love on banners; valedictorians at high schools are told not to include religious messages or risk punishment; proselytizing in the military is grounds for a courts martial; desecrating war memorials with crosses because they are religious symbols; HS football players cannot put memorial crosses on their helmets; and on and on and on. Tell me that this action by the Chinese government is not the same thing that is happening here! "Chinese police reportedly surrounded the town of Donglu on Sunday to prevent its residents, the majority of whom are Catholic, from holding a procession in honor of the Virgin Mary." Religious prejudice and intolerance is growing in Europe often under the guise of tolerance. It is exactly the same thing that is happening here. It makes the War on Religion seem like such an insufficient label for what must really be going on, a totalitarian fear and censorship of religious activity throughout the world, including America. Religion and Public Life in America makes the case that "today's secular culture views orthodox Christian churches as troublesome, retrograde, and reactionary forces. They’re seen as anti-science, anti-gay, and anti-women—which is to say anti-progress as the Left defines progress. Not surprisingly, then, the Left believes society will be best served if Christians are limited in their influence on public life. And there won’t just be arguments; there will be laws as well." Wake up America and demand the return of Religious Freedom in America. The country was built on the principle. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America grants freedom of worship, speech & press; the right to petition the government & to assemble peaceably. Specifically with regard to "religion" it states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Many on the left have tried for at least 50 years to re-write history with regard to "separation of church and state" and to downgrade the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. This quote should satisfy both questions: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports ... and let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." George Washington, Farewell Speech, 9/17/1796 (from "Being George Washington"). See the dialogue from both sides below.

Trump is weaponizing evangelicals’ mistrust. And he’s succeeding.

from The Gray Area,

When we put an article in the center of this site, we try to make sure it is reasoned, fair and true to the topic. This one does not pass those tests, but it does something else. It further reveals the confusion on the left about people of faith.

First, they are confused by people of faith, period. Why have a belief in a supreme being?

Second, they are confused how, if you are a person of this faith they don't understand, you could possibly support Trump. That position is true for them no matter who you are that supports Trump, so faith has nothing to do with their confusion.

Third, they don't understand voters who vote on more than one issue or vote on one issue that is different than the left's priority list of issues. For example, voting for someone who will protect your belief in God, is the same as someone who votes for abortion because they believe in choice. But the left doesn't understand how you cannot agree with their issue over yours, unless you are just an evil person. In this WaPo article, to accept that evangelicals are not evil people, is a major awakening. Though they are still confused by them.

Fourth, they believe people of faith are 'angry'. Actually, people of faith are 'joyful', because of their faith. That joy makes people who are confused by faith, angry.

Fifth, coming from a party who eliminated God from its platform in 2012 and then booed the forced return of a single reference to God, the 2020 Democrat Presidential candidates attempt to embrace religion and faith is transparent & deceptive political rhetoric.

It is true that everyone agrees God does not belong to any one party. It is also true, based on words, actions and beliefs, that one party does not belong to God.

from The Washington Post,

Are the dominant voices of white evangelical Christianity in the United States destined to be angry and defensive? Is President Trump making sure they stay that way? I found myself asking these questions after I read my Post colleague Elizabeth Bruenig’s revealing and deeply reported essay about her journey to Texas to probe why evangelicals have been so loyal to Trump and are likely to remain so. Hers was a venture in sympathetic understanding and empathetic listening. What she heard was a great desire to push back against liberals, to defend a world that sees itself under siege and to embrace Trump — not as a particularly good man but as a fighter against all of the things and people and causes that they cannot abide. Even more, they believe liberals and secularists are utterly hostile to the culture they have built and the worldview they embrace.

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