We have seen the headlines and we have heard the radical right claim that there is a war on Christians. What better way to deflect your war on democracy than to put the blame on democracy? If you really pay attention, that is exactly what is happening in this country right now.
A term you have probably never heard before, I am willing to use right now. Our country, our very democracy, is under attack by a “Radical Christian Agenda!” Yes, you have all heard a similar phrase used by the right against gays, blacks, liberals, etc. As in “Radical Homosexual Agenda.” The truth is, Radical Christians are the real villains who have a radical agenda that will fundamentally change our country.
The other day, Mike Huckabee told an Iowa news radio station the “military is waging war on Christians.” Really? The military is probably the most secular organization in the country. Yes, there are homophobes, Islamaphobes, and pure xenophobes who are in the military. But, as an organization, the military does not force anyone to believe in any religion. That is the problem as Mike Huckabee sees it.
The self-anointed prophet, Bill O’Reilly, has been crying about a “war on Christians” for years now. He started with his ridiculous “war on Christmas” and it has just gotten worse over the years. He claims Christians are the truly “moral” people in the country. Sorry Bill, I was taught that purposefully lying is not “moral.” Quite the opposite. So, until you fess up to your deliberate lies over the years to make yourself look good, keep quiet about morality.
All of these so-called “restoration of religious freedom” bills around the country really have nothing to do with “religious freedom.”. The people who are introducing these bills in the various states don’t give a rat’s ass about religious freedom. What they really want is the right to discriminate against, segregate, and even kill those who don’t believe in their radical Christian beliefs. If you think I am exaggerating, look at the proposed ballot initiative in California that calls for the “putting a bullet in the head” of homosexuals.
The real goal of this Radical Christian Agenda is to eliminate our democracy. They want to establish a dictatorship in America that would rival the most gruesome dictatorships in history. Their goal is to establish a society where their group are the only ones who can say what is civil rights and what is not. They want to be able to determine that discrimination can only be defined as you not following their radical Christian beliefs.
If you desire to “fit in” you will have to adopt their beliefs. You will have to accept that same-sex marriage is illegal and homosexuals need to be “eliminated.” You will have to accept that abortion is illegal and that your belief otherwise will just get you put in jail. You will have to accept that only white evangelical christians will have the right to vote.
In order to justify their goals, they are quick to point out the atrocities that ISIS is committing in other countries. What they fail to tell you is that is exactly what they want to do right here. Only it will be the Christians who are committing the atrocities.
They want to shut down our border with Mexico. They want to eliminate immigration to any group other than “white European Christians.” As far as these people are concerned, White Christians, especially White Evangelical Christians are the “supreme race” and therefore are the only people who deserve rights.
The election in 2016 will be a turning point for our country. If the Radical Christian Agenda wins, it may be the last general election we ever have. If you don’t believe me, just listen to the wonderful “candidates” the Republicans are fielding. Listen to Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker and you will hear this Radical Christian Agenda being spouted daily.
The only real “attacks on Christians” are the backlash you hear when someone tries to use their “religious beliefs” as an excuse to discriminate against someone. That is not an attack against “religious beliefs,” it is an attack against bigotry! If your religion tells you it is okay to be a bigot, I suggest you find another religion.
On the other hand, you see these Radical Evangelical Christians attacking homosexuals, women, blacks, Latinos, and non-Christians. These same-sex marriage bans, anti-abortion bills, anti-immigration bills, and voter suppression bills all show who the true attackers are and what they are after.
They attack science and education. They hate evolution and want to ban it from our schools. They hate America’s true history and want to ban all of the “bad” stuff from history classes. They want to keep women subjugated to the will of men. In their eyes, women are only around to have babies, and nothing more.
Anyone who stands up for the rights of others is not a “true American.” Anyone who stands up for peace and negotiated treaties to maintain that peace is a “supporter of terrorism.” They are the only ones who are allowed to determine what the truth is. Your truth is wrong. Your beliefs are wrong.
There is nothing in the teachings of Jesus that says it is okay to discriminate against anyone. In fact, just the opposite is true. He preached peace and harmony among men. He told you to “love your neighbor as yourself.” He told you to “turn the other cheek.” The ministry of Jesus was love, not hate!
You can mark my words here. If you are not part of the Radical Evangelical Christian cult, you will be persecuted as much as the rest of us should they gain power. You will discover that their meaning of “religious freedom” is that you must follow their religion. Otherwise, you will be considered an “outsider” too.
As the campaign season starts ramping up, please listen to these preachers of the Radical Christian Agenda carefully. They are lying to you and believe you are stupid enough to buy into their hatred. History is full of examples of what happens when the public swallows these kinds of lies. We must fight to ensure America is never included in that horrible history!