O-M-G. Sorry. It was too easy. Let’s proceed.
With the democrats, it’s always about perception rather than substance.
It’s always about words, not about actions.
A recent article by Caleb Parke, of Fox News, asks, “Rise of the religious left?” Then states, “The Democrat Party hires faith outreach director to address ‘God problem.’”
I would have to say that “the religious left” must be considered an oxymoron! At least in the terms being put forward by “the left,” and how we perceive the term “religious.”
Although there are many different “religions.”
“Religion” can be defined as “a particular system of faith and/or worship.”
In the case of our liberal friends, many practice a “creator-less ‘big bang’ religion,”
a “religion of human evolution,”
a “religion of human caused global warming,”
a “religion of science,”
a “religion of death and devaluing life (abortion),
“religions grounded in nature,”
actual “devil worship,”
“designer ‘create your own version of Christianity’ Christianity,”
“genuinely confused Christians,”
“intentionally fraudulent Christians,”
the “religion of atheism,” or the “religion of being anti-God,” among others.
In these terms, yes…, the left could be considered quite “religious!”
“In 2012, the last election Democrats won, a headline from their convention read: ‘Democrats boo God.’ In 2016, they heckled a preacher during the opening prayer.”
They booed God?
“It’s a perception they’ve been trying to change since, especially on the 2020 campaign trail.”
There’s that word “perception” again. Yes…, they want to change the perception, not the reality.
“Political pundits said Democrats have a ‘God problem’ and their latest move shows they are taking steps to solve it.”
Well, yes and no. What they really want to do is solve the ramifications of “the problem.” They don’t really want to solve the problem, nor do they actually believe there is a real problem.
“The democrats have hired former Washington, D.C. anti-Trump pastor, Rev. Derrick Harkins, who held a similar position in 2012 and has been the senior vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which recently celebrated ‘rejoicing in the queerness of God.’”
Well isn’t that special?
‘“We take seriously the relationships that we have with faith communities around this country,’ Harkins told Religion News Service, adding that faith ‘will be a priority going into 2020, but even more importantly, beyond 2020.’”
I’m sure you do, and I’m sure it will.
“Over the past few elections, Democrats have alienated themselves further from religious [meaning Christian and Jewish] voters, partly due to stances it takes on social issues like abortion and gay marriage, not to mention its focus on urban communities that tend to have lower church attendance than their rural counterparts. While [President] Trump took 80 percent of the white evangelical vote, democrat presidential hopefuls are gearing up for more faith outreach, especially in historically black churches and within minority communities.”
Mr. Parke has that right…, and actions speak louder than words.
If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck.
So if they walk like they’re against The God of The Bible, and they talk like they’re against The God of The Bible, then they’re probably against The God of The Bible.
“Recently Democratic presidential candidate Kristin Gillibrand said she doesn’t believe the GOP is a ‘faith-driven party’ because their policies go against her idea of what Christianity is all about, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg questioned Trump’s faith and called him out for hypocrisy.”
I believe Ms. Gillibrand would fall into the “genuinely confused Christians” category, while Mayor Pete would fall into the category of “designer ‘create your own version of Christianity’ Christianity.”
‘“Within the Democratic Party there is a huge spectrum of deeply faithful people,’ Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, told Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green.”
And we have already discussed this “huge spectrum” of “deeply faithful” people.
‘“For too long, when we look at religion in America, we have associated with just politics and the religious communities that have been associated with the Republican Party and conservative politics…and there is a strong progressive Christian voice that is being spoken and lifted up and demanding to be heard.’”
The keyword in “progressive Christian” is “progressive.”
“Jones added progressives are ‘very open about the kind of Christianity they profess.’”
And exactly what “kind of Christianity” would that be, Ms. Jones?
The “kind of Christianity” without God?
The “kind of Christianity” that lets you make it up as you go along?
Stay thirsty my friends…, but don’t drink the liberal Kool Aide!
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