On this week devoted to the doings of the Dark Side, it seems apropos, somehow, to pause and reflect on those who have done so much to darken the spiritual landscape of these United States …
… the earnest advocates of atheism and sexual perversion who yearn, like vampires, to suck the very life out of our religious freedoms and sense of community …
… the too-many innocuous voters and ordinary citizens who, in their thirst to avoid conflict, played along with political correctness at the ballot box, and helped create the monsters of immorality that now dominate the political scene …
… the aggressive attorneys and activists who, wrapped mummy-like in their own agenda, have found their fortune in pressing the lawsuits that have brought paranoia and social paralysis to churches and school districts and businesses all over America.
Between them, this sprawling alliance of anti-God enthusiasts has proven frighteningly efficient at remaking America in their own brutal, dehumanizing image. In the space of a few decades, they have managed to entrench abortion and homosexual behavior, objectify children into sexual objects, criminalize Christianity in the popular culture, and promote guilt and self-doubt as the foremost qualities of our national character.
That’s quite a legacy … but not the one, in the end, for which the Left will be most remembered.
No, what generations to come will remember about the Left is their fear. How very afraid all these activists were, and – even more – what terrible people inspired their cringing, craven fury:
The little girl in New Jersey, who was told “Our God Is An Awesome God” was too frightening to sing in an after-school talent show. (The witches’ scene from ‘Macbeth’ was deemed okay.)
The street preacher in Pennsylvania who was arrested for “trespassing” after he inadvertently brushed against a building while standing on a public sidewalk.
The teenager in San Diego who was suspended for wearing a t-shirt with the words “Homosexuality Is Shameful” on the day his public high school celebrated a Day of Silence in support of the homosexual agenda. (Think about some of the t-shirts you saw at the mall last weekend.)
The families of slain highway patrol officers in Utah, who were sued by local atheists for putting crosses on roadside memorials to their dead family members.
The student of Indian descent at Georgia Tech who was threatened with her life and widely-branded as a “Twinkie” – “yellow on the outside, white on the inside” – after she lobbied for the right to speak her conservative views in campus political forums.
The woman pastor in northern California who was permitted to hold small group gatherings in the public meeting room of her local library, until employees realized the little congregation was … worshiping God. (The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the ban against the little congregation, explaining that worship doesn’t qualify as free speech.)
The first-grader in Massachusetts, who was beaten almost-to-death by older schoolchildren during recess, while teachers looked the other way. The boy’s father had led protests against the school’s policy of teaching classes on homosexual behavior and transgenderism to all its students – even kindergarteners.
Schoolchildren. Fallen law enforcement officers. Pastors and preachers. You can see why so many on the Left are terrified by the threat these people pose to our American way of life.
Murderous terrorists. Convicted killers. Pornographers and pedophiles. Politicians and media darlings who dance daily on the line between criticism and treason. Nation-states that are fine-tuning their fledgling nuclear weapons and sharpening their anti-American rhetoric. The Left has a place in its heart for all of these. You can’t be bad enough to earn the ire of those for whom “God and country” are mutually repugnant ideals.
But you can be good enough. Innocent enough. Naïve enough to think that everyone in this country – indeed, everyone in a position of responsible leadership – really believes in freedom of speech and worship and justice for all.
The leaders of the Left – their judges, their Congressmen, their activists and executives and political candidates and religious leaders and investors – don’t believe in freedom at all. They are afraid to.
People free to speak might say things they disagree with. People free to worship might glorify a God they are terrified to accept. “Justice for all” would mean a fair hearing for the ideals and individuals that threaten Leftist dogma.
There’s nothing more scary than liberty to a Leftist.
For them, Halloween should fall on the Fourth of July.