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Homofascists, Christians and the State as ‘God’

Homofascists, Christians and the State as ‘God’

Among the more shrill allegations voiced by constituent subgroups of the political left is that the opposition (Republicans, conservatives and Christians) would gladly kill them in a great purge if only they had the practical capacity to do so. During the 2004 campaign season, iconic pop singer and self-described “fag hag” Cher (urbandictionary.com: A woman who enjoys hanging out with gay men) publicly proclaimed that George W. Bush would ship homosexuals off in cattle cars to death camps were he re-elected.

I suppose Cher reasoned (if indeed she does reason) that doing this had somehow slipped Bush’s mind during his first term.

I’ve heard the same charge leveled with regard to ethnic minorities, that right-wingers would just love to re-institute slavery or segregation; in their perfect world, they could simply wipe out those nasty darker-skinned people altogether. Naturally, this presupposes that all right-wingers are white.

Those on the left routinely typify their opponents as intolerant, hateful and potentially violent. This has increased in volume and frequency under the Obama administration, which codified these mischaracterizations into Department of Homeland Security policy; DHS has designated pro-lifers, patriots, constitutionalists, Christians, amnesty opponents, gun enthusiasts, military veterans and other groups as potential terrorist threats.

In keeping with their hypocrisy and incongruity, leftists conveniently omit the fact that they have carried out more terrorism, pogroms, mass murders and genocide than any political group in history. As regular readers will be aware, projection of their antisocial character defects onto opponents is a hallmark of the left’s methodology.

Their objective is to convince as much of the citizenry as possible that their warnings are at least somewhat plausible. This way, when DHS Storm Troopers arrive in the wee hours to collect their neighbors, they will accept the cover story without protest: The detainees were involved in a terrorist plot to carry out large scale “hate crimes” against illegal immigrants, homosexuals, or some species of endangered grouse.

What we are in fact seeing is the political left, through deception, incrementalism and outright violation of the Constitution, insidiously maneuvering rational, law-abiding Americans into a position so untenable that at some elusive but inevitable point, violent civil disobedience – vigilantism – may be the only practicable response.

There are a few very sobering commentaries published recently that address the de facto criminalization of Christianity in the wake of Canada having legalized “gay marriage” in 2005. One is Lea Z. Singh’s “Same-sex ‘Marriage’ and the Persecution of Christians in Canada,” written for Crisis Magazine.

Previously, I identified an analogue between the process of abortion having become legal in the U.S. and the push for legalization of same-sex-unions. It’s a bait-and-switch, with the practice bearing little resemblance to the theory.

As Singh and other commentators have explained, the same tactic was used to secure “marriage equality” for homosexuals in Canada. Opponents of legalizing same-sex unions were given frequent and impassioned assurances that their religious liberties would continue to be protected. Singh writes: “The preamble to Canada’s Civil Marriage Act states that ‘everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,’ and ‘nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom of conscience and religion. …’”

This did not hold true, however, as the Canadian government, dominated by radical leftists, took it as license to legislate social norms. It is now illegal to express opinions on gender identity or preference that deviate from the new pro-homosexual, anti-Christian orthodoxy.

According to Ms. Singh, “It is not premature to speak of open discrimination against Christians in Canada.”

Canadian homofascists – with the imprimatur of the government – have established the baseless and biologically fallacious equivalency between interracial and same-sex relationships as conventional wisdom. Thus, “Christians who believe in traditional marriage are the modern-day equivalent of racists,” says Singh, “and warrant identical exclusion.”

This means that if you’re a Christian, or do not otherwise embrace the sodomite movement, it is legal and encouraged to deny you a job, a promotion, housing and engage in your being systematically disenfranchised.

Bear in mind that all of this is taking place in a country wherein 52 percent of the population opposed the “legalization” of same-sex “marriage” to start with.

Shortly, Singh writes, all public schools in Ontario will implement a new, mandated curriculum beginning in the third grade. This course of study introduces children to the perverse, patently idiotic concept that gender itself is a matter of choice, that “transgender desires are just as perfectly normal as homosexual leanings.”

And Canadian parents dare not oppose this, because it would make them quite literally subject to prosecution. As an effect of the Civil Marriage Act, the very concept of what constitutes a “parent” changed, so many parental rights were summarily negated.

Since the passage of the law, hate-crime tribunals began prosecuting Canadian Christians for publicly articulating biblical values. Homosexual activists have spies in churches, monitoring sermons for biblical passages considered to be “hate speech.” Pastors have been jailed, businesses fined out of business and individuals driven into bankruptcy.

So, how might American Christians react to such developments here? The reason I ask is because the wheels are already in motion. The satanic minions in our government absolutely must bring about these societal transformations in order to “kill off” God and establish the State as the ultimate arbiter of morality. Rending the family unit asunder will ensure that the State becomes the individual’s sole guide, instructor and authority from cradle to grave.

I’m not inclined to think that We the People will respond as submissively as Canadians did to a similar scenario transpiring here. In fact, when otherwise rational, law-abiding Americans suddenly realize that the last of their liberties have been legislated, regulated and executive-ordered away, their response just might make the left’s accusations in the opening paragraph a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns
Islam and the Left: United Against Christians

Islam and the Left: United Against Christians

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

– John 15:18-19 (NIV)

We are living in a time when the government, press and entertainment media tell us that our economy is on the rebound, Obamacare is facilitating health care for millions more Americans than before its implementation, unemployment has plummeted, and the Islamic Republic of Iran has apparently become America’s ally. So I suppose it should be no surprise that we’re also being told there is nothing at all sinister in the myriad anti-Christian exertions on the part of certain political factions, and that there certainly isn’t any “war on Christianity” going on.

Apart from recognizing that there is emergent and coordinated antipathy toward Christians in America, it is of paramount importance to understand some of the universal mechanisms behind the misrepresentations (or lies) I listed, because this will not only facilitate combating these mechanisms, but could serve to rally the troops, as American Christians come to comprehend the level of abject evil within our government and other institutions.

Last week in this space, I described how the political left has advanced a phony “gay rights” agenda, which in reality is calculated to demoralize Americans at large and coalesce political power – that of the left, not homosexuals. Neutralizing the moral anchor of Christianity is essential to this objective, so homosexual activists have been given the latitude to designate as “discrimination” essentially any speech or practice on the part of Christians they choose to condemn.

As ironic as this sounds, America’s enemies have made great use of our Constitution itself as a weapon against liberty. From flag-burning to adopting Marxist principles into our political process, leftists have routinely cited the Freedom of Speech and Equal Protection clauses as explicit license for all manner of permissible and imposed cultural subversion.

As more activist jurists took to the federal bench, civil rulings increasingly tended to favor leftist policy. This is one reason states such as Indiana found it necessary to pass legislation in the vein of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, despite guarantees of religious freedom in the Bill of Rights. We have reached a point where the affronts against religious liberty by government have become so common, people perceive few alternatives. There oughtta be a law …

Well, now they have one. It’s redundant, but these are the fruits of our ongoing neglect of civic issues.

Earlier, WND reported on the case of a judge in the United Kingdom who convicted a street evangelist for quoting Leviticus 20:13, which prescribes the death penalty for homosexuality. On April 2, former paratrooper-turned-Christian-evangelist Mike Overd was fined, as well as being ordered to pay court costs and compensation to the homosexual activist who lodged a complaint against him.

The presiding judge, Shamim Ahmed Qureshi of Bristol Crown Court, is a Muslim who serves with the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, the overseer of the U.K.’s Shariah courts. So despite homosexuality being a capital crime under Shariah law, this supposedly observant Muslim judge was happy to persecute a Christian in the realm of secular law for an alleged slight against homosexuals.

The alliance between leftists and Muslims against Christians may be more apparent in Britain than it is in America, since the process has advanced much further in the U.K. – but not to worry; President Barack Hussein Obama has been moving the course of Islamist infiltration handily along.

This week, The Hill reported that Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., had introduced a federal “firearms buyback” bill. The “Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education of our (SAFER) Streets Act” would provide America’s more gullible gun owners with the “incentive” to turn firearms in to local law enforcement. It’s supposed to make the streets safe from all of the law-abiding gun owners who run around randomly shooting people, I guess.

DeLauro, a far left lawmaker, had not only other uber-progressive and socialist Congress creatures co-sponsoring the bill, but Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as well.

“This should come as no surprise,” wrote Tim Brown at Sons of Liberty Media, “since we know there are many Muslim Brotherhood front groups working in America to undermine the ability of Americans to keep and bear arms.”

Many have asked how those on the far left and Islamists plan to co-exist once they have done away with America’s Christians, the Constitution and the republic. Perhaps they do not plan to co-exist at all, each group believing that they will ultimately overcome the other. Maybe both groups suppose that the pre-eminence of either is immaterial so long as America has been laid waste.

I haven’t settled on a plausible answer to this question, but I do know that once they have done away with America’s Christians, the Constitution and the republic, it probably won’t matter too much to you and me who winds up in charge.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns