You Can Be A Christian Or A Liberal, But Not Both

Can a Christian be a liberal? Short answer: no. There is no way a Christian can buy into progressive/big government ideology and be faithful to the bigger-than-Dallas teachings of Scripture and expect to continue enjoying his hard-won religious liberties.

For the “Christian” to lean politically to the left means that he must blow off huge chunks of the Bible and replace Scripture with the make-believe notions of PC’s malleable “Christ.” Only after torturing Scripture can the Christian then fit current liberalism into his supposed relationship with God.

For the Christian who believes that unfeigned faith in Christ should correspond with Jesus’ high view of Scripture, it is impossible to believe in God and be an adherent to this schlock.

Liberalism has been hijacked by bizarre special-interest thugs who defy the Word of God and believe that the Bible has no place in public life (except maybe in a museum where people can look at it from time to time).

The Christian skipping around the maypole wearing his rose-colored glasses who has a bent to the liberal left needs to understand something: If it were left up to the modern, secularized liberal establishment, Christians would be more restricted than Bill when Hillary’s in town. If the Christophobic thugs had it their way, Christians would be relegated to a marginalized spiritual ghetto on the sidelines of life.

For the naive Christian voter who thinks he can toss a ballot in the progressive direction, please know that a vote toward the secular left could leave you bereft of sacred liberties. Thanks to the aggressive and ludicrous liberal lug nuts’ anti-Christian agenda, your vote for a leftist is a vote for:

1. Christianity to be scrubbed from government and whatever turf the government owns. Thanks to the liberals, the Ten Commandments have about as much acceptance in our government and their properties as Rush Limbaugh would at Sandra Fluke’s family reunion. The Judeo-Christian principles that formed the rock-solid foundation of this great American Experiment are now aggressively and consistently attacked by the lascivious left.

If . . . if . . . the secularists continue to stay behind the wheel of this American bus, you can kiss all semblance of Christianity good-bye in this heretofore God-graced government. Saint, you might as well say farewell to our government’s recognizing Christmas and adios to Good Friday if you’re going to vote the liberal ticket. If the secularists have it their way, Easter will be behind your keister, and you can kiss the Cross good-night as an acceptable public symbol that represents your faith and our nation’s recognition of Christ’s atoning work.

2. Secularism to be continually mainlined into our public school system. Thanks to rabid, vapid secularism, our public schools and universities would rather you be a Rocky Horror super freak than a Christian. If your beliefs run to the bizarre or the banal or if you want to smoke the same philosophical crack that Caligula, Nero, Castro or Lenin freebased, they’ll accommodate you.

Our schools are totally open to anyone and to anything, unless, of course, you’re a Christian. And if that’s the case, then you’re likely to get more sympathy from a badger with minimal sleep than you will from liberal educators who are hard at work making your life hard. Let me repeat: A vote for the secular left is a vote for Christianity to continue to be officially vilified on campus and for Christians to be ostracized in campus life.

3. Public officials, employees and appointees to be pressured to hide their faith in the closet and suppress their public displays of belief in God lest they be grouped with Hitler, Osama, or Mussolini and then fired. Not only will the liberals aggressively work to prohibit the State from green lighting and recognizing Christianity as a legitimate and positive force in our land, they will also attempt to stifle Christians from influencing the path of government.

4. Public attacks on churches and Christians and attempts to restrict them in the private sector. Consider this, Christian pastor and Christian lay person looking to vote for the ludicrous left: The secular Mafioso’s intent is to make your ministerial life difficult, your evangelistic work taxing and your voice minimized.

5. The continued media endorsement of the same putrid, hedonistic stuff that sunk ancient civilizations. With the liberals in place, expect more weird crap in movies and on television. Expect to see more paintings of Christian symbols and saints smeared with elephant dung. Expect Christianity to be bashed and vilified and Christians made out to be buckled-shoed morons with three teeth and an IQ of 50. Expect the culture to coarsen. Expect your kids to continue to be exposed to things that only rock stars see backstage with groupies. A vote for a liberal is a vote to see Christians continue to receive special ridicule and be flogged more than a piñata during a Cinco de Mayo festival.

Modern liberalism tosses out Scripture on several different levels. How a true believer in the Christ defined by Scripture can buy into what Jesus, the prophets and apostles said and also give credence to what these secular goons say is beyond me. In addition to liberalism’s obvious and odious pro-Holocaust-like abortion stance, its anti-biblical view of marriage, its Scripture-slamming, aggressive secularism, and its feckless view of our nation’s defense, liberalism completely clashes with the Christian worldview. Progressivism’s aggressive desire to eradicate Christians’ rights should cause Christians to be concerned.

The Democratic Party’s liberalism has degenerated over the last 40-50 years in regard to its view of Christianity and Christian rights. This party, which formerly embraced and protected our nation’s great Christian heritage and teachings no longer does so. Thus, today the Christian is between a rock and a hard place: He can either be a Christian or a liberal—but he cannot be both.

About the author: Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.

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  • ThePhoenixRises

    AH, doug. More BS. News for you MR ‘my rifle is shorter than my D*ck’, JESUS was a liberal by the definitions of the establishment (conservatives) of His day– that’s why they crucified him. So you’re saying Jesus CAN’T BE CHRISTIAN???????

    • Visionary

      I think I understand your point about Jesus did not go with the flow when it came to the priests views at the time he walked the earth. However, in today’s society liberals support homosexual marriages and abortion (murdering of babies.) Accordingly to Holy Scriptures, these are lifestyles that Jesus would not support. A Christian by definition means follower of Christ. So if Jesus would not support such behavior then never would a Christian. On a personal note, I completely see the point the author of this article is talking about regarding liberals vilifying Christians, mocking/belittling Christians and trying to silence Christians, it’s practical rampant today.

      • ThePhoenixRises

        Thank you for your thoughtful, and mostly respectful reply. Something that is all too lacking in these threads.

        That said, you are falling for the same fallacy that Giles does: over-generalization (it is one of his favorite fallacies, BTW).

        I have been branded a “libturd” and similar epithets when in fact I am a moderate. I do not support people like Pelosi, Sharpton and Farrakan, or Obama. But neither do I support the likes of Giles and a number of posters here.They constantly commit the “Ad Hominem” fallacy aka personal abuse, personal attacks, abusive fallacy, damning the source, name calling, needling [form of], refutation by character.

        Examples from above:

        “For the “Christian” to lean politically to the left means that he must blow off huge chunks of the Bible and replace Scripture with the make-believe notions of PC’s malleable “Christ.” Only after torturing Scripture can the Christian then fit current liberalism into his supposed relationship with God.”

        “3. Public officials, employees and appointees to be pressured to hide their faith in the closet and suppress their public displays of belief in God lest they be grouped with Hitler, Osama, or Mussolini and then fired. Not only will the liberals aggressively work to prohibit the State from green lighting and recognizing Christianity as a legitimate
        and positive force in our land, they will also attempt to stifle Christians from influencing the path of government.”

        “5. The continued media endorsement of the same putrid, hedonistic stuff that sunk ancient civilizations. With the liberals in place, expect more weird crap in movies and on television. Expect to see more paintings of Christian symbols and saints smeared with elephant dung. Expect Christianity to be bashed and vilified and Christians made out to be buckled-shoed morons with three teeth and an IQ of 50. Expect the culture to coarsen. Expect your kids to continue to be exposed to thingsthat only rock stars see backstage with groupies. A vote for a liberal is a vote to see Christians continue to receive special ridicule and be flogged more than a piñata during a Cinco de Mayo festival.”

        Note the presence of the over-generalization fallacy as well.

        Note the same Fallacies from comments below:

        “this is sooo true, i love how liberals will sympathize with the muslims whenever conservatives get at them, or theyll be cool with you wanting to a goth or a psychopath, but theyll trash christianity…what psychotic logic is that …i love how they will rush to the islamic faiths right to practice its religion, but will openly mock the
        bible….but this is the comedy of the left.”

        “Booing God..Promoting Infanticide..A party that appeals to Atheists,
        anti-Christian Muslims, and the Communist Party ..Yep..That’s your new
        Democrat Party.”

        “Liberals replace God with their “liberalness”. It becomes their religion. They have no root, no faith in anything so they throw themselves into their idealogy. This quickly becomes a poor substitute for the real thing and they become bitter, hateful, and against anyone who has the audacity to believe differently. How sad! How hopeless
        they must feel deep inside! Their mind is the devils playground and he has them totally deceived. Only God can deliver them from such a state,but first they must realize that they need help and sincerely ask Him. Until God moves on them they will remain a hopeless pawn of the devil.”

        All of these are riddled with ad hominem and usually over-generalization fallacies.

        For a full description of Ad Hominem and how it works: see

        http://www.logicallyfallacious.com/index.php/logical-fallacies/10-ad-hominem-abusive
        http://www.logicallyfallacious.com/index.php/logical-fallacies/12-ad-hominem-guilt-by-association
        Note one thing said in the first citation:

        “Ad hominem attacks are usually made out of desperation when one cannot find a decent counter argument.”

        • SirRobertson

          You are such a pathetic, laughable HYPOCRITE! You are everything you condemn others for being, and a whole lot more.

          • ThePhoenixRises

            So you’re that other nitwit, responding to a 3 month old post, too.

            Oops.

            BUSTED

          • ThePhoenixRises

            Whattza matter SlimeR? Scared to post openly ????

            You’re pissant pathetic.

          • SirRobertson

            You’re a “cathie”, so nuff said. Hahaha!

          • ThePhoenixRises

            So the great SlimeR IS a coward. Just what I expected. Your insults still don’t work, old man.

          • ThePhoenixRises

            LIke I said. you’re a pissant and you’re pathetic.
            HAHAHAHA

    • Ricardo Gonzales

      To say that Jesus was a liberal in his because he went against the establishment of his day is just a load of rubbish. Jesus was at odds with the then religious leaders for the plain reason that they had taken the Holy Scriptures, and twisted it to their convenience. The Saduccees rejected the doctrine of the resurrection and angels, while the Pharisees imposed a doctrine of leglism on the people. Come to think of it, it was those folks who were the liberals since they totally rejected the original teachings of the prophets and were feeding the masses their perversion of truth.

      • ThePhoenixRises

        I am ALWAYS suspicious when I see a reply like this, because
        1.) only 21 posts, yet the start date is August 2013
        2.) you are replying to a post made 3 months ago.
        3.) your idea of calling a Pharisee a liberal shows muddled thinking. (The Pharisees were the fundamentalists of their day.)

        • Ricardo Gonzales

          1) I just came across this post today so pardon my tardy contribution.
          2) The Pharisees must have been fundamentalists, but the were the champions of a doctrine that was almost totally contrary to what was taught in the scriptures.
          3) My point is that liberals are quick to label Jesus a liberal when the complete opposite is true since Christ upheld the original teachings of Moses and the prophets, and did not try to dilute them or dismiss them as fiction.

          • ThePhoenixRises

            Implying that I am?

          • Ricardo Gonzales

            I am not implying anything since I do not know your doctrinal stance. I just had to point out that the viewpoint that Jesus was a liberal is simply utter crock, because his teachings were rather very unliberal.

          • ThePhoenixRises

            IN COMPARISON TO — AND IN THE EYES OF — THE PHARISEES Jesus was a liberal, he broke their laws, which HE HIMSELF stated should be obeyed by virtue of the office (seat of Moses) that they held. Failing to observe ritual hand washing and “working” on Sabbath are just two examples of this.

            Please come back after you have actually read the Bible, not some Cliff’s notes version of it.

          • Ricardo Gonzales

            Exactly. He boke THEIR laws, but not the laws of God. Furthemore, he stated that he came to fulfil the law. I have read the Bible that’s why I know that your statement Jesus was a liberal has no scriptural support. When Jesus stood up against the religious authorities of his day, he wasn’t being “liberal” he was opposing a system that was founded on teachings that were contrary to the truth. As for the part about his commanding the disciples to obey the Pharisees, that was only for a time since it was before his crucifixtion. After that there was no further mandate to follow the regulations of the Pharisees. Also, you miss the part where he said do what they said, but not as they do. I conclude by saying this: the Pharisees were not conservatives as you seek to project them to be, but rather heretical extrtemists who had placed the “tradition of the elders” over God’s truth. For this reason Jesus was alwyas at odds with them.

          • ThePhoenixRises

            ANNNNNNDDDD BACKTRAK!

  • Visionary

    I wouldn’t let an article prevent me from worshipping God with other believers.

  • Visionary

    sad

  • Visionary

    Jesus came to serve, and His followers are called to do the same. I’m not talking about slavery but rather a servant’s heart and attitude. Jesus is very much alive and real. He cares for you and would like to have a relationship with you but you must be open and yielded with a sincere heart. God’s ways are beyond our understanding but He gives us “rules” to live by like any good parent would give to keep His children safe and at peace in their mind and soul despite the earthly situation they are in because ultimately this life is but a breath, but our soul is eternal. Eternal treasures are in store for those who love the Lord.

  • Visionary

    Your are obviously a liberal and not a Christian, you made it clear just like the article said you would.

  • Visionary

    Another liberal, as you follow exactly what the article says you would, mocking Christians by saying rigid antiquated principles. You are not a follower of Christ if you support homosexual lifestyles and murdering babies and that is was liberals support among many other evil behaviors.

  • Visionary

    Don’t call a brother in Christ “crazies”. Holy Scriptures says they will know God by the love we have for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

  • Visionary

    You hit the nail on the head. Perfectly true.

  • Visionary

    Sounds like you just want to say it’s okay to have an abortion because of all the other reason that has NOTHING to do with murdering innocent babies in the womb. Pro-life, Anti-Abortion label it what you want. It’s normal to protect babies, it’s evil to murder them and there is no disputing that fact.

  • Visionary

    Beautifully written, Well done. Truth!

  • crispy362

    “theyll be cool with you wanting to a goth or a psychopath…” Ok, perhaps I’m a bit confused. First and foremost, where does the bible say you have to dress a certain way? Do you dislike goths because they wear mostly black? Are they part of this group that are incapable of being christians too? And while we’re on the subject of clothing and labels, what about other groups of people, such as hipsters, emos, punks, etc? I noticed you left them out. Are they forbidden by the bible as well?

    Secondly, let’s in mind that psychopathy is a psychological condition. You can’t one day “want” to be a psychopath any more than you can “decide” to be schizophrenic.

  • SirRobertson

    Excellent article and those who disagree are proving your point.

  • SirRobertson

    How shallow and childish of you. I also doubt every word you say.

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