Ever notice how the left readily goes for brute force to shove their agenda down throats? On the flip-side, notice too how the left doesn’t say a peep when someone or something deemed acceptable to their cause comes up.
Take for instance two recent stories involving religion in America. The larger of the two stories was that of the Pope’s visit to DC, New York, and Philadelphia. In fact, to observe the coverage one might wonder whether there were any big cities in America other than those three, and if there were other big cities, was anything happening in them? The lesser of the two stories involved a “controversy” – that’s controversy with quotes – over a picture of Jesus Christ on a wall in Kentucky. The reaction to the latter is typical.
A group of thugs calling themselves the “Freedom From Religion Association” (FFRA) engaged in the extortion they are well known for. First, they pick a rural city or county government to go after. Ideally the kind of place that would have a hard time paying legal expenses associated with protracted litigation. (In addition, Kentucky and marriage licenses was already in the news. The FFRA will never pass up a shot at attaching themselves to other people’s media attention).
Then the FFRA pretends that someone in the local community contacted them anonymously to complain, and ask for help, regarding whatever representation of faith the FFRA has decided must be stricken from public view. The FFRA threatens to sue on that unnamed anonymous person’s behalf and the local government gives in. Unlike ISIS, they didn’t even have to lift a sledgehammer to ensure destruction of that which offends them was carried out.
The reaction to the Pope’s visit though was different. The same pundit class quick to critique Christianity, and ready to snark at a moments notice over the Catholic Church, oooh’ed and aaaah’d themselves into a frenzy over the Papal visit. The very same people that go rabid claiming “separation of Church and State” any time a high school football team prays before a game had not a single complaint to make over the millions of dollars spent by DC, New York, and Philadelphia to support the Pope’s visit. (Those millions do not include things like emergency services support necessary when any head of state visits a city). In fact, the Pope visited a Philadelphia prison where he was allowed to minister to inmates. Pope. Prison. Church. State. Crickets.
Understand, I have no problem with the Pope or his visit to America. On the whole it’s a good thing. Similarly, I have no problem with pictures of Christ adorning public walls. The problem rather is that in one case the left sees an egregious sin being committed against their cherished notion of state, and in the other case they see a soulmate preaching what they want to hear about their agenda. If this isn’t true, has the FFRA threatened to sue DC, New York, or Philadelphia?