FAITH & POLITICS: The Madison Cawthorn Approach vs The Obama Approach

Written by Wes Walker on November 29, 2020

Madison Cawthorn became the youngest elected Congressman in modern history, and the left already hates him.

But it’s not easy to pile on a guy in a wheelchair without looking like a complete scumbag. They needed an excuse to blast him. What did the left go with? They went after his religion.

How dare an evangelical Christian preach about Jesus to people who aren’t Christian?

It appears that the Daily Beast was the first to report it, but the news was absolutely shocking, even terrifying. Yes, “Madison Cawthorn, the North Carolina Republican who will become the youngest member of Congress in history, has admitted he tried to convert Jews and Muslims to Christianity.” How could such a thing happen in 21st Century? How could a self-righteous, religious fanatic make it into the hallowed halls of the House? —TownHall

The cited article was obviously poking fun at the Left’s outrage. But they really were outraged that he was telling people about Jesus.

Uh… sharing the reason for the hope he has within him is sort of the POINT of Christianity.

But the left thinks that it’s insensitive. And a bunch of other pejorative terms as well.

By contrast, it was just a few days ago that Obama put the cards on the table showing exactly what he thought of the role of faith as it interacts with politics.

“People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump, but there’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts undocumented workers in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion,” he said on “The Breakfast Club” radio show. –FoxNews

Leaving aside the fact that those cages were built long before Trump came down that escalator, and the allegations of racism don’t really hold up under scrutiny, Obama has made it painfully clear his idea of faith has always been secondary to his secular political agendas.

Should that really surprise us? He took nuns to the Supreme Court over birth control. And courts had granted the (Christian) Romeike family full religious refugee status, and Obama tried to have that overturned in court.

Religious freedom really isn’t his thing.

The fact that a faithful Christian would ever want to persuade another person to embrace the same Christian faith that had made such a difference in his life is absolutely contrary to any of the various identitarian boxes Obama checks off.

It really isn’t that hard to understand, though. Maybe ardent atheist Penn Gilette could spell it out in terms the secular left could understand.

This clip is 5 minutes long, but what Pann says here is pretty awesome. It’s the kind of blunt honesty that will challenge Christian and secular audiences alike if you watch to the end.

Madison Cawthorn and Barack Obama both claim to be Christians.

Using no other standard but what Penn had to say there — again, he’s speaking as an atheist — which one of them do you think Penn would consider the ‘authentic’ example of a Christian?

And where, dear Clash Reader, do you find yourself in this equation?

Related: If Culture and Politics Suck, Then It’s The Churches Fault
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