Nobody in our ‘tolerant’ country would DARE to write a piece like this denouncing religious symbols like the kippah. But Christians have been deemed ‘the enemy’, so this is apparently ok.
Ever since the left saw the writing on the wall with their loss in the Dobbs decision, we have been seeing what psychologists call ‘extinction burst’ behavior, which is best understood in the context of the explosive tantrum a small child displays when he doesn’t get something he wants and still thinks he’s got a shot at changing that outcome.
From the time of the leak, we’ve seen a huge surge in the left’s rage against Christian institutions generally and pro-life institutions and symbols in particular.
Groups like Jane’s Revenge have made explicit calls to violence against pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centers until such time as they adopt the left’s pro-abortion views.
Meanwhile, Senator Pocahontas has called for the closure of crisis pregnancy centers.
Clearly, the gloves are off. The political party that owes so much of its ideas to Marx has also adopted his rabid atheism.
Daniel Panneton from the Atlantic is putting a voice to it with his denunciation of the Rosary as a ‘hate’ symbol. The Atlantic is behind a paywall, but was summed up in a FoxNews piece.
He added, “On this extremist fringe, rosary beads have been woven into a conspiratorial politics and absolutist gun culture. These armed radical traditionalists have taken up a spiritual notion that the rosary can be a weapon in the fight against evil and turned it into something dangerously literal.”
Panneton slammed an entire online ecosystem for disseminating imagery featuring Christian warriors both historical and modern, suggesting that “social-media pages are saturated with images of rosaries draped over firearms, warriors in prayer, Deus Vult (‘God wills it’) crusader memes, and exhortations for men to rise up and become Church Militants.”
…Warning that Catholics are a “growing contingent of Christian nationalism,” Panneton commented that “Catholic imagery now blends freely with staple alt-right memes that romanticize ancient Rome or idealize the traditional patriarchal family.” He also commented that as the divide between American Catholics and Protestants has waned, they have become “cemented in common causes such as hostility toward abortion-rights advocates.” — FoxNews
So much for their idea of tolerance.
Democrats go down this road of open hostility at their own peril.
4 Reasons Anti-Christian Bigotry Is A Mistake
The left Is Alienating Its Base
Minorities used to be the strong castle of Democrat voters. But suddenly, Dems are hemmoraging minority support. Why?
It may be hard for leftist elites to grasp, but not everyone shares the atheistic assumptions so common among the lily-white champaign socialists frequenting coastal metropolitan cocktail parties.
Many of the black and hispanic (they don’t like being called latinx, by the way) voters Dems take for granted are devoutly Christian. Their connection to the party flowed outward from their understanding of Christian compassion for the needy. But if you set yourself as actively hostile to God, that changes the math.
Dems In White Hoods have Raged Against Catholics Before
Democrats may want to think twice about rekindling their rage against Catholics. While the KKK was mostly remembered for persecuting black Americans, it had plenty of hatred left over for Catholics.
There have been three iterations of the Ku Klux Klan: the original one, which flourished in the late 1860s; the second, which had its peak in the 1920s, and the third, which saw multiple Klan groups fighting the civil rights movement from the 1950s onward.
The second manifestation—the one that was on the rise just about 100 years ago—is the one that was most virulently anti-Catholic. — Aleteia
Is this REALLY the crowd you want to run with, Secularists?
The Obvious Hitler/Totalitarian Parallels.
Scapegoating, especially religious scapegoating is not a new thing, but the angle being played by the Atlantic offers a new twist.
The Democrat/Government/Media/Big Tech symbiote has been working very hard to cement the idea in the public imagination that anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton is a dangerous right-wing revolutionary radial.
Christians (particularly Evangelicals and Catholics) have been a big thorn in the side of the left and a political obstacle to the left’s objectives. So attentive observers will notice the way in which Panneton and others are trying to play the guilt-through-association angle here.
Right-wing politics is bad. Christians support conservative politics. Therefore Christians are bad.
We have seen people in political power scapegoat their political opposition and scapegoat them as dangerous before.
The people who succeed always rise to unopposed political power and waste little time in reminding the world why political opposition is so important in the first place.
Hitler famously focused public anger against one religious group making them the lightning rod for all the problems Germany suffered at the time.
Militants acting in his name caused chaos and blamed his political adversaries for it. By the time he finished rounding them all up, there was nobody left to oppose him.
The Biden administration’s dismissal of Constitutional rights and norms in their prosecution of their various political enemies (ranging from parents at school board meetings to unvaxxed soldiers to journalists and seizing the cell phones of elected Republicans) is nothing short of breathtaking.
We used to wonder, ‘how could the German citizens sit back and watch this happen’. Future generations may ask the same question of us.
God Is Not Mocked
There are times in history when a nation is so wayward that God permits the wicked to prosper.
If even his Covenant nation Israel was not exempt from such a consequence, how can we expect to be? But there remains a promise for anyone who dares to read and believe it.
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. — 2 Chron 7:14
The secular left may think they are holding all the cards, and that they have us at the end of a string, so to speak.
Here’s the Message translation of the first few verses of Psalm 9.
Why the big noise, nations?
Why the mean plots, peoples?
Earth-leaders push for position,
Demagogues and delegates meet for summit talks,
The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers:
“Let’s get free of God!
Cast loose from Messiah!”
Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing.
At first he’s amused at their presumption;
Then he gets good and angry.
Furiously, he shuts them up:
“Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet
Is spread for him on the holy summit.”
The LORD calls us to pray boldly, with the expectation that he hears us, and that he can do what he has promised.
And when we start do do that? Look out world.
Things can change in a hurry.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.