It’s a matter of documentable and observable fact that Europe is now a collection of post-Christian nations. Though revival can and does happen in the darkest of place, facts for the moment are that church attendance there is beyond abysmal. Christian institutions such as marriage, baptism, etc. are by and large becoming things of the past. Couples in Europe (regardless of the definition of the notion of a “couple”) don’t bother getting married anymore. They just shack, have kids, and if the relationship fizzles – move on. There is nothing binding them like a marriage license or vows made before an Almighty deity.
The more sobering truth is that the USA is hot on the same trail as Europe, a generation or so behind, but hurtling down the path to be sure and now at a break-neck pace. The secularists who have advanced to the highest offices in our legislature, courts, now executive branch are building high walls and deep moats. They are demonizing Christian thought, let alone practices. Our President, many legislators and increasingly citizens make it clear that if you believe life in the womb is worthy of protection you are “at war against women.” If you believe the institution of marriage ought be between a man and a woman you “hate gays.” On & on. The rhetoric is aggressive, vile, disingenuous and apparently, effective.
In a display that would have been unthinkable not that long, a few days ago our First Lady admitted and discussed on national television how the Obamas do not bother going to church. We now have our nation’s first First Family to not to attend regular worship services. Did you ever think you’d see the day? A post-Christian United States White House. A president who publicly worships and attends services? Seemingly we’re past that now. Sort of like Europe. And apparently the only services the Obamas are or were interested in attending are those in which America is denigrated, dissed, demeaned and damned.
This all leads to the odd case of the “Christian believer who is also a staunch liberal supporter.” This is delicate ground and an area into which most would rather not venture. But the facts are that the current version of the Democrat party is making no secret about what it thinks of orthodox Christianity. It is openly hostile to the faith and you’d have to be intentionally looking the other way not to see or know it.
In the Democrat campaign platform of 1996 Bill Clinton included twelve references to “God.” Barack Obama adopted that platform for his 2008 presidential bid only he reduced the number of references to the Almighty to seven. Then in the 2012 campaign he had all references to “God” completely removed. That right there should tell us all we need to know. But of course that’s not the end of the story.
The public outcry was so strong that the Democrats were forced to restore at least one divine reference, which they did. One. At that point however the change in wording required a two-thirds majority delegate vote at the Democrat National Committee convention. Meaning it was on live, nationwide tv. The measure clearly failed to meet the two-thirds requirement and only by a rigged phony vote wherein the teleprompter-reading stooge-on-stage read pre-written wording that the measure had been adopted. Apparently the DNC knew the outcome of the vote before bothering with the formality of actually having a vote. The stooge reported the measure had passed (with a 2/3’rds majority vote) and the reference was restored. This of course resulted in the now infamous boo’ing of God himself by Democrat delegate/attendees.
Does this sound like a party openly accepting God and by association Godly values, or one that’s abandoning then covering up its abandonment? The answer is obvious. Yet Americans voted for and elected this President twice. Leading to the next obvious question and the point of this column – do we Americans want a post-Christian society?
While the true answer to that question may be unclear there is no arguing the fact America is hurtling toward the European model of moral relativism, post-Christian secularism. How anyone can be a Christian and support the removal of their own faith from their nation is a perplexing mystery, but millions are doing it just that. It’s not like the President, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Bill Bill de Blasio, et. al. are keeping it concealed. To support this regime is to sing hymns on Sunday and then “Hells Bells” Monday through Saturday. There’s simply no way to sugar coat that.
Is the Tea Party without its issues? Of course not. Are the Republicans perfect? Not by a long shot. Lots of problems on that side of the fence too. But the one thing that cannot be hung around the neck of those two groups which are comprised largely of self-identifying conservatives — they’ve never collectively boo’d God Himself. So they’ve got that going for them. Personally, I’d rather have that than a platform plank that supports no parental notification and the use of public funds to provide abortions for twelve-year old girls any time.