I have had innumerable conversations with friends and family about the systematic destruction of Christian morality in Western civilization. The discussions range all over the cultural map: how WWI and WWII pulverized men, and by extension, families; how father’s of the 1950’s retreated from responsibility and helped spawn the sexual perversion of the 1960’s; how Cold War fear and materialism eroded neighborhood and community relationships in the 1970’s and 80’s; how postmodern nihilism left countless children adrift in an immoral swamp during the 1990’s and new millennium. Recent history, however, has seen a few shifts.
Beginning with Massachusetts courts attempting to redefine marriage in 2004 and ending with the Supreme Court’s disgusting affirmation of the same in Obergefell, the progressive narrative has been primarily focused on putting the final nail in the sexual perversion coffin that was started in the 1960’s. The death-style that is sex outside of marriage has, for most progressives, been shoved down the throat of the West far enough…for now. Progressives have eased off the sexual perversion throttle in part because of widespread backlash from people with some shred of a conscience. Backlash in response to the numerous reports surrounding so called ‘trans-gendered’ children being sexually abused by their grooming handlers.
A New Focus
The Narrative is now shifting its energy from sexual perversion to Christians. As The Daily Wire’s Paul Bois reports, New York Time’s reporters are actively seeking to “#exposechristianschools.” The desire to shame Christian’s spawns from two attacks against normal American’s. One occurred when the media smeared Nicholas Sandmann, and anybody else supporting Covington Catholic High School. The other occurred when the media attacked Vice President Pence’s wife because she resumed her position as an art teacher with Immanuel Christian School.
Sandmann and Pence are simply the most recent victims of an accelerating anti-Christian Narrative aimed at the remaining faithful in positions of cultural influence. Looking back only a few months, it’s easy to see just how bold anti-Christian voices have become.
- Democrat Senators Kamala D. Harris and Mazie Hirono openly claimed judicial nominee Brian Buescher’s membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternity, disqualified him from impartially adjudicating cases.
- Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein trashed Amy Coney Barrett‘s Catholic devotion during her confirmation hearing in September of 2017. Senator Feinstein’s treatment in 2017 set the stage for discussions about Democrats imposing a religious test for judicial nominees in 2018, particularly when Amy Barrett was being considered to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
- Since it was announced that he would be President Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate, Mike Pence has been a constant source of ridicule for the media’s Narrative proponents. They have raked him over the coals regarding his devotion to his wife. Most recently, the new Muslim Congresswomen derided Vice President Pence for simply having his eyes closed in a picture.
- One of the newly elected Muslim Congresswomen continued the tradition of snubbing the Bible during the swearing-in ceremony, using Thomas Jefferson’s Koran instead.
- The leftist narrative again sought to ridicule Christian’s after missionary John Chau was murdered on North Sentinel Island.
- Christian Bale un-ironically thanks Satan for his performance in a recent role.
- Jack Phillips is still fighting in court to bake cakes.
Make no mistake, American Christian’s are enjoying more freedom and opportunities to worship the one true God of the Bible than any Christian’s have experienced throughout history. Last Sunday’s sermon helped contextualize this fact. That liberty, however, is on the way out and will soon be replaced with persecution similar to that already being experienced by the rest of the world.
How then will you respond? I’m not saying Christian’s need to fight back control…I honestly think it is too late for that. I’m just hoping to illustrate the reality of things and ask, as last Sunday’s sermon did, how much you are willing to sacrifice in devotion to Jesus Christ?