Political correctness is a curse that creeps in a little bit at a time. You've all seen it in practice at work. No longer is that nice old man who mops the floor after work known as Fred the janitor, he's now Fred the sanitation custodian. Even in the realm of military, there was a movement to replace the rank of "private" with the rank of "warrior" so as to not demean the private. As a former lieutenant fresh out of college, I never felt offended by being addressed by the title of the lowest officer rank.
These seemingly innocent examples turn into tyrannical efforts to silence churches and military chaplains alike over their duty to speak out about matters of marriage, abortion, or birth control. While I don't condone the use of racial slurs or the deliberate insulting of others, it is critical that freedom of speech is not silenced in what many believe to be the "the land of the free."
Peer pressure to accept progressive movements that promote and tolerate sinful behavior often puts Christians in a difficult spot at the workplace. One of my co-workers knows about my excitement over Santorum's campaign and once chided me by saying, "why don't you just move to the Eastern Bloc?", over my traditional views on marriage and child-raising. He said this with the conviction of someone who was speaking to an enemy of freedom. My response to him was simple: "Was George Washington a bigot?", I asked. He couldn't give me a straight answer. The awkward pause continued until an eavesdropper quipped, "I guess if he lived today, he would be a bigot.". While that reply is hard to grasp while thinking of one of America's greatest icons, he was right- today's brainwashed media would paint one of our greatest heroes as a bigot.
Santorum is seen as a bigot because he doesn't like contraception (his own personal preference, not an indicator of a pending law banning it), gay marriage, or women serving in combat-coded specialties. Can you guess what other famous American shared similar feelings? I'll make it multiple choice in case some of you aren't big on history.
B) George Clooney
C) George Washington
D) Lady Gaga
If you guessed "C", you have passed today's test. Are you like the oak tree that stands its ground against the fierce and blowing storms, or are you like the waves tossed by the ocean? Values never change over time, no matter how much pressure is exerted by lobbyists to bring "social justice."
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."- Hebrews 13:8
The next time you feel like there's no hope for the values of your grandparents to resurface in society, do yourself a favor and turn off the news. Stick to your playbook, the Bible, because it works one-hundred percent of the time that you apply its truths to your life.
"The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near."- Proverbs 10:14
In the coming years, we will see the truth of Proverbs come true. You see, while many Christians are busy sitting at home and waiting for doomsday, there are some that are using their lives to further the Kingdom of God here on Earth. The Question Evolution campaign has launched an all-out assault on evolution with 15 questions that no atheist has been able to answer yet. Consider the following excerpt from their blog:
Our Question Evolution!Campaign group wants to promote the 15 questions for evolutionists for the long term as we want to pave the way for some very significant things we see happening in 2020 and beyond which are expected to be very positive and significant developments for Bible believing Christians, pro-lifers and religious conservatives.
Consider this key information relating to the United States:
The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufman wrote in his 2010 book Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? concerning America:
Of course, we expect the above tipping point in America to positively affect the proliferation of Biblical creationism as well - especially with the aid of the Question Evolution! Campaign.High evangelical fertility rates more than compensated for losses to liberal Protestant sects during the twentieth century. In recent decades, white secularism has surged, but Latino and Asian religious immigration has taken up the slack, keeping secularism at bay. Across denominations, the fertility advantage of religious fundamentalists of all colours is significant and growing. After 2020, their demographic weight will tip the balance in the culture wars towards the conservative side, ramping up pressure on hot-button issues such as abortion. By the end of the century, three quarters of America may be pro-life. Their activism will leap over the borders of the 'Redeemer Nation' to evangelize the world. Already, the rise of the World Congress of Families has launched a global religious right, its arms stretching across the bloody lines of the War on Terror to embrace the entire Abrahamic family.
If you're older, stop losing faith in the young guns of American Christianity. If you're younger, stop buying into every negative theory that your hometown church pitches regarding our future here. Collectively, it's time to move out of the shadows and make our voices heard with our actions and to quit pointing fingers at the Baby Boomers, Generation X-ers, or whoever else we think screwed up our country.
The next time someone calls you a bigot because you believe that in the beginning God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, consider the source. A bigot is actually defined as "someone who is obstinately convinced of the superiority or correctness of one's own opinions and prejudiced against those who hold different opinions." We have the source of truth, which is the Word that never changes. The other side just throws a fit because you have an opinion that guides your life in the same fashion that many of our founding fathers did.
Yes, my opinions certainly differ from theirs. They really don't like my opinions. They dislike like them so much that they are willing to push for "hate speech" legislation so I will be silenced if I dare stand in the way of the progressive train. It makes me wonder just exactly who the true bigots in life are. Are they those who know what makes a nation prosper and seek to influence society in that direction, or are they those who refuse to stand for the right to free speech that has been a hallmark of American freedom for centuries?