The First and Second Amendments to the Constitution are under relentless attack by the Democratic Party and its corporate and media shills. Throughout the weekend, Joe Biden and other extreme politicians, news media and Hollywood elites called for gun bans, giving no consideration that it is the character of humans that determines how guns are used. These people are linking their demands to Christians because they are perceived to be gun owners. It’s no coincidence that guns and religion are under attack. Associated Press posted a May 29 story by Peter Smith and Deepa Bhaerath demonizing Christians, especially white Christians, who believe religious values should be reflected in politics.
Labeling them “Christian Nationalists,” the AP story drew a direct line from Bible-believing Christians to “overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election.” The article insinuated that that Christians were responsible for the January 6 Capitol Hill “insurrection” because there were Christian prayers and symbols featured in and around the US Capitol at that time. The article characterized as dangerous those who are white, pro-life, against the grooming of public school students by LGBTQA+ radicals, own guns, believe that God has destined America for a special role in history, and that there is a spiritual battle taking place over our country.
The article mentioned several Republican candidates who invoked Christian values in their campaigns, publicly prayed and talked about Biblical comparisons to current American society. The story was careful not to directly attack these values, but it held them up as examples of a dangerous trend. The story quoted Andrew Whitehead, sociology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and co-author of “Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States,” saying “It literally is good and evil, there. There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.” Whitehead says that those seeking to advance biblical values in national politics are a threat to democracy. This comes as no surprise as Christ said in Matthew 24:9, “you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.”
AP, Whitehead and others should know that God or the divine is mentioned in EVERY state constitution, establishing the founding values of the states. The Founders believed that a religious and moral people were requirements for a successful America. John Adams stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” James Madison wrote that the Constitution requires “sufficient virtue among men for self-government,” otherwise, “nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another.” The concept of Biblical values in public life is now treated as an evil by those who disagree with principles of good. As is written in Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.”