When powerful people mercilessly mock Christians, Christians should mock right back.
Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attack on our homeland with commercial airplanes that murdered nearly 3,000 Americans.
Working mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters perished due to the crashes of the planes, the collapse of buildings, or a jump to inevitable death. In the years to follow, thousands of American Military men and women would lose their lives fighting the hateful, savage, religiously-rooted ideology behind the attack.
As noted by former Muslim and brave human rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Islam needs a reformation, and that reformation has no room for cultivation in the Middle East. If a reformation does not happen in the West, it will not happen at all.
But, curiously, Democrats are not focused on reforming Islam — which would help free and literally save millions of Muslim lives, by the way. No, they have instead set their sights on a different religion: Christianity.
Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein, seemingly forgetting religious litmus tests for judicial appointees are forbidden by the U.S. Constitution, told 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern….”
Coney Barrett is a Catholic mother of seven.
That same week, The Daily Signal reported on a Christian baker from Colorado, Jack Phillips, whom a government official disturbingly compared to a World War II Nazi for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding on religious grounds.
Phillips’ father fought against Nazis during WWII and told the store owner of the atrocities he witnessed first-hand. Phillips was devastated by such slander, openly tearing up as he discussed it with Signal reporter Kelsey Harkness.
Phillips has received no apology from the government official and the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is now set to be heard before the Supreme Court.
A more anecdotal and cultural example took place this week when left-wing Executive Producer of The Big Bang Theory Bill Prady refused to condemn Islamic honor killings out of hand, stating, “I don’t have enough education on the topic to respond.”
Mind you, this refusal to condemn honor killings took place in the same conversation in which the Hollywood bigwig was ripping Christian “bigots” for their stance on abortion.
In other words, Christians expressing their views on abortion can be readily condemned as bigots, while more “education” is needed before one should condemn the practice of Islamist fundamentalists murdering innocent girls for the crime of having been raped.
The mockery of Christians and Christianity is not only socially acceptable, it’s chic, and a way of staying on the good side of the powerful.
So, why are we seeing this heightened anti-Christian bigotry? The answer is simple, and two-fold.
First, Islam cannot be criticized out of fear of being branded an Islamophobe, so what we’re seeing is projection on to Christianity, a religion held by God-fearing people who won’t cut off your head for an offensive cartoon. And, more disturbingly, Leftists are creating a false moral equivalence between modern Islamists and “extreme” Christians. Mohammed throwing gays off roofs is no different than that Christian baker in Colorado refusing to service a gay wedding on religious grounds, you see.
Former President Barack Obama used a variation of that double standard at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast (what a fitting venue, Mr. President), recalling the Christian Crusades some 1,000 years ago and comparing them to the violent jihad of current Islamists.
“Lest we get on our high horse,” said Obama.
Second, the LGBT lobby in America is not satisfied with the legalization of gay marriage. They are hellbent on destroying any religious person (aside from Muslims) in their path. Christian bakers now have targets on their backs, as do Christian florists and photographers. Parents are also subject to steamrolling on transgender issues via the public school system and even private schools. As explained by The Federalists’ Bethany Mandel, you— Christians — will be made to care.
There is only one way to respond to such anti-Christian bigotry, and that’s to unapologetically fight back.
Do not be timid about your religious beliefs. State them openly and often. Never concede policy ground. Instead of sitting back on your heels in a defensive stance, lean forward and demand legislative changes to promote religious liberty.
And, most importantly, mock anti-Christian bigotry. They don’t take kindly to mockery.