Mark this date – January 20, 2021 – the official start of the war on Christianity.
According to The Secular Democrats of American (SDA), “Christian Nationalists have been perpetuating the myth of the Christian nation and waging culture wars…in their quest for political and cultural dominance, often stoking fear and anger toward the nonreligious.” With Biden in office, Democrats will be able to work with ”secular caucuses” and “meaningful interfaith coalitions” to “elect more openly nonreligious candidates to champion secular values.”
They have presented a plan, “Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House,” prepared by Democrats and founding members of the SDA, Representatives Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Jared Huffman of California and Jerry McNerney of California. Other members of the SDA include founding member Dan Kildee of Michigan, Don Beyer of Virginia, 8th District, Sean Casten of Illinois, Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Hank Johnson Sr. of Georgia remembered for his fear that Guam could tip over, Zoe Lofgren of California, Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Susan Wild of Pennsylvania and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.
In the forward, the group urges Biden to “lead our nation on a path that revives the Founders’ vision of religious freedom in our government and promote a unifying patriotic pluralism – not dogmatic religious chauvinism in American society.” Wow!
Anyone who heard the opening prayer for the 117th Congress will understand the left’s idea of pluralism. Democrat Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri closed the opening prayer with “We pray to the monotheistic god, Brahma, and ‘god” known by many names by many different faiths.”
Thanks but no thanks!
The 28 page “plan” wants Biden to strip First Amendment rights from Christians, specifically those who advocate traditional biblical positions of sanctity of life, marriage, education and the nuclear family. According to the SDA, not only is the “religious right” well-funded which allows them to provide cover for “white supremacy,” they offer a “pinched interpretation of biblical principles and a political agenda that does not align with America’s basic constitutional values and Democratic principles.”
The Plan also calls for a “purge” of “social conservatives’, aka white nationalists and conspiracy theorists, from all levels of government, dismantling the Department of Justice Religious Liberty Task Force and the HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, as well as repealing Executive Order 13798, Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.
In addition, they call on Biden to reverse Trump’s policies that allow faith based government funded contractors to provide adoption and foster care services and work with Congress to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act. This Act allows for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) foster parents and adoption.
The Plan also provides for some subversive tactics for Biden to use put the plan into use such as never mention specific religious organization names but rather focus on the “damage” that the religious exemptions have on government interests and on fellow citizens. For example (this is my favorite line in the document): “The federal government has an obligation to exercise good stewardship of taxpayer dollars; therefore, it should not do business with organizations that advance a sectarian agenda.” That would be a first wouldn’t it?
The plan also suggests that Biden should withhold funding from private schools, which are predominantly religious, until such time as they are held to the same nondiscrimination standards of public schools. The SDA also wants the government to fund “comprehensive, medically-accurate sex education” (presumably that pushed by planned parenthood) to all children in the government run propaganda centers, coordinating with the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC), another anti-religious organization founded by Huffman, Raskin, McNerney and Kildee.
And of course, Biden must continue to lockdown churches to “help prevent the spread of COVID.” The SDA wants the IRS to fully enforce the Johnson Amendment on churches and work with Congress to pass legislation to strengthen the Johnson Amendment to require “transparency.” In addition, Biden is also told that he must instruct the Department of Education to update guidelines on what religious expression public schools will tolerate.
The SDA, along with other far-left organizations believe that white Christian Nationalism is a national security threat that must be monitored and labeled as terrorism and as such, the government must fund Homeland Security and the Justice Department to develop and implement de-radicalization programs aimed specifically at white nationalists.
There is far too much left-wing hatred aimed at Christians in this 28 page document. I ask that you read it for yourself if only to be prepared for what is to come. A link is provided below.
It should be interesting to see how the Biden administration and members of Congress will handle this report. According to the Pew Research Center, the 117th Congress is 88% Christian, or at least claim to be.
Sources: Secular Democrats of America… Who Are They? By Percy Blakeney, Granit Grok; Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House, Secular Democrats of America; Joe Biden Eats & Drunks His Own spiritual Death by Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine