Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021
News Every Day |

Liberals’ Obsession with ‘Christian Nationalism’



The chattering class is very preoccupied these days with “Christian nationalism.” The pundits who speak darkly about it don’t bother to define the phrase, but it is meant to conjure up a terrifying picture of extremism. That liberals consider it a devastating slur speaks to their own anti-Christian and anti-nationalist views.

The existence of patriotic Christians across the land certainly wouldn’t have alarmed the Founding Fathers. They would have found the use of “Christian nationalism” as an epithet puzzling. Indeed, they assumed that the American form of government would work best in the hands of a Christian people.

It is liberalism’s jaundiced view of the American founding that should worry Americans. Neither Christian nor nationalist, liberalism proposes a new political order alien to the country’s religious origins.

The more liberals lock arms with actual extremists — they have wedded themselves to Black Lives Matter, which is explicitly anti-American and anti-Western — the more they feel the need to invent imaginary ones, both from America’s past and present. By “extremism,” what liberals mean more often than not is simply traditional Christianity and conservatism. It is a slur designed primarily to tarnish liberalism’s conventional political opponents. The broad application of the label has rendered it meaningless.

In assessing religious extremism, liberals habitually strain at the gnat and swallow the camel. They inveigh against “Christian nationalists” while shrugging at Muslim jihadists. The same liberal publications that scoff at the threat of “Sharia law” churn out endless pieces on the supposed dangers of persistent Christianity. For them, the Little Sisters of the Poor pose a greater threat to the country than the Muslim Brotherhood. Notice also the reluctance of these publications to label any violence “Islamic,” even as they brood over the Capitol Hill riot as a “Christian revolt.”

Liberals would never direct at Muslims the insults they hurl at Christian bakers and florists, who merely wish to be left alone. As long as a religion is non-Western and non-Christian, liberals will avert their gaze from its illiberal practices. No liberal would ever accuse imams of “waging a war on women,” but liberals didn’t hesitate to level that charge against priests and nuns who objected to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.

Under Trump, Christians enjoyed a reprieve from that hectoring. But that is over. It is open season on Christians again. Like Barack Obama, Biden can only muster enthusiasm for religious freedom in the case of Muslims. Even as Biden ended the “Muslim ban” — his tendentious description of Trump’s immigration policy toward countries that are hotbeds of terrorism — he began hatching plans to harass Christians. The most cherished items on his agenda — from public funding of abortion to transgenderism — require restricting the freedom of Christians.

For Democrats, the growth of Christianity at home is always more disturbing than the spread of radical Islam abroad. Hence, Biden is busy turning the U.S. military into a toy of political correctness. Winning real wars is a lower priority for him than winning the culture war against Christianity. He is willing to hurt military recruitment and retention in order to purge the ranks of “extremists.”

It doesn’t take much to fall into that category. Mere opposition to open borders and transgenderism can make you a wild-eyed “Christian nationalist.” The very progressives who used to denounce McCarthyism now practice their own version of it, scouring the social media accounts of conservative Christian soldiers.

Never mind that these arbiters of what is and what is not acceptably American are themselves extremists, keeping company with athletes who boycott the flag and activists who torch police stations. Biden’s “extremism” task force within the military is stocked with proponents of critical race theory and apologists for Islam.

What we are witnessing is simply political combat disguised as “national security” concerns. Biden is doing exactly what he promised not to do at his inauguration — punishing those who didn’t vote for him. His search for “extremism” is nothing more than an attempt to delegitimize conservatives. It masks the Left’s drive toward a one-party state.

The media, which should encourage a wider political discourse, never fails to narrow it. CNN and other liberal outlets discharge most of their fire not on genuine extremists but on thoroughly mainstream conservative figures such as Tucker Carlson. That the media considers the most popular host on cable TV an “extremist” reveals its contempt for half the country. Hillary Clinton’s view of Trump supporters as “deplorables” remains liberalism’s normative view. It refuses to treat them as worthy participants in politics.

In their choice of smears, liberals reveal more about themselves than their opponents. Normally they call pious Christians “bigots,” but apparently that is not sinister enough. “Christian nationalism” sounds scarier, and so they have now adopted that as a mantra. But this straining invective only sheds light on liberalism’s own lack of patriotism and hostility to America’s historic religion.

The post Liberals’ Obsession with ‘Christian Nationalism’ appeared first on The American Spectator | USA News and Politics.

Read also

4 dead after private jet crashes while trying to land near Lake Tahoe

Isabell Werth pulls out all the stops in bid for individual Olympic glory

2020 Olympic Games - Day 6

Слот 7

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Hop Little Bunnies Hop Hop Hop Toddlers Songs LooLoo Kids Nursery Rhymes

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


Авто

Поставили гусеничный экскаватор UMG E220C в Ростовскую область




Новости России
Game News

Киноман. Мультфильмы 1.0


Russian.city


Владимир Путин поприветствовал участников саммита «Россия — исламский мир»


Губернаторы России
АВИЛОН

В Москве начались продажи Audi RS 6 Avant


Наш «Спутник» завоевывает мир!

Politiсо: аналитики НАТО начали «войну» из-за России

Почти 10 тыс. новых случаев COVID-19 зафиксировали в России за сутки

Впервые за полвека российскую ракету «Союз» окрасят в новые цвета


Названы суммы годового заработка Ксении Собчак и Ольги Бузовой

Ковид не дремлет, Уфа растёт, трамвай не едет, Моргенштерн поёт. Итоги дня в Башкирии

Пианист Владимир Сканави умер на 80-м году жизни

Фестиваль Классики на Крыше


Олимпиада-2020: Ивашко проиграл подопечному Мирного, а мог бы сыграть с Джоковичем

Андрей Кузнецов: Верю, что могу победить даже на турнире ATP

О популяризации тенниса в России, преодолении себя и пути спортсмена-писателя – в интервью с чемпионом мира по пинг-понгу Максимом Шмырёвым

Россияне Иванов и Созонов проиграли второй матч подряд на Олимпиаде




Моргенштерн оказался популярнее и богаче Собчак, Бузовой и Шнурова

Местное самоуправление хотят сделать основой гражданского общества в РФ

Путин рассказал о новейшем вооружении ВМФ России

В Калуге состоялся большой пресс-брифинг на тему: «Социальное предпринимательство – новая бизнес-модель гуманной экономики».


Всё решают специалисты. В Дмитриевском слово агронома в жатву - закон

Академик Румянцев: нужны специальные условия оказания медпомощи пожилым

В ООН выразили надежду на продолжение диалога между Россией и США

В Москве проведут общегородской тест системы электронного дистанционного голосования



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Moscow.media