Today I read yet another article that makes me sure that the next move for the Christian left and radical left ideology is to politicize religion. They have politicized everything else already. Now they are moving on to religion. Seems like they intend to divide the Christian religious community. I’m going to go over a few points in an article I read this morning that cements my opinion that this is the next goal of the left.
There is a story in the Guardian today by Lauren Gambino. “Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay”: the rise of the religious left. From healthcare to tax and immigration, Rev. William Barber and the Poor People’s campaign are driven by faith to focus on the disadvantaged. Reference in the Notes below.
It is extremely honorable to focus on those who are disadvantaged. In fact, I harp on it daily. It has always been a central role of women and the church to assist those who are disadvantaged. But now it would seem that the Christian left intends to politicize the function of the church and to include the need for government to be a part of it. I quote, “from healthcare to tax and immigration”.
Role of Women and The Church
I’ve spoken of this many times before. The role of women in tending to the sick, the poor, the infirm, and the old. The church, traditionally, has been a central gathering place for women to get together and organize themselves and others to meet the needs of those who are disadvantaged. The government was not needed or wanted. In fact, the separation of church and state has been clear from the founding of this country. Religions are free to practice without interference from the government. Now it would appear that the radical left is more and more moving toward entangling the government in the church.
Healthcare, tax, and immigration are political issues. Women of the church have always taken it upon themselves to find out who is in need of healthcare services and finding those other members of the church and community who are willing to help. What the government does with healthcare is a separate issue. The church uses whatever resource is available. Sometimes churches need more funds. They don’t go to the government to get those funds. They go to individual parishioners, community members, and philanthropic organizations. Mark my words. The radical left intends to change that.
It is similar to what I’ve spoken of before regarding women’s suffrage. The link to that podcast is here and in the show notes. In brief, I talked about how women worked independently, and very efficiently, and very successfully in raising money to help the poor, the sick, the needy. It was only in the late 19th century and early 20th century that women began to demand help from the government. They saw it as easy money. Prior to that time, they had to work to raise the funds they need. Again, government, easy money.
The Demise of the Black Family
Prior to the beginning of welfare in the mid-1960s, the black family was stronger than the white family. There were fewer divorces. More black children were raised in a two-parent family than any other ethnic group. They were joining the middle class in droves. Once immigration was curtailed beginning in 1925 all the way through 1965, it opened the floodgates for success within the lesser skilled people in the United States population. Immigration still existed, but it was more selective. All that changed in the mid-1960s in the black community has been decimated ever since.
I haven’t done a podcast on this particular topic yet so I don’t have the resources and data to back up those statements. I want to be upfront about that. You can find supporting data on Stefan Molyneux’s YouTube channel. I’ll put a link in the show notes.
Don’t Let Them Divide You
For women and for black Americans government intervention has been devastating. Today, there is a large divide between radical leftist feminists and conservative women. We simply don’t see the world the same way. The same exists within the black community. The radical left continually stokes the fire of racism, vilifies conservative Blacks, and continues to divide the country along racial lines. Again, if you’re on the right, you don’t see the world the same way. Now the radical left is moving to divide religion along political lines.
Listen to the podcast to hear my commentary on the article.
- Traditional Female Roles
- The Munk Debate on Vimeo: Political Correctness. Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress…
- The Munk Debate on Jordan Peterson’s YouTube channel
- Michelle Goldberg
- Michael Eric Dyson
- Jordan Peterson
- Stephen Fry
- The Guardian: ‘Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay’: the rise of the religious left
- Stefan Molyneux YouTube Channel
- Poor People’s Campaign
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