The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia serve as a perfect example of the regular media bias to which we are constantly exposed. One group was protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from the campus of the University of Virginia. The press would have us to believe that they were all neo-Nazis, members of the KKK, or other hate groups. There is no allowance for the possibility of some simply objecting to a national divorce from our history. The usual media procedure is to isolate the most radical voice available and present that vitriol as representative of the entire bunch.
Counter protestors arrived with nothing but love in their hearts for their misguided fellow citizens ---NOT! Many of the counter-crowd were observed wielding ball bats and other destructive devices, but we must be convinced that only group A exhibited hate. When President Trump stated blame could be directed to both sides the liberals had a complete meltdown. It must be that bad behavior is only hate when it disagrees with a leftist narrative.
Hillary Clinton referred to a large segment of Americans as deplorables; numbers of those marching with Black Lives Matter shouted that police should be roasted like pigs in a blanket; a liberal comedian held a bloody head of Donald Trump in effigy; and Missouri Democrat Sen. Maria Chapell-Nadal wrote on Facebook…”I hope Trump is assassinated.” It is important to understand that none of this is hate but only “free speech,” or so they say!
The contradictions reach deeper than the surface of political insanities. To illustrate, it’s necessary to examine the religious preferences of the Left. Of course, the majority are a-religious in that they attend no church regularly, but if asked they would identify with denominations that espouse a social gospel. It would be extremely rare to find a committed liberal who attended any church that believed in and preached the depravity of man, the necessity of repentance, the new birth, forgiveness only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and the Bible as the infallible Word of God.
Progressive theologians love to camp out in the “sermon on the mount” and companion passages. Jesus delivered that message to remind the Jews that they had lost a kingdom and there was only one way to regain it. In a nutshell, the sermon was the constitutional form of a coming kingdom. Consider a portion of the Beatitudes: “Bless are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:5-7) But verse nine is the real corn killer: “Blessed are the peace makers: for they shall be called the children of God.” And it only gets worse: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:43,44). If Democrats and friends really want to bring in the “kingdom of love,” they need to adhere to the formula that Jesus gave us.
The doctrine of Martin Luther King is being ignored by the modern left which have seemingly abdicated from the very theological position they have historically occupied. To be consistent, the counter protestors would have greeted the protestors with coffee and donuts rather than ball bats. They might have suggested that provisions be made for courteous debate on the college campus and well known speakers from both sides of the issue be allowed to present their cases. That would, however, fly in the face of all of the conservative speakers who have been barred from colleges. So much for free speech.
Ostensibly, the demonstrators of the demonstrators (it can get confusing) were protesting slavery and all remnants of its history. They claim to hold the higher moral ground which leads to a question that deserves some investigation…what is the moral authority they cling to? It cannot be the Koran or sharia law since human trafficking and sex slaves are most prominent in Muslim countries. It cannot be atheism; that provides no basis for righteousness. Abraham Lincoln and other abolitionists consistently sought moral refuge in the Scriptures which led to the “proposition that all men are created equal” in the Gettysburg address.
Should the Bible which was used as the bedrock of reasoning against slavery be ignored when it provides a pathway for dealing with political adversaries? A common practice of all cults is to cherry pick Scripture verses that serve to their advantage but never entertain the Book in its entirety. The evidence continues to march forward unmasking the cultish tendencies of the Left…truth and consistency can easily be sacrificed to advance the agenda. It’s easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.