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The left in America claims to occupy the moral high ground on bigotry and xenophobia. They claim that they uniquely possess an open-mindedness, tolerance, and welcoming spirit. That’s their narrative.

It’s sadly wrong, and proven so every day.

The chairman of the Vermont Democratic Party–home of Sen. Bernie Sanders–is named Faisal Gill. A 48-year-old man named Christopher Hayden was arrested for sending threatening, anti-Muslim, e-mails to Gill, who is Muslim. Hayden is a Democrat. Quite inconvenient.

To be sure, there are many open-minded, intellectual, tolerant, and truly wonderful people who happen to hold leftist political views. I’d love to sit down and have coffee with Rep. Seth Moulton from Massachusetts’ north shore, for instance–a former Marine and great guy. I’ve heard Anderson Cooper will give you the shirt off his back, and George Clooney will wash it for you.

The most inconvenient fact for the left is that bigotry isn’t tied to political orientation. It’s much more tied to mental health, education, emotional stability, and upbringing. College and post-graduates tend to lean more Democrat, and church-going Christians lean Republican. The sight of Berkeley students rioting is quite inconvenient to the narrative that education is the hallmark of non-violence.

However, the left refuses to accept the facts. They continue to press a false narrative.

Gill, who Vermont Democratic Party officials say is the first Muslim in the nation to be a state-level party chair, attributes the increased frequency of race- and religion-based harassment to the presidential campaign of now-President Donald Trump.

Gill would really have us believe that Trump incited a Democrat to send threatening emails to his own party chair because the man is a Muslim.

“I want to terminate my registration as a Democrat,” Hayden allegedly wrote on May 24. “You make me sick. I want you out of my state you freak.”

In philosophy, this fallacy is called “no true Scotsman,” because no true Democrat would be an xenophobic anti-Muslim bigot. Therefore he must be a closet Republican.

They also offer the converse argument that anyone who supports or voted for Donald Trump must be a bigoted, closed-minded fool, prone to violence. They’d have us believe that 62 million Americans are potentially dangerous bigots.

This argument in itself is dangerous, and creates the conditions for violence. Any educated person who repeats it has to realize that Democrats can also be pushed to political violence. James T. Hodgkinson proved that.

Floyd Lee Corkins, who in 2013 tried to massacre the Family Research Council’s office staff, “kill as many people as possible and smear Chick-fil-a sandwiches in their faces as a political statement,” also proved it. And that was when Barack Obama was president.

Jared Loughner, who shot Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2011, was never a Republican. But the New York Times still (shamefully) tried to trot out the discredited conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin was somehow responsible for inciting the shooting, in an editorial published after Hodgkinson’s attempted massacre in June.

The truth that Democrats and the left like to ignore, cover their ears and yell “LA LA LA” when told to them, is that violence is not confined to the set of people identified as “not liberal.” Hate is not a result of conservative thought, or Donald Trump.

Until the left, which controls most of the press, can accept this fact and stop advancing false “no true Scotsman” arguments, it’s going to be very hard to combat real bigotry and violence.

For this reason, the left truly occupies the low moral ground.

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Since leftist media won’t say it: Radical Islamic terrorists murdered hundreds of Christians

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Since leftist media wont say it Radical Islamic terrorists murdered hundreds of Christians

The dramatic shift in how mainstream media characterizes terrorist attacks over the years reached what I hope is the pinnacle of their obfuscation today. The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka against Christian churches and areas where Christians were likely to gather were committed on Easter Sunday by Muslims in a city known for radicalization. This was a clear and unambiguous attack by radical Islamic terrorists specifically targeting Christians.

But you’ll have a hard time coming to that conclusion if all you’re reading or watching is leftist mainstream media.

The reporting today has been in stark contrast to the immediate labeling and narrative-building surrounding the terrorist attacks in New Zealand mosques last month. There was zero doubt based on media reporting that the attacks were targeting Muslims. But today, it’s hard to even find the word “Christian” in any of the posts or news reports. On top of that, there’s a stark difference when reading the Tweets of condolences from leftists who refuse to acknowledge this as an attack against Christianity despite the immediate and crystal clear labeling of the New Zealand mosque incidents as attacks targeting Muslims.

Some of this was noted by Brittany Pettibone:

OAN’s Jack Posobiec added that a new phrase has been coined by the media regarding the Notre-Dame fire:

Was this the same response they were giving following the Christchurch attacks? No. As Imam Mohamad Tawhidi noted, the differences were very clear.

Why do the media and leftist politicians do this? Why are they quick to label attacks against any other religious group exactly as they appear, but they’re so unwilling to call out any attacks against Christians as attacks against Christians?

This is the time we’re in, folks. The left has a narrative they want jammed into our heads and that narrative has no room for acknowledging violence and persecution is committed against Christians. The only stories that fit their narratives are stories that can blame Christians for wrongdoing. In those cases, the perpetrators’ status as Christians is broadcast loud and clear. But if Christians are victims, the left will go to extreme lengths to negate that fact from the record.

Of all the major news outlets, I was only able to find one that didn’t shy away from the truth. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board stands alone in declaring the intended victims of this attack as who they are and why they were targeted.

WSJ Editorial Board

The intentional suppression of what happened, who committed it, and who was targeted is beyond insulting. The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka are being framed by the media as some people did something.

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Romans 8:18 – ‘sufferings of this present time’

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Romans 8:18 sufferings of this present time

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18 (KJV)

There has been suffering around the world since the fall of man to sin. While this suffering will persist until the second coming of Christ, we are to remember that it our suffering is not to be regarded as important. It doesn’t matter what hardships face us. The reward at the end is so much greater than anything we can be put through in this life.

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People of the Judeo-Christian faiths should expect attacks to rise

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People of the Judeo-Christian faiths should expect attacks to rise

If you get your news from American mainstream media, two connected narratives are constantly pushed when it comes to religions. First, there is no real persecution against those who practice a Judeo-Christian religion or believe in the Bible. Second, all other religions as well as those who claim no religion are the real victims every time.

Every time.

It isn’t just the blatant attacks, such as the Sri Lanka terrorist attack (almost certainly) perpetrated by radical Islamic terrorists. It’s the subtle attacks, the ones that don’t get much coverage but that are attacks on our faith nonetheless. We should expect these attacks to continue. We should expect these attacks to rise.

Whether you believe we are in the Biblical end times or not, you should heed the warnings from both the New and Old Testament. Just as antisemitism was prophesied and has continued to come to fruition throughout history, so too was persecution of believers in Christ prophesied and continues to be demonstrated daily. In America, faith was once a badge of honor warn by arguably too many people, even those who didn’t really share it. Now that it’s not nearly as socially beneficial as it was just a decade or two ago, we’re seeing a falling away from the church. This is not surprising. Lukewarm Christians are seeing fewer benefits from their supposed faith manifesting in this world and are therefore less inclined to embrace it.

We have entered a time in history where the subtle attacks and the blatant attacks are going to continue to rise. It was foretold and is coming to pass before our eyes. That doesn’t mean the Great Tribulation starts tomorrow, but it also doesn’t mean it won’t. It could be this year, next year, a hundred years, or a thousand years from now. Regardless of when that time comes, the persecution is on course to continue, to spread, and to worsen.

Churches are burning, and not just Notre-Dame cathedral. That one may have drawn all the headlines, but it’s not a new development. Atheism and Islam are growing and their adherents are acting more boldly. The Islamic State, though proclaimed to be dead, is rising in ways that don’t draw the attention of the press but that’s clear and present to those who are watching.

Now is the time for the faithful to make our voices heard. It won’t be easy. The noise that continuously attempts to drown us out has become a cacophony of blasphemous sound that threatens to suppress those who choose to share the Gospel, but we must not let that dissuade us from walking the proper path. As Matthew 7:13-14 says:

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

We must not be shaken from our faith by the persecution and attacks being waged against us. Some attacks are physical. Others are intellectual. Some are blatant. Others are subtle. Wear the Armor of God and stay true to the faith.

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