Radical Leftist “activists” are determined to Build Back Worse

Does Joe Biden believe a single word he says about “women’s rights” and protecting women from predators? Or is Biden just another hypocrite who leverages “principles” only when it benefits him while ignoring those “principles” when they do not benefit him? How can any woman who works with Biden ever trust him when he says “it happens to everyone” when a woman is followed into the bathroom, recorded in an intimate setting, and harassed while using the toilet?

When environmentalists ran a chainsaw in Congressman John Hostettler’s office in Bloomington in 1997 and filled the office with smoke, at least they were protesting in a public space. When Leftist “activists” followed Senator Kyrsten Sinema into a bathroom, filmed her in the bathroom like creepy voyeurs, and posted the video online, they were invading a private space.

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School prayer and mask mandates are a distraction

Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, conservatives groused about prayer in school and how the country began to decline when we “took prayer out of the schools.” Later, conservatives became enamored of putting the Ten Commandments in public places. Now, we have tens of millions of conservative Christians bitterly complaining about mask mandates and other government actions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. All of this is a distraction. Too many Christians have become obsessed with these things as a way to parade their opposition to state overreach, so that they do not have to deal with more important things.

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The dangerous cult mentality in both parties

We have a real problem with many of the most dedicated voters in both major political parties devolving into a cult. One need look no farther than the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona to see a striking example of this cult mentality.

Back in 2018, Jeff Flake held that seat and voted with Donald Trump 91% of the time. Yet despite his voting record, he had been critical of Trump’s character and personality, so Trump hated him. Trump’s supporters also attacked Flake, and wanted to throw him out. Flake did not run for re-election and probably would not have won his primary. He was replaced by Sinema, who votes with Joe Biden 100% of the time. Sinema probably would not have defeated Flake in the general election. So Republicans who could not handle Flake’s words now have a Senator who is 100% opposed to them on policy. Great work.

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Greta Thunberg and the need for honest criticism

There is nothing wrong with a good meme, and Greta Thunberg inspired a number of memes with her “how dare you” speech when she was 16 years old. Because memes are satire, they do not need to be completely true to be effective, so the memes of Thunberg’s recent “blah blah blah” speech are fine as far as they go. The problem is when some conservative commenters – especially some who should know better – pretend she was just talking gibberish and was still being praised for it.

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It is time for Republicans to reject Trumpism

There are good things that have come from Donald Trump’s influence over the Republican Party. Republicans have been more willing to fight for conservative policy, and Trump himself implemented conservative policy as President. Trumpism is more of an attitude than a philosophy: A determination to be more combative, more confrontational and less willing to back down. But that has also brought with it bad things: Primarily, the tendency of Trumpism to place confrontation over principle.

For one example, see Donald Trump’s absurd claim that Stacey Abrams would be a better choice as governor of Georgia than the incumbent Republican. What in the world is Trump thinking?

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Christians should not divide over COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed deep cultural rifts in our country. These rifts preceded the virus hitting our shores, but those rifts have gotten wider and deeper as people become increasingly agitated about the impact the disease is having on our lives. The saddest thing about this, by far, is how it has divided the Church and pitted Christians against each other. (By “the Church,” I mean all denominations: The universal church.)

We see this division in the viral editorial by Lutheran pastor Keith Marshall, speaking of how faith in Christ gives him liberty to put others above himself, which is why he has been vaccinated. (I cannot find a link to the column, but search his name and the word column and you will see images.) Marshall makes reasonable points from Scripture… until he goes off the rails at the very end with the claim that using Christian faith as a reason for refusing the vaccine is taking the Lord’s name in vain and is therefore a sin.

No. Stop this.

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Erasing men and women kills diversity

Radical transgenderism seeks to destroy the diversity of male and female in favor of making men and women into a bland androgynous blob. This is primarily the result of rebellion against God and what He created. God does not create “persons.” He creates boys and girls who grow up to be men and women.

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