There is a major problem growing in this world right now. I see for instance all over “Christian” bloggers such as Scott McKnight, Pete Enns, and even another one I follow–Fr. Jonathan, an Episcopal priest.
There is a dominant problem that is emerging. They have been taking the heat on Christians who have supported Pres. Trump’s policies. Especially his refugee policies. They tend to have turned a blind eye toward the cries of those who have been ill-effected by refugees in our society. Pre-dominantly because there have been many of these refugees that have either been ill-assimilated and refuse to accept the U.S. culture of our valued freedoms.
Specifically, one letter read at the end of the Tucker Carlson Tonight February 27 episode of 2017 details significantly the problem of a husband of one school teacher in Arizona whose class is heavily populated by refugees who bring in their culture of fighting and have taught the other students that fighting is okay. Or we have the issue of Sweden with its high rape rates, influx of refugees, and it’s Democratic Socialist party on the rise at the same exact time (Sweden, formerly very libertarian and a bed-rock of capitalism). We also have Germany, Turkey, France, etc. And yet the concerns of Christians who have chosen to side with others who are concerned about these problems with receiving refugees are dismissed by other Christians. “Christians” who are generally a part of organisations such as World Relief or benefit financially off refugee programs ironically.
Do we not see a problem here? The problem is not that there are Christians legitimately concerned about the ideologies that refugees bring with them. Particularly, radical Islamist ideologies brought by many of these refugees that they still attempt to cling to in a society that is in direct conflict with ideologies held by the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, al-Qaeda, etc. And yet these “Christians” who support such refugee programs benefitting from funds received by the federal government constantly tell other Christians who have these legitimate concerns that they are opposing Christ’s way of life. They stand in direct opposition to Christ. Then why don’t you house refugees yourself? None of these refugee organisations actually houses a single refugee. They re-settle the refugee some where else that the refugees become someone else’s problem. And then they consistently swipe and state the people with legitimate concerns are not holding to Christian or American values.
See the problem yet? There is, out here, what I have now been terming the religious left. The religious left is the coalition of progressive “Christians” who have conflated Democratic Party values with Christian values for the sole reason that they financially profit off these gains and their big government gains. It is not Christians who voted for Trump that wanted political power. It was Christians who consistently criticise those who did who have lost political power and now want it back. Progressive “Christianity” is a dead religion. It is tied to the federal funds and now that their ideologies will no longer be funded, we should expect criticism if we pose legitimate concerns about receiving too many refugees.
“you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade”–John 2:16