Two years ago I blogged about how the Christian Right- still arguably the biggest segment of American society-has been moved to angry entitlement because they are no longer venerated and their views less and less the norm in the U. S.
This article followed previous ones I had written about how political correctness as being pushed by the liberal left was encroaching on the lives of conservative Americans. This movement has escalated to the point that laws have been created enforcing political correctness and punishing those whose values are not in line with a liberal tolerance of all lifestyles and morality.
So along comes Donald Trump and political correctness be damned. His brand of intolerance takes hate mongering to a level unheard of in our polite American culture -since before the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s. He is a proponent of discriminating against Muslims and deporting them. He also wants to deport illegal immigrants with a heavy emphasis on immigrants from Mexican heritage to the extent that he wants to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. He has recently gone so far as to say that he will overturn gay marriage laws.
The most shocking result of Trumps outrageous viewpoints is the fact that so many Americans are cheering him on to the point that he is now the front runner in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primaries.
Apparently laws imposing tolerance do not a tolerant America make.
The fact of Trumps meteoric rise to the top of the race for the Whitehouse reveal an ugly truth. The conservative movement has been pushed to its breaking point and it has had enough. The will of the right demands to be the ruling values of the land no matter who is trampled in its wake.
The disappointing fact that the basis for this is Christianity, is especially upsetting. These are not the values of Jesus Christ. It harkens to the religious right of Jesus’ day- the Hierarchy of the Jewish religion whose quest for power and self-preservation in the Roman culture ultimately lead to the death of the Messiah they had been waiting for.
The verse that comes to mind as I see this revelation of our political climate is:
Hebrews 6:6New Living Translation (NLT)
6 and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.