Howdy, y’all, and a good Saturday to you. I pray that those of you traveling for Memorial Day enjoy blessed and safe travels. As I stated in today’s earlier missive, please do not forget why we have a Memorial Day: it is to remember, honor, and solemnly cherish those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us all.
The important thing to remember about those who have given their lives for this country is that they did it for all. They didn’t fight for this specific group, or that. No, they have fought, oft-times, for those whom they will never know. They fought for this country, America, and to bring liberty, and freedom, to others.
That is why the story I am about to share is so very disconcerting — no, extremely disturbing. I despise hypocrites, especially those who purport to be “tolerant,” but in all truth, are tyrannical. This is not what men and women have given their lives for in America. Yet, this cancerous disease is spreading within our land.
As reported by the Denison Forum:
“There is a critical shortage of foster parents in America today. As one example, the city of Philadelphia has issued an “urgent” plea for more foster homes. At the same time, the city has halted referrals to Catholic Social Services (CSS), an agency that has worked in the city for decades, and oversees about one hundred foster homes. The Wall Street Journal explains the reason: the agency holds Catholic beliefs about same-sex marriage.
CSS works with children regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or race. On religious grounds, however, they will not certify same-sex or unmarried couples as foster parents, referring them to another state-approved agency. More than two dozen such agencies exist.
CSS says no gay couples have ever sought their help for certification. Nor has anyone filed a complaint after being turned away.
Nonetheless, Philadelphia has denounced CSS as discriminatory, and launched an investigation into their practices. Unless the group agrees to provide written certifications for same-sex foster parents, the city will terminate CSS’s contract in June.”
Here is the irony: the despicable hypocrisy of the progressive, socialist, left and the radical LGBT movement. They care less about providing children a caring, loving, home than they do with advancing their ideological agenda. Any organization, regardless of how much good they seek to do, must bow down before the leftist agenda, or be destroyed. If you think I jest, then ask yourselves why the Obama administration would take the Little Sisters of the Poor to the Supreme Court over the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare? It’s simple: the left’s ideological mandate supersedes any good that those loving, and caring, Catholic Sisters were providing to those in dire need.
Jesus Christ once said, “that which you do for the least of these, you do unto Me.” But, for the liberal progressive left, good can only be done within their prescribed ideological agenda. So much for tolerance. Christians, Christianity is under a full assault from the secular, humanist, progressive, socialist, and radical LGBT left. It’s all or nothing, and it can no longer be debated that the left seeks to make basic Christian beliefs, such as traditional marriage, not just antiquated, but shunned.
“As the [Wall Street] Journal notes, “Philadelphia is penalizing Catholic Social Services because its beliefs about marriage don’t mesh with progressive cultural values. To protect the city’s conscience, Philadelphia demands that Catholics violate their own. Who is really intolerant here?”
What happens in our American society when Christian beliefs do not “mesh” with progressive, socialist, cultural values?
I remember back when the Simpson’s first came out, I was a young Army Captain stationed at Ft. Riley. I have long since stopped watching the Simpson’s and that decision has been well affirmed. As the Forum article opines:
“These are troubling times for those of us who affirm biblical morality. We’ve grown accustomed to being ridiculed in popular culture (a character on The Simpsons calling Christianity a “dopey religion” is just a recent example). We recognize that our affirmation of biblical marriage will continue to anger those who brand us “intolerant” and “homophobic.”
What is happening, and should concern us all, is that the first freedom of our Constitution’s Bill of Rights is being violated. A new progressive socialist narrative, agenda, cultural norm, is seeking to replace our unalienable, and Constitutional rights. And since we fail to teach civics and our rule of law in our schools today, without a leftist agenda narrative, a generation is being raised to believe that these collective leftist granted rights are preeminent. Ya don’t believe me, well, check this out.
“A perceptive Time article headlined, “Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture.” In his keynote address at the recent First Amendment Lunch in Washington, DC, Albert Mohler described the times in which we live:
“Religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the freedom of the press, along with the other rights recognized and respected within the Bill of Rights, are all threatened even as other rights are marginalized. Even more distressingly, a new regime of invented rights threatens to replace the rights that are clearly enumerated within the text of the Constitution.” When the growing bias against biblical morality affects innocent children, the “culture wars” have moved to an especially troubling place.”
Always remember that five unelected, activist, jurists on the Supreme Court decided, in Obergefell v Hodges, that same-sex marriage was the law of the land. There’s a little problem with that, because the Supreme Court, according to Article III of our Constitution, does not make laws. The enumerated power is specifically granted in our Constitution, in Article I, to the Legislative branch. The Executive branch enforces those laws. So, we have an unconstitutional action by our Judicial branch, which has now somewhat rendered the First Amendment right of Freedom of Religion null and void, in this new, progressive, socialist culture.Sadly, the well-being of little children means nothing to the progressive socialist left when it comes to their ideological domination. Click To Tweet
Sadly, as we see in Philadelphia, the well-being of little children means nothing to the progressive socialist left when it comes to their ideological domination.
What do we do? Simply this: we push back, we fight, we expose the left for the hateful, and intolerant, beings that they are.
Doggone, imagine this: the liberal, progressive, left will fight adamantly for a vicious, criminal, illegal immigrant gang, MS-13. They will even say that they have a “spark of divinity.” But, the same left will seek to destroy followers of Jesus Christ, Christians, all because we do not submit to the leftist religion: same-sex marriage, gender dysphoria, climate change, and wealth redistribution.
I don’t know about y’all, but this is not what my Brothers and Sisters gave their lives for. Therefore, I fight as my way to honor them — not just on Memorial Day, but every day.
Steadfast and Loyal!
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.