Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"We won't be silenced"

Dr. James Dobson takes journalist Kathleen Parker to task for her recent column chiding Republicans for holding onto God and saying that, in order to win elections in the future, the GOP must ditch God.

Dr. Dobson wrote:
So, Kathleen Parker has determined that getting rid of social conservatives and shelving the values they fight for is the solution to what ails the Republican Party (“Giving Up on God,” Nov. 19). Isn’t that a little like Benedict Arnold handing George Washington a battle plan to win the Revolution?

Whatever she once was, Ms. Parker is certainly not a conservative anymore, having apparently realized it’s a lot easier to be popular among your journalistic peers when your keyboard tilts to the left. She writes that “armband religion” — those of us who “wear our faith on our sleeve,” I suppose, or is it meant to compare socially conservative Christians to Nazis? — is “killing the Republican Party.” Lest readers miss the point, she literally spells it out. The GOP’s big problem? G-O-D.


Ms. Parker cites the election of Barack Obama as evidence that Americans no longer care much about the moral-values issues that have historically driven conservative voters to the polls. The problem with that analysis is that it doesn’t hold up when you look at the results in the three states that voted on marriage-protection amendments Nov. 4. Residents of California, Florida and Arizona voted to define marriage in their constitutions as the union of one man and one woman — making traditional marriage 30-for-30 when the people are given the chance to decide the issue. That both Obama and marriage won in California and Florida makes it clear that many who pulled the lever for the “change” he espoused also pulled it for the stability provided by marriage as recognized for millennia in all civilized societies.

After a brief stop to take gratuitous swipes at Sarah Palin for her belief in and reliance on God — a mandatory practice for the mainstream media in these post-election days — Ms. Parker offers that it “isn’t necessary to evict the Creator from the public square.” No, it is only necessary for Christians to stop letting our religious beliefs and values inform our political views and votes. Why? Because we live in a “diverse” nation that “is no longer predominantly white and Christian.”
Dr. Dobson then points out the hypocritical nature of the United States in allowing ... in fact, urging ... freedom of religion to all ... except those of the Christian faith -- the faith of the majority of Americans. A simple google search reveals the many instances of God being removed from the public square.

Noting that freedom of religion comes straight from the Founding Fathers, Dr. Dobson added:
We will continue to stand up for the sanctity of human life, the sacredness of marriage and the right to have a say in the principles that will continue to guide this nation founded on biblical principles. Where Ms. Parker gets it most wrong is in writing that socially conservative Christians are an “element that used to be relegated to wooden crates on street corners.”

We’ve never been that marginalized in our culture and government — and won’t be anytime soon, the efforts and epithets of big media notwithstanding.
We won't be silenced.

H/T From On High

1 comment:

James Atticus Bowden said...

I made a shorter comment too.