By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
Karl Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses.” If you are a person of faith, then when push comes to shove you are less likely to run to the government for your peace of mind. Karl Marx believed that, and so do today’s Democrats.
When it comes to the Democrat Party, however, it isn’t really religion that bothers them. They are fine with Islam, Buddhism, and anyone who claims to be religious but carries their ungodly agenda on their sleeves. Their problem is with practicing conservative Jews, and Christianity. The latter, in fact, is so hated, that they would be willing to outlaw it if they had the chance.
History has shown us their hatred for Christianity.
Brian C. Buescher, Trump’s nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, was questioned by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) when he stood before a judicial committee before his final senatorial nomination confirmation vote. The Senators were concerned about Buescher’s membership in the Knights of Columbus because membership in such a religious (Catholic) organization “might impede” his ability to judge federal cases “fairly and impartially.”
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), during the confirmation hearing of Pompeo in the U.S. Senate to become the next Secretary of State, established himself as a vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith.
In September of 2017, Amy Barrett, Trump’s nomination for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was questioned by Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat Party Senator from California. In the questioning, Feinstein targeted Barrett’s faith as being unacceptable.
Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, did the same.
In the case of Feinstein, when referring to Barrett’s faith, she said, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern.”
The Minnesota Democrat’s no-vote was for similar reasons. “Franken is trying to block the Judiciary Committee from even reviewing Justice Stras’ sterling record, and his refusal to return the blue slip for Justice Stras is unacceptable,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network.
All because of her Christian views.
“Religious bigotry and discrimination is unacceptable in this country, much less from someone who takes an oath to our Constitution and who is supposed to serve the people of this country,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute, in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News regarding the actions against Christianity by members of the Democrat Party political class.
“This is essentially imposing a religious test on officers of the United States, something explicitly forbidden by Article VI of the Constitution,” said Prof. John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), in reference to the Pompeo attack.
MSNBC, when President Trump said that churches are essential businesses and should be allowed to reopen, claimed his statement violated the separation of church and state
clause in the U.S. Constitution, which, one, does not exist, and two, the clause the host was referring to, along with saying that Congress has no authority to make law creating a State-run church, also says in the First Amendment that there can be no law prohibiting the free exercise, thereof. The State Constitutions say the same. In truth, that was MSNBC’s way of fighting against allowing Christians to gather together in worship, because, like the rest of their fellow Marxists, they hate Christianity.
Why can big corporations like COSTCO and WalMart be open for business every day of the week, but churches can’t reopen one day per week? Why is it that we can huddle together to buy groceries, but we can’t sit in pews at church six feet apart? And last of all, where does it say in the U.S. Constitution, or any State Constitution, that there are times when government is allowed to interfere with the free exercise of one’s religious freedoms?
The questions were rhetorical, and the answer to the last question is that there are no authorities at any level of government giving officials the power to outlaw going to church for any reason.
But, that doesn’t matter. To the Marxist/Socialist/Progressive/Democrat collectivists, Christianity is an obstacle. Christians are a problem, and can’t be trusted, and they’ve been waiting a long time to have an excuse to shut down Christianity in this country. After all, Faith in a Christian God is an opiate of the masses to them, and like Karl Marx, they need you to stop believing in Christ because, otherwise, you won’t be willing to depend on them, and fall in line when they begin putting in place authoritarian laws like they have been over the last few months.