Friday, October 28, 2016
Hillary vs Christianity
By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
This country will soon hold an election in which neither of the candidates is admired by a significant majority of voters. There is a strong demarcation between the values of the two nominees—though not necessarily between the two parties.
Wikileaks has published various emails hacked from Hillary’s home computer. Democrats have proclaimed it a Russian plot to get Donald Trump elected. Like most progressive-socialist talking points, this is a lie. A farce.
In socialist countries, a government-run media decides what information the public may safely receive. In our country, it’s the major media in collusion with the Democrat Party and that party’s government leaders that tell us what to believe. If you are getting information about the 2016 election strictly from the mainstream media, you cannot understand the ramifications of the various Wiki-leaks and what their content means for the nation.
One Wiki-leak involves an e-mail from Bill Ivey to John Podesta on March 13, 2016. In the email is the statement that the left have been quite content to demean our government; that schools have ignored the teaching of American history and civics in order to produce an ignorant and compliant citizenry. Ivey even pointed out that unawareness among voters is a positive for the Clinton campaign. For the Clinton plan is not to move the country forward, it is to move the government forward, intruding into every aspect of the American citizen’s life.
Catholics are specifically mentioned in the leaks. They are deemed backwards-thinking, along with everyone who has a religious foundation in their upbringing. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director of the Clinton campaign, wrote: “the conservative movement within the Catholic Church is a bastardization of faith…They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and totally unaware of Christian democracy.”
I have been a Christian most of my adult life and have spoken to pastors and elders in many Christian churches. It’s a religion which is, of course, based on the Bible. Perhaps to the “modern” Christian the Bible has become unimportant, but I know a great many people of all ages who believe that the Bible’s contents are, in fact, the word of God. What is in the Bible is true and infallible.
Of course, to the members of this administration, a strong belief in the Bible indicates bigotry and homophobia; Christians are relics of the past, worthy only of contempt for believing that morality is important and that faith should be a guiding principle in life. Sorry, Ms. Palmieri, but I read the Bible and if it is in the Bible, I believe it. I guess that makes me contemptible as well.
An attitude of self-importance is mandatory for those who believe themselves superior to Christians. After all, only superior beings may tell the rest of us how to lead our lives. This group of infallibles follows the teachings of Hillary Clinton, who has proclaimed that Christians, “will have to change their religious beliefs to expand abortion.” According to Mrs. Clinton, “the laws have to be backed up with resources and political will.” In short, Hillary has made it clear that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and biases will have to change,” or they will be torn from the American people by force. Of course, that may be easier said than done as Christians are not the sort to betray their faith even under threat of death; consider the genocide in the Middle East.
One thing you can count on, Mrs. Clinton, is that Christians who have true faith will neither support you nor bend to your global or national decrees. Christians were here long before you. We have battled tyrants before and we will be here long after you are gone.