They are one and the same. That is the religious Right and the american conscience. You really do not think that the religious right put the current crop of Republicans in office alone, do you? If you do, you are wrong! From time memorial the moral values perpetuated by the Religious Right, and captured by the Republican party have been drilled into the American conscience from youth. It has occurred in Sunday schools all across America, and still continues. And will continue, until the end time as taught in the scriptures. Furthermore, acceptance of these moral values are encouraged in our public schools. Across the country, and I suspect in every state, colleges and universities exist that teach what the Religious Right holds as key doctrinal issues that consist of the nations moral values or CONSCIENCE. Today it’s accomplished in camouflaged ways.
To compound matters these moral values are accepted by millions of people outside the influence the religious right through public evangelism by protestants. One can not leave out the influence of the Roman Catholic Church or the influence print media. All this along with radio, and television, and now the internet, cell phones allows for the recruitment of a huge Christian Army. All under the banner of a hymn titled, ” Onward Christian Soldiers Marching as to war.” Make no mistake, it is war.
Any and all opposition will be CRUSHED. And do not be surprised if some of the CRUSHING is retroactive. By that I mean women who have had abortions along with their doctors. Do not feel safe if you are a man. If you were the father or someone who encouraged the abortion you will also be CRUSHED. Take it to bank and earn some interest on your deposit BECAUSE IT WILL OCCUR. Even under current law murder has no statute of limitations. Especially from a biblical perspective.
Which leads me to discuss the foundation of the moral values sacred to the religious right. In part two this writer discussed some sacred moral value of the christian right. The absolute prohibition against homosexuality, gay marriages and transgender equality. In this installment this writer will expand on the topic so we will see why the ELEPHANT can stomp on the Donkey and send democrats to pasture at will, part one. Understanding how Corporate America, the republican party and the religious right have all been able to advance their agenda through mutual tolerance and cooperation, part two. While the introduction to part three is long, those statements had to be made in order to set the stage for what is to follow. It provided clarity as to why the religious right is such a formidable foe. But understanding the ‘ why ‘ is not enough, if one is to understand the influence of the religious right upon the American conscience.
The religious right gets its marching orders from the Bible. It is what provides their moral authority to make demands of the executive branch, the congress, the courts and the American public. It’s what allows a convicted terrorist of the Religious Right, Eric Rudolph to proclaim the following after receiving a life sentence. He said, Some expect to see a man languish broken and unloved in the bowels of some super max. But by the Grace of God I am still here. A little bloodied, but emphatically unbowed.” Source Associated Press, St. Peterburg Times, Sunday April 17 2005, Nation and the World. p 21A. The moral authority that leaves the consequences of behavior unbowed by the grace of God. That’s their mantra. More often, then not, expressed in nonviolent ways, but nevertheless violence is always an option.
The religious right believes that the Bible is the infallible word of God because He breathed His very Breath into the human authors of the Bible making them incapable of human error. See 2 Timothy 3:16. That the man of God (Rudolph) may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work, verse 17. For such people God’s law supersedes all other law. Therefore, some think they can hunt you down and kill you under certain circumstances. The goal is to be able to be able to prosecute violators of God and His law through conservative courts. For example any behavior by humans that in any way ends a life in a way that is not natural is murder. Example terminal ill people euthanized professionally or otherwise fit this fit this biblical edict in modern day America. “If he smites him with an instrument so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death,” See Numbers 35:16.
Here is another perfect incident which also is dated but whose ideology is very much with us today. It was all about the removal of the feeding tube from Terri Schiavo that reached to the White House, Congress, state and federal courts. The hollow halls of the Florida State Capital where rarely a good thing occurs for We the People. Of course, the same can be said about for those folks in the U.S. Capital. That I will discuss in part four. From what has been shared with this discussion, it should be easy to understand the anger of the religious right against federal and state judges and politicians, who refused to intervene.
Those days have not been forgotten such a stunning defeat to everything sacred to them. With that defeat the religious right became determined to move the nations highest court from its liberal ideology to a ultra conservative ideology. Folks, the nation is on its way to a theocracy through the nine justices on the supreme court. They’re not satisfied with a 5-4 split. The goal is 9-0. They’ve learned their lesson from conservative justices like O’Connor and Kennedy. And they’ve, got their man to make that possible in trump. Trump prides himself, as a deal maker. He’s not one of them but he knows they’re a large voting block. So he’ll give them what they want, and they’ll give him want he wants. Authoritative power to be doanld trump no matter what the consequences.
With the scriptural admonition from the book of Numbers it is easy to understand the nations love affair with the DEATH PENALTY. And of course, the opposition to EUTHANASIA. All of this and much more is woven into the American conscience by religious and secular institutions. The religious right and the Republican party have captured this as though it is magic. From such magic, they’ll rule the nation and jeopardize the nations democracy. It must be magic because it’s the only way to explain the existing lethargy through out the nation. among the majority of voters.
This writer has only barely touched on the subject of what makes the Christian Right, so determined, successful, and powerful. It centers around subjects like the Jewish question, the rapture, the great tribulation, the second coming of Christ, the millennial reign of Christ. God’s eternal kingdom on earth. Such topics are significantly integrated into the psyche of the Christian Right. They must be understood if one wants to understand the danger posed by the Christian Right.
Minister Irish is available to lecture, or do workshops about the religious right and their growing influence through out the nation.