Christ-less Conservatism By Dave Daubenmire
America is a mess, and it is getting messier every day. If you think I am wrong, I invite you to spend a couple of hours with a group of high school seniors.
I don’t care where you find them. I don’t care if it is in a school, at a mall, or, dare I say it, in a Christian youth group at your local church. You will be hard pressed to find any of those students who hold and are able to defend a truly Biblical worldview.
The fake left has been successful in classifying hard-core Biblical beliefs as “hate” speech. Because the worst thing anyone can do today is hate something even the adoption of Christian values has to be given a different name. It is very unusual to find any young person who will self-identify as a Christian when questioned regarding his/her political ideology.
Christians have modified their Christian beliefs and have instead adopted the much more politically correct identity of “conservative.” Christianity is “hateful” and ‘judgmental” while conservatism is “tolerant” and “accepting.” Whole churches have become “conservative” or “liberal” based on their political leanings in regards to their acceptance of hard-core Biblical beliefs.
Because the church has refused to get involved in the political debate, the fake left has engaged in a cultural rebranding that divides Christians along cultural issues into a conglomerate of a cornucopia of political beliefs. It is so bad today that the term Christian is no longer a standalone ideology but one that requires hyphenization…conservative-Christian, moderate-Christian, liberal-Christian.
The divide and conquer strategy has come home to roost. Christianity is no longer a self-describing political position. They have so successfully divided us that Christians no longer identify as Bible-believers, but as pro-this and anti-that political categories.
You see, Christianity has become a meaningless term…even to those who claim Christ as their Savior. A few years ago, I wrote a commentary called Conservatism is Pretend Salt, which attempted to explain the sellout of Biblical beliefs to the murky meaningless term…conservatism.
We now have homosexual conservatives, pro-marriage conservatives, compassionate conservatives, fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, and my favorite, Christian conservatives.
This all came to head this weekend when youthful conservative Tomi Lahren was exposed as a new breed of conservative…pro-choice. The Twitter world exploded with social conservatives who had been fooled into believing that Tomi was one of them. Even though they reacted with disgust, they failed to realize that they had long ago forfeited their right to indignation when they subjugate their Christianity to the more politically correct conservative.
Tomi is probably a sweet girl. She certainly knows how to make the conservative argument in a way that makes the Fox News crowd that so loved fake conservative Megan Kelly paddy cake their meat hocks until they realized that she wasn’t the type of conservative they were.
That is where the substitution of Christian for conservative has led us astray. A conservatism not based on the foundations of the Bible is a Christ-less conservatism. Jesus is the standard by which all moral law is based. Remove Him and His Name from your political ideology and you find yourself in bed with the Log-Cabin conservatives.
Which brings me to Milo. A few months ago, flamboyant homosexual Milo Yiannopoulos was all of the conservative rage until he was exposed as a pro-paedophilia conservative…certainly a new-genre in the ever-changing catch phrase of conservatism.
Christians are always looking for the newest hero to carry their banner. But the best banner-bearer of all is the namesake of the religion they claim to adhere to. Jesus is the Christian hero. He may not be as flashy as Tomi, or as feminine as Milo, but His political brand has stood the test of time for over 2000 years.
Substituting conservative for Christianity reminds me of the failed rebranding that Coca Cola