Kathleen Parker â€“ Satanâ€™s Gift To Liberal Political Analysis!
By: Michael John McCrae
It isnâ€™t easy for a Christian Conservative to accept name-calling from a spiritually ignorant person permitted to spew her anti-Christian bias in a public forum. I suppose such hazards are to be tolerated in a society that prides itself on a guarantee of free speech within a constitutional republic.
I read Kathleen Parkerâ€™s anti-Christian screed entitled: â€œIt isnâ€™t heresy to address GOPâ€™s problemsâ€ on the â€œOpinionâ€ page of the November 21st edition of the â€œStars and Stripesâ€. How such a piece of irreligious tripe managed to be placed in a paper that is read by virtually every soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq is a matter for an Ombudsman, but I will say I found the piece inappropriate and tasteless.
Her lead paragraph could be taught as a masterful piece of blasphemy in any atheistic school of journalism. Kathleen wrote: â€œAs Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit. Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D.â€
It is not difficult to understand mediaâ€™s need to identify the Christian God as a â€œgorillaâ€ or a â€œgreat big problemâ€. The true God of Heaven has been a thorn in the side of liberalism for thousands of years. Socialists and communists have had one hell of a time keeping their empires of death and genocide against the push of free societies that followed the real precepts of Godâ€™s Holy Word.
Kathleen Parker brands true faith â€œArmband religionâ€ and writes: â€œâ€¦the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative partyâ€¦â€ Parker knows that is a lie but she doesnâ€™t really care about that, being a member of the media elite. She degrades those who trust in the truth of scripture as â€œâ€¦an element that used to be relegated to wooden crates on street corners.â€ She writes: â€œâ€¦the GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows.â€ Which she attempts to substantiate with supposed knowledge of â€œâ€¦private conversations among the party intelligentsiaâ€¦â€
The word â€œgallâ€ comes to mind.
But, then she could be right, if even for all the wrong reasons.
Ms. Parker is concerned that the GOP has alienated too many of its â€œnon-base constituentsâ€. Personally I could care less. I prefer a base in God to one based in satanic compromise. Jesus did not compromise with religionists who had walked away from biblical truth. Ms. Parker believes that silence is golden here. God should never be mentioned. Of course we see the results of such thinking in the nationâ€™s public school system but Parker thinks conservatism will die â€œâ€¦unless religion is returned to the privacy of oneâ€™s heart where it belongs.â€
The whole argument is backwards.
Ms. Parker does cite â€œâ€¦three long term trends identified by Emory Universityâ€™s Alan Abramowitz [that] have been devastating to the Republican Party: increasing racial diversity, declining marriage rates and changes in religious beliefs.â€
What Parker fails to see is the impact of walking away from the true God.
In any body truly faithful to Jesus there is neither â€œâ€¦barbarian, Scythian, bond nor freeâ€¦â€ In any body truly faithful to Jesus marriage is a sacrament to be cherished and the marriage couple â€œoneâ€ before God. Any body truly faithful to Jesus does not â€œchangeâ€ its religious beliefs to suit majorities or to compromise with sin.
The Republicans failed because of diversity to be sure. Conservatives are no longer unified in their core values but have permitted the pollutions of liberalism to redefine conservatism into something almost unrecognizable.
The Holy Scriptures tell us that it is the true God who establishes kingdoms and when they have served their purpose, he allows those kingdoms to fall to the ashes of history.
Too, there are several passages of scriptures that explain the purpose of all of Godâ€™s word as an example or â€œensampleâ€ for us that we might not fall into the traps and trappings of sin.
The history of Israel as related in the Old Testament is replete with examples of success and failure. We can read of success and prosperity when the nation heeded their God and abided in the written law. We can read of failure and captivity when the nation walked away from God and went to other sources for a false prosperity.
Jesus never taught a disciple to be quiet. Jesus taught his followers to be just as noisy as possible and to set their lights on hills and not under bushel baskets. Ms. Parker is wrong. Now more than ever is the time for a Christian Conservative to cry out. The wilderness has never been wider than this day and the spiritually ignorant have no chance at all if the truly faithful arenâ€™t bold enough to put true conservatism on a more public footing.
What is happening in America is truly a result of a â€œracial diversityâ€ that permits a diversity of gods crowding out true faith. What is happening in America can be attributed to the breakdown of the two parent family and the attempt to redefine marriage to include homosexuals and other sexual deviations. What is happening in America can truly be attributed to â€œchanges in religious beliefsâ€ that have nothing to do with the one true God of Heaven.
Ms. Parker suggests â€œâ€¦the future of the GOP looks dim and dimmer if it stays its present course. Either the Republican Party needs a new base â€“ or the nation may need a new party.â€
Considering Ms. Parker has determined that it is the â€œlow browâ€ evangelicals that have destroyed the GOP, she may be right that the nation needs a new party. A Republican party that has compromised with the ideals of diversity and liberal socialism can in no way represent true conservatism.
Ms. Parker doesnâ€™t like a party that is â€œâ€¦largely comprised of white, married Christians.â€ She scoffs at such a group describing the Republican National Convention as â€œâ€¦an annual Depends sales meeting.â€
Parker continued: â€œâ€¦like it or not, we are a diverse nation, no longer predominantly white or Christian. The change Barack Obama promised has already occurred, which is why he won.â€
And I suppose Ms. Parker is exactly right. America has fallen from its standing as a unique nation, into the squalor that has become the rest of a â€œdiverseâ€ world. The American electorate has been fooled into accepting the idealism of a socialist who has promised to punish those who have managed to achieve prosperity by taking what theyâ€™ve earned and redistributing it to those who are simply standing in line for the hand-out. Conservatism has nothing to do with that type of idealism.
Perhaps it is time for a new party.