What is the Christian Evangelical Church accomplishing by being so far to the right that I’d call the organization in danger of being fascist if not fascist already?
I don’t like saying these words because I grew up in the church and believed many things they professed. I felt I was being encouraged to be better and love more, which inspired me. Now all I sense is a hypocritical violent opinionated assault against the marginalized citizens whom I believe we should encourage and come alongside and help.
What is Christianity today? What does it stand for? Where is the love? I can feel that ’70s soul song reverberating in my mind and my being. What are we as a people being inspired to be or become? Is it only to possess more and protect our self-interest? Can we as Americans be loving once more, and accept people who look different than the average European and may have different pursuits and still hold them in appreciative esteem? Can we work for the betterment of people who are different from us or even the opposite of who we are?
Celebrating differences is a chance to learn, grow and become. “My way or the highway” is a difficult and unreliable icebreaker to make new friends. You’re also judging the other person in that scenario. But that is what the Christian Evangelical Church has become that is as against “come as you are” as they used to sing when I was young and impressionable to their motivations.
Can’t we love and look out for each other while celebrating our differences? What are we afraid of? Are we afraid Billy will become Beverly? Even if that is true, shouldn’t we love our kids, friends, neighbors regardless? After a while, if you continue down that road there will be us four and no more if you are lucky.
The influence of the Christian Evangelical Church, which does not pay taxes and is not allowed to be political by law, should be held to a higher account than just pushing anti-union, misogynistic, homophobic, racist pro-business propaganda that I am wholeheartedly against. Furthermore, I am not against Big Business having a voice, just not all the voices, and especially not an impersonator who is pretending to speak for God, whose main title has always been “Love”.