- - Sunday, October 30, 2022

I spent well over 30 years of my career in higher education, and for most of that time, I enjoyed a good debate with my peers. As a conservative, I was often in the minority, but that didn’t impede mutual respect, nor did it hinder friendships. Political differences were stark, but nearly all of them boiled down to disputes over means and not ends. All of us, for example, agreed that child care was a good thing.

I just believed the nuclear family, fatherhood and traditional values were the solution, while my more liberal friends argued for more government programs. Progressives and conservatives shared the same goal; we just disagreed on how to get there. Democrats and Republicans alike dreamed of a new Jerusalem. No one championed Sodom. We challenged each other’s politics but never questioned one another’s biblical faith. Those days are gone.

This past week Matt Walsh posted the following comments on Twitter. “The Democrats have settled on their closing argument: ‘Vote for us so that we can castrate children, use your money to pay for abortions, and put pornography in the schools. If you don’t vote for us, then you are a Nazi and democracy will die.’ Fascinating political strategy.” In these few words, Mr. Walsh highlighted a sad and sobering fact: The Democrat party is now so extreme that no serious follower of Christ can align with it. There is no longer any such thing as a “Christian Democrat.”

No matter what your political stripes, if you have an ounce of honesty left in your soul, you have to admit that today’s Democratic Party is no longer a party that any thoughtful Christian, whether they be Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, evangelical or mainline Protestant, can support.

Consider these simple facts.

Today’s Democrats have elevated abortion on demand above all else. First trimester, second trimester, third trimester, or even five seconds before birth, it doesn’t matter. The party has made it very clear: A mother’s right to kill her child and Planned Parenthood’s right to sell that infant’s heart, liver, kidneys and lungs for profit, is the highest test of political loyalty. Forget child care; child sacrifice is now the highest good of those who goose-step with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in their march to fundamentally transform our country and our culture.

And lest you think that infanticide is the only thing today’s Democrats care about, this party of all things antithetical to biblical faith has made it explicitly clear that they are far from being proponents of just one issue. Today’s followers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California Gov. Gavin Newsom are much more multifaceted than that. No one can accuse them of playing a one-string banjo. Not only do they believe in the moral superiority of dismembering babies, but they also champion the righteousness of castrating your boys and sexually mutilating your girls.

The hypocritic oath — what’s that? Today’s Democrats are much more interested in empowering witch doctors to cut off your son’s penis or remove your daughter’s breasts than they are in protecting your children from such blatant butchery. One has to wonder if Goebbels smiles from hell at the experiments that not even he dared to try.

But physical mutilation isn’t the end of it. What about the evisceration of young minds and souls? Today’s Democrats tell us that pictures of men having oral sex with minor-age boys and graphic depictions of a father raping his daughter are examples of some of the best literature available on “diversity, equity and inclusion.” Hyperbolic, you say? Well, check your school library for Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” if you want to learn more about what today’s Democrats define as social and emotional learning (SEL) for your 12- and 13-year-old sons and daughters.

I used to concede that there were many Christian Democrats, but I no longer believe this to be true. Why?

Well, it was Jesus himself who said, “If anyone causes one of these little ones … to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

Castrating our sons? Mutilating our daughters? Killing our babies? Normalizing pornography in our schools? If these things don’t fall under Christ’s definition of “causing little ones to stumble,” I don’t know what does. Call me crazy but defining yourself as a follower of Christ while he’s tying a millstone around your neck seems just about as nuts as pretending you care about children while you cut off their functioning organs and corrupt their innocence with porn.

Christian? I don’t think so. “Outside are the dogs … the sexually immoral, the murderers … and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches.” (Revelation 22:15).

• Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host.

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