In the last tidbit, I wrote how the sad situation of Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson was facilitated by a national atmosphere created by liberalism. An astute reader did not understand how I connected liberal thought with their situation--which I think is a very good question.
I do not classify myself as either a conservative or liberal, but a Christian who does not contrast one against the other, but both against the Bible. I have found that many people are confused with liberalism and conservativism because the definitions of both terms have evolved. Further confusing the matter is the fact that their names have also been subject to change.
First, in the sixties, the word ‘conservative’ was linked with Conservative Democrats of the 1960’s, who blocked the 1964,65 Civil Rights legislation. Their philosophy consisted of a desire to “conserve” the ‘southern’ way of life, i.e. the values of their ‘fathers’. For example, ‘southern gentlemen’; southern manners; southern hospitality, etc. However, it also included racism, which manifested as slavery, lynching, segregation, share-cropping, peonage, convict leasing, and so on. Second, and on the other hand, the word ‘conservative’ is presently linked to contemporary Conservatives, who want to ‘conserve’ the values of the Founding Fathers, which includes those principles in Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, which originate in the Judaeo/Christian ethic.
In other words, although the word “Conservative” is the same, the definitions are totally different.
On the other hand, liberalism/progressivism is much more complex. There is much more confusion because the names and definitions associated with liberalism so often change--and most of that change I believe was/is intentional and willful.
Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt were progressives or liberals. Wilson showed the movie ‘The Birth of a Nation’ at the White House, which was the KKK’s greatest recruiting tool, helping it to reach 2 million in its heyday. He also introduced segregation to the U.S. government. President Roosevelt introduced the New Deal Coalition, which defined Liberalism/progressivism in the 20th century. On the other hand, President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson were liberals, who were ‘given credit’ for the 1960 Civil Rights legislation and supporting Martin Luther King.
In 2016, though liberalism/progressivism has continued its evolution, it yet retains many of its foundational values; values I have found to militate against the Judaeo/Christian ethic!
For example, liberalism values the virtue of equality. Equality originates in the Judaeo/Christian ethic, it is a by-product of the image and likeness of God (Gen1:28), a irrefutable point even established by the Declaration of Independence: “…all men are created equal…”. Therefore, the equality of mankind exists only because we are created by God, and possess His image and likeness!
Therefore, although liberalism uses the same word--equality—they changed its definition to “sameness”. This seemingly slight difference has confused millions of people, even the most educated—facilitating the liberal rejection of God, and the Judaeo/Christian ethic.* For example, liberals argue Whites and Blacks are racially equal, then turn around and use the same word ‘equality’ as their foundation to support gay marriage. Liberal President Obama made this very point, even citing the Bible’s Golden Rule: ‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’ (Lu6:31NIV), as an argument for equality to support his position. Yet, this is a horrendous misinterpretation (Eisegesis) of Luke 6:31, as well as the Bible!! It is a deliberate, willful deception so people will think the President’s unBiblical position in support of gay marriage, is in fact, Biblical. On the contrary, gay marriage is neither equal to, nor is it the same as marriage!
Here is the deception of liberalism. Liberalism puts on the masks of equality, compassion, tolerance, love, kindness, etc.---all of which, are Judaeo/Christian virtues--in order to be accepted by a nation that has historically used the Judaeo/Christian ethic as its measurement for justice. Yet, under those masks, ‘one’ of the real faces of liberalism is sexual perversion!!
The liberal/progressive promotion of gay marriage teaches that the real face of liberalism is being masked, because any person who reads the Bible understands that homosexuality, the foundation for gay marriage, is neither equal to, nor is it the same as heterosexuality!
Yet, liberalism’s real face of sexual perversion, cannot stop with homosexuality and gay marriage—because its real value system is relativism, and its real religion atheism.* Therefore, liberalism’s promotion of sexual license (perversion) must have no boundaries!
How then did I come to link the Griner and Johnson case to liberalism? Because, according to liberalism, all love is equal, and all sex is equal! Remember, liberal doctrine teaches that everyone is equal, therefore, everything is equal; therefore, we must be tolerant, nice, kind, and allow anything and everything**—or we called intolerant bigots. I repeat, equality is the driving philosophy of liberalism!!
Yet, if all love is equal, then incest—known as ‘love’ between two siblings--is not a sexual perversion, and must not only be permitted, but celebrated(https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/sibling-incest-should-be-legal-says-danish-professor-of-criminal-justice-et)!! Relativism, the ‘kissin’ cousin’ of liberalism, and the life philosophy of atheism teaches—anything goes!! Therefore, incest is not the end of liberalism’s sexual perversion!
Furthermore, using liberalism’s equality argument, America is now embroiled in a fight on whether men should use women’s bathrooms. The mega-department store Target argues, “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It's something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity….”
Even one year ago, who could have thought that America would pass laws allowing a man to not only use a woman’s bathroom, but to also use a woman’s lockeroom?
On the contrary, why would we be surprised when sexual perversion is the real face of liberalism!
*All religions have doctrines or philosophy. Atheism is a religion. Communism/Socialism is the political philosophy of Atheism. Relativism is the life philosophy of Atheism. Liberalism is the social philosophy of Atheism. Evolution/Darwinsim is the scientific philosophy of Atheism.
**Of course, another hypocrisy of tolerant liberalism is their intolerance of Christianity, and the Judaeo/Christian ethic. Yet, this is kind of behavior is to be expected, because liberalism’s religion is atheism, one of Christianity’s greatest foes.
“The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the holy ghost; Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; heaven without hell” - General Booth, Salvation Army