we the people

“where there is a crime, there is an investigation…
where then is there an investigation hoping for a crime?”

Charles Krauthammer

I have been arguing for years that our society is becoming more intolerant,
not less and that in rejecting our Christian roots we will end up
rejecting our Christian fruits (including tolerance).

David Robertson

“Their common enemy is now an illiberal and feral anti-religious movement
which wants to criminalise faith.”

Kevin McKenna


(a tiny plucked fig rests on a bed of freshly picked herbs / Julie Cook / 2017)

Since today is Sunday, the Christian sabbath, I thought it timely, and perhaps
rather important, that I use today’s post to remind us, the Faithful,
that as we now rest and enjoy this holy day, that we should remember that there
are those who are waiting in the wings for our undoing….
and lest any of you think me daft or suffering from
the heat, all you need to do is look around your world….

The following excerpts are from an article written by journalist Kevin McKenna
which appeared in a recent column in The Guardian.
The Guardian being an odd place to find an article written by a journalist
who is alarmed by the brewing trouble he sees on the horizon for both
Christianity and our Western Civilization…
for The Guardian is known for its more left and liberal offerings.

The article is based on the current situation in Scotland but I believe we could
pull out the word Scotland inserting rather say Boston or Atlanta
or London…maybe New York, Berlin, San Francisco,Paris…or…well,
you get the idea….as it the sentiment is one of a global scale and not
merely localized to Scotland.

So maybe, just maybe, we see a bit of common sense actually filtering out of the
proverbial turnip….

Thus, if you sincerely believe that a human life in the womb is
deserving of as much protection as any other human life you are considered
an extremist and obviously (if you are male) a sexist who is guilty of
crimes against feminism. If you sincerely believe that the sacrament of
marriage is “a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between
themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by
its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education
of offspring” then there are people in Scotland who would wish to have you
jailed for homophobic hate crime.
And if you support the concept of faith schools then you are fuelling
sectarianism, despite there never having been a scintilla of evidence
to support such a specious claim.

It’s this insidious campaign of intolerance against Christians in Scotland
that Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia sought to address in a recent essay
for the US online publication Crux which is influential in Vatican circles.
The archbishop claimed too many Catholics had become “wishy-washy”
about their faith.
They were being challenged by robust secularism,
according to the archbishop,
which was hostile to believing “in anything supernatural;
in anything they can’t see or touch or experience;
or in anything beyond modelling and encouraging decent behaviour”.

The Reverend David Robertson,
former moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and perhaps the most influential
Christian thinker in Scotland today,
knows what the archbishop is talking about.
The Rev Robertson has been the victim of a sustained campaign of abuse for many
years now simply for re-emphasising Christian teaching on the
sanctity of life and the meaning of marriage.
One of the big lies that have been allowed to take shape in modern,
diverse Scotland where all are apparently welcome is that failure to sign up to
the mainstream view of society and what it means to be human is evidence of hate.

If you are anti-abortion you must hate women;
if you are against same-sex marriage then you must be homophobic.
It’s a falsehood and a pernicious one at that.
Hatred of gay, lesbian and trans-gender people and hate crimes against women
are serious and ugly issues.
But knowingly to manipulate ignorance around these issues to make false
accusations against people whose religion you resent is an equally serious and ugly matter.

Kevin McKenna

Please find the full article posted here on the link to The Wee Flea—
whose author just so happens to be one of the victims of today’s
ugly and hate filled anti-Chrisitan rhetoric….

Kevin McKenna – It is time to stand up to those who wish to criminalise faith – article in The Herald

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own;
but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world,
therefore the world hates you.

John 15:18-19

16 comments on “we the people

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    It is time to stop being nice.

    Here is an old post of mine
    https://citizentom.com/2011/10/17/affirmative-action-for-minority-bloggers/

    I looked it up when I saw insanitybytes’ latest. Based upon your latest post, I thought you enjoy it too.

    Essentially, when some people want to sin, they want Christians to be “nice” and ignore their sins. In fact, we are suppose to be especially nice and say it is good to sin.

  2. Tricia says:

    I remember hearing bits and pieces about that Guardian article. It’s extremely alarming and you are so right that you could plug in many other Western cities in line of Scotland.

    And yes, The Guardian is sure an odd home for an article like that. Maybe there is hope . 🙂

  3. dawnlizjones says:

    Very interesting, well said. So where is “tolerance” when it is against the opposition??

  4. Evil is afoot and it is aided and abetted by the hate-mongers and I fear we are headed straight into a civil war. And it is the plan of not only liberals within our boundaries but entities elsewhere in the world that would like to see America divided so that the we the people would be at the mercy of invading
    hordes. 😦 😦 😦

  5. oneta hayes says:

    All is not lost if/when we are driven to an acknowledgment that prayer and obedience to our Heavenly Father is a must for our recovery. I trust we are waking up. Great article, Julie. I’m so glad you shared. Thanks.

    • I can only hope folks are waking up—but I fear it’s going to take a bit more uncomfortableness for a real wake up call!!!

      • oneta hayes says:

        ‘Fraid so. By the way, I was surprised at that Krauthammer quote. I have been being disappointed in him recently but he is sure right this time.

      • It was the night that I sat and listened to the President’s speech in West Va, pre-Charlottesville, and was impressed by the audience as well as the speech—it was a rallying cry to coal miners and I was happy for them—it was during commentary after the speech and someone asked Charles a question and that was in the midst of his reply …so I quickly wrote it down as I agreed 100%

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