We are living in a time the place definitions are a fundamental cultural battleground. Usually, the fight is set redefining a in the past understood which means. Marriage, gender, and social justice are evident examples. However oddly, one little-noticed sufferer of politically-correct battles over redefinitions is the phrase “liberal”.
Traditionally, the values of classical liberalism — unfastened speech, appreciate for info, and reliance at the market of concepts because the arbiter of reality — have had a lot in commonplace with conservatism. Liberals and conservatives disagree over the scale and scope of presidency, however all inside of a framework of freedom. However in those latter days, liberalism has been hijacked via Left-leaning elites, who’ve a fully other schedule — one through which freedom is within the crosshairs.
To the political Left, The usa is hopelessly racist, sexist, violent, and phobic — particularly homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic. Whilst calling themselves innovative liberals, they’re little greater than twenty first century Communists who name for and justify the abridgment of everybody’s freedoms however their very own. Here’s the Leftist redefinition of liberalism:
No longer so unfastened speech. Leftists stay in choose of unfastened speech — simply now not yours. Loose speech underneath their new political orthodoxy order remains to be defended — simply now not Christian or conservative speech. Their conception of tolerance is understated: we tolerate them; they persecute us. That is vintage Marxism.
Disrespect for info. All are entitled to their very own perspective however now not their very own info — until you’re a Leftist. They label info supporting another worldview however their very own as racist. The propagation of so-called protected areas, subsequently, is simply a option to prohibit the speech of the ones with whom they disagree and in the end search to persecute.
Fact within the dock. The postmodern declare that reality does now not exist is simply a Leftist technique geared toward delegitimizing unique reality. On the similar time, the actual believers of Marxism imagine that any lie advancing the reason for communism is the “reality.” That is absolute gospel to fashionable Leftists — such a lot in order that it’s now not unreasonable to think to start with blush that every one their arguments are lies. Donald Trump has pulled again the veil in this via calling out the Leftist media for propagating faux information.
The founders of The usa valued non secular unfastened workout and freedom of sense of right and wrong above all different freedoms as a result of if those freedoms don’t seem to be sustained all others will fall as neatly. These days’s Leftist elites will recognize what they name freedom of worship whilst denying someone has a proper to are living out their religion in public existence. After all, they search to strip any vestige of faith from the general public sq. because the predicate to forcefully implementing politically-correct, Leftist secularism.
Amidst this Leftist redefinition and planned confusion enters the Southern Poverty Regulation Middle. A civil rights team at its founding, lately the SPLC is little greater than a Leftwing hate team whose distinctiveness is reputational terrorism. Satirically, its so-called hate map is the easiest representation of Leftist redefinition.
In step with the FBI, a hate team’s “number one objective is to advertise animosity, hostility, and malice in opposition to individuals belonging to a race, faith, incapacity, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/nationwide starting place which differs from that of the individuals of the group.” However the SPLC redefines hate team as somebody or entity that has a view other than the hard-Left political schedule on a variety of problems. Their so-called hate map contains legit hate teams just like the KKK and the Aryan Country. However they falsely and outrageously put David Duke subsequent to David Barton and D. James Kennedy Ministries subsequent to the American Nazi Birthday party.
Because of this we proceed our prison fight in opposition to the SPLC. We’re asking the U.S. Excellent Courtroom to check our lawsuit in opposition to the SPLC for its false and defamatory allegation that D. James Kennedy Ministries is a hate team for merely believing within the teachings of the historical Christian religion embodied within the Bible. In our attraction, we’re asking the Courtroom to revisit its 1964 precedent, New York Instances v. Sullivan — which makes it virtually unattainable for “public figures” to succeed in defamation proceedings — and grant our proper to an ordeal.
We take this stand, now not simply in protection of ourselves, however for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church. We stand for reality and shield freedom, in order that you and the ones you’re keen on would possibly are living out your religion in line with the dictates of your consciences. For this freedom, many have died. By means of God’s grace, would possibly their deaths now not had been in useless.
Frank Wright, Ph.D., is president and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministeries (DJKM.org), manufacturer of the brand new documentary, “How the Left is Stealing Your Church: The Invasion of the gospel of Woke.”