Bryan Fischer, always eager to put his bigotry and authoritarianism on display, has a column on the American Family Association website about the evils of diversity. Along the way he throws in some serious nonsense about American history and the influence of Protestant Christianity.
Perhaps the most sinister and dangerous lie the left has beaten into the brains of unthinking Americans is that there is strength in diversity. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Diversity, as the first syllable in the word implies, divides. It does not unify. It fractures, debilitates, and diffuses. Energy that could be harnessed through unity of purpose and values is frittered away.
America became the greatest nation the world has ever known – freer, stronger, more prosperous, more stable – for one reason: an unshakable commitment to common core values and standards. That’s not diversity, that’s unity.
At the time of the founding, 99.8% of the population of our fledgling nation was Christian. And 98.4% of the population was Protestant. It is no exaggeration to say that the Protestant faith, particularly its moral values and its work ethic, made America what it became.
This fundamental spiritual unity also created a fundamental moral unity.
Okay Bryan, so who was it that made us enshrine slavery into the law for the first 80 years after the Constitution and for a couple hundred years before that? I mean, if 98.4% of the country was Protestant, it must have come from them, right? Or did that evil 1.6% somehow seize control and force slavery on us? And funny how that “fundamental moral unity” didn’t seem to exist during the civil war. Were we showing “fundamental moral unity” when we preserved slavery or when we ended it?
And was it an extension of that Protestant “fundamental moral unity” when we denied women the right to vote? Or was it when we gave women the right to vote? When we codified discrimination into the law or when we overturned such laws? This is just plain stupid. Anyone who thinks that America has shown anything like a “fundamental moral unity” throughout our history stemming from Protestant Christianity is incredibly ignorant.
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