David Lane’s Hypocritical Definition of Intolerance

David Lane’s Hypocritical Definition of Intolerance November 6, 2014

David Lane, the most powerful man in the Christian right that you’ve likely never heard of, has a column at BarbWire in which he trots out the usual wingnut trick of accusing his opponents — secularists — of the same thing they (we) more accurately accuse them of being.

The anointed eye has no difficulty discerning behind secularism the long-standing enemy of God and his people. This battle is part of his unchanging order. As Bruce K. Waltke says in his commentary on Genesis, “The serpent’s final defeat under Messiah’s heel (3:15) is delayed to effect God’s program of redemption through the promised offspring. In the interim, God leaves Satan to test the fidelity of each succeeding generation of the covenant people (Judges 2:22) and teach them to fight against untruth (Judges 3:2).”

Secularism’s worldliness will only tolerate Christianity so long as its carnal tranquility is not disturbed or its authority challenged. But let the Christian bring his biblical values to the political arena, and he is immediately denounced as narrow-minded, out of step, behind the times, and a religious bigot.

So let me get this straight: When secularists accuse anti-gay bigots of being bigots, that’s intolerant, but when Lane accuses secularists of being pawns of Satan, that’s not? Lane and his allies routinely accuse gay people of being demon-possessed pedophiles who are deliberately trying to destroy not only America but civilization itself. They regularly claim that those who favor reproductive rights are committing genocide. But calling them bigots? That’s intolerant!

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