OH my ears and whiskers! The Democrats, seeing how well superstition has played out for the Republicans, has recruited a ‘faith outreach director’ in a bid to win in the 2020 election.
But Dallas megachurch pastor and one of President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisors Robert Jeffress, 63, is less than impressed, and last week accused the Dems of being a “godless party”.
Jeffress, 63, of the 13,000-member First Baptist Dallas, told hundreds of social conservative activists attending the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” Conference in Washington, DC accused the Democrats of being “godless”.
Referring to news that the party had hired Union Seminary Vice President Derrick Harkins to lead the party’s 2020 faith outreach efforts, the pastor said:
I am not a Republican or a Democrat so I don’t say this from a partisan perspective. But the truth is that when you talk about righteousness and unrighteousness. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the Democrat Party has truly become a godless party. It is a godless party.
Jeffress, who has long been critical about the Democratic Party’s stances on abortion and LGBT issues, pointed out that some Democratic Party delegates tried to remove God from its own party platform in 2012.
Today, they are actively working to remove ‘so help me God’ from their oaths of office. The problem runs much deeper than that. They are promoting policies and values that are completely antithetical to the Christian faith.
You have seen lately, in fact even this week, that the Democrats are realizing that they have a God problem in connecting with voters. They don’t want to completely write-off faith voters, so they have hired this week a faith outreach director.
Jeffress went as far as to brans Harkins as a “Trump-hating pastor” who comes from:
A liberal seminary that is filled with liberal professors who couldn’t find God if their life depended on it.
Jeffress asked the crowd if they have noticed all the “God talk” coming from many of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.
Suddenly, they are all talking about God and their personal faith in God. Don’t be fooled by that. When they talk about God, they are not talking about the real God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who revealed Himself in the Bible.
They are not talking about the real God. These liberal Democrats are talking about an imaginary God they have created in their own minds: a god who loves abortion and hates Israel. The true God of the Bible, the real God, is a God who hates abortion and loves Israel.
The posturing little nincompoop concluded his speech by encouraging Christian conservatives to be “intolerant” and let their faith guide them in speaking up in the public square.
I close today with these words from William Watkins in his book The New Absolutes. He says it is time for Christians to reject the new tolerance and instead become a people marked by intolerance, not intolerance that unleashes hate upon people. But an intolerance that refuses to allow error to masquerade as truth any longer. An intolerance that is willing to stand up and call good, good and evil, evil.
During the Democratic primary debate last Thursday night, South Bend, openly gay Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, above, took aim at religious conservatives who support the Trump administration.
Buttigieg stated that the Democratic Party doesn’t talk about God much for a “very good reason,” which is the party’s commitment to “the separation of church and state.”
He stating that the “Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion” but that the party has lost its ability to use “religious language again.”
He urged Democrats to “call out hypocrisy when we see it,” referring to the Trump administration’s strict enforcement of immigration laws and reports of terrifying conditions facing children detained at the border.
For a party that associates itself with Christianity, to say that it is okay to suggest that God would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages has lost all claim to ever use religious language again.
Friendly Atheist Hermant Mehta commented:
Buttigieg is right on principle and wrong on the details. Democrats talk plenty about religion. The Democratic Party literally just hired someone to oversee faith outreach, the Religious Left continues to be a growing (and welcome) force for change, and candidates like Sen Cory Booker can’t get a sentence out without citing their religion. Religion infuses the Democratic Party.
The difference is that Democrats don’t talk about religion the way Republicans do. Democrats don’t promote Christian Nationalism or the idea that one brand of mythology should supersede the laws that apply to everyone. Democrats who speak about religion treat it as inspiration, not justification.
So Buttigieg is just wrong to say Democrats don’t talk about religion. Like President Obama, they constantly talked about faith. They wear it on their sleeves. They just don’t bash everyone over the head with it.