By Tom Quiner
The game has changed.
Why is the Left so infuriated by Indiana’s passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act? After all, a liberal Democrat, President Bill Clinton, signed a very similar bill into law at the federal level back in 1993.
After all, left-wing Democrat, Barack Obama, supported a similar law in Illinois when he was a State Senator.
And after all, 20 states already have similar laws on the books, and a dozen more states have similar legislation pending.
So why the outrage now?
The game has changed.
Up to now, the Left has targeted the First Amendment with increasingly shrill attacks on free speech and religious liberty fronts. Conservative speech on college campuses is quickly shutdown by simply being labeled ‘hate speech.’ Conservative speakers, if they actually do get invited, are often times disinvited by college leftists who fear the power of conservative thought. Supporters of traditional marriage are shouted down as ‘haters.’
Up to now, the Left has targeted religious liberty by demanding that the faithful, specifically, the Christian faithful, sacrifice their convictions by bowing to government-coerced funding of human abortion and contraception. The ‘accept gay marriage or else’ mantra is their latest salvo at targeting and taking down Christianity.
By any objective evaluation, they have been wildly successful.
Emboldened, they have changed the game.
Their target now is another piece of the First Amendment, the Establishment Clause, which constitutes the very first words of the Bill of Rights:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
The Left DOES want to establish a state religion, and they are well on their way to succeeding.
What are the tenets of their faith?
Sexual hedonism. As Cole Porter put it, “Anything Goes!”
Child sacrifice, in the guise of human abortion. Creation isn’t a fruit of the union of one man and one woman in their theology, it is a disease that needs eradication when it is inconvenient. Even more, too much ‘human creation’ is bad for Mother Earth, which leads to the third tenet of their trinity…
Nature worship. First it was the coming Ice Age, as featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1977. When that proved wrong, the theologians on the Left warned of global warming. When that proved wrong, they warned us of a more nebulous ‘climate change.’
Here’s the thing: the data doesn’t matter. Faith in their gods and high priests are what matter.
The best name I can come up with for this growing religion is Neo Paganism. Their flock is faithful, fervent, and fanatical.
Make no mistake: it is a religion, and the Neo Paganists want it enshrined as THE established religion of the United States of America.
Indiana is a mere dust-up, a smokescreen to their real endgame: the death of their historic adversary, Christianity, and the permanent establishment of their religion as the official state religion.