Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Onward Secular Progressive Soldiers
While a pastor was pressured to step back from giving the invocation at the Presidential Inauguration a couple of weeks ago because of a sermon he gave that explained biblical teaching regarding homosexual behavior, we now see the progressive stormtroopers on the attack toward one of the world's most renowned neurosurgeons because he doesn't hold their secular relativistic worldview.
Dr. Ben Carson, head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is being excoriated because of comments he made during his speech at last week's National Prayer Breakfast.
Carson has earned the respect of people across this country and around the world because of his work, his humility and his charity. This is a brief overview of his awards and recognitions.
He is a conservative who deeply believes in the sanctity of life, the biblical model of natural marriage and biblical principles as trustworthy for a sure cultural foundation.
He is also a devout, biblical Christian.
Therefore, he is a problem for the secular progressives.
Forget all the achievements, the help that millions of people have received from the hands of this surgeon and the more than 100 publications he has published, his beliefs are not in sync with "the plan."
Neither was his speech in sync with "the plan."
You know Dr. Carson has something on his mind when he tells the audience, "It's not my intention to offend anyone. But it's hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere."
He raised the ire of the soldiers and they are on the march.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL., was, with the assistance of CNN, on the attack.
But the Wall Street Journal saw the speech very differently.
Ms. Schakowsky told CNN's Candy Crowley that Dr. Carson's remarks were "not appropriate."
Well, he talked about tax reform, health care, etc. and linked the solutions to biblical principles. In the presence of the President.
Schakowsky accused Carson of using his own version of political correctness, rather than fighting it.
Wait! I thought political correctness was a good thing, that heightened sensitivities to all. Not always. It is relative to who is speaking and what they believe.
She said, "I think that there's a political correctness that he is trying to use to appeal to a conservative audience."
What is lost to Ms. Schakowsky is that Dr. Carson has no need to "appeal to a conservative audience." Conservatives know this man; his achievements, his integrity, his charity, his decency, his clarity of beliefs and his ability to communicate them.
The Congress woman said, "I think it's really...not really an appropriate place to make this kind of speech, and to invoke God as support for that kind of view."
It seems it is impossible for secular progressives to grasp the concept that biblical Christians and conservatives don't just make up principles, values and behaviors, then revise history, religion, etc., in an attempt to validate those principles, values and behaviors. There is a basis for the conservative values. It's the same basis the Founders of this country used in framing the founding documents of the greatest country that has ever existed in the history of the human race.
The basis is the Bible.
The Wall Street Journal gets it.
They titled their article about this event and the speech; "Ben Carson for President. The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgeon Has Two Big Ideas For America."
I strongly recommend you read the article linked above. If at all possible, I recommend you watch the 25-minute video of Dr. Carson's speech which is linked in the article.
I agree with the WSJ. "The neurosurgeon may not be politically correct, but he's closer to correct than we've heard in years."
There are true, legitimate leaders among us. I am certain they will rise for such a time as this.
Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.