Harvard has canceled the Satanic Black Mass that had been scheduled on campus following stronger than expected opposition.
Could this be one more indication that the public is beginning to see the hypocrisy of the far left progressive movement and are growing weary of it?
The hypocrisy is becoming more and more visible as homosexual and abortion activists and anti-Christian activists continue in their arrogance and self assurance, labeling all who disagree with their positions as haters and bigots, while they themselves practice hate and bigotry as a virtue.
They are in denial. It's like declaring Bill Gates is poor.
Harvard was not prepared for the considerable backlash they received after the public became aware that a "Black Mass" was scheduled on campus. The sponsoring club tried to explain that the event was only a "reenactment" of a Black Mass, not a real Black Mass.
People weren't buying it.
The Harvard Crimson said Monday they were now "moving the mass off campus and it would be held at the Middle East night club in Central Square at 9 PM.
The owner of the Middle East club said, "Oh no you don't" and refused to allow them to do the pretend black mass at his place.
The Crimson is now reporting that they finally found a place for the reenactment Black Mass on the second floor of the Hong Kong Restaurant. The owner told some news media he didn't even know what was happening on the second floor.
I personally believe this is one more indication many in the public are growing weary of the hypocrisy of the secular progressive activists.
First, a bit about the Black Mass or so called reenactment ritual at Harvard.
It was conducted by the New York-based Satanic Temple.
About 50 people, mostly dressed in hoods and one man in a white suit, cape and a horned mask were active in the proceedings. A woman wearing only lingerie was also involved in leading the ritual.
The Satanic Temple people explained that it was a teaching experience, including the history underlying Satanism and the Black Mass ritual.
Of course there was no thought of proselytizing these young "open" minds.
Although the event went forward, it ended up on the second floor of a local Chinese restaurant.
The organizers were not prepared for the considerable blow back.
The Catholic Church in America and around the world saw this as an all out attack on the Catholic Church. Irish Central published an article titled, "Harvard's Bigotry Towards Catholicism Is Clearly Revealed."
The offense of this event exceeds the Catholic Church.
I believe the folks who are pushing the hard left progressive attack on marriage, life and Christianity are committed to an agenda that is ultimately doomed to self destruction.
Look at the most recent events---Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, the CEO at Firefox, scores of small private business people including Arlene's Flowers in Richland, the Stormans' pharmacy in Olympia, the photographers and the bakers here in the Northwest and across the country. You know the list.
For years anti-Christian activists and atheists have been pushing the hate button and accusing those of us who hold biblical values of being "intolerant," "hateful" and "bigoted." Some times we are called worse.
The most recent episode involves the Benham brothers being canceled by HGTV. I wrote about it Monday.
In every case whether it involves biblical marriage, family or the sanctity of life, the spirit of the attack is the same, and this spirit will ultimately be self defeating.
How seriously can the public take those who are bullying, calling the victims "bullies?"
How long will common sense allow people who see Christians living out their faith as best they can according to the Bible---once known as the "Good Book", being characterized as intolerant, haters when the gospel we believe and live is inclusive to all. The motto of the gospel is that "all and everyone" can be redeemed and restored---"whosoever will."
How long will regular people---not activists, but ordinary people like most of us continue to believe that because we believe marriage is between one man and one woman we are bigots?
How long will people continue to believe that you "hate" women because you believe in the sanctity of life?
How long will the good people of this nation and elsewhere continue to believe that David and Jason Benham, who are committed husbands and fathers and who were planning to help people who could not have done so otherwise actually get their own home, are evil people? Because they believe in traditional marriage and the sanctity of life.
Is this the face of bigotry and hate?
Or is this?
Seattle's own Dan Savage makes the point.
He, as most know, is a nationally known homosexual activist and sex columnist. He is also, apparently, an atheist. Or at least his rantings about God would lead one to believe he is.
In his column he compared the Benham brothers pro-family beliefs to "white people" who used to go on TV and say the most racist [expletive] imaginable."
He titled his article about the brothers, "HGTV Cancels Reality Show After Twin Stars Anti-Gay Activism and Rabid Homophobia Exposed."
Believing biblical teaching on homosexual behavior is "rabid homophobia?"
The hate and bigotry toward these Christian brothers by Savage is, for the most part, unquotable because of the language he uses.
This will not continue to resonate with this nation.
The vicious and militant anti-Christian rhetoric, claiming to be the voice of tolerance and equality and acceptance will play to some, but will be found to be hollow and hypocritical and disgraceful and unacceptable to the greater community of ordinary citizens.
One cannot claim "tolerance" as their virtue while seeking to silence, defame and punish those who hold a different belief.
This political and social agenda, I believe, will be self defeating in the culture.
And then there's this:
It is written, "There is a way that seems right to man, but the end is death or eternal separation from God."
Be Strong. Be Bold. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.