Thursday, November 06, 2014

Secular Progressivism Found Guilty

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American citizens, a jury of peers, has found the policies and programs of President Obama unacceptable.

And they have declared with their vote that his ideology of secular progressivism is guilty of undermining the institutions of our American society.

Secular progressivism has all but destroyed public education and the economy. It has redefined marriage and family and attempted to devalue the sanctity of life itself.

It is undermining our God-given freedoms, most importantly religious freedom.

All this in the name of "Progress."

Secular progressivism has cast Americans into a sea of uncertainty.

Tuesday's national election was an expression of people in desperate need of an island of certainty in the sea of uncertainty.

They chose traditional values as outlined in the Republican Party platform, rather than more of the hollow promises of ever "evolving" secular politicians.

Here's what really drove a good deal of the voting. It's a force that will not be highly reported, but better be noted by the Party who won.

Two prominent social conservatives are reflecting what many Christians are thinking. And they are explaining what empowered a number of surprising political victories on Tuesday.

First there was an extra effort on the part of more churches and pastors than at any time in recent years.

More than 1,800 pastors spoke to the issues of our day from their pulpits, including defining candidate's positions on those issues.

Tony Perkins with Family Research Council and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List agree that Republican candidates who either supported abortion or hid their views on abortion and other conservative social issues did not fare as well as those who fully supported the conservative social issues that many Republican Party leaders claim hinders the Party in today's social and political environment.

Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is a prime example.

Roberts, a long time senator, was trailing badly in his race against an Independent, Greg Orman, whom VP Joe Biden assured would caucus with the Democrats. Orman was more coy about his allegiances.

Friends met with Roberts and told him he was going to lose unless he emphasized who he was and what he believes, abandoning the advice of the GOP consultants.

He did. He began to emphasize his conservative credentials, his pro-life and pro-natural marriage beliefs, which he has always held.

He came back from being down by double digits to win the election.

Tom Cotton won his election as Arkansas senator in the same way, replacing Democrat incumbent Mark Pryor. A senator who many said could not be beaten.

Joni Ernst won the senate seat in Iowa, replacing the retiring career politician Democrat Tom Harkin.

In one of the most expensive senate campaigns in history, North Carolina's Senator Kay Hagen was defeated by Republican challenger Thom Tillis, who publicly stated his pro-life, pro-natural marriage beliefs which are an important part of the Republican Party platform, but often hidden under the proverbial "bushel."

The big question is does the GOP get this?

The big challenge for those who actually made these victories possible with their vote, is to be sure the GOP understands what happened as they begin to roll out the presidential candidates, choosing which they will support and which they will shun.

Karl Rove has often countered conservative criticism with the comment, "We will support the most 'electable' conservative," which has always translated to Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney.

Perhaps the most electable is the authentic conservative.

If the Republican Party will act on what they claim to believe in their platform, even more Americans will sail toward that island of certainty.

Perkins and Dannenfelser both say now it's time to start fulfilling promises.


Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Diligent. Be Prayerful. Be Pro-Active. Be Blessed.