Review by Dr Pravin Thevathasan
How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity
by David Limbaugh
The title might suggest that a Christian author is talking about Christians facing persecution in Communist China or in some parts of the Middle East. But of course the author is talking about the persecution that Christians are facing in the United States. We can include Europe and Australia to the list. And things have got a lot worse since the publication of this book. In Britain, a woman was arrested recently for the crime of being silent close to an abortion clinic.
The author argues with a whole load of evidence written here that there is active persecution of Christians going on in the media, the entertainment industries and even by governments. For decades, the liberals talked about the need for tolerance and diversity. But, now that they are in control, where is their tolerance? The author cites homosexual activists and radical feminists who are persecuting Christians. One might add transgender activists to that list.
In 1995, a judge in Texas declared that uttering the word "Jesus" was tantamount to criminal behaviour. A teacher was severely reprimanded for promoting Christian literature in a school that had no problems with literature mocking religion. In other schools, students have been told to take down posters that have signs saying "God is love." Posters depicting Elvis and the founders of the internet are okay. But not ones of Mother Teresa. Prayers are banned in state schools. But not pro-homosexual activism or explicit sex education. Again, we can add transgender activism to that list: there are reasons why there has been a 3000% increase in referrals to gender transition clinics in the last decade in the UK.
In the United States, all this is being done in the name of separation of church and state. However, the author notes that the founding fathers did not want one Christian denomination favoured by the state, as was happening in Britain. It was taken for granted that the nation will be a Christian nation. After all, following the First Amendment, there was a call for a national day of prayer and thanksgiving!
After reading this work, it should be apparent that secularism is indeed a fundamentalist "religion". The secularists don't want to tolerate a God they hate. That is why they went after Mel Gibson for his movie on The Passion of Christ. They were fine about the one by Martin Scorsese.
The author reminds us that Christianity is at the root of Western Civilisation. We need to stand up for Christianity. Have we done so? Recently, I have been in indirect correspondence with a teacher at a Catholic school. The sex education given to the children there is truly shocking. That school needs to either close down or become an authentically Christian school. We need to surely deal with the secularism within our own institutions first before confronting all those outside.