Christians and “Race Realists”- In the Same Boat Now?

You have probably been reading a little about Christians freaking out about gay marriage now being legal and their beliefs now being essentially illegal. Rod Dreher has spurred some discussion with his articles on the “Benedict Option”, in which Christians will withdraw partially from the mainstream culture to protect their own culture and beliefs.

The thing is the system has had the same way of dealing with dissenters for 60 years or so, and most Christians have been perfectly fine with it. I think Rod would applaud if someone was fired from their job for expressing doubts or disagreement with the ideas of racial equality or gender equality.

Of course- of course– we have free speech in the US. It’s the First Amendment! Enshrined in the Constitution! The government cannot penalize you for expressing yourself in speech or writing! However, we also have civil rights laws, and any person not expressing full belief in racial or gender equality- or, over the last few years, gay equality- can’t be in any kind of decision-making position in supervising employees, renting or selling housing, or loaning money, because he may violate these laws. Since his presence may create a “hostile workplace” he can’t even be employed, strictly speaking.

Associating with such a person is a strong indicator you hold such beliefs yourself, so you must not associate with him, and if he is shown to be a racist or sexist you must immediately disassociate yourself. Better yet to make a point of socially condemning and mocking him. And who wants to be associated with an unemployed, broke, weirdo loser anyway?

Again- Rod Dreher is probably perfectly fine with this. But now that he and his religious friends, who until a couple of years ago were safe, have become targets, he finds this treatment frightening and appalling.

And now we have Bruce Jenner in a dress, and the good people applaud…… There is no end of crazy. I don’t know how people survived in the Soviet Union. When it was bad all bets were off. After WWII and Stalin they calmed down a bit, because you can’t run a country throwing people in jail all the time.

I don’t feel sorry for Rod and mainstream conservative Christians, because they were happy to go along when it was easy for them. I guess we will see how much hair Rod has, and how committed he is to his beliefs.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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5 Responses to Christians and “Race Realists”- In the Same Boat Now?

  1. Phineas says:

    I do feel sorry for Dreher – and all of us. Constantly watching yourself is mentally exhausting and soul stifling. We need an American Solzhenitsyn, but we’re stuck with Donald Trump.

    Perhaps, if we are lucky, “the worse the better” will work out in the long run.

  2. Ryu says:

    I don’t think many people actually like WN. But we are all they’ve got. There’s no one else pro-white. Hell, there’s no one even neutral towards whites today.

  3. Ken says:

    I think most real conservatives think Rod Dreher is a conservative in the same way they think Bruce Jenner is a woman.

  4. icareviews says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if a few years from now the Catholic church is touting its homosexual heritage as a selling point, digging up closet-gay Renaissance Scholastics and turning them into their sodomite George Washington Carvers.

  5. Pingback: Yes, we’re in the same boat as the “racists” now | Throne and Altar

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