Secular Democrats Eager to Abort Christianity

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 15, 2020   

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A potential Biden presidency will have secular progressive leftists in the highest places of the federal government. Many constitutionalists and religious conservatives believe this promises to spell doom for the cause of life and liberty.

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(L to R) Democrats' "Squad" consists of Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan
Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley

The government would include anti-Catholic Catholics as the president, speaker of the house, a Supreme Court justice, leader of the congressional anti-American "Squad," and the governor of New York, who was once rumored to be the next U.S. Secretary of State. As such, leftist groups are clamoring to take advantage of the opportunity.

One such group, Secular Democrats of America (SDA), is a network and political action committee (PAC) that embodies the essence of today's Democratic Party. They recently sent a 28-page document to the Biden campaign proposing an agenda that pushes for even more secularism in society.

Much of what is proposed in the document, titled "Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House," rolls back the pro-life, pro-family and religious freedom protections of the Trump administration.

Over the past two decades, the share of people in the Democratic coalition who don't identify with any religion doubled.

The preamble makes this clear: "The Secular Democrats of America PAC has prepared this document for the Biden-Harris campaign to provide recommendations that will not only reverse the damage done by the Trump administration," it states, "but boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism ... ."

On its website, SDA self-identifies as an advocate for the nonreligious.

"We are a network of Democrats advocating for inclusion of nonreligious Americans and mobilizing to protect our secular democracy," it reads. "We organize to protect religion freedom (sic) and defend the constitutional separation of religion and government."


 

The document requests that Biden and Harris "reverse all executive orders, rules, memoranda and other actions that exempt faith-based organizations contracting with the federal government from nondiscrimination requirement; including employment discrimination."

This would mean Catholic schools and churches would be forced by law to hire abortion supporters as well as so-called transgender, homosexual and divorced and remarried persons — who openly contradict Church doctrine in their words and/or lifestyles.

Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.

The document paints religious conservatives, not the fake news media, as the enemy of the people:

We urge you not to underestimate the institutional strength of what we refer to (interchangeably) in this document as the "Christian nationalist movement" or the "religious right." ... [I]ts extreme and sectarian agenda is on constant display under the Trump-Pence administration. Its political ideology is anti-democratic and anti-scientific. It provides constant cover for white supremacy.

Other things proposed in the document include the call for:

  • Elimination of all government support for crisis pregnancy centers and abstinence-only education programs
  • Curtailment of free speech and religious liberty
  • Repeal of nonmedical exemptions to mandatory vaccinations for toddlers and school-age children
  • Elimination of "In God We Trust" on currency
  • Repeal of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

Sarah Levin, program director for SDA, said in a November statement: "Tens of millions of secular Americans stood with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Election Day because they want a government that reflects their values."

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Those values, it is well understood, begin with maintaining legalized murder of the preborn and the legal status of unnatural homosexual couplings as "marriage."Levin continued: "President Trump placed religious privilege above both individual freedom and our democratic way of life."

Political observers have watched the Democratic Party become more and more secular in recent decades. A 2016 survey by fivethirtyeight.com confirms this movement:

[Religious Democrats] have come to make up a smaller and smaller subset of the party. Over the past two decades, the share of people in the Democratic coalition who don't identify with any religion doubled, from 14% in 1998 to 28% in 2018, according to the General Social Survey. The result is that today's Democratic Party is increasingly secular.

Further, many Democrats who identify as religious are religious in the sense that Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, Sonia Sotomayor and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are "religious."

Recent history has seen Sen. Dianne Feinstein quipping to Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barret, "The dogma lives loudly within you," Hillary Clinton warning that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed," and Barack Obama characterizing conservatives as "cling[ing] to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them."

A Biden presidency could signal the end of freedom. 

Faithful, courageous Catholics like Fr. James Altman of the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Fr. Richard Heilman of Madison, Wisconsin and Bp. Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas have warned the faithful that voting Democrat could endanger their eternal souls. Michael DeLance Thomas wrote a book called, Why Christians Can't Be Democrats. Yet, because bishops, priests and laity have betrayed the faith, self-proclaimed Catholics voted for the anti-life Biden and his anti-Catholic running mate Harris over Trump-Pence by 52% to 47%, according to an Edison exit poll.

Sane political pundits fear that since the Marxist Left has already taken control of journalism, entertainment, the academy and Big Tech, a Biden presidency could signal the end of freedom as we know it in the United States of America.

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