Comedian Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck" format offers a new way to evaluate the recent pastoral letter on racism by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as well as the way in which Democrats use the charge of racism to slander those opposing their secular, progressive agenda.
If you believe that promotions should be based on performance and talent, rather than on race, you might be a racist.
If you believe in equal justice under the law regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, you might be a racist.
If you believe that it is wrong to have more votes cast than there are registered voters in a particular precinct, you might be a racist.
If you believe in requiring the presentation of a picture ID in order to vote, you might be a racist.
If you believe purging the names of non-citizens, those who have moved and those have died from the voter rolls of a precinct, you might be a racist.
If you are a Republican or ever voted for a Republican, you might be a racist.
If you note that for over 200 years, Democrats promoted slavery, Jim Crow laws, the formation and expansion of the KKK, segregation, the conviction of African-Americans for crimes they did not commit, lynching, the promotion of welfare dependency in the African-American community, and aborting African-American babies at a rate over three times that of Caucasian babies, you might be a racist.
If you believe that progress in minority communities is indicated by the increase of those gainfully employed and in stable marriage situations, rather than the increase of those depending on government welfare programs or in single-parent households, you might be a racist.
If you believe that the government should be allowed to do random drug tests on those receiving welfare benefits, so as to keep drug dealers away from the public housing used by many minority communities, you might be a racist.
If you believe that the molesting and raping of "infidel" women by Muslim men is a criminal issue, and not merely a cultural issue, you might be a racist.
If you believe that Muslims do not have the right, without a permit, to block traffic in order to gather to pray on the streets, you might be a racist.
If you believe the Islamic persecution and killing of Christians in predominantly Muslim nations is wrong, you might be a racist.
If you believe that female genital mutilation and practice of bacha bazi [young boys dressing as girls and dancing seductively for men] in Islamic countries is wrong, you might be a racist.
If you believe the infiltration of our nation by drug dealers, gang members, human traffickers, jihadists and communists must be stopped, you might be a racist.
If you believe that all those seeking to migrate into our country should be checked for contagious diseases and vetted before entering here, you might be a racist.
If you disagree with any member of the Congressional Black Caucus, you might be a racist.
If you have disagreed with Barack Obama on any issue whatsoever, you might be a racist.
If you believe that the use of doxing, vitriol, vituperation, vulgarity and violence by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the Black Panthers and other leftist groups to intimidate those who disagree with them is wrong, you might be a racist.
If you believe that African-American children in failing, inner-city schools should be allowed to go to charter schools, you might be a racist.
If you believe that the promotion of sexual promiscuity by Planned Parenthood, Hollywood and a number of African-American and Hispanic entertainers is wrong, you might be a racist.
If you think that the intimidation of white voters by members of the Black Panthers is wrong, you might be a racist.
If you think that politicians who abuse their authority to direct the IRS, the DOJ, the FBI and the EPA to target conservatives and faithful Christians for harassment and prosecution is wrong and illegal, you might be a racist.
If you believe that natural marriage of a man and woman for life should be normative in society, you might be a racist.
If you believe that the opportunities provided in America for security, economic advancement and the exercise of human rights are greater than those provided in some third world nations, you might be a racist.
If you make the observation that there is something seriously wrong when the abortion rate among African-Americans has consistently been over three times that of Caucasians, you might be a racist.
If you believe the blatantly racist, vulgar and misogynist lyrics used by some African-American rappers and entertainers are offensive, you might be a racist.
If you believe in virtues based on objective truth, rather than in an ever-evolving system of values dictated by political correctness, you might be a racist.
If you believe that true justice and reconciliation cannot be procured by the ongoing arousing and appeasing of resentments, you might be a racist.
If you believe that governmental wealth redistribution programs, such as those that seized land granted by treaty to Native American tribes and gave them to those migrating into America's West, are wrong, you might be a racist.
If you do not believe that all Caucasians and Western Christian civilization itself are intrinsically evil and racist, you might be a racist.
If you do not believe that Islam is a religion of peace, which has only spread through the world by peaceful means, you might be a racist.
If you believe that the only religion in full harmony with the whole truth of God is that which was instituted by Jesus Christ and His Sacrifice for the redemption of humanity, you might be a racist.
Sadly, it seems that the ongoing effort of the secular progressives is to distort and expand the meaning of racism, apparently with "#MeToo" ecclesiastical approval, to promote the incremental divorce of justice and compassion from objective truth and the discipline of law. This will continue to promote the growth of a dysfunctional codependency, which will perpetuate the aggravating and morphing of the real evils of racism into new forms for the foreseeable future.
At the same time, it seems that (soon coming to a pulpit near you or even from the Vatican), over the coming years, we are going to be subjected to the imposition of a newly evolved "theology of kenosis" (Philippians 2:6-7).
This "theology" will assert that, just as Jesus "emptied Himself" to save the world, so also the Church is now being led by "the Spirit" to empty herself of both her judgmental morals and doctrinal dogmatism, so as to be united with all of humanity in a new, tolerant and more highly evolved, one-world religion.
This "theology" will further allege that, just as the Jews who converted to Christianity in New Testament times were required to stop observing both their time-honored covenantal ritual of circumcision given through Abraham and the ritual precepts of the Mosaic laws, we Christians today are allegedly, in a similar way, being led by "the Spirit" to renounce the doctrinal dogmatism and moral rigorism of our past, so as to become more broadminded and inclusive in our doctrine, liturgy and lifestyles.
Our appreciation of the mystery of the Kingdom of God is thus to be transformed, so as to draw us to invest ourselves into the more inclusive and tolerant agenda of the New World Order, as expounded so well on the Georgia Guidestones (Google Georgia Guidestones), wherein the urgent need for all of us to care for the sustainability of our planet will dominate all other considerations.
It will, among other things, emphasize the overriding need to curtail individual rights and curtail population growth to prevent global warming or climate change. This priority will, in turn, justify the ongoing promotion of any steps needed to reduce human population in the world, including bestiality, homosexuality, autoeroticism, contraception, sterilization, abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.
In the meantime, the laity are being told to uncritically pay, pray and obey. Otherwise, just as victims of clergy abuse were bullied with the charge of being "scandalmongers," any insistence that Church leaders and political leaders be held to objective standards of accountability will more than likely also be denounced as "scandalmongers" and suffer the same bullying tactics in order to drive them into silent capitulation to the status quo.