In the near past, Church Militant has talked about the parallel tracks of the political left and the theological left.
That was owing to the obvious shared agenda items between liberal-socialist politicians and liberal-socialist theological types.
Well, given the current climate in the country, it's time to amend or update that analogy of parallel tracks.
The two tracks or lanes have now merged into just one giant "Left Lan," with socialist politicians and socialist clergy now indistinguishable from one another.
When America was more religious-minded than the nation currently is, Democratic strategists would often complain that their party positions in favor of abortion, for example, had ceded "God" to the Republicans.
Indeed, the campaigns of Ronald Reagan were all about religious values and wrapping the cross up in the American flag.
And it worked — spectacularly.
Americans of all stripes who had an innate sense that the underlying issue with America was not economic but rather moral began heavily migrating to the GOP and locking down all sorts of political races.
But that was more than 30 years ago.
While religious-minded Americans were basking in the glow of victory, the long march through the institutions by the socialist-Marxist crowd was laying the groundwork for the overthrow of religion in America.
The college education system in the 80s had only just begun to pervert and convert the minds of the young.
More and more people attended college and ran up massive debt while colleges became correspondingly wealthier with American taxpayer dollars.
But the colleges themselves were putting the finishing touches on a complete ideological takeover by Marxist-styled professors.
Thirty-plus years since then, two generations of Americans who went to college have now essentially abandoned belief in God and their ranks are swelling every year.
And it doesn't matter if it's a Catholic college like Notre Dame which long ago betrayed the Faith or a public college, a college degree is almost a guarantee you don't believe in God in any substantive manner or, at the most, are indifferent.
Now the Marxist college crowd with their millions of alumni have set about on a course to completely co-opt religion as a political issue.
No longer do Democratic Party strategists sit in back rooms lamenting the GOP stranglehold on the so-called "values voters."
They are making an aggressive pitch for them and giving their Marxist ideology cover as being somehow religious or moral in the process.
So-called man-made climate change — originally called global warming until that proved not true — is now dressed up not just as a scientific issue, but in the end, a moral issue.
Greedy Americans are causing hurricanes, which then go on to wipe out poorer nations; therefore, Americans who support Trump are evil and sinful — that's how the narrative goes.
And the moment you get to inject the "morality" issue into politics, all the liberal clergy get to start spouting off.
It's kind of funny, you know, because this was the same crowd back in the 1980s and 1990s under serial abuser Bill Clinton who kept telling religious-minded Americans that you can't legislate morality.
Now, that's all the Marxist Democrats want to do — in fact, they can't stop talking about it.
And they are joined by a full-throated effort of the U.S. bishops and every liberal priest, lesbian nun, and professional Catholic in the country.
Every single Democratic talking point is dressed up in high moral terms: equal rights for sodomites; free will to be able to kill your child at whatever stage you want; banning guns because guns kill; proven serial killers being exempt from the death penalty; illegal immigrants having the same rights as legal immigrants.
You name it, there is not one single Democratic Party talking point that does not have considerable theological heft behind it, and a large part of that heft is coming from the U.S. hierarchy and the James Martins of the world.
The entire process has been usurped and reversed.
It used to be that natural law truths — like abortion is killing and homosexual acts are depraved — were the basis for political laws. The morality informed the political process and the laws agreed.
Now, with religion on a steep decline in America, and things only growing worse, the exact opposite is the process.
People decide they want to live an objectively immoral life, so they get politicians elected who will pass laws which correspond to their immorality.
And they bring along equally immoral clerics who provide all the cover the guilty need to feel good about their actions of undermining morality in America.
There is no longer any need to distinguish between the political left and the theological left. Those two lanes have merged and are now the same — just, the Left.
America has arrived at this place in history because this is the natural result of pluralism, especially in the arena of religion.
The Marxists saw an opening, a chink in the armor that could be exploited, and they have moved in for the kill.
As demographics change and trends follow, election 2020 may very well be the last election where authentic religion is anything but an afterthought, a historical footnote. This is why the Marxist Democrats are trying, and largely succeeded, in seizing the high ground on the "morality" issue.
They are this close to dispatching religion and God from the political scene; and what better strategy to do so than to present a picture that religion can be approached in all sorts of different ways?
But then again, all they needed to do was to have just read the writings of the homopredator Cdl. Joseph Bernardin back in the 1980s who even then was part of this plan to rid America of religion.
It was Bernardin, after all, that blazed the trail for Marxist theologians with his proposal that the pro-life issue was not just about abortion, that there was a consistent ethic of life, making homelessness or being unemployed just as significant as being murdered in the womb as Blase Cupich, Bernardin's worthy successor in Chicago, has publicly stated.
This complete collapse you see around you, the merger of theological and political socialism was first engineered by a homosexual dominant Catholic clergy, many of whom poisoned young minds at hundreds of formerly Catholic colleges for decades and have the stage for the downfall of religion in America.
Election 2020 will either be the last hurrah, or it will be the ushering in of a completely new America which will grow increasingly violent toward authentic religion.