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Liberals often mock conservative Christians for supporting a notorious sinner and philanderer in Donald Trump, but the left has grown increasingly hostile to biblical (small-o) orthodox Christianity. Even the ostensibly moderate Democratic nominee Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. represents an insidious threat to the religious freedom of conservative Christians. He also represents a threat to Roman Catholics, even though he is himself a practicing Catholic. . . .

Biden’s rhetoric and policies single out those who adhere to traditional religious beliefs and moral convictions, aiming to limit their ability to live by their consciences and ostracizing them from polite society. The Democrat may outwardly campaign on a platform of unity and diversity, but his candidacy truly represents a threat to traditional religious believers.

Disqualified from the Supreme Court?

The most recent evidence of this insidious threat came last week, when a Biden staffer suggested that traditional religious beliefs that homosexual acts are sinful and that marriage is between one man and one woman should be so “taboo” as to disqualify someone from serving on the Supreme Court.

Politico contributing editor Adam Wren noted that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett “was a trustee at a South Bend private school that described ‘homosexual acts’ as ‘at odds with Scripture’ & said marriage was between ‘one man and one woman’ years after Obergefell v. Hodges.”

Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, responded, “Wait, why is this news? Isn’t this the standard position for any orthodox Catholic?”

Nikitha Rai, deputy data director for Pennsylvania at Biden’s campaign, responded to Hamid, saying, “Unfortunately, yes.”

Hamid responded, “to be fair, it’s the standard position for any orthodox Muslim or Jew as well…”

“True,” Rai acknowledged. Yet the staffer insisted that this perspective must be marginalized. “I’d heavily prefer views like that not be elevated to SCOTUS [the Supreme Court of the U.S.], but unfortunately our current culture is still relatively intolerant. It will be a while before those types of beliefs are so taboo that they’re disqualifiers.” . . .

Rai suggested that presidents and the U.S. Senate should apply a religious test for Supreme Court nominations and confirmations. The Constitution explicitly forbids a religious test for service in government. Article VI Clause 3 reads in part, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Nikitha Rai is just one Biden staffer. She doesn’t represent the entire Biden campaign, right? On the contrary, Rai’s insistence that traditional religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality should be taboo fits perfectly with the candidate at the top of the Democratic ticket.

“The dregs of society”

In 2018, Biden described conservatives who oppose LGBT activism as “the dregs of society.”

Speaking to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Biden attacked people who have “tried to define family” in the U.S. “Despite losing in the courts and in the court of public opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made. This time they, not you, have an ally in the White House,” he said of President Donald Trump.

“They’re a small percentage of the American people, virulent people, some of them the dregs of society,” Biden added. “And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity, safety for all, the president uses the White House as a literal bully pulpit, callously exerting his power over those who have little or none.” . . .

“Discrimination”

Americans do not support discrimination, but Democrats have twisted the notion of discrimination in order to force Christians to violate their beliefs.

Christian baker Jack Phillips, for example, refused to bake a custom cake for a same-sex wedding, although he gladly sells all sorts of pre-made cakes to LGBT people in his shop. Yet the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that he had discriminated against people on the basis of sexual orientation. He appealed the case all the way to the Supreme Court and won — because members of the commission displayed animus against his religious faith, comparing his views to those of the Nazis.

Even after this Supreme Court victory, Phillips again faced the commission. A transgender lawyer asked him to bake an obscene custom cake celebrating the lawyer’s gender transition. Phillips refused, citing his free speech right not to be forced to endorse a view with which he disagrees. The commission again found him guilty of discrimination, but it dropped the complaint in March 2019. The lawyer promptly sued PhillipsChristian floristsfarmers, and other bakers have faced government sanctions for “discrimination” when they refused to celebrate same-sex weddings, exercising their rights to religious freedom, freedom of association, and free speech.

This year, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) signed legislation that will force Christian schools and ministries to hire people who oppose their religious convictions on sexuality and gender. The laws will also force these ministries — which hold that God created humans male and female — to open women’s sports and women’s restrooms to biological males, to refer to biological males by female pronouns if they “identify” as female, and to pay for transgender surgery in their health care plans.

A lawsuit challenging the new laws as unconstitutional charged that Virginia’s LGBT statues force “people of faith to adopt a particular government ideology under threat of punishment.” . . .

The Democratic Party’s increasing anti-religious animus

Joe Biden’s opposition to the “discrimination” from the “dregs of society” represents a tragically mainstream view in the Democratic Party. Last year, the Democratic National Committee adopted a resolution condemning religious freedom defenses.

“[T]hose most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty,’ to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities,” the DNC resolution states.

Senate Democrats have launched attacks on the religious faith of Trump nominees, with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) infamously saying, “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) compared a conservative Christian law firm to the Cambodian dictator Pol Pot, citing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) “hate group” accusation against mainstream conservative and Christian groups.

The SPLC faced a devastating sexual harassment and racial discrimination scandal last year, and former employees outed the “hate” accusations as a cynical fundraising scheme. An attempted terrorist tried to kill everyone at a conservative Christian nonprofit due to the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation, but Democrats continue to cite the SPLC as a reliable arbiter of hate.

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), has proven one of the worst offenders. In May 2018, Harris launched an inquisition into the Roman Catholic faith of two of Trump’s judicial nominees — because they were members of the Roman Catholic fraternal order the Knights of Columbus Harris also cited the SPLC in branding Alliance Defending Freedom, the conservative Christian law firm that defended Jack Phillips, a “hate group.”

While serving as California’s attorney general, Harris refused to defend the state law defining marriage as between one man and one woman — even though Californians had voted for it in 2008. Adding insult to injury, Harris rushed to officiate the first same-sex marriage after a court struck down the will of the people. . . .

In the book So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? sociology professors George Yancey and David Williamson painstakingly document the presence of bias against conservative Christians, proving that it is as real as animus against Muslims and Jews. Indeed, Yancey’s most recent research shows that animus against Christians leads some people to support LGBT activism, even when they have a low opinion of LGBT people.

Democrats represent this Christianophobia in political form. Even though Biden is a practicing Roman Catholic, his candidacy represents an insidious threat to traditional Christianity, including orthodox Roman Catholic positions on sexuality and gender.

Those who support traditional marriage or the biological definition of sex as male or female will find their beliefs demonized and their religious freedom and free speech under fire in a Biden administration. It does not matter that supporters of traditional marriage or biological sex are a rather diverse group, including Roman Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims, even atheists, and radical feminists. Biden’s presidency would represent a threat to all of them.

(Excerpt from PJ Media. Article by Tyler O’Neil. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Rev. Sophia Snyder
October 8, 2020

Lord forgive Joe Biden for his words. Deliver him into repentance so he will not have to suffer consequences in eternity for his life choices and direction of influence. God You are not defined by party but You do honor Your own Word and is above any candidate’s world view. Lord save him for his own sake since you want not to see any perish. I submitt him into your hands. Break the fallow ground of his heart and let the seed of Your redemptive work have it’s way in Jesus name Amen.

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Mel Teoh
October 8, 2020

Father God:

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name, we ask that You ignite the heart of Christians to vote in person on 11/3/2020 and vote for YOUR VALUE i.e. LIFE and NO ABORTION.
Let the result of that nights will be a landslide for all 50 states on both Electoral and Popular votes so that no one can deny the result.

Thank You Father. Amen.

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Brian
October 8, 2020

Nothing surprising here. Father, please bind the attempts of the evil one. Biden is not our enemy. He is merely satan’s mouthpiece. We cry out to You that Biden and his radical agenda would fail, and fail miserably in the upcoming election. We praise and thank You in advance.

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Marty Robinson
October 8, 2020

If you will notice, the devil is the suggester: but God does not “suggest”.
God is sovereign and neither Joe nor the devil are in the least bit sovereign!
I have to ask, is it necessary for us to know that this man is evil and not Godly!
“By their fruit, you shall know them” alone should tell us this.
Then, of course, “Lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways,
acknowledge Me!” Should steer you in the right direction, because there is a promise:
“I will direct your paths”! God is not impressed by any opinion that violates His commands.

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Jeannie
October 7, 2020

Isiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…

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Christina
October 7, 2020

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.” John 15

Lord we pray for truth to be revealed during these difficult times. We pray that the more the world insults and suppressed truth , the more the gospel will prosper. I pray for Christians to be in positions of power to influence those who refuse to acknowledge sin. I pray for the church to be stronger and more united in order to be a light in the darkness. Thank you Lord that you are fighting for us. I pray our country will always be a country that will value free speech and will return to biblical values

Amen

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Judith
October 7, 2020

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

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    Laura K
    October 7, 2020

    So true. Another version says ‘out of the evil intent of the heart the mouth speaks’ and so much of this is and has been taking place constantly.

    Lord shut the mouths of the lions as they roar seeking who to destroy. Show Your power oh God.

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      Loretta V Paradise
      October 7, 2020

      I am going to paraphrase a thought my Pastor (now deceased) said many years ago:
      That the Lions roar is no imagination. But when they roar and God is before them – the lions are toothless.
      I think of that often when trouble is a-brew. I also cannot help but think – if Jesus Christ – Yeshua HaMashiach is the LION of JUDAH (my personal belief) do the lions not have to bow to the Head Lion? Just a thought. That will and is the day I look forward too.
      Blessings

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        Laura K
        October 8, 2020

        Yes, I understand and agree with what you say about the lion being toothless. Never-the-less, the enemy still puts fear into those who are young or weak Christians in the Lord by his very roaring.

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Luanne
October 7, 2020

Lead us in the right path oh LORD, or our enemies will conquer us. Make your way plain for America to follow. Our enemies cannot speak a truthful word. Their deepest desire is to destroy others. Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with flattery. Oh God, declare them guilty. Let them be caught in their own traps. Drive them away because of their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, oh LORD; you surround them with your shield of love. May the fires of persecution not devour us, but instead purify us, your people, that we may walk around freely in the fire. Be the fourth man in the fire with us — the one who looks like a son of God! May we be willing to die rather than serve or worship any other god except for You. Strengthen up your people in this hour. Send forth laborers into the harvest for the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Bring glory to your name. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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    Mary D
    October 7, 2020

    Agree! I keep hearing this morning “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord!” “Make His paths straight! “

    Only God! We declare Our Father Only His beautiful Son, only Holy Spirit will be Honored and Glorified!!

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