The right wing freak-outs get stranger and stranger by the day. Enter former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes, who virtually disowned his lesbian daughter over her sexual orientation, has unleashed a diatribe in which he claims the government is preparing militarily to attack Christian denominations. There’s a name for this man. Nah, I won’t say it.
Ironically, in these offensively evil times, self-professed Christians who feel outrage at the thought of associating Christ with violence may be playing into the hands of Christ’s adversary. After all, incomprehensibly massive, government- perpetrated slaughters occurred with striking regularity during the twentieth century. Today, in various parts of the world, gruesome violence is being done to Christians with frequency. Events in Africa and the Middle East have Christians and Jews being systematically targeted for violence by groups that have seized control of governments, or are poised to do so.
Moreover, it’s not at all unreasonable to see, in certain recurring reports, signs that the U.S. government is preparing our military forces to do violence against Christian denominations that refuse to abandon God’s Word on matters like homosexuality. Just the other day, I read that “soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America….Catholicism and ultra-orthodox Judaism are also on the list of religious extremist organizations.”
Um, let’s start with his denomination first, since they helped shape this man and the vile rhetoric he spews. Clearly he’s telling a barefaced lie but that’s his usual deal. He also said homosexuality is a crime against humanity.