by Darrell Scott
Democrats couldn’t have picked a worse time than the Christmas season to remind Americans how much conflict they have with people of faith.
During a recent speech at a far-left conference, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez suggested that the reason people vote for Republicans is that “their principle sources of information are Fox News, the NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday.”
According to Perez, the only reason Republicans view the courts as an important issue is “because that person on the pulpit is saying ‘ignore everything else that this person has done and is doing, we have to focus on one issue of Roe vs. Wade.’ And people buy it. Because that’s their only source.”
In other words, Perez believes that pro-life Christians are only pro-life because they haven’t been exposed to Democrat talking points, and therefore rely solely on religious leaders for moral guidance.
This is obviously a matter of grave concern for Democrats, who see organized religion primarily as competition against their own deification of government. In the eyes of liberals like Tom Perez, those who believe the Word are dumb, while those who put their faith in government are smart.
As the Democrat base has become more elitist, less religious, and more urban over the years, antipathy toward religion has spread from the fringe of the Party to its very core. In 2012, when moderate Democrats tried to restore the words “God” and “Jerusalem” to their party’s platform, they were met with massive booing from the delegates at the DNC convention.
The Democrat Party’s animosity towards Christian conservatives isn’t just needlessly divisive; it also flies in the face of the founding principles on which this country was established.
The Founding Fathers viewed government as a necessary evil and considered religion one of the most sacred individual rights. Indeed, freedom from religious persecution was one of the earliest factors motivating colonists to flock to America’s shores.
As Patrick Henry once wrote, “… Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone that renders us invincible. These are the tactics we should study. If we lose these, we are conquered, fallen indeed… so long as our manner and principles remain sound, there is no danger.”
Today’s Democrats, however, believe government is the alpha and omega, and they denigrate anyone who thinks otherwise as ignorant or stupid.
President Andrew Jackson — who was neither stupid nor a religious zealot — would be shocked by that attitude. As the last President born before the War of Independence, he was well aware that “It (the Bible) is the foundation on which our Republic rests.”
From a purely political perspective, the Christmas season might seem like an odd time for a prominent Democrat leader like Perez to insult Christians. But when you recall that Christmas largely represents the antithesis of everything the modern Democrat Party stands for, it starts to make more sense.
It’s the best time of the year because we believe in an ultimate power, one that is loving, kind, forgiving, and the foundation of our Republic — and which is not the God-less government that will drain our souls if we let it.
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Pastor Darrell Scott is CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump and a member of the Donald J. Trump for President Inc. advisory board.