Last week President Trump’s nominee for Army Secretary, Mark Green, withdrew his name from consideration after several weeks of protest from radical LGBT and left-leaning groups.
According to The Washington Post, Green, a professed Christian, was under siege for previous comments where he appeared to question the Left’s radical gender ideology:
Among the comments that drew concern were Green saying last fall that if psychiatrists were polled, they would say that “transgender is a disease.” He added that while most millennials accept transgender people, he wanted to be a “light” that set the record straight.
“If you really want to bring this back to who’s at fault, I mean we’ve got to look a little bit inwardly,” he said. “I mean, we’ve tolerated immorality and we’re not reflecting light.”
This has become part of a pattern. The totalitarian Left seeks to demonize, discredit, and destroy the livelihoods of anyone in the public eye who openly opposes the tenets of the secular LGBT pseudo-religion while professing the Christian faith and its doctrine regarding sexuality and gender.
Remember when Chip and Joanna Gaines almost lost their TV show because they went to church?
Remember when the Benham Brothers actually did lose theirs because they previously spoke publicly against abortion and gay marriage?
Or when Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was attacked for going to church after he failed to denounce North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” loudly enough for the militant Left? (Curry ultimately caved.)
And this phenomenon isn’t just limited to TV stars or professional athletes. What about people like Kelvin Cochran, the former Atlanta Fire Chief who was fired from his job because of a few sentences reflecting on sexuality in a Christian devotional book he wrote during his personal time?
We’re entering a frightening period where Christians are being attacked, silenced, and pushed out of the public square into the ghetto — where we are graciously allowed to practice our faith (for now) — and few non-Christians (let alone Christians!) are speaking out against it.
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