What’s the reasoning behind the Obama administration’s eagerness to welcome thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of “refugees” who mostly are Muslim from Third-World Middle Eastern regions?
To dilute Christianity, take it down a notch, according to veteran journalist David Kupelian.
“Why is it that Obama is really increasing the number of Muslims coming into this country?” Kupelian asked during a recent appearance on Freedom Friday with Carl Gallups. “They are favoring Muslim immigrants. I’m not in any way saying they’re all terrorists or anything, but I am saying that – let’s just say it – Christianity is the one thing that stands in the way of the progressive agenda, which is basically, at heart, a godless agenda.”
Kupelian, author of the new book “The Snapping of the American Mind,” pointed out the progressives have even co-opted Christianity by creating their own version – “liberation theology” – which Kupelian said is simply Marxism disguised as Christianity.
Meanwhile, they attack conservative Christians.
“They have to destroy, discredit, demonize, and – as we’re starting to see now with Kim Davis in Kentucky – criminalize the Christian religion,” he said. “So this is not a hidden agenda; this is really a key agenda.”
The program host, Carl Gallups, a Baptist pastor, agreed that those who, as Obama once put it, “cling to their guns and religion” are truly the last people standing in the way of a progressive takeover. He criticized the Supreme Court for its Obergefell v. Hodges (“same-sex marriage”) ruling.
“The recent Supreme Court decision attempting – it’s illegal and unconstitutional – but attempting to institutionalize and to codify gay marriage, that is a criminalization of the Christian faith, because the Christian faith is diametrically opposed to that, but if it becomes codified, then we become lawbreakers if we speak against it,” said Gallups, whose most recent book is “Be Thou Prepared.”
It is stunning just how quickly popular attitudes have changed on “gay marriage,” observed Kupelian, who noted that only four or five years ago, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both were espousing the view that marriage is a sacred relationship between a man and a woman.
Now, both enthusiastically endorse “same-sex marriage,” while proponents of traditional marriage are frequently called haters, bigots and “homophobes.” The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center even branded GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson a “right-wing extremist” for opposing same-sex marriage.
It’s all part of what Kupelian calls the “snapping of the American mind.”
“Snapping implies a sudden break, but it also implies a pressure that has been building over a period of time,” he said.
Left-wing pressure has been building for years against traditional American values, the author noted. More and more Americans are rejecting Christian morality in favor of a belief that truth and morality are subjective. But Kupelian argues that moral relativism is not good for a society, which needs core values, such as the Ten Commandments. That long-revered set of rules includes injunctions against murdering, stealing and lying.
“It doesn’t even matter if you’re religious or not, those are universal values that anybody who is decent would buy into,” Kupelian said.
And yet, the Ten Commandments are gradually disappearing from public view, and the values they exemplify are going by the wayside as well.
“We took the values that underpinned America for generations, for centuries, and we threw them all out the window,” Kupelian said.
One way to rid America of its values is by changing the makeup of the population. Kupelian noted that polls show immigrants, both legal and illegal, tend to favor the Democrat party, big government and a welfare state. Therefore the Left is obsessed with bringing as many immigrants to America as possible.
“They want as many people [as possible] to come into this country, and to become voters sooner or later, because the holy grail of the leftist progressives is to create a permanent progressive voting majority in America,” Kupelian said.
The author, whose previous books include “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works,” made it clear the Left has been attacking America’s culture and values for many decades, but Obama has made things far worse.
“In the age of Obama, he has poured gasoline on this fire and has really accelerated it. It’s a fearful future if we don’t wake up and reverse this,” he said. “Part of that has to do with electing good leaders, but also part of it is in our own lives. We need to wake up, we need to come back to first principles and re-embrace the lovely God-given principles that we so foolishly threw out.”
Gallups agreed that God is central to the solution.
“I say to folks all the time, look, we don’t need more patriotism in America, we need more repentance,” the pastor advised. “We need, as a nation, beginning in the pulpit, the pew, and in the halls of Congress, to turn back to God.”