Last Wednesday, Sen[ile] Bernie Sanders flaunted Progressive intolerance as he quizzed, insulted, and dismissed a nominee for federal office named Russell Vought because Mr. Vought is a Christian:
“Do you think that people who are not Christians are condemned?” Sanders repeatedly asked, challenging that belief as Islamophobic. … Vought, an alumnus of Wheaton [College], wrote a blog post last year … [in which he] quoted a theologian who said non-Christians have a “deficient” theology but could have a meaningful relationship with God. Vought disagreed.
“Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology,” Vought wrote. “They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned. ” …
“Do you believe people in the Muslim religion stand condemned?” Sanders asked. “What about Jews? Do they stand condemned, too?”
“I’m a Christian,” Vought repeatedly responded.
“I understand you are a Christian,” Sanders said, raising his voice. The senator is Jewish…
Vought … emphasiz[ed] “the centrality of Jesus Christ in salvation.”
“This nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about,” Sanders said, announcing that he’d vote against him.
I don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten Sanders’ bile: though several members of the corporate media reported it and a few even condemned the Comrade’s “hate speech,” their pique quickly–and predictably–evaporated. Switch the players for a moment, though: would we ever have heard the end of it had Sen. Vought, a Christian, castigated Nominee Sanders because he’s Jewish?
At any rate, various Christians condemned Comrade Sanders for his stupidity (is this commie sincerely ignorant that virtually all of the Founding Fathers frequently and vociferously proclaimed their faith in Christ as the only Way of salvation? Or is he calculatingly obtuse, like most Progressives?) and his bigotry. But where were these folks during last year’s campaign, when the Comrade bluntly, repeatedly advised theft as a legitimate political tool? When he eagerly induced envy and greed in Americans? Why aren’t Christians individually and the Church as a whole condemning socialism and the sins it hatches? “Ah,” I hear my siblings in the Lord saying, “but socialism is just politics.” Really? So was Sanders’ assault.
Rather than excoriating Comrade for his repellent prejudice, let’s thank him. He has plainly revealed Progressivism for what it is: an intense contempt for the Triune God, His eternal law, and His people. Perhaps Comrade will even help awaken America’s peacefully slumbering Church.12:20 pm on June 12, 2017