Okay, I can’t take it anymore, I am tired of our media implying…no, inferring that if you are a conservative then you must be a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, misogynistic bigoted human being filled with hate. If you’re a conservative you must be coming from a white privilege, self centered point of view and that you should apologize for what white men did generations ago to people you never met and for what other more powerful white men did to women you never knew.
If you’re a conservative woman you are rejected by feminists who say they’re about the voices of women. Pro life men are told that because they are men they can’t talk about abortion but pro life women are silenced also, why? Because they don’t have the right politics.
Conservative men and women are branded as fascists, accused of trying to shut down free speech by the very people trying to shut us up and keep us from talking and exercising our freedom of religion, which by the way falls into the category of free speech.
Conservative TV show Last Man Standing is shut down because of Tim Allen’s character who happens to be a republican, I don’t care what ABC says, that is why they shut it down. A network that’s in business to make money would never shut down it’s most popular, most lucrative comedy. That’s what it was folks, their number one comedy! ABC shut them down because they care more about politics than the freedom of speech for those with whom they oppose. Last Man Standing was the only show on TV that could’ve been described as conservative, even though most of the characters on the show were overtly liberal.
Then came Roseanne’s comeback. Her premiere broke records when she came out as a Trump supporter. Ratings started to slip when the conservative talk toned down and then ABC said the show would move away from politics but Roseanne tweeted that wasn’t going to happen.
Other shows repeatedly spew liberal rhetoric, Dawson on Chicago Fire said “my body, my choice” when she decided for both her and her husband that she wanted to get pregnant despite doctors recommendations. Apart from Seal Team, Muslims are portrayed as victims rather than the aggressors in shows that deal with terrorism. Dr Manning on Chicago Med (a woman) treats the man who loves her like garbage because in her words she “don’t need no man”. Middle aged white men are over and over again portrayed as idiots, as overweight lazy men who only like to drink beer and ogle women. They’re shown as being dumb and ignorant. People complained about The Simpsons’ Apu because they stereotyped him, no complaints about how they stereotype cops, preachers, Christians, men, women, kids, rich people, literally every single character on the show is a walking stereotype of his or her respective background.
I am a conservative Christian. I, like most conservative Christians are not hateful bigots. We disagree with many of the people who accuse us of those things, we disagree with religions that deny Jesus, we disagree with people who reject Jesus’ teaching, we disagree with the people who disagree with us. Why are we the enemy for disagreeing?
I am concerned about the direction of our civilization, capitalism created this world where we are free to become whomever we choose, free to grow as big as we can dream, free to believe and free to live our lives as we see fit. Our free capitalist society is not the enemy the media and liberal governments make it out to be, it’s the one thing that makes us different from other countries. I mean just take a look at the worlds’ governments and tell me what system they use, I can tell you the unsuccessful ones aren’t capitalist.
There are stereotypes that can be used to describe Christianity, like the way Ned Flanders talks or how we dress up and go to church on Sunday but drink on Saturday night or that some of us send our kids to Christian school and/or homeschool or having babies at home or choosing not vaccinate or refusing to work on Sunday, sometimes we talk too much about when Jesus will come back and what the Bible says about sinners. These stereotypes would not only be fair, but accurate. Today though, the world is trying to change how we are stereotyped, they would rather we be seen as all the things I listed at the start of this blog. They would rather see us as the enemy.
Which shouldn’t surprise us, Jesus told us that we would be seen this way and that we should keep on keepin’ on anyway.
We Christians are a part of this country too! And we don’t love it any less than anyone else. Nobody can deny that we helped make it what it is, both the good parts and the bad. It isn’t perfect, but from our point of view it’s pretty darn good. We aren’t leaving and we aren’t shutting up, about Jesus or our politics. I know, there are some Christians who think we should stay out of the latter and focus on the former and that’s up to them, I don’t respect them any less, but if you’re like me, Jesus as Lord of my life means I have to speak up about politics because a government that grows closer and closer to tyranny stands in the way of my freedom to talk about Jesus. Jesus influences my politics, not the other way around.
Here in Ontario, we are heading into an election next week. We’ve had more than a decade of liberal rule where we’ve gotten so close to socialism it’s scary. The conservatives have been labeled as the enemy, again, and the polls suggest the NDP may form government next week. This cannot happen, if the liberals weren’t far left enough, the NDP will put us into a full on tailspin into socialism that’ll destroy what’s left of Ontario. I am not saying Doug Ford has all the answers or that you should vote for him as the lesser of all the evils, remember here in Ontario you don’t vote for the leader of a party you vote for your local MPP. doing so ensures your voice is heard when legislation is debated.
Please, people, voting conservative doesn’t mean you’re voting for the alt right like the media would have you believe. Our PC party leans farther left that I want them to, and I hesitate to use the cliche that it’s the lesser of all the evils but hey, when the shoe fits. The pendulum needs to swing back the other way, at least a little.
Don’t know what I expected to write when I started typing but this is what came out.
Have a great day friends.