Evangelist Rick Warren says our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Chick-Fil-A in Orlando fired up its grills after the recent shooting though they are traditionally closed on Sunday. The company has been criticized for their Biblical stance on traditional marriage. Liberals say they hate the LGBT community but it was precisely that community Chick-Fil-A quietly supported without public fanfare. They simply donated chicken sandwiches to those in lines giving blood to do their part.
Liberals work to divide divergent groups such as these in America. People are categorized homophobe, racist or other descriptives, usually based on their political or religious persuasion and nothing more.
Andrew Breitbart has a theory. Breitbart was a liberal himself and actually worked for the very liberal Huffington Post.
In 1991, he had an epiphany while watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas. As a conservative African-American, Thomas didn’t fit the liberal view. Breitbart saw how differently Thomas was treated by those trying to put him back into his box.
Breitbart was recognized for adopting an inclusive stance regarding LGBT participation in the conservative movement. People should be able to disagree about issues like HB2 and come to agreeable solutions but should also be able to stand together on other issues like gun control.
Breitbart theorizes that the Marxist method of dividing a culture between the “have’s” and “have nots” to force a socialist society did not work in this country. So liberals developed the “oppressor” vs. “oppressed” model. A victimhood mentality resulted.
Breitbart believed the country would be destroyed by people who think they are doing good while they divide. After the Orlando shooting, liberals wanted to categorize the NRA as anti-gay rednecks to make the issue about guns against gays, which fits the oppressor vs. oppressed model.
A 7th century mindset advocating the death penalty for homosexuals doesn’t fit as an ISIS terrorist is not supposed to be oppressing the oppressed. But a Christian shooter would have fit. You see, everyone must stay within a liberal stereotype to work.
Just like Clarence Thomas upset the liberal narrative that an African-American couldn’t be a conservative, today there is Chris Cheng.
Cheng won the History Channel’s Top Shot Competition, beating veteran shooters. He is gay and was surprised that no body cared. Cheng is a lifetime NRA member and a spokesman for the NRA as one of their commentators. Liberals don’t like Cheng.
Then there are the Pink Pistols. With 45 nationwide chapters, its motto is, “Pick on someone your own caliber.” As gun ownership is considered a “conservative” issue and sexual orientation a “liberal” issue, the group’s political orientation seems unusual as gun-owning LGBT members. Liberals pretend they don’t exist.
Then there is openly gay conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulus. He’s a huge Trump supporter. At an Orlando Press conference Milo said gun-free zones make society more dangerous, especially for minorities. Trump agrees with Milo, saying those in Orlando should have the right to be armed. Liberals hate Milo and Trump agreeing with Milo makes their heads spin.
Trump is actually easier to attack but calls out political correctness directly, exposing the liberal goal to divide and destroy.
Divergent groups can disagree on issues but can come together for common political purposes on other issues as well. It’s diversity at its best.
Political correctness is simply cultural Marxism. It brainwashes people into being obsessed with words and dividing groups. We should be doing the opposite. After all, the national motto is E. Pluribus Unum — out of many, one.
The point is putting aside stereotypes and rejecting political correctness. Orlando shouldn’t be viewed as simply an attack on a gay bar. It was an attack on Americans.
Phillip Stephens is chairman of the Robeson County Republican Party