America, Conservative Christians and Third World Expectations
By Julio Severo
Evangelicals are “fighting an uphill battle of demographics” on issues such as gay “marriage”, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly told the Los Angeles Times after the election.
Last month, he said evangelicals and social conservatives were “rowing against the tide” with their focus on traditional values issues such as abortion and gay “marriage” in their political messaging.
His call for “moderation” basically was a plea for Christians to stop their political opposition to such issues in light of Obama’s recent electoral victory.
His admonition implies that after decades, Democrats (referred to as socialists hereinafter) have achieved victory through a mass change of mind in the American people, who now want abortion and gay “marriage.” In part, this is true in regard to native-born Americans who became liberal after long-term exposure to mass indoctrination camps (aka public schools). Thanks to this indoctrination, they see, speak and dream socialism (aka Democratic Party).
And yet, there are not enough native-born liberal Americans to decide elections. In this point, enters the fantastic Democratic plan, and Ann Coulter explained it very well by saying that Democrats have profoundly changed the US demographics. She writes:
Most Americans don’t realize that, decades ago, the Democrats instituted a long-term plan to gradually turn the United States into a Third World nation. The country would become poorer and less free, but Democrats would have an unbeatable majority!
It should also be added that as a result of this plan, America is today a less Christian nation. A recent AP story said that “For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority.” Evidently, an aggressive and mindless liberalism in the mainline Protestant churches that is scaring members away has been fundamentally helpful to the socialist plan, but immigration is changing not only the ethnic face of America, but also her Christian demographics and influence.
Under Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act, our immigration policy changed from one that replicated the existing ethnic population to one that strictly favored unskilled immigrants from the Third World. Since 1968, 85 percent of legal immigrants have come from what is euphemistically called “developing countries.”
America can’t admit computer scientists from Europe fleeing their failing socialist continent, and she definitely can’t admit Christians fleeing Islamic persecution even from Muslim nations invaded by her because she has to make room for Muslim immigrants. The socialist (Democratic) plan demands that the Christian demographics of America be changed. Christians out, Muslims in.
William J. Murray, chairman of Religious Freedom Coalition, told me recently, “Muslims are being moved into the Bible Belt as they come in. Nashville and Atlanta are the immigration hubs for Obama to dump Muslims into the US. On top of that Mexican cartels are moving Muslims that can’t get visas because of their associations in through the border.”
Because recent immigrants have no skills, they arrive in dire need of government assistance. Their desperation has been an enormous boon to the Democratic Party.
It’s not that poor immigrants think differently about most issues from conservatives. Try asking a recent immigrant:
How do you feel about abortion?
It’s taking a life.
What should we do about criminals?
Lock them up and throw away the key.
Do you support raising taxes?
No, the government takes too much already.
How do you feel about overpaid, well-pensioned government workers with no-show jobs?
It ticks me off.
Do you support gay marriage?
How are you going to vote?
Yes, because Democrats give gifts!
This is true, for example, of Latin American immigrants, the most faithful Democratic supporters. US Catholic bishops have been vocally pro-life, but over 70% Catholics, most Latin Americans, voted for Obama and Democrats.
Latin American immigrants most certainly oppose abortion and gay “marriage”. The problem is that poor, uneducated people — the Democratic base — like free stuff that socialists with a D give them.
Brazilian people are not different. They usually vote for the most generous givers. And they have replicated their behavior in America. A Brazilian friend living in America told me that most of her Brazilian friends in America supported Obama. They are evangelicals who oppose abortion and homosexuality. But they like the privileges and gifts offered by socialists. In short, they will sacrifice any important value to get privileges and gifts. America would lose nothing if she deported Brazilians and other immigrants that put their personal comfort above traditional family values.
So Jim Daly has fundamentally misunderstood the current American reality. A conservative candidate does not need to “tone down” his opposition to gay “marriage” and abortion. If all he wants is to please a multitude of voters, he should do what any Third World dictator does: to promise lots and lots of free stuff.
After all, considering that most of the immigrants to America come from Third World nations, they have Third World aspirations: they want government to feed them, help them, etc.
Yet, to insist on lots and lots of largesse is not the Christian way to do things. The Bible way is:
“We urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.” (1 Thessalonians 4:10-11 ESV)
Conservative Christians should never tone down their opposition to gay “marriage” and abortion for the sake of electoral gains.
If immigrants, Brazilians included, voted according to moral and Christian principles, Obama and the Democrats would never win. But this raises a serious issue: what is the alternative?
The candidates facing Obama did not mirror the moral or Christian values of immigrants. They actually “moderated” and “toned down” their opposition to gay “marriage,” abortion and other major moral issues, exactly as Jim Daly proposed. And it did not work.
As a Christian, I could never vote for Obama or the opposing candidates and their “moderate” stances, which are immoral too.
It is too late for conservative Christians to stop the massive immigration caused by Democrats. These immigrants, who oppose gay “marriage” and abortion, are deciding American elections merely by choosing the guy offering the most handouts.
If a candidate said “we have to work very hard to build our nation,” he would have been elected by Americans two or three hundred years ago, but not today.
Yet, if he said “if you choose me, you will receive a lot of gifts,” his election would be guaranteed today, but probably not two or three hundred years ago.
Socialists have been successfully changing American demographics unopposed since the 1960s. Perhaps Republicans or conservatives should fight fire with fire and bring conservative immigrants from other nations. In this case, socialists would do what they have never done before: fierce opposition to immigration policies!
But where would Republicans or conservatives get millions of conservative immigrants? Even many Christians in Brazil and other nations are tainted by socialist expectations: they want government to do everything for them.
There is little hope for American social conservatives and their political survival.
How should American conservative Christians respond to the Third World change in their nation?
If they cannot go to the ends of the earth to preach the Gospel, people from these ends are being brought by socialists (aka Democrats) to receive the Gospel — not the Social, Marxist and liberal Gospel that is destroying mainline Protestant churches in America, but the real Gospel, which delivers people from every evil, including socialism (aka Democratic Party).
At least, this is my view as a Brazilian Christian.