Politicians are Only Actors Performing a Script…
October 12, on Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd highlighted the “culture wars” in America, featuring David Brody, CBN News’ Chief Political Correspondent, and Kathleen Parker, a writer for The Washington Post.
Todd began the segment:
It’s been a big week for gay rights, and couples across the country have been tying the knot after a series of court rulings at both a national and local level made same-sex marriage legal in a majority of states. Many prominent Republicans have reacted with anger. But there are voices within the GOP arguing it’s time for the party to accept that the culture wars have been lost.
Brody quoted Russell Kirk’s political truism, “Politicians are actors performing a script that is written by the audience.”
During a video shown in the segment that provided an example of this political law, Todd commented:
“Illinois State Senator Obama, who had supported same-sex marriage on a questionnaire during his 1996 campaign, reversed course during his 2004 U.S. Senate bid.” Specifically, Obama said, “We have a set of traditions in place that I think need to be preserved.”
So, Obama backtracked in 2004 . . . Why? The audience controls the stage.
Mike Huckabee on American Family Radio reacted to the prospect of the Republican Party endorsing homosexual marriage, “At that point, you lose me. I’m gone. I’ll become an independent. I’ll start finding people who have guts to stand. I’m tired of this.”
HOW DID WE GET HERE, AND HOW DO WE GET OUT?
Mike Huckabee may have been exasperated by the reckless Supreme Court “opinion”, but he knows that America doesn’t need a third party. There’s nothing good or bad about the Republican Party — or the Democrat Party — they’re merely empty holding vessels, like-minded constituents are housed there.
The problem is us, the anemic Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christian constituency in America.
Russell Kirk illuminated the principle on how to restore America to her Judeo Christian heritage and reestablish a Christian culture? — “Politicians are actors performing a script that is written by the audience.” — it only works every time.
Spiritually, we can be certain of this, as pastors and pews rise up against the culture — to reacquire their rightful duty in preserving and safeguarding freedom — the enmity of the Serpent will be stirred by the honor accorded to Jesus Christ, Son of God, the Lord of Life.
The anointed eye has no difficulty discerning behind secularism the long-standing enemy of God and his people. This battle is part of his unchanging order. As Bruce K. Waltke says in his commentary on Genesis, “The serpent’s final defeat under Messiah’s heel (3:15) is delayed to effect God’s program of redemption through the promised offspring. In the interim, God leaves Satan to test the fidelity of each succeeding generation of the covenant people (Judges 2:22) and teach them to fight against untruth (Judges 3:2).”
Secularism’s worldliness will only tolerate Christianity so long as its carnal tranquility is not disturbed or its authority challenged. But let the Christian bring his biblical values to the political arena, and he is immediately denounced as narrow-minded, out of step, behind the times, and a religious bigot.
Christians have become proficient at imitating the gentle Jesus and turning the other cheek. Unless we find the indignant Jesus-for the infringement of liberty by godless secularists-we may lose our freedom, for virtue and righteousness are key components of sustainable freedom.
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