Daily Jot: The regressive left - Bill Wilson -
The progressive Left wing of America stakes their claim on tolerance. If one does not meet their moving standards of tolerance to illegal immigrants, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, transgenders, women wearing vagina hats, cop-haters, women who want the right to kill their babies in the womb, radical Muslims, banning guns, not respecting the flag, and more, you are immediately labeled a bigot, racist, misogynist, homophobe, Islamophobe, Nazi, extremist, and more. The day has come in this country where you cannot respectfully disagree with the left's brand of moralism, and not be tagged as some really bad person-one, as Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) says, is not welcome anywhere.
When we think of how long people struggled to make this a country where anyone of any color, background, religion, or ethnicity could be served in a restaurant, or sit in the seat of their choice on public transportation, or drink from a public water fountain, is it not Regressive to demand that people who are just trying to enforce the law, perhaps believe differently than the left about morals, human sexuality, or when life begins, be not allowed to eat in a public restaurant? The standard for forcing someone to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding if their religion prevents them from doing so changes when someone who disagrees with a political stance on homosexuality wants to eat at a restaurant.
Who are the real bullies in this scenario? The regressive left cries crocodile tears and gets mob-angry at stories of bullying, but they are the biggest, loudest bullies if one disagrees with them. They demand respect and acceptance, but they are quick to disrespect anyone who doesn't see eye to eye with them. They demand that no one judge them for their beliefs, yet they judge quickly those who believe differently. They promote diversity, yet in the same breath exclude those of a different value system. They demand equality, but deny others the same. They say people must accept and respect the religious beliefs of others, yet they label Christians as uneducated, gun toting, homophobic bigots.
1 Peter 2:7-8 speaks of the Messiah: "Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient...a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence..." Jesus said in John 15:19, "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." So you see, those who love the Lord are standing on the Rock of Salvation, while those who love the world see their salvation as standing on their own worldly standard--a double standard. They are misguided from their very foundation, and they hate those who disagree with them. Rather than progressive, they are regressive, moreover, extreme hypocrites.