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Karl Marx called religion the "opiate of the masses." If you are a person of faith, then when push comes to shove you are less likely to run to the government for your peace of mind. Karl Marx believed that, and so do today's Democrats.
The Democrat Party booted God from their platform a couple presidential elections ago, only to add Him back after heavy criticism, despite the chorus of boos coming from about half of the lefties in the auditorium at the time.
When it comes to the Democrat Party, however, it isn't really religion that bothers them. They are fine with Islam, Buddhism, and anyone who claims to be religious but carries their ungodly agenda on their sleeves. Their problem is with practicing conservative Jews, and Christianity. The latter, in fact, is so hated, that they would be willing to outlaw it if they had the chance.
History has shown us their hatred for Christianity.
Brian C. Buescher, Trump's nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, was questioned by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) when he stood before a judicial committee before his final senatorial nomination confirmation vote. The Senators were concerned about Buescher's membership in the Knights of Columbus because membership in such a religious (Catholic) organization "might impede" his ability to judge federal cases “fairly and impartially.”
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), during the confirmation hearing of Pompeo in the U.S. Senate to become the next Secretary of State, established himself as a vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith.
In September of 2017, Amy Barrett, Trump's nomination for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was questioned by Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat Party Senator from California. In the questioning, Feinstein targeted Barrett's faith as being unacceptable.
Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, did the same.
In the case of Feinstein, when referring to Barrett's faith, she said, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern.”
The Minnesota Democrat's no-vote was for similar reasons. "Franken is trying to block the Judiciary Committee from even reviewing Justice Stras’ sterling record, and his refusal to return the blue slip for Justice Stras is unacceptable,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network.
All because of her Christian views.
“Religious bigotry and discrimination is unacceptable in this country, much less from someone who takes an oath to our Constitution and who is supposed to serve the people of this country,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute, in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News regarding the actions against Christianity by members of the Democrat Party political class.
“This is essentially imposing a religious test on officers of the United States, something explicitly forbidden by Article VI of the Constitution,” said Prof. John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), in reference to the Pompeo attack.
Now, during the COVID-19 coronavirus scamdemic, the hatred of church-going Christians by the Democrat Party leadership is reaching a crescendo.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been using force to shut down churches and fine them for daring to open during her shutdown order. Chicago's Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady has proclaimed a Romanian Church who is refusing to cease their services a "public nuisance," and his threatening to tear the church down for their disobedience...without due process.
The courts in California have supported Governor Gavin Newsom's order disallowing places of worship to meet. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said they couldn’t trust Christians to follow the rules and gather without getting someone sick, therefore allowing them to open would be tantamount to allowing churches to enter into a “suicide pact.” After backlash from Californians, Newsom finally gave in allowing 25% capacity, and no singing (which is the worship service part of any church gathering) is allowed.
Minnesota Democrat Governor Tim Walz, after banning church services in his State, finally has said he'll allow services to resume, but only at 25% capacity.
MSNBC, when President Trump said that churches are essential businesses and should be allowed to reopen, claimed his statement violated the separation of church and state clause in the U.S. Constitution, which, one, does not exist, and two, the clause the host was referring to, along with saying that Congress has no authority to make law creating a State-run church, also says in the First Amendment that there can be no law prohibiting the free exercise, thereof. The State Constitutions say the same. In truth, that was MSNBC's way of fighting against allowing Christians to gather together in worship, because, like the rest of their fellow Marxists, they hate Christianity.
When the White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany asked why the Democrat-aligned media is so against churches being allowed to return to gathering to worship, she commented as a follow-up, "...interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to see churches and houses of worship stay closed." Her statement followed inquiries by members of the media at the press conference asking why President Trump would dare to declare houses of worship necessary, and that they should be reopened.
Why can big corporations like COSTCO and WalMart be open for business every day of the week, but churches can't reopen one day per week? Why is it that we can huddle together to buy groceries, but we can't sit in pews at church six feet apart? And last of all, where does it say in the U.S. Constitution, or any State Constitution, that there are times when government is allowed to interfere with the free exercise of one's religious freedoms?
The questions were rhetorical, and the answer to the last question is that there are no authorities at any level of government giving officials the power to outlaw going to church for any reason.
But, that doesn't matter. To the Marxist/Socialist/Progressive/Democrat collectivists, Christianity is an obstacle. Christians are a problem, and can't be trusted, and they've been waiting a long time to have an excuse to shut down Christianity in this country. After all, Faith in a Christian God is an opiate of the masses to them, and like Karl Marx, they need you to stop believing in Christ because, otherwise, you won't be willing to depend on them, and fall in line when they begin putting in place authoritarian laws like they have been over the last few months.
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