Progressivism is not just an alternative approach to life: it is a radical revolutionary ideology with Christianity in its crosshairs. The mainstream media willingly plays the role of propaganda outlet.
The Washington Post on Wednesday ran an article headed ‘The school that hired Karen Pence requires applicants to disavow gay marriage, trans identity.’ Britain’s state-funded broadcaster the BBC was not slow to join the witch-hunt, posting an item on its website ‘Vice-president’s wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school’. Amongst the rest of the MSM the Independent, the New York Times and Esquire were just a few of those quick to denounce Mrs Pence.
The tenor of the articles is that all decent people should be utterly appalled that the wife of America’s vice president should have the audacity to teach at a Christian school which upholds the commonly accepted biblical position regarding sexual ethics. This is depicted as a direct attack on LGBT people and their rights, and on the values held by all decent people of whatever orientation.
The Post’s article begins: ‘The school where Vice President Pence’s wife, Karen, has accepted a part-time job teaching art requires potential employees to affirm certain religious beliefs that seek to exclude homosexual and transgender applicants, including that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.’
The two-millennia-old teaching of biblical Christianity is casually dismissed as ‘certain religious beliefs’. This despite the fact that tens of millions of Americans hold the same biblical position and the vast majority of the billions of Christians throughout the world would agree with Mrs Pence.
The furore has arisen because Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, follows Christian teaching in regard to sexual morality. The position of the school is consistent with the theological consensus of the Christian church throughout its history, and of the majority of theologians today. Only a small sliver of the Christian community is prepared to abandon biblical teaching in favour of progressive neo-Protestant interpretations of Scripture.
Teachers applying for a post at the school are required to sign a set of standards beginning with a promise that they are born again Christians. Applicants also promise to, ‘live a life of moral purity’.
They are expected to assert: ‘I understand that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture.’ The section containing this says that God intended sexual acts to occur only between ‘a man and a woman who are married to each other.’
Parents are also asked to ‘acknowledge the importance of a family culture based on biblical principles and embrace biblical family values such as a healthy marriage between one man and one woman.’
The MSM clearly believes that this is important news. All this anguish just because a Christian woman is taking a post in a Christian school so she can teach the children of Christian parents how to draw.
Sexuality is the crunch point in the progressive assault on Christianity. The school has held this position for decades, and it would have been considered uncontroversial until recently.
Progressive icons like Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton, like the vast majority of Americans, recently held the same views. Obama when initially elected, and Clinton until the 2016 presidential election both considered marriage to be between a man and a woman.
Revolutionary progressives are determined to present a picture of the world in which all decent people other than a few misfit Christians hold to the values of the progressive sexual revolution. That the vast majority of Christians hold to biblical standards of morality is ignored. The media has a role to play and reality is not allowed to get in the way.