Democratic Memo Calls ‘White Christian Nationalism’ a ‘National Security Threat’
The worst feared by Christian Americans could be coming true as it’s been floated by Democrats that “Christian nationalism” is being proposed as a “national security threat” according to a memo prepared for the presumed president-elect Joe Biden and his transition team.
“The Secular Democrats of America PAC prepared a report for Joe Biden and his transition team that outlines a roadmap to “boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism,” Just the News reported on Sunday.
According to JTN’s report, the federal political action committee claims that it “represents secular Democratic individuals and organizations” and advocates for “secular governance, promote respect and inclusion of nonreligious Americans, and mobilize nonreligious voters.”
Unfortunately for Christians, who once considered themselves to be living in one of the last safe havens for Christianity in the world, the document has official backing. JTN reported that the proposal was “formally presented by Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and endorsed by Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney.”
“We’ve offered the new administration a roadmap to restore our basic constitutional values and protect science, reason, and public health in American government,” Raskin and Huffman said in a joint statement.
The memo, which bears the heading of the Secular Democrats of America calls for presumed president-elect Biden and his team to work with Congress and individual state governments to “advance a secular agenda at all levels of government, taking into account the current makeup of the federal courts and new, unfavorable precedents that your administration will have to contend with.”
Not unexpectedly, they noted some of the advancements in government facilitated by President Donald Trump that hasn’t set well with the left. The group argues that Trump has “empowered the religious right in ways no other administration has before, making significant advances in enacting their Christian nationalist agenda.” They go on to propose recommendations and revisions to some of the amended policies that would “proactively” implement new rules in order to “restore secularism to federal governance and disentangle entrenched religious interests from federal policy.”
Curiously enough, in addition to admitting that they are against Christianity and religion of all kinds, they are also freely admitting that they would wish to function under the heading of secularism, something that they believe Trump damaged with his administration.
However, they don’t just want to make sure that secular thought is the worldview of choice by politicians, the proposal makes a case that “Christian nationalism” should be seen as a security threat to all.
“The rise of white Christian nationalism is a national security threat,” read the document. “We recommend you: encourage the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to dedicate resources to de-radicalization programs aimed at hate groups, including, but not limited to, white nationalists; increase monitoring of such groups, including the online environment, and take action to address increased hate crimes toward minority faith communities; and shift rhetoric to label violent white nationalist extremists as terrorists.”
One of the most important issues to change the trajectory of the nation is, of course, education policy. The document suggested that the U.S. Attorney General “confer with the Department Office of Legal Counsel to issue a memorandum regarding enforcement of the Establishment Clause in public schools, including students’ protection from school-sponsored proselytizing and teaching accurate, evidence-based, secular curriculum rather than creationism in the schools.”
They further encourage Biden to change how Christian families are allowed to grow, in relation to adoption policies:
“Reverse the Trump administration policies that have allowed faith-based government-funded contractors to provide adoption and foster care services to discriminate on the basis of religion and work with Congress to pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act,” the report urged.
The Secular Democrats document also requests that the government “should not do business with organizations or contractors that will use government funds to advance a sectarian agenda, or discriminate against its employees or program beneficiaries on the basis of religion.”
The proposal advises Biden that “if performing the duties of a government contract comes into conflict with the requesting grantee or contractor’s sincerely held religious beliefs, it can and should seek funding elsewhere.”
It would be difficult to see this document as anything but an affront to Christianity and religious freedom.
America is in a battle for not just the nation’s soul, but the souls of every person who would be reached if we are allowed to speak freely about religion. We might win and retain our freedom, or we might lose, and find ourselves the subject of prosecution. But either way, may we have the fortitude to say “blessed be the name of the Lord.”