On Sunday morning, an ISIS praising Muslim killed 50 Americans in Orlando, Florida and injured over 50 more; bringing the death and injury toll to over 100. This marks the deadliest mass-shooting in American history.
Many of the Americans killed were part of the LGBTQ community, which seemed to be purposefully targeted by this man. No matter what one believes about homosexuality, this is wrong and evil. The cold-blooded murder of men and women is never okay and should be condemned by all.
I wish I could tell you that common sense would prevail in this situation. It should be simple: A Muslim man, who recently pledged allegiance to ISIS, planned an elaborate attack to kill as many people as possible. See? Simple.
Unfortunately, it is not so. Predictably, our President comes out and instead of healing or bringing people together; he lambastes the NRA and calls for more gun control. Instead of recognizing that this is inherently a Muslim problem, many on the Left are blaming Christians and Republicans for supposedly creating a “hostile” environment for the LGBTQ community.
Ironically, it is not Christians who are mass-murdering gays, Jews, other Muslims, women, and children. It is people from the Muslim religion. All you need to observe this easily verifiable fact is to look at Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai. Yes, even Dubai has the death penalty for homosexuality.
Herein lies the problem. The Left has several protected classes and two are clashing. The Left adores the LGBTQ community, but it sympathizes with the Muslim community.
Oh, how the Left wishes the shooter would have been a white, Christian male. They would have jumped on how Christianity supposedly breeds an environment of hate, disrespect, and violence towards anyone associated with the LGBTQ. Well, they said those things anyway, despite us having nothing to do with this atrocity at all. It is apparently still our fault, even if a radical Muslim pledges allegiance to ISIS and kills gays. All the while, countries run by actual Muslims and religious leaders are killing gays en masse.
See, the Left cannot condemn radical Islamic extremism. It’s a protected class, no matter how antithetical it is to their core beliefs. There is no other religion in the world that is so violently and directly at odds with the Left than Islam. They hate women, Jews, gays, and want a totalitarian theocracy with Sharia law. You would think the Left would be mustering every once of courage to fight against the religion that fosters the murder and cruel treatment of several of its protected classes.
Under Judeo-Christian nations, there have certainly been crimes committed and atrocities have occurred. However, we have always improved. We have fought for equality of all under the Constitution and their God-given inalienable rights. We may not always agree on what “rights” certain groups are entitled too because they clash with the rights of others; but we all agree that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness belong to all.
There is little doubt that we are imperfect, but we are constantly trying to reach perfection despite our fallen nature. Judeo-Christian nations have provided freedom across the globe, empowered women and minorities, and abolished slavery. Unfortunately, this is not so in other parts of the world, even today.
So then why do they attack Christians with such ferocity and vigor while bending over backwards to excuse every evil deed done in the name of Islam? Because Christ is true. He is the way, the truth and the life and no one can come to the Father if not through Him.
Christianity, at its core, is peaceful. Jesus was and is peaceful. That is not to say that God’s wrath and judgment are not visible, they are. God will judge the whole world and His wrath will be known throughout the land. Sadly, this is the result of our sin and guilt.
There have been many throughout the ages that have taken and continue to take the name of our Lord and use it to commit unspeakable and horrendous acts. They will get their judgment, don’t you worry about them. However, the core of Scripture is about loving the Lord our God with all of our hearts and loving our neighbor as our self. Yes, there are harsh and sobering truths in the Bible, but God always extends mercy.
Islam is not so. Convert or die is the name of the game. It is a religion born of the devil, it is evil and it is shown to be so from its history. Few liberals know anything about the Muslim faith, most have never studied any semblance of it. They protect it because the devil tells them too. This may sound simplistic, but its true. They don’t know this of course, but the devil protects its creation. No matter what good Christianity has done in the world and it has done far more good than bad, it is always vilified. Islam has done little good to anyone or any country that has practiced it, yet it is praised and treated with kid gloves.
Unfortunately, the Left will continue to rail against Christians, morality, and the NRA; the evidence be damned. It doesn’t matter that the shooter in Fort Hood was a Muslim, or the Boston bombers were Muslims, or the 9/11 attacks, or the underwear bomber, or the last couple of shootings were associated with the Islamic religion; they are never to blame.
It is time to stand up and call the Left for what they are: hypocrites. They have to choose what side they are on and which group they want to protect. You know, why? It can’t be both. Both of those groups have mutually exclusive beliefs, they will continue to clash.
You want to see true oppression and discrimination against the LGBTQ community? Keep defending Muslims. Look to Iran, Syria, Iraq, and most of the Middle East; that is your future if you continue defending Islam over common sense.
Who knows, maybe you’ll eventually long for the day Christians were your boogeyman and the biggest “oppression” you had to face was having hurt feelings and not being able to use the restroom of your choice. It beats being beheaded, no?