• Hark, the Leftist! Mayor Peter Politicizes Christmas for Progressive Purposes

    Surge Summary: Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg made an attempt to politicize Christmas this year, painting the birth of Christ as an event that support Leftist policies. Meanwhile, his party, the Democrats, have shown themselves to be strikingly anti-Christian.

    by Gary Bauer

    The left politicizes everything — the courts, the Boy Scouts, fast food, football, even bathrooms.  On Christmas morning, Mayor Pete Buttigieg tweeted this:

    “Today I join millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee.  No matter where or how we celebrate, merry Christmas.”

    Wow!  Millions of Christians were celebrating the birth of Jesus, our Messiah, the son of God, the perfect lamb, and some leftists were trying to “draft” the Christ Child into the progressive movement.

    Few things make me angrier than trying to use Jesus as an advocate of abortion, open borders and government confiscation of people’s hard-earned money.

    Buttigieg, who has emerged as a frontrunner in the Democrat primary, has been using this tactic throughout the campaign.  While always claiming the mantle of tolerance, he has regularly questioned the Christian faith of Vice President Mike Pence.  He once said that his marriage to a man brought him closer to God.

    A few things about Buttigieg’s tweet jumped out at me.  It is curious how seldom Buttigeig says the name “Jesus.”  But let’s put that aside for now.

    The tweet is a brazen attempt to confuse Christians into believing that our faith requires us to support the left’s big government agenda.  Jesus was no fan of big government.  Big government (Rome) did not treat Jesus well.

    By the way, there’s no biblical evidence that his family was poor for the times they lived in.  Nor did Jesus come into the world as a refugee . . . from Heaven.

    Buttigieg should stick to policy issues and stop trying to hijack Christianity for his narrow political ambitions.

    The chutzpah here is breathtaking!

    Buttigieg and his fellow progressives are trying to divide Christians going into the election year.  Yet they fully embrace abortion on demand for any and no reason at all.  Choosing death is the exact opposite message of the Gospels.

    All the major Democrat competitors have made it clear that they will appoint judges like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose animus toward religious liberty is legendary.  If it had been up to Ginsburg, the Bladensburg Peace Cross would have been demolished.

    How could anyone forget that under President Obama the Little Sisters of the Poor were threatened by the Justice Department because they refused to subsidize abortion?  How could anyone forget that evangelical business owners were bankrupted for refusing to participate in same-sex weddings?

    The political left in America has swung so far against religion that a majority of delegates at the 2012 Democrat National Convention booed when the party leadership tried to insert God into the party platform.  Far-left big city mayors have tried to silence pastors.

    There are many reasons that all those leftists were crying on the night of November 8, 2016.  There are scores of excuses for the three-year temper tantrum they have been throwing since then.

    The most important is that the left thought it was on the verge of controlling the Supreme Court.  It was so close to ripping America out of the rich soil of our Judeo-Christian heritage by using the courts to inflict its secular agenda on the country.

    That is exactly what the left will attempt to do if Buttigieg, Sanders, Biden or Warren walks into the White House in January of 2021.

    While American Values does not support or oppose candidates for public office, it does provide me with a platform to defend our cherished values, including religious liberty.  Please stand with American Values now as we fight the good fight for faith, family and freedom!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Public Domain; Adapted from; https://flickr.com/photos/peteforamerica/48156388357/

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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