• Not Trying to Impress the Left! Sometimes Conservatives Just Disagree on Things

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    Surge Summary: A conservative ought to be able to genuinely disagree with some points of the party-line without being tarred as weak or compromising. Sticking to one’s genuine beliefs is important and shouldn’t be automatically slurred as an attempt to court the Left.

    by Michael L. Brown

    Have you ever noticed that, as a conservative, the moment you deviate from the prevailing conservative talking points, you are accused of being weak? Or of trying to appear woke? Or of seeking to impress the left? Or of caving in to pressure? Could it be that, instead, you have the courage to buck the tide and be true to your convictions, regardless of the flak?

    To be sure, there are some people who are chameleons, changing convictions like some lizards change colors, always wanting to fit in. Better to be liked, they think, than to stand for what is right.

    And there are those who do want to appear enlightened, to demonstrate to the left that they, too, are thinking, caring people, not like those bigoted, mean-spirited, narrow-minded, right-wingers. “Just watch how thoughtful I am!”

    But there are plenty of others who have no desire to appear woke or to impress the left when they differ with their conservative colleagues and friends. In fact, impressing the left is the last thing on their minds.

    We Will Never Be Acceptable to the Left

    Think about it for a moment.

    For those who believe as I do, unless we renounced all our biblical beliefs and convictions, we would still be branded Bible-thumpers and bigots and homophobes and transphobes and fundamentalists — among other things — no matter how we nuanced our positions.

    Do we believe salvation comes only through Jesus? We are narrow-minded bigots.

    Do we believe the Bible is the Word of God? We are ignorant and antiquated.

    Do we believe homosexual practice is sinful? We are haters and Nazis and KKK and more.

    Why, then, would we think that differing with right-wing news or agreeing with a Never Trumper or finding some truth in a New York Times op-ed piece would make us acceptable to the left? If we actually believed that, we would be self-deceived.

    Let’s Not Fool Ourselves

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    Originally posted here.

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    Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Revival Or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube.


    Dr. Michael Brown

    Dr. Michael Brown(www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Revival Or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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