Posted on | August 7, 2011 | 30 Comments
SIOUX CITY, Iowa
Friday at the rain-soaked Midwest Spirit Christian Music Festival in West Des Moines, I recorded this eight-minute video, but didn’t upload it immediately because the WiFi connection was so crappy at my hotel in Des Moines. But now I’m on a good WiFi link and it’s Sunday, so it seems appropriate to post this video that is guaranteed to make liberals run screaming from the room:
People who weren’t raised in the evangelical culture are necessarily unfamiliar with the phenomenon of testimony, wherein the speaker recounts how it was that he or she came to faith in Jesus Christ, a narrative usually accompanied by declarations of what awesome — indeed, miraculous — signs and wonders have attested the power and love of the Savior.
What’s strange is that liberals find this type of narrative perfectly acceptable when what is being testified to is some appropriately secular conversion: “Why I became a lesbian feminist” or “When I learned the undenjiable scientific truth of global warming” or “How I discovered that my Republican parents are closet Nazis.” It is only the conversion narrative of Bible-believing Christians that liberals find obnoxiously repellant. And the idea that a Bible-believing Christian might think themselves called to high public office . . .
Well, liberals just can’t handle that — at least when the self-identified Christian is a pro-life conservative Republican. It was OK for John F. Kennedy to be Catholic, it was OK for Jimmy Carter to be a Baptist, and it was OK for Barack Obama to be whatever it is you want to call devotees of what Rev. Jeremiah Wright preaches. But let a conservative Republican speak in public about his or her Christian faith, and liberals immediately start screaming about “theocracy.”
It’s like Ann Coulter says in Godless: Liberalism is a religion and abortion is its sacrament. Any Republican testifying to the gospel truth of Jesus Christ obviously isn’t a member of the Church of Liberalism, and so Michele Bachmann’s unapologetic expression of her faith is anathema to the liberal brain.
Of course, as Coulter elsewhere observed: If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans