Two recent events offer a contrast in different religious outlooks. On the one hand, we have the Mayor of Hoboken. On the other, a School Board Trustee in Hackensack. Both made comments about the beliefs of others.
In April, the Mayor of Hoboken used the phrase “hateful rhetoric” to describe the display of a bible verse at a peaceful demonstration to protest the efforts by self-described “drag queens” to introduce children as young as three to their belief system. Not to be outdone, the Hudson County Democratic Organization LGBTQ Caucus attacked the Roman Catholic group that organized the protest, calling their beliefs “a hateful and discriminatory ideology.”
Now you can bet that neither the Mayor or the LGBTQ Caucus would have had the guts to attack the verses from a different religious book – say, the Koran – with quite the same viciousness. And yet, the respective books of Christians, Jews, and Muslims all lay down the same prohibitions in these matters. They are all “People of the Book”.
A few years ago, a very few, there was a general consensus about all those marketing categories represented by all those letters. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama… they all opposed things like same-sex marriage. That was until the day before yesterday, when our masters suddenly switched and embraced all that they once opposed. We are experiencing something like the confusion Rome found itself in when, towards its end, the Emperor decided to ditch the old Roman gods and ordered his people to embrace Christianity. The old ways were still practiced in private, but in public, it became more and more necessary to conform to the “new” religion.
Some call this “progress” but others, with a longer historical perspective, can draw parallels that mark it a new paganism. Whatever it is, it is certainly faith-based, resistant to science and debate.
Whether this is our new “public” religion, or simply a pseudo-religious cult, all the elements are there. Proselytizing to children is a part of all religious groups who make the oppression of the cult central to their ideology. This was so with Jim Jones, David Koresh, the “Children of God” cult, and many others. Did they not all operate under the banner that children be sexualized at the earliest possible moment? Did they not preach endlessly about “Love”? That “Love is the Answer”, “Love is Love”?
Sex is as addictive as tobacco and like the sellers of cigarettes (or narcotics) they like to get them while they’re young. So they come for the children. Public libraries host “drag queen story hours” for little children, with readings by folks with names like “Lil Miss Hot Mess”. Isn’t “hot” an explicitly sexual term? School curriculums now include such varied activities as “condom races” – in which 10 and 11 year-old girls compete to be the first to put a condom on a model of an erect adult male penis. All watched by their male classmates. Magazines like Teen Vogue – specifically marketed to children – argue that prostitution is just a job, work like any other, with no moral or psychological concerns whatsoever.
This is all part of our “new” public religion. So a new law, signed by Democrat Governor Phil Murphy, mandates the teaching of people from history based on how their alleged sexual practices conform to one of a series of letters in the marketing code of our “new” public religion. It’s a rather shallow way to teach, for how can the endless ways in which human beings order their lives really be bound and categorized by a half dozen letters – or indeed, a thousand?
Within the last few days, a School Trustee in Hackensack had the temerity to express an opinion on the new mandate that failed to conform to the new public religion. In response, Garden State Equality (GSE) – the “LGBTQ” equivalent of Hezbollah – went all jihadist on the trustee, demanding that she be forced into submission or made to resign and shunned thereafter.
An email from GSE made it clear that they weren’t stopping with her: “It’s imperative that each and every education official across New Jersey understands that our curriculum law must be faithfully implemented.” Each and every. There is no place for religious dissent.
This is the new “public” religion and it allows no public expression of older religions. All must conform. Such “conformity” rubs those of us, like your humble scribe Rubashov, the wrong way. They can stick their conformity.
If you are interested in standing up for the American Bill of Rights, Free Speech, Religious Liberty… or if you just want to tell our new masters to shove their conformity, you can do so TOMORROW.
GSE has called for an all-out jihad. On Tuesday, June 25th, at 7:30pm, you can show up to the Hackensack City Council Meeting at Hackensack City Hall, 65 Central Avenue, on the 3rd floor. Perhaps there will be an honest and open discussion on free speech and the new conformity? Instead of dishonest conformity – the child of oppression – maybe GSE will embrace the diversity that is not confined by a mere handful of letters? Will they embrace the common humanity that they share even with those who do not “celebrate” their beliefs?
Maybe… but it will be a snapshot of at what stage we are in the hegemony of our new public religion. It should make for an interesting spectacle.
If you want to contact the Hackensack City Council, you can do so by following the links on this page…