Part 1 is here.
He is an excerpt from Andrew Webb. Note the last two sentences.
"We evangelicals are currently going through the process of demonization, the fact that evangelicals as a group are the most charitable people on earth, or that they have created the freest and most tolerant societies is being conveniently forgotten, and the myth of the ignorant, ranting, gay basher is being spread far and wide. The next steps after demonization are marginalization and then finally purging.
To be sure, there is still a lot of talk in the media about discrimination against homosexuals, and outrage against evangelical Christian attitudes towards the homosexual agenda, and in particular, same-sex marriage. But at this point any objective review of the situation would indicate that the worm has turned and that it is not homosexuals, but Bible believing Christians who are facing increasing discrimination in society, and in particular in the media.
....we need to remember where this vilification is headed. History teaches us that in order to really victimize someone you have to first make them the villains and oppressors. In order for the Nazis to successfully persecute the Jews they first had to portray them as thieving oppressors who “stabbed Germany in the back” during the first world war, stole their jobs and their women, and perverted their youth. By doing that, they made the persecution of the Jews seem justified to most Germans, who came to believe that the Jews were, after all, only “getting a taste of their own medicine.” The Soviets did something very similar with the Ukrainian Kulak farmers. First they demonized them, and then they starved, imprisoned, and shot them en masse.
The UK is already in the marginalization stage, we’d be gullible indeed not to think that the US won’t follow or that persecution can’t happen here.
Andrew Webb is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and is Pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, N.C.
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