Written By: Corine Gatti-Santillo
The War Against Conservative Christians in America
“There was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed; neither was their place found any more in heaven. The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
There’s a war against Christianity on earth as predicted. This is nothing new as we were warned of precarious times by Jesus. Have you thought to yourself: “Is it becoming worse?”
Yes, it is.
Over the last five years in America, an escalation of discrimination against believers is accelerating all over the world.
A Pew Research study from the Pew Research Center reveals evangelical Christians are experiencing an increase in prejudice. The study found 50 percent of American adults believe that evangelicals are subjected to discrimination. This is an increase from 42 percent in 2016.
“One in five (18 percent) say that evangelicals—about a quarter of the population—face a lot of discrimination. Jews are also seeing an uptick in discrimination,” researchers discovered. “In this year’s survey, roughly two-thirds of Americans (64 percent) also say Jews face at least some discrimination in the U.S., up 20 percentage points from the last time this question was asked in 2016. More say Jews face some discrimination than a lot (39 percent vs. 24 percent).”
Christians are observing bias from politicians, the media and from Hollywood. This was evident when the pro-life film “Unplanned” Twitter account was suspended in March 2019.
Cary Solomon is the co-writer and co-director of the film. He told the Hollywood Reporter it’s a dark time when ‘corporations can remove individuals’ freedom of speech at will. When did we empower these corporations to have such authority? More importantly, why do we empower them to do so?” Twitter responded they were not singling out the drama. The account was connected to another account which was suspended, leading to the stoppage in service.
Marketing of the movie faced fierce objections from Google as well. Banners were declined and Google rejected to take any advertising for the film as the marketing was related to abortion. The company has no problem plastering banners from violent movies. Nor do they mind censoring conservative views. Twitter, YouTube (Google) and Facebook suspended the accounts of conservatives Candace Owens, Alex Jones and conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams. Twitter recently closed Republican Mitch McConnell’s re-election account after staffers posted a video of fulminations exhibited against the Majority Leader. #MassacreMitch trended on Twitter for 24 hours — nothing was done. According to published reports, the White House is outlining an executive order addressing these allegations of anti-conservative bias by Silicon Valley’s tech giants.
Progressive leaders are facing the same backlash. An issue many conservative politicians witnessed during the 2016 election cycle.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is suing Google for infringing on her right to free speech. The 2020 presidential contender for the Democrats experienced campaign advertisements being pulled minutes before her debate.
“Google’s discriminatory actions against my campaign are reflective of how dangerous their complete dominance over internet search is, and how the increasing dominance of big tech companies over our public discourse threatens our core American values,” said Gabbard in a statement.
The military veteran is getting a sour taste that conservative Christians face across the nation. Now she’s part of the minority.
Whether it’s social media suspending accounts for conservative views, a florist refusing to create a floral arrangement for a same-sex couple, or freedom of speech being threatened –Christians are battling to live out their faith in America.
We may seem like the minority, but we are strong together.
Revelations shared we would win the battle in the end.
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
Until then, buckle up ladies and gentlemen.