Any of you who have read what I write over the years has heard me use that phrase. Unholy left. Sometimes I say ungodly left. Those are pretty interchangeable. So I thought it was time I explained what that means and why I say it.
Examples. Today I hear on the radio that obama has named a site as a national park to celebrate sexual perversion and the left celebrates it as a landmark achievement. The Supreme Court makes abortion even easier to get in it's ruling on Monday, and the left celebrates it as a wonderful thing.
How did our country get here? What happened to the America lots of us grew up in and loved? How did God become a stranger to so many people?
I learned much about this from a book by Michael Walsh, titled The Devil's Pleasure Palace. I'm not going to explain this nearly as well as he did, I'm going to give a thumbnail sketch and hope it at least gives you the idea.
Well, much of it can be traced back to something called the Frankfurt School and something called Critical Theory. There was a group of Marxist Communists in Germany in the 20s and 30s who were advocates of this idea and a group of them immigrated to America pre WWII to escape Hitler, who hated Communists as much as he did Jews. So they came to the fertile ground of America to sow their seeds of Marxism and rejection of everything held dear for generations.
This little group of Marxists worked to get their roots planted and infiltrated our schools and political movements with their poison which took root and blossomed in the sixties when the young people decided to reject everything the past generations believed and try to remake America in their own vision. Sound familiar? Something like "fundamentally transform America". Yes, that's where that idea came from.
So these weeds grew, and spread. We saw the sexual revolution. They decided you couldn't trust anybody over thirty, don't trust the establishment. Reject everything. And most important reject our American belief in freedom and individualism. They adopted the Marxist Communist ideas and sought to plant them in our government. They supported North Viet Nam in the war. They supported the Soviet Union and defended them. But worst of all they rejected God and his morality.
They have been working to remove God and Christianity from America ever since. Remove symbols. Harass churches and Christians. Pass laws that defy God and announce to the world they no longer care what He thinks.
We have a president and his party that booed and jeered God's name at their last convention.
Someone once said Christianity is the immunization against Communism. You can't be a Christian and a communist. The two require totally opposite beliefs. So the goal of the Marxist movement in America and the unholy left has always been to suppress Christianity.
So was the Frankfurt School successful? Have they achieved their goals? I'll let you be the judge. But has there ever been a time in our history when Americans were so openly hostile to God and Christianity? Or when Americans openly embraced Marxist ideas as superior to Capitalism? America has an openly Marxist presidential candidate this election. Have those weeds taken root?
As my friend Kevin points out so often, there is a revolution under way. A war for the soul of America. And the battle lines are drawn. The godless left will destroy America and everything we love about her if not brought to check. So let's keep up that fight. God wins in the end, I've read the book. But we don't have to surrender to the unholy forces at work in this world in the meantime.