Christianity is rapidly becoming synonymous with “hate”, and that puts us in very dangerous territory. Because once a certain class of people becomes classified as a “hate group”, they become targets. Unfortunately, Christians are already being systematically targeted right now. Matt Taibbi and his colleagues just put out an excellent article about the “Censorship-Industrial Complex” that is rapidly evolving all around us.
Dozens of major organizations are working together to suppress speech that they do not like. Once an individual or a group has been identified as being problematic, they can suddenly be hit from multiple directions all at once. That can often mean having their social media accounts “deplatformed”, but it can also mean being “de-banked” by financial institutions.
In fact, JPMorgan Chase is being accused of “de-banking” quite a few Christian organizations simply because of what they believe…
Nineteen Republican state attorneys general asserted on Tuesday that JPMorgan Chase “de-banked” organizations for their conservative and religious tendencies, calling on the nation’s largest financial institution to respect the viewpoints of their customers.
The officials stated in a letter to the firm provided to The Daily Wire that the National Committee for Religious Freedom, a “nonpartisan, faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the right of everyone in America to live one’s faith freely,” had its Chase account nixed three weeks into starting a relationship with the company and was asked to provide a list of their donors to the firm. A credit card processor owned by Chase likewise terminated the account for Family Council, a conservative organization working to strengthen traditional family values, while a firm called WePay, which is also owned by Chase, refused to serve Defense of Liberty, a Missouri-based political action committee.
If you love liberty, reading that should sicken you, because what they are doing is fundamentally un-American.
Of course JPMorgan Chase is not the only financial institution that is doing this. Many others have also been shutting down accounts that belong to outspoken Christian groups and outspoken Christian individuals, but the corporate media is very quiet about this trend because they are generally very hostile to conservative Christians as well.
Just think about it.
When is the last time that you saw a positive report about conservative Christians on a news show? Or when is the last time you saw a Christian positively portrayed on a television show or in a movie?
Almost 100 percent of the time, if a Christian character appears on a television show or in a movie, we are supposed to feel negatively about that character.
Once you realize what is going on, you will start seeing it everywhere. And this endless barrage of propaganda has sparked a very alarming wave of violence against our churches…
After examining the data, The Family Research Council concluded that over 400 “acts of hostility” have been committed against churches in the last five years including “vandalism, arson, gun-related incidents, bomb threats, and more.” Of these incidents, 137 occurred in the months between January to September of last year.
Almost every day there is a new act of violence against Christians somewhere in this country, but once again the corporate media doesn’t really want to talk about this.
Meanwhile, the federal government has made it abundantly clear how they feel about Christians.
Not too long ago, it was revealed that the FBI was actually trying to develop “sources” within certain types of churches…
The FBI recently sought to develop sources inside Christian churches and Catholic dioceses as part of an effort to combat domestic terrorism, according to internal documents released by House Judiciary Committee on Monday.
The internal documents — obtained last month by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., who are also members of the so-called Weaponization Subcommittee — showed the FBI planned to use churches as “new avenues for tripwire and source development.” The federal law enforcement agency also aimed to specifically target “mainline Catholic parishes” as part of its efforts.
We have never seen anything like this in the entire history of our nation.
But now things are changing at a pace that is absolutely breathtaking.
Earlier today, I was horrified to learn that California has launched a new hotline where people can report “hate acts”…
California has launched a new hotline for residents to report “hate acts.”
Last Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the California Civil Rights Department announced the launch of CA vs Hate. Through the hotline, Californians will be able to snitch on their neighbors for committing “hate acts,” which the service explicitly states do not always include violence.
“A hate incident is a hostile expression or action that may be motivated by bias against another person’s actual or perceived identity,” the website states. “Perpetrators may be motivated by different discriminatory biases, including, but not limited to; bias based on race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender, including gender identity.”
Obviously, this hotline is not intended to protect Christians from all of the hatred that is being directed toward them.
But if you accidentally “misgender” someone, that could certainly get you into trouble.
And if you point out that the Bible says that certain things are “evil”, you better hope that there aren’t any snitches around.
This is our country now. It is like East Germany in the 1980s. And actually it is ironic that the Russians have more religious freedom at this point than we do.
In my wildest dreams, I never imagined that I would ever say such a thing. Of course it is only going to get worse.
As our society become even more hostile to Christianity and to Christians, we will see levels of repression and persecution that most of us never imagined were possible.
They are absolutely obsessed with winning “the culture war”, and they have already shown that they are willing to sink to very deep lows in order to accomplish that goal.
Article cross-posted from End of the American Dream.