The Christian worldview is defined by the objective moral standards imparted in God’s Word. Laying aside the Social Gospel common to the cults and heretical charismatic groups, Christian involvement in public life has always been identified as, to quote Chesterton, conservative of certain “permanent things.” In America the terms “Christian Right” and “Religious Right” were always redundancies, as ‘the Right’ was always monolithically Christian and Christianity was patently rightist; and in American public life these were always treated as interchangeable with terms like “the Silent Majority” and, simply, “conservatism.” Whatever particular subtexts may have differentiated these terms, in usage they were all synonyms.
The above cartoon is but a snapshot of the antithesis – the contemporary ‘conservative Christian’ leadership which has mutated into a mirror image of the SJW cultural Marxism which presently defines the post-Christian West. Be it the matter of nationhood and borders, patriarchal complementarity in the family, the validity of the extended family (the trustee family or the clan), the significance of blood relations in general, the heterodoxy of charismata, the heterodoxy of ‘civil rights’, the immorality of African aesthetics including Black music such as rap, R&B, and jazz, tattoos and scarification, the biblical view of slavery, segregation, describing people groups in their general and distinguishing characteristics, basic race realism, et cetera, the neo-Theonomists have made a sudden 180-degree turn on all these points subservient to the zeitgeist. The audacity of it all is only underscored by the pretense that their present positions are not only where they have always stood, but where Theonomists, and Christendom in general, have always stood.
The degree of hypocrisy in which they wallow defies all lampooning. They have become a cadre of lilting hipster social justice warriors posing as conservative Christians. I can but memorialize it.