Tuesday, December 6, 2016


     Vox Day, a Manosphere/Alt-Right blogger of the Red Pill/Game Cult has published another attack on mainstream Christianity: this time going after Evangelical Protestants. These types of assaults on Christianity and Conservatism are fairly common these days among the Red Pills. Their goal has long been to set their own religion and its concomitant neo-Fascist sociopolitical theories up as the exclusive alternative to Leftist Cultural Marxism.

     The article which has aroused Vox' indignation appeared in The New York Times   last week, and is more or less just another standard NYT tantrum over Trump's Election. The problem here is not that Vox criticized the NYT article; the issue is that he presented it as representative of mainstream Protestantism. Nowhere in his own critique does he mention that the article was written by Tony Campolo---one of ex-President Clinton's advisors who recently disavowed any connection with term 'Evangelical' and does so again in the NYT piece.

    But Vox instead informs his readers that "Evangelicals, and many evangelical organizations are now following the example of other Christian denominations in walking the broad and easy path towards Hell, and they are doing so on the basis of their mealy-mouthed Sunday-School churchianity."

     The term churchianity is usually aimed by the Red Pills against Christians not aligned with their cult. Vox doesn't explain which 'other Christian denominations' the Evangelicals are supposedly following into apostasy; that is left for the readers' imaginations. Campolo himself admits that most Evangelicals voted for Trump---of which he disapproves, of course. But he and Vox both share the belief that political positions define one's spirituality; Vox claims, for example that Evangelicals are "a group of people who have given themselves over to untruth."

     Campolo argues that young Whites are leaving Evangelicalism, while the sect is growing among minorities. Instead of seeing Christian conversions among minorities as a positive thing, Vox accuses the Evangelical leadership of racial treason: "Moreover this demonstrates that at least when it comes to Churchianity, race trumps religion in the hierarchy of identity politics"---apparently not noticing that this is the very thing that his own Red Pill Cult does. "As usual, the Alt-Right perspective is the only one that makes any sense of this incoherent and degraded evangelicalism." Such is what we would expect from an author who recently praised Nazis Richard Spencer and Andrew Anglin as theological experts. 

      Campolo and Vox Day are not in opposition; they are really two sides of an Anti-Christian coin. History has shown that both Cultural Marxists and the Far Right will use religion as a cat's paw to advance their agendas; modifying religion to suit their ideologies when it's necessary and discarding it altogether when it isn't. This is why our Founding Fathers wisely separated Church and State---because they knew from experience that politics corrupts religion and that a traditional religious morality is necessary for self-government. The Far Left and the Far Right despise self-government as much as they do traditional religion.

      What Christians need to do in this volatile sociopolitical climate is to be especially on guard against demagogues coming from both political directions. We've seen earlier from the Soros Scandals that the Far Left uses pseudo-Christian front-groups to insinuate themselves with church leadership; and we see now the Far Right offering a Trojan Horse up to Christians under the guise of defending cultural traditions. We need to ground ourselves in the authentic Christian traditions to avoid being misled by either.



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