The religious right for the past couple of decades have been building up a power base that has been scary. Scary to progressive thinkers of any political stripe really, because their mandate is to stop time. Actually, no it is to reverse time and take us back to the 1950’s, based on a doctrine that basically has not changed since the Middle Ages.
This is not about bashing religion however, as I do believe that having faith and believing in the power of the almighty is a good thing, and humankind needs this. At the core Christianity, Judaism, and the Muslim faith are all pure and good. It is just that when the greedy figure out that they can use religion to control the masses, things go offside.
Well what many have feared has raised its ugly head. Not led by the likes of a Billy Graham or Jim Baker type, but by you know who.
The current POTUS has to be the most nonreligious leader that the free world has ever known. Can you imagine if Obama would have behaved like Trump! Impeachment would have already happened. If you think the march by the students or the anti-Trump protests is radical, then think about the gun toting rednecks that would have lined the streets calling for a return to the God loving values that are the basis for American society. (and the TEA party would have been backing them up)
What I do not understand is why the Christian right are so afraid of change? They have made their followers think that as society changes, that their religious freedom will be stifled. I respect that they do not believe in things like abortion, legalization of cannabis, climate change, gay marriage and so on. However, no one is forcing them to start believing these things are right, but they seem to want to control the narrative and force their beliefs on others. Forcing anything on others is just not right, unless these actions are hurting others. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”.
So back to the TEA party. Where are they and where do they stand on the behaviors of the POTUS? I believe it is a hold your nose and be happy that he is pushing forward things that they want. Things that force society to remain unchanged, stifles free thinking and progress, and panders to those who refuse to learn and grow, as life progresses.