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Nate Jackson / November 18, 2020

The ‘Scandal’ of a Christian Congressman-Elect

The real problem is leftist proselytizing to the religion of the state.

You might want to sit down for this. North Carolina Congressman-elect Madison Cawthorn is a Christian. Worse, he has confessed to having “tried to convert Jews and Muslims to Christianity.” And you thought voter fraud was the real problem!

That quote comes from the headline to a story by an intrepid reporter at The Daily Beast (an awfully ironic name given the subject matter). The Beast quotes Cawthorn telling his Jewish Insider interviewer, “If all you are is friends with other Christians, then how are you ever going to lead somebody to Christ? If you’re not wanting to lead somebody to Christ, then you’re probably not really a Christian.”

That’s Evangelism 101, of course, and it’s straight from the Great Commission that Jesus Christ gave his disciples in Matthew 28. Cawthorn began taking this seriously after a terrible car accident several years ago left him paralyzed from the waist down. He doesn’t appear ready to set it aside as the youngest person ever elected to Congress.

But that isn’t our main point here. Nor is the story about how Jewish Insider dishonestly merged some of Cawthorn’s comments to make him seem anti-Semitic. We all know the real congressional anti-Semites reside on the Democrat side of the aisle.

What makes this story newsworthy is actually the Left’s relentless and intolerant proselytizing. It’s one thing for Evangelical Christians to share their faith in the hopes of persuading someone else to accept it. It’s a totally different thing for the Left to silence anyone who does not accept, espouse, and celebrate certain ways of thinking or speaking. You will be made to conform or you will be “canceled.” This is proselytizing by the proverbial sword, and it’s akin to how, well, some Muslims are known to operate.

Moreover, in what do leftists put their faith? We believe humans are created by God to worship Him. When we don’t worship our Creator, we inevitably worship something else. It’s how we’re made.

Leftists — even the radical leftist Christians who often merely serve a god made in their image — ultimately put their greatest faith in government and cultural power. Call it the unification of church and state. Want to know what someone’s idols are? Take them away or challenge them. Want to make leftists hysterically angry? Challenge their power over speech, thought, or government action. Or, worse, win an election.

The Madison Cawthorns of the world are not the problem. That designation belongs to the hateful and intolerant radicals of the Left.

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