Fascinating. pic.twitter.com/ucCcnD35Tj— C.Jay Engel (@contramordor) May 31, 2023
This Uganda law is horrific & wrong.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 29, 2023
Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” is grotesque & an abomination.
ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse.#LGBTQ https://t.co/tTIMR8VtqW
Jenna, not sure why you’re defending this barbaric Ugandan law.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 30, 2023
It imposes life imprisonment for consenting adults who engage in gay sex. That’s ridiculous.
You or I may or may not agree with their choices, but consenting adults should not go to jail for what they do in their… https://t.co/RFeAjqKWJK
Of course. Made me actually chuckle out loud.— William Wolfe ?? (@William_E_Wolfe) June 1, 2023
Birds of a feather… pic.twitter.com/zhBdBeoBXN
BREAKING: Ugandan students from at least 13 universities take to the streets, protest against @JoeBiden in front of their parliament, and sing, "We don't want your pro-gay money. We want and love our country more than money." WATCH pic.twitter.com/MaQumahWA0— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) May 31, 2023
Are we together? Is Uganda ?? loud and clear for all you imperialists!! pic.twitter.com/55Y7V84H5Z— UGAMAN (@Ugaman01) May 31, 2023
New video content from me! Here’s why Russell Mooreism and David French’s drag queen conservatism must be totally expunged from American evangelicalism.— William Wolfe ?? (@William_E_Wolfe) June 1, 2023
Here’s why I do what I do and why we need to discredit and repudiate these men at every turn. pic.twitter.com/YvISIrEdKD
Conservative liberalism is a horizon.
As Robert Lewis Dabney famously put it, “American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader.” It is the space that was recently occupied by progressive liberalism. In this case, conservative liberalism has moved on and become Obama era progressivism. George W. Bush era conservatism has disappeared over the horizon. It is “un-Christian” and “uncivilized.”
“In this day of social media mobs and troll-fueled extremism, it’s not unusual for a politician to be digitally attacked for being too weak and “not really one of us”—on a seemingly infinite number of topics.
Even so, one might be surprised to see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—not known for repudiating the far extremes of his base—labeled on various social media platforms as soft, weak, and compromising. Some even suggested that Cruz was rejecting the Word of God itself. His radically “progressive” idea? That Uganda shouldn’t criminalize homosexuality and execute gay people.
Normally, a social media controversy is the most ephemeral of pseudo-events. People who want to be noticed post shocking and even ridiculous things (“Y’all! It’s not just Target that’s gone woke; let’s boycott Chick-fil-A too!”) to get attention, knowing they’ll be denounced and quote tweeted, which will amplify their reach. They think that retweets and followers will somehow give them the belonging and significance they crave. Often, the best course is to ignore such things in the spirit of Proverbs 26:4—“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.”
Sometimes, though, their kind of trolling can lead to two catastrophic ends that should concern those of us who follow Christ: the unjust killing of human beings made in the image of God and, at the same time, the bearing of false witness about what the Christian gospel actually is. …”
The states used to have “barbaric laws” that criminalized homosexuality until the Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003. George W. Bush won the 2004 election by running on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Nearly every state including Alabama banned gay marriage in the 2000s.
“Consenting adults should be able to do what they wish in their private sexual activity, and government has no business in their bedrooms,” Cruz’s spokesperson told the newspaper.
The Texas Legislature passed the law decades ago. It hasn’t been enforceable since 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a landmark ruling that it violated the Constitution. There have been regular attempts by Democrats to repeal the law since, but they have repeatedly failed in the Legislature. …”
“True Christianity,” too, is also whatever the elite liberal consensus happens to be at the moment. Even the recent past is conveniently forgotten. Homosexuality was a capital offense in Europe until well into the 19th century. It was still criminalized in the United States until twenty years ago.