It really is apparent in the last 24 hours that the left is becoming increasingly willing to be open about something they believe. They think all conservatives are secret deviants, just like them, but conservatives are in the closet about it. There have been now several articles written that damns the whole of evangelicalism for child abuse and molestation. Likewise there are scores of stories out there that anyone who speaks loudly about homosexuality without celebrating it is privately gay, etc.
Historian Gertrude Himmelfarb once wrote, “What was once stigmatized as deviant behavior is now tolerated and even sanctioned; what was once regarded as abnormal has been normalized ... As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind of family that has been regarded for centuries as natural and moral -- the ‘bourgeois’ family as it is invidiously called -- is now seen as pathological”
We are seeing that in how the left approaches these things. All normal people must be privately deviant and all public deviances must be celebrated as normal. Now it is time to discredit the Christian church in that way. But, it goes without saying, that there are those within the church who are helping to make it very easy. In fact, I dare say that when the real and serious persecution comes to America, the cultural Christians who never darken the entrance of a church will make it very hard for those who are there every Sunday. The fake Christian will define the real Christian for the persecution.