Are Liberals "Conserva-Phobic"???
Freedom of Speech is not nonsense! But it is a two-way street!
By Paul Hayden
February 1, 2021
I believe that liberals-progressives are truly more fearful than the conservatives and just common folks whom they label with "-phobic" labels and titles. We conservatives are not fearful as much as we are just fed up with certain cultural or social or ethical trends being shoved upon us as being normal or natural, and we are worthy of "equal rights" as much as anyone as outlined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
Name-calling and title-labeling do not further the dialogue we need. This is at the very heart of "freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of association" guaranteed in the Bill of Rights - reasonable, rational, compassionate, respectful dialogue.
The title of this publication is CONSERVATIVE TRUTH. We are Conservative, and we are striving for "truth." It requires a healthy measure of honesty - commitment and adherence to the truth.
First of all - what is "-phobic" anyway?
Phobia is fear.
If you are arachnophobic, you are afraid of spiders. If you are acrophobic, you fear heights. If you suffer from claustrophobia, you fear being in tight or confined spaces, and nyctophobia is a fear of darkness or night. These and other phobias can be disturbing or even downright debilitating, requiring medical or mental health attention in people's lives.
So why is it if people who are opposed to homosexuality are called "homophobes"?
I don't personally know anyone who fears homosexuals. But I do know many who are averse to homosexuality, and its readily apparent agenda of making it appear as common, ordinary, natural, and even desirable in our culture. Homosexuality is, well, you should know what it is, or you are likely a "homophobe." Read for yourself what our modern, progressive, un-religious (or anti-religious), "woke" definition is here (1) on Wikipedia. Sorry, but there is little mention of it being regarded as a sin of choice, except in a paragraph far down in the section for Society and sociology, the subheading of "Religion." Far from a true Biblical view. What we find overall are liberal-progressive "modern" descriptions and definitions and discussions. We would certainly not want any old-fashioned, archaic, out-of-date, antiquated religious views on Wikipedia. That would necessitate an honest and rounded discussion of the topic. And people might be misled by truth...
What of "transphobia"? Do you know anyone who fears or is afraid of transgenders? I do not.
But I do know many who are strongly against this unnatural thinking that a man or a woman can just imagine or think that they are the opposite gender, and so they can therefore become that opposite gender by declaration, with surgery, drugs, and/or psychological help.
I can no more be a woman than I can become oriental or black by race, or a Collie dog or an oak tree, by some misguided choice of my own. Just because we think something does not make it so. So be careful what you think!
And yet we have new faux "laws" from the pen of President O'Biden that says a man who thinks he is a girl can compete in girls' sports, and use their bathrooms and locker rooms (2), for the sake of equality and rights; and they are now (by executive order on 1/25/21) free again to join the military. (3)
By the way, if everything is equal and there are no differences, then it really makes no difference that Kamala Harris is the first woman to be Vice President of the U.S.! According to their own twisted standards, Vice President Pence could, if he so desired, retroactively declare that he is a woman, and then he would become the first woman Vice-President, as well as the first transgender woman Vice President! According to them, whatever you declare is what is true! Pence could also be a woman of color and Asian-American I guess!
Now "President" Biden has appointed a transgender "woman," "Rachel" Levine, to be the new Assistant Secretary for Health (which includes mental health!).
The progressive Left wants us to accept that "Rachel" Levine is a woman, even though he cannot accept that God made him as a man. Levine by the way was married and had two children with a real woman, from whom he divorced in 2013, after "transitioning" to become a faux woman in 2011. All this from Wikipedia (4).
If Levine is so proud of his (I am not "woke" - he is a "he") accomplishment of becoming a woman (which is impossible, by the way), then let him share his whole story. With all due respect, and I mean all the respect that is due him and his decisions, if he wants to dress as a woman, and be called a woman, and live his life as a woman, more power to him. But I for one do not want to participate in this unscientific nonsense. Call me a "transphobe" or whatever you want - that is your right under the First Amendment!
It is more a fear of not being accepted by all. Well, I believe that they should not be accepted by those who have the least bit of common sense and scientific acumen. If a man can identify as a woman, and expect that everyone should honor and respect his identity, then I should be able to identify as a Bible-believing Christian, with the beliefs that homosexuality and transgenderism are wrong. Boys are boys, and girls are girls, and there are really relatively few individuals in our species who are really, truly something in between and unidentifiable as a man or woman, though they do exist. Certainly, they do not exist to the extent that our progressive media seems to want us to believe.
The Catholic World Report shared on Twitter that this man Levine (who thinks he is a woman) had been appointed by Biden, tweeting that:
“Biden plans to nominate Dr. Rachel Levine, a biological man identifying as a transgender woman who has served as Pennsylvania’s health secretary since 2017, to be HHS Assistant Secretary for Health. Levine is also a supporter of the contraceptive mandate. (5)"
What if Twitter's or Facebook's standards for their community violate OUR standards? Then we can just take our marbles and go home, so to speak. Or perhaps we can form our own platform or forum, and set up our own standards that are more in line with our hearts and souls and beliefs. But wait, we did that in a way, and through super-power warfare and control in the cyber-techno-internet world, we can just be SILENCED! See what the Amazon Czars did to Parler.com (7). It was becoming a threat to the big social media gang by growing and drawing conservative membership away from the censorship and control of Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, and the like. Other major players, both individuals and companies, are receiving the same harsh and divisive treatment, all from the "inclusive, tolerant, and diversity-loving" group of liberal-progressive left-wing adherents. Where is the tolerance? Where is there room for diversity? Where is "CO-EXIST"?
We should not fear disparate views and opinions, and we should not fear each other. Our nation is stronger when all Americans feel free to express themselves without fear of retribution. The conservative community, as diverse as it is, includes those who consider themselves to be patriotic and devoted to the original Constitution of the United States (to which all of our governmental leaders pledge their allegiance, support, and defense). It includes those who still believe in the basic tenets of the Bible and biblical faith. And it includes those who are dedicated to preserving the nation's founding principles of liberty, individual sovereignty, and equality under the law. If we are to remain "united" as a country (frivolously spoken of by newly-sworn-in President O'Biden), "one nation under God, indivisible...", then we need to come together and stand firm for freedom of speech as per our Bill of Rights. In our exercise of the freedom of speech, there will be disagreement and even conflict, inherent in having differing opinions, views, and belief systems. But freedom of speech is the basic forum by which these differences are made known, and by which the masses can come to their own conclusions, to make their own decisions in life as to what is good, and pure, and TRUE!
Paul Hayden is a Christian believer, and an American patriot, necessarily in that order. He is a student of the Bible, and is avidly interested in our role in the context of history, as understood through the heart and eyes of faith. Paul has lived and traveled somewhat widely, and now lives in the heartland of the U.S. (central Illinois), with his wife Donna - they have five grown children. Since December of 2016, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of www.ConservativeTruth.org.
"I was raised by a Christian minister, Kenneth Hayden, until his death when I was 10. Then my mom married a farmer. So I was raised in a very down-to-earth home. My faith has grown through the years, but both in conjunction with the institutional church and through small groups and individuals, including books as well as group settings, where deep, sincere faith is shared that aligns with Biblical truth."