We are now at the point of open warfare between the Left and the traditional Judeo-Christian faiths in America. We all know that there’s long been a covert war, but it’s finally out in the open now. As I’ve pointed out on my blog, this week alone, the open war has played out in the Susan G. Komen versus Planned Parenthood fight, the ObamaCare versus Catholic Church fight, and the gay activists versus any religion fight. Now, we can add one (or maybe two) more to the list: the Leftists and Muslims versus Christians at West Point attack, with, as a companion piece, the silencing of military chaplains.
A flurry of very high profile attacks might actually be a good thing. Covert attacks are very difficult to defend against. There are a lot of Cassandras in covert wars, people who realize what’s happen, but whose are disregarded on the ground that their confused or paranoid. It’s only when war is well and truly declared that people get energized and are willing to man the barricades.
America is a religious nation. Ordinary Joe and Josephine might be willing to sit in their recliners in the face of one or two of these attacks, showing the same inertia seen in Martin Niemöller’s famous “First they came. . . .” poem. These sustained attacks against all aspects of religion in public life, however, might make Joe and Josephine worry that they’re the next ones the government and its cohorts will come for.