The Moral Revolutionaries Present Their Demands: Unconditional Surrender

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, makes no bones about the fact that conservatives have lost the culture wars.  And of course the Left is gloating over our loss.  So, not surprisingly, they’re saying to the losing side, which includes conservative evangelicals, “You lost, deal with it.”  And we did lose, big time.  Now liberals are preparing to rub our noses in the battle field mud.

How should Bible believers deal with this startling defeat?  According to Eph 6:10, followers of Jesus Christ must “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” See what that looks like here.

Armor-up, brethren, because the winner’s are going to take a hard line: “No accommodation whatsoever,” urged one Harvard Law School professor. “Don’t even try to be nice to moral enemies…since their arguments have no normative authority of any kind.”

Liberals have no intention of showing any sort of kindness toward conservatives — and Bible believers are the Left’s real “moral enemies.”  As Dr. Mohler points out in his piece, these people will go all out to squash religious freedom.  Listen as he lays out the Left’s terms of surrender:

Surrender DorothyNow that the moral revolutionaries are solidly in control, what is to be demanded of Christians who, on the basis of Christian conviction, cannot join the revolution? The demands have now been presented, and they represent unconditional surrender.

The latest terms of surrender were delivered last week by Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. In a stunningly candid essay, Tushnet declared a total liberal victory and chastised his fellow liberals for what he called a “defensive crouch liberal constitutionalism” that is now outdated. With liberals firmly in control of almost every power base in the culture — most importantly, the federal courts — there is no reason for liberals to play defense, he asserts.

As he makes his case, he argues that liberal judges are now in the majority and that the Supreme Court, given the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is unlikely to reverse any liberal decisions handed down by lower courts. Federal judges, Tushnet argues, “no longer have to be worried about reversal by the Supreme Court if they take aggressively liberal positions.”

Ever the law professor, Tushnet called for liberal constitutionalists at every level to “compile lists of cases to be overruled at the first opportunity on the ground that they were wrong the day they were decided.” He also calls for liberal judges to “exploit the ambiguities and loopholes in unfavorable precedents that aren’t worth overruling.” He lists some of the decisions he targets and then goes on to criticize even some of the most liberal judges and justices, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for being too defensive and looking over their backs at conservative critics. He also makes the apt assessment that, with a liberal victory in the culture now in hand, the revolutionaries can now stab Justice Anthony Kennedy in the back, politically speaking. That’s the thanks Justice Kennedy receives for making the liberal victory possible. He deserves nothing less.

But in the most crucial section of his essay, Professor Tushnet delivers the ultimatum to the losing side in the culture conflict, including evangelical Christians — “You lost, deal with it.” To his fellow revolutionaries Tushnet announces, “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won.”

Then he goes for the kill in making his argument:

For liberals, the question now is how to deal with the losers in the culture wars. That’s mostly a question of tactics. My own judgment is that taking a hard line (“You lost, live with it”) is better than trying to accommodate the losers, who – remember – defended, and are defending, positions that liberals regard as having no normative pull at all. Trying to be nice to the losers didn’t work well after the Civil War, nor after Brown. (And taking a hard line seemed to work reasonably well in Germany and Japan after 1945.)

How to deal with the losers? Here we meet the reality of liberal judgment in a day of liberal ascendency. Tushnet argues that conservatives should now be met with a hard line and a demand for total surrender — no accommodation whatsoever. Don’t even try to be nice to moral enemies, Tushnet commands, since their arguments have no normative authority of any kind.

With absolute candor, Tushnet calls for moral conservatives of all stripes to be treated like Germany and Japan at the conclusion of Word War II. Both nations, having declared war on the United States and its allies, were required to submit to unconditional surrender and were subject to occupation by the victors. We are to be treated like defeated Nazis and the Japanese high command.

Take a hard line, Tushnet openly advises, and take no prisoners. He concludes his point with these words:

I should note that LGBT activists in particular seem to have settled on the hard-line approach, while some liberal academics defend more accommodating approaches. When specific battles in the culture wars were being fought, it might have made sense to try to be accommodating after a local victory, because other related fights were going on, and a hard line might have stiffened the opposition in those rights. But the war’s over, and we won.”  Continue reading

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10 Responses to The Moral Revolutionaries Present Their Demands: Unconditional Surrender

  1. Darrel May 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Thanks to Ecumenical Al who did little more than publish other useless articles on his blog, we have the way things are today. As a “pastor” (read hireling), a seminary professor and president thereof he should have at least given some direct out of the maze that he helped facilitate. Where are his statements of disgust and disdain for the lgbtq crowd?—filed in “nonexistent”. Where is the clarion call for all to speak against this abomination homosexuality?—also nonexistent. What an insult his tepid and worthless words are to those whom the Lord has saved out of that life of debauchery, lust, and never ending ungodly desires. Instead of calling this for what it is, he simply “reports” it as if there is still nothing a real Christian can do about it. Where is the call to stand against this idiot who demands that we who object to the queers “surrender unconditionally”? I found not even a hint of such a call. Thanks for nothing, Al. While I’m at it, when will you have the signs on your seminary’s restrooms changed to reflect your unconditional surrender to this psychopathic fool? Standing for the Word of God is yet another meaningless phrase to you, Al, you are totally clueless to what that means.

    Would you, Al, be so willing to surrender unconditionally if that meant that you had to participate in the abominations of the queers? Don’t think that’s not on the table, they want your kids and grandkids, too. Be happy in your capitulation, Worthless Al. Don’t be surprised if firing squads mysteriously reappear some day if this psychobabble Tushnet gets his way.

    • Iam3rd May 21, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      Unless I’m wrong, God is still on the throne.

  2. Joel May 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    For now, let the anti-“God of the Bible” liberals gloat over their very temporary, Satan and evil accommodating multitude of incremental victories. I fear for them when the God of the Bible steps in full force. Just look at the 100% accurate Biblical history of the world. Time after time, just when pure evil was building increasing momentum, and nearing what the enemy perceived as a point of no return final victory, they were humiliated in defeat. And when these defeated ones pass from this life – what a daunting way to spend eternity. Every tic——-tic——-tic second in non-stop agony realizing that you allowed yourself to be blinded by Satan’s false and evil enticements. The unsaved musician will never hear music again – only their inner screams. The unsaved artist will never produce another creative work. And on and on. Everything evil will be their companion. But those who believed in Christ as their savior will spend eternity: in awe of God’ never ending creations; indescribably gorgeous music; beauty beyond anything we could image in this life; exploring the millions and billions of solar systems; an incredible increase in knowledge; but most of all – we will meet and be with the one who made our citizenship in eternity possible – the Creator of all. Myself (I need lots of improvement), and all Christians need to step up our pray lives, bible study habits, and make sure every aspect of our lives point others to Christ.

    • Sheila Beers May 17, 2016 at 3:26 am #

      To Joel: Everything is very well said.

  3. Faith May 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    Here’s what we need to know:

    1. Our only unconditional surrender is to Jesus Christ alone.
    2. Our actions do not change since neither does our stand and God’s.
    3. We will stand for the truth and righteousness of the Bible, even if it means persecution.
    4. Their laws are based on nothing but their own desires, anyone can say the same thing. Only we have God’s Word to back us up, whether they listen or not, we know we are right and held to live by it.
    5. We are not responsible for the condition of the world, nor are we obligated to get involved in politics. Not that we can’t try, but with more sinners than saints, it aint gonna last anyway as we see. Our job is to get out the gospel, period.
    6. Remember, during the holocaust, very few were proven to be true Christians. I hope this time around, there will be more. Warning: Rough road ahead.
    7. If you forget everything else; stand firm in Jesus and His Word no matter what!

  4. Manny1962 May 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    Amen Faith, this has been my contention over at SUFTT:

    We cannot save anyone, the true church is here to admonish, and witness to this world, we will not change people’s hearts, we will yell the truth from the roof tops. People can be reached for Christ, it’s our mandate to witness and proclaim. Individuals are not the masses, the masses don’t want Christ, or anything that mentions Christ, this is where Churchianity fails, it tries to be relevant to the masses by diluting and compromising the message of the gospels, that never works, all we need to point to is Rick Warren. He’s accepted by the “masses,” politicians and radicals, when was the last time Warren said come to Jesus for forgiveness? Or Jesus is the only way to salvation? One point from an author stated:

    “Those who understand we are in the last days know there are two major causes to the negative effects we are seeing in America today: the success of secular agendas to blot out God and eradicate Christian morality, and the complacency of we the people”

    Secular agendas have been rolling since the times of the apostles, they did not end there. “WE THE PEOPLE,” is not the church, the faithful remnant has been and always will be on Jesus side proclaiming and witnessing the truths presented in the bible. The complacency began in Paul’s day and has been with us since, false movements of different stripes within Christianity engulfed the church, something that was predicted to happen, now we have Churchianity and the true church, clearly being seperated by God. Those that are complacent, compromising and adulterous with the culture are those that preach from the pulpits today, Warren, Hybels, Wagner, etc, etc, Christians everywhere with eyes to see and ears to hear are, at a great cost are doing the work of evangelists, some have lost their heads for it, for a better reward. I’d like to see those rockstar pastors go to the Middle East and witness for Christ. Christianity has no fault for the culture jettisoning God, Jesus and the bible, surely wolves have done their best to disparage scripture, but His words stand forever.

  5. Manny1962 May 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    If we blame the bride for the failure and demise of this culture, then we must blame Paul and the apostles for the failure and demise of the Roman culture and Rome itself. I mean, they walked with Jesus, spoke to Jesus, yet after His ascension, they never appealed to the culture, they never approached Caesar, they never were involved saving the culture at large, it was always one on one and when many were added it was God growing the church. Jesus Himself never went to Caesar to changes his heart so he would change the laws and make it favorable for Christians, God does not need men, culture and governments to grow or protect His church. The culture is to blame for its will rejection of Jesus……he who is a friend of the world, is not a friend of God.

    • Sheila Beers May 17, 2016 at 3:29 am #

      To Manny1962: I agree with your explanation!

  6. Edwitness May 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    David said it best in the 37th Psalm when he said “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
    Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourselves in any wise to do evil. For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
    FOR YET A LITTLE WHILE, AND THE WICKED SHALL NOT BE: YEA, YOU SHALL DILIGENTLY CONSIDER HIS PLACE, AND IT SHALL NOT BE.
    But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth.

    THE LORD SHALL LAUGH AT HIM: FOR HE SEES THAT HIS DAY IS COMING”!!!

    We were told that these days were coming. And just like their father the devil did when he killed Jesus, they are gloating over what they believe is victory. But we know how it ended for him. It will end the same for his children.
    Our victory has been assured. So keep focused on the job at hand. And that job is to win as many to our savior as possible before the day Jesus takes us home and they enter the greatest tribulation the world has ever known.

  7. Manny1962 May 16, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    It saddens me to no end when I hear fellow Christians bemoan the loss of culture, the culture has been rotten before the homosexual agenda became militant and rubber stamped as victims by the government, remember the 57 million children murdered under the auspices of The Supreme Court and a Republican president? My point is both parties are culpable, false teachers are culpable, Hollywood and the general entertainment industry is culpable. To blame the bride of Christ for the foretold wickedness that would plague this modern day world is disingenuous. The culture systematically rejects all things from Heaven. What we as the bride are to do is what the great commission says we must, shout the Gispels from the rooftops, admonish, warn, exhort……..evangelize the lost! Evangelize Churchianity! It is perhaps the most fertile field for evangelization! Rife with error, lies, cult-like rockstar preachers and those wanting to fleece the sheep.

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