Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Divide and Conquer

On August 17, 2010, Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily wrote:

GOProud is about infiltration of the conservative movement and dividing it from within with twisted and dangerous ideas way out of the mainstream of American public opinion.

The reasons for his saying this, and the context and forum in which he said this, are here: WND drops Ann Coulter from Miami event over Homoconflict.

Apparently, Farah’s judgment was sound, because a process of division began to kick in pretty soon afterward:

August 21: Ann Coulter on WND: 'They're a bunch of fake Christians';
August 24: Why Ann Coulter indicts me.

The act or process of division was made more evident on the following day, August 25, when news outlets began to run with the story of Liz Hasselbeck’s views on Barack Obama and so-called gay marriage: Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "I Actually Support Gay Marriage" - Today's News: Our Take

Farah may be grossly lacking in wisdom and good sense on other issues, but he is also no spring chicken. He knows the proverb of 1 Corinthians 15.33 and he knows the tactics of his opponents. It is an easy thing to use Hegelian synthesis to gradually whittle away either conservative or godly beliefs held by various people and people-groups; again, the process is gradual, but the results are those of division and compromise just the same, something which Joseph Farah clearly recognizes. Bear in mind, as an example, that just twenty years ago secular society did not generally approve of homosexuality, and that three years later (as memory serves) “coming out of the closet” was already undergoing a process of semantic specialization referring only to erstwhile closet-homosexuals….

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