Christians: The Pathetically Shameful Silent Majority

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I’m often an observer of the some of the greatest ire in modern day politics.  Primarily a front row seat to a block of people who are quite active in regards to their opinions but utterly worthless when it matters: Christians.  And there has been nothing short of outrage, as well there should be, at the potential loss of religious liberty we are seeing in regards to the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case- in which a precedence is on the verge of being set where you can be fined for your religious expression.

But this piece isn’t so much about the Hobby Lobby case as it is for the blatant and disgusting apathy taking place within the church today.  Facebook statuses and twitter postings are rampant with clever anti-liberal pictures and rantings from like-minded friends and acquaintances.  People who know I’m involved in politics at different levels will always want to stop and talk about how awful the Obama administration is and how “we’ve got to get this person and his cronies in Congress out of office.”  I agree– heaven knows, I definitely agree.

However, when the rhetoric dies down and I ask how they are personally getting involved I often just get blank stares in return and a sputtering excuse that they “promise to vote”.  The passion and enthusiasm often doesn’t match the efforts.  And too frequently, it doesn’t even involve them getting off their couches during the election- especially if it’s a primary.

I have the privilege of attending a church where our pastor isn’t afraid to speak out on the moral political issues of our day.  It’s a rarity unfortunately in this day and age and so I certainly don’t take that kind of pastoral courage for granted.  And, each time he preaches on a political topic that strikes a chord in the congregation, you can expect a rousing and passionate response.

However, I was sobered this week as I looked around and realized that while my fellow church members seem to reflect the same patriotic love and fervor as my own family, only about 50% of them cared enough about what was happening in this country to even register to vote.  More appalling and disheartening is the fact that out of those 50%, only 50% of THOSE registered, even ever make it to the voting booths!  Why are Christians some of the leading groups sitting out and failing to do their duties as Americans and getting out to vote their values?  This is truly a silent majority– a pathetically shameful  silent majority at that!

The Christian voting block has gotten great at sitting at home and griping about the turn of events and the fact that our religious liberties are being stolen.  But where are these people when it’s time to show up and vote?  New information showed that during our primary season here in Texas, only 8.9% of my county showed up to pull a lever on their candidates.  I find that appalling.  I live in Texas, the Bible belt.  My county would be considered largely affluent, very diverse, but very conservative.  And yet, they STAYED HOME! 

Where is the sense of responsibility that Christians have to protect and carry forward the principles birthed by our Founding Fathers? 

The high price that our Founders had to consider for a cause that seemed almost impossible to pull off would be inconsiderable to most people today.  They faced the loss of everything dear- their children, wives, families, friends, careers, reputations and their own lives.  It was undoubtedly assured to them that the moment they put pen to paper and signed their names on that Declaration of Independence they would be forever labeled a traitor.

This cause needs you!  There is a struggle right now within our country between good and evil.  Tyranny is being forced down our throats everywhere we turn.  The Powers That Be want to control your every decision, from how much toilet paper we can use, to what our thermostat has to be set at, to what light bulb we use, what cars we are allowed to drive, how much salt we are allowed to consume, all the way to who determines our healthcare needs and the value of each of our individual lives!  We are being taxed and regulated to death and freedom dies a little bit each time Congress shows up to work.

Socialism and communism creep in ever so quietly while we are too busy “playing life” and enjoying the benefits of freedom, never recognizing the erosion whittling away the heritage our parents and grandparents fought for. Your grandparents and parents won’t be around forever to keep “the powers that be” from raping our inheritance of Freedom and what has been their war is soon to be ours!

You hold power, whether you realize it or not, and you can be effective if you make the decision to be.  Be examples of leadership to your children so that one day they can look back and be proud that mom and dad stood up for what they believed in, that they were willing to make their voices heard whether it was popular or not.  I want my kids to be able to look back with respect and know without a doubt that their mom did her best to further the cause of freedom and liberty for them to enjoy with their children.

In closing I leave you with a quote from Reverend Charles Finney made in the early 1800′s:

“It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it, and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course [Christians] take [in politics].”

Wake up, Church!

You can follow Brittany Pounders on Twitter @LibertyBritt.

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • Jjc

    The lastest survey shows 39m evangelicals DONT VOTE, 26m are registered and don’t vote, 13m could vote but are not registered, and we wonder why GOD allows us to have leaders such as we have?

  • Jjc

    Anyone can call themselves Christian, are you a Christian if you believe slaughtering 60m babies since 1973 is ok? In genesis GOD said he created two genders not three, DO you believe in the sanctity of marriage? Many on left call themselves Christians but they believe in the above!

  • Jim

    Typical Christin hypocrisy. Im not surprised.

  • Isaiah Freeman

    I mean a-s-s-e-s-s-m-e-n-t…. Install DISQUS…. Please

  • Isaiah Freeman

    You have got to turn down the filters…. your commenting system just cut off a-s-s-m-e-n-t because of the first 3 letters. Good grief.

  • Isaiah Freeman

    Brittany, I think your assessment is spot on. However the problem with the "church" is that in most cases it exists to serve itself. Another symptom of the self worshipping narcissism that has infested damn near everything. Most people don't even pick up their bibles to read them. If they did they'd start to realize that what's being preached in most sermons is anything but the law of Yahweh (God). It's all a bunch of "Just Believe in Jesus" and you'll be healthy, wealthy and wise bullcrap. This sounds fine but it in fact obfuscates knowledge of Yahweh. We are going to be judged by what we do, not just what we believe. If you look at it most simply why would you do anything Yahweh says if you didn't believe in him to start with? But back to the "feel good Jesus". His name isn't "Jesus"….. and those who don't back up their faith with action, even doing something as simple as voting, are showing Yahweh just how much they care, by really not caring at all. They turn him into a genie of sorts. I rub the lamp by believing and I'll be rewarded, though even that is so much to ask isn't it? Relying on mere belief also removes responsibility for actions and/or lack of actions…. this is preached in most churches. Often times a la the Liar Paul.

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