Category Archives: Christianity

Christ is Risen …

… He is Risen Indeed. Happy Easter to all our CHT readers.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ~ KJV

We Believe in God the Father…

One criticism of contemporary Christian music is that it is often theology weak if not in outright error. But the song below, which is currently popular, is practically a creed in song. Now whether this actually sings all that well is debatable, but in this time of so much depravity in popular culture, such blatant declarations of truth are much welcomed.

When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only One Foundation
We believe, We believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only One Salvation
We believe, We believe

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!

Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live love our God will see
We believe, We believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the veil!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!
We believe

Lyrics thanks to Songlyrics.com

Buchanan Hearts Putin Too

Steven Seagal isn’t the only one showing Putin some love these days. So is Pat Buchanan.

Putin is entering a claim that Moscow is the Godly City of today and command post of the counter-reformation against the new paganism. Putin is plugging into some of the modern world’s most powerful currents. Not only in his defiance of what much of the world sees as America’s arrogant drive for global hegemony. Not only in his tribal defense of lost Russians left behind when the USSR disintegrated. He is also tapping into the worldwide revulsion of and resistance to the sewage of a hedonistic secular and social revolution coming out of the West.

In the culture war for the future of mankind, Putin is planting Russia’s flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity.

File Under Things That Will Hurt Your Christian Testimony

Anyone who grew up in evangelical culture will be familiar with the often heard terminology that one is “not being a good witness” (to his Christian faith). A Christian is said to “not be a good witness” when he is caught in un-Christian behavior – smoking, drinking (at all or in excess depending on your denomination), shacking up with his girlfriend, etc. This is closely associated with the charge that engaging in open sin will “hurt your Christian testimony.” We’ll you can file this story under things that will most definitely hurt your Christian testimony.

Christian metal singer pleads guilty in California murder plot

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The lead singer for the heavy metal Christian rock band As I Lay Dying pleaded guilty in California on Tuesday to a charge of soliciting an undercover detective posing as a hit man to kill his estranged wife.

Tim Lambesis, 33, entered the plea in a San Diego court as part of a deal that will net him a 9-year prison sentence, said his attorney, Thomas Warwick. Lambesis remains free on $2 million bail until his May 2 sentencing hearing, Warwick said.

Lambesis had been in a custody dispute with his wife, Meggan, regarding their three adopted children when in May 2013 he asked a personal trainer at his gym if he knew anyone who could kill his wife, according to charging documents in the criminal case.

The trainer contacted the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, which sent an undercover detective to meet with Lambesis

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Yep, hiring a hitman to off your wife is definitely way up there on the list of things that wouldn’t be the best Christian witness. Now the old fuddy-duddy in me really wants to suggest that maybe there is something fundamentally (no pun intended) incompatable between Christianity and “heavy metal” music, but I will refrain for now. Such conversations take me back to my youth and the constant harangue … err … concerned admonitions of youth ministers in the 80′s. A second take home lesson from all of this, and I’m not suggesting it mind you, but if you are dead set (again, no pun intended) on hiring a hitman, perhaps, just perhaps, your personal trainer is not the go to person to help you locate one.

All kidding aside, Mr. Lambesis is said to have lost his faith and become a heavy user of steroids. Hopefully the steroids help explains this bizarre turn of events, and we should all pray that Mr. Lambesis returns to his faith. Maybe his will be one of those post prison conversion stories, but I hope all will indulge me one small suggestion. Perhaps post release Mr. Lambesis should try his hand at Southern Gospel. I don’t recall ever seeing any headlines that read “Lead Singer of The Inspirations Pleads Guilty in Murder for Hire Plot.”

Group Opposes Amnesty Supporter Dr. Russell Moore

We would like to direct your attention to a group dedicated to opposing the amnesty supporting antics of Dr. Russell Moore and his Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention. The group is ERLC Watch.

Their website is here.

Follow them on Twitter here.

They have been giving Dr. Moore a much deserved hard time of late, especially on Twitter.

Did Phil Robertson Dis the Confederate Flag?

Here is a NY Post article that alleges that Phil Robertson isn’t too fond of the Confederate Battle Flag. In the typical PC manner, it suggests that this is somehow evidence that Robertson is not a “racist.” You see, according to PC rightthink, respect for the Confederate Battle Flag is  prima facia evidence that someone is a racist. The story is from 30 Dec, but I didn’t hear about it until a comment about it appeared recently on my FaceBook feed. And interestingly, when I Googled to find some more commentary on the issue not much came up. This mention from a blog called The “Right” Scoop seems to accept the PC association in a “See, we told you Phil Robertson wasn’t a racist!” type of manner. (This is so typical of mainstream conservatives to accept the leftists’ PC framing of an issue.)

First of all, proud Southerners should be careful not to get too carried away just yet. This is an account of someone relating what he thinks he saw and heard. These are not Robertson’s own words, and as far as I know he has not commented on the issue. It is possible that he was bemoaning the fact that certain unsavory elements have used the flag for their own purposes, but this is not the conclusion the senario the witness recounts suggests. Mr. Robertson needs to publically clarify his true feelings.

That said, if this is a true recounting of the event, then it is very disappointing. Robertson is old enough to know better, so he doesn’t have the excuse of youth. The modern demonization of the Confederate Battle Flag (CBF) is a relatively recent phenomenon, and Mr. Robertson should know this. The Duke boys proudly sported a CBF on the roof of their car, named the General Lee, on prime time TV in the 80′s. Until fairly recently it was assumed that Southerners would be proud of their heritage. This relentless PC/Cultural Marxist attack on all things Southern is of relatively recent vintage. For some perspective on this, this artcle by Prof. Clyde Wilson should be read again and again. I wish Phil Robertson would read it.

There is a lesson here that conservative (and especially conservative Christian) Southerners who wish to distance themselves from the CBF lest they be tainted desperately need to learn. The PC beast is monolithic in it’s desire to eradicate every stray unegalitarian thought or at least the public expression thereof. (It is my belief that the mind of the typical PC stormtrooper is besieged by unegalitarian thoughts, and their PC shock troop role playing is a form of reaction formation, but that is for another post.). The PC beast is without nuance or subtlety. It doesn’t matter to it that Mr. Robertson’s thoughts on homosexuality are  based on his acceptance of the long held historic teachings of the Christian faith and his belief that God has explicitly condemned the act in His Holy Word. Nope. The senior Robertson has committed wrongthink and must be condemned and re-educated. The same article that says Robertson might not be a racist, begins by saying “Phil Robertson may be homophobic…,” whatever that means. (A more absurdly silly term than homo”phobia” is hard to imagine.)

Conservative (as in traditional/orthodox [small o] more so than political) Christians who wish to maintain the inherently unegalitarian teachings of their faith such as the condemnation of homosexuality and various other sexual practices, the endorsement of gender roles, Jesus as the only means of salvation, etc. need to resist the PC beast with every fiber of their being.  It can not be placated by throwing it sops such as distancing yourself from the CBF. Robertson, if this was his motive, whether thought out or visceral, for his comment on the CBF, is woefully niave to believe so.  If you are a wrongthinker on any issue, you are a wrongthinker in toto. There is no middle ground with this mindless beast. The fight for the CBF very much is the fight for a Christian understanding of homosexuality. The two can not be disentangled.

This is not to say that traditionalist Christians should not denounce malice and ill will based on race, which is not a Christian attitude, but racism has long since ceased meaning just malice or ill will based on race if it ever did. It means any unegalitarian thought. Conservative Christians need to understand this and understand it quickly, lest they empower the beast that ends up eating them and the civilization they created alive.

Israel to State Fund Even More Abortions – Someone Call John Hagee

Israel will now be state funding even more abortions. This is from Dr. Joel McDurmon at American Vision:

What will the dispensational, pro-Israel-no-matter-what Christian-Right say now? According to Israeli mainstream news, Haaretz, God’s allegedly chosen-forever-people have just returned wholly unto passing their children through the fires of Moloch—and state-funded at that.

A Christian/Biblical Case for Non-intervention

Joel McDurmon has an article up at the American Vision website discussing a Greg Bahnsen lecture on the Christian perspective on war. He links to the article from his FaceBook page, which is how I came across it.

Those familiar with Bahnsen and McDurmon will know that they are arguing from a theonomic premise, but one does not have to be a theonomist to understand the importance of making an explicitly Biblical case regarding the proper justification for and conduct of war. Too many evangelical Christians have been cheerleaders for our current interventionist foreign policy. While they may not end up being persuaded, they at least can’t reject out a hand an argument that is based on Biblical exegesis. They will at least, if they are sincere, be forced to examine their beliefs. It is important to have an explicitly Christian argument against war that is not just pacifism out there.

As an aside, as I said in the FaceBook thread, I’m curious what the American Vision boss, Gary DeMar, thinks about this. My FaceBook comment is below:

As a long time conservative non-interventionist, I’m thrilled that Dr. McDurmon is making this case, and glad it is finding a home on the American Vision website. But as a blogger who often covers intra-paleosphere conflicts, I am very curious to know what the boss thinks of this. As far as I can recall, Gary DeMar has been generally supportive of America’s interventionist foreign policy, or at least hasn’t spoken against it. If I’m wrong about this or if DeMar has a had a change of heart I would be glad to know that, but for certain he has vocally spoken out against third party voting which has unfortunately been the only option for conservative non-interventionists for many years.

Duck Dynasty Rebellion

When Phil Robertson was placed “on hiatus” from “Duck Dynasty” for condemning homosexuality, the pink gestapo gloated in triumph:

“What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike,” said GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz. “By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value.”

“Discrimination,” of course, means any decision not based on Cultural Marxism. The homosexual advocacy group GLAAD has a long history of silencing dissent. So they’d won again. Or so it seemed.

Turns out the views about homosexuality that got Phil Robertson in trouble with A&E struck a chord with a whole lotta folks. They were outraged that Robertson was punished for expressing opinions shared by the majority. GLAAD offices were flooded with angry calls, emails, and Tweets, in what a GLAAD spokespoofter described as “record levels of backlash.”

It got so bad that A&E reversed its decision. That made GLAAD cry:

“Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists,” the organization said in a statement. “If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A&E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.”

Oh, c’mon, fellas! “Praising Jim Crow”? Robertson did no such thing — but when little boys don’t get what they want, they have to lash out. That’s not GLAAD — that’s SAD.

Merry Christmas from CHT!

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
Over silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior’s birth.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessèd Christmas morn.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

Lyrics courtesy of

More Phil Robertson Reaction

Jim Goad at TakiMag is his usual irreverent self.

Clearly the Christian Bible preaches that “men who have sex with men” will not go to heaven. Despite what the Lavender Lobby and the Gay Mafia and the Homo Militia and their rainbow coalition of allies and enablers and apologists would have you believe, homosexuality is explicitly condemned in the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Quran. None of the three major Western monotheistic religions is down with the idea of men going down on other men. So you can either be a faithful adherent to one of these religions, or you can have sex with persons of your own gender—pick one and stick to it. But you can’t have both. Hey, I don’t make the rules—I only report them.

Kid Rock crudely but concisely says political correctness is out of control.

I support Phil Robertson and his choice to express his faith and beliefs. Shame on A&E. I hope all my friends, straight or gay, will stop this bulls**t a** PC game being played by ALL of these stupid a** coalitions, groups and idiots…

MERRY CHRISTMAS – F**K HAPPY HOLIDAYS…. and F**k PC!! Keep it real.

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Doug Wilson says conservative religious leaders need to get down off their high horse and join the battle that the rank and file are already fighting.

The contrast must not be between how unsophisticated Christians fight and how sophisticated Christians . . . what do they do? At most, they demur, with a throat-clearing caveat or two. Theologians and ecclesiastical eggheads can make merry over this kind of pop culture melee if they like. The material is there — “look at those rubes, standing against the principalities and powers with their duck calls, zz top beards, and chicken sammich haute cuisine, hold the mayo.”

But the lack of self-awareness in this criticism is staggering. These are shepherds who feed only themselves (Ezek. 34:2). When shepherds have neglected the flock for so long, and the wolves are ravaging them, and the sheep come up with some kind of strategy to defend themselves, and the shepherds sit up on the ridge, laughing at the tactical inadequacy of what the sheep are attempting, what shall we call that?

So what do we need? We don’t need generals. We have that. We need generals who fight. We don’t need leadership councils. We have those. We need national leaders who fight. We don’t need pretty boy preachers. We have those. We need preachers who fight. We don’t need evangelical regiments of pajamaboys. We have that. We need fight, and we need to fight with everything we have — heart, strength, and brains. All in.

Show me your forearms. Unless there are scars all over them, then I honestly don’t want to hear your views of the inadequacy of these cultural clashes (Gal. 6:17). When the barbarians are throwing their scaling ladders against the city walls, if the only defenders at the top of those walls are Chick Fil A employees in paper hats and hot grease from the deep fryer, and rednecks with their beards and shotguns, and nobody at all there from Red Brick Memorial Reformed, Rev. Forsythe P. Snodgrass, D.Min, minister, then let us be frank. We shouldn’t blame the folks who are there.

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What Was Cracker Barrel Thinking?

Cracker Barrel thought they would get out in front of the Phil Robertson controversy and be the first to officially ban Duck Dynasty items from their stores.

Hmmm …? Cracker Barrel? What could they have possibly been thinking? Who does Cracker Barrel thinks eats there, urban hipsters and metrosexuals? (Maybe urban hipsters eat there to be “ironic.”) I thought Cracker Barrel was known as a Republican leaning company. I could have told you this wouldn’t end well for them, and it hasn’t. Now after a major outcry, they have returned Duck Dynasty items to their stores.

Update: Rod Dreher comments on the Cracker Barrel incident here. His thoughts are the same as mine. Does corporate Cracker Barrel know who eats at Cracker Barrel?

Phil Robertson Stands Up to PC Gestapo and Refuses to Back Down

Phil Robertson is refusing to back down. Here are a couple of links.

The Daily Mail

Gary DeMar says good for Phil.

I missed this announcement, but apparently Sunday was Wear Camo to Church Sunday to show support of Robertson.

For the record, I don’t routinely watch Duck Dynasty. I watched it a couple of time just to see what all the fuss was about, but I don’t like reality TV in general, and to me much of DD seemed obviously staged. But I do think it is good that there is a show that portrays a Southern Christian family in a largely positive way. If Phil is rehired and DD returns to A&E then I watch it. If it moves to another channel, then I’ll watch it, just to show support.

Update: The Robertson family is sticking by Phil. If A&E doesn’t back down, DUck Dynasty may be done.

Update II: Aaron Wolfe at Chronicles chimes in.

Judge orders Colo. cake-maker to serve gay couples

Here’s yet another example of how totalitarian this country has become. In Colorado, a judge has ORDERED a Christian baker to make a wedding cake for a “same-sex” couple. Further, the baker has been warned that he must serve future homosexual couples, too — or else:

A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.

The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple “because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage.”

The order says the cake-maker must “cease and desist from discriminating” against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay couples who want to buy cakes.

Now we could dismiss this outrage as just another liberal activist judge throwing his weight around. But it’s worse than that — this case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. What does the ACLU stand for? From the ACLU web site:

The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

These rights include:
•Your First Amendment rights – freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.

Were the Christian baker’s freedom of speech and association protected here? Do heterosexuals and Christians have individual liberties in multicultural America?

The answer is “No” — at least not when we have to depend on the ACLU to safeguard individual liberty.

Doug Phillips Resigns, Vision Forum Ministries Closes Its Doors

This is a sad story. I don’t agree with everything Doug Phillips supported, but he was a significant advocate for many things that were positive. As the son of Constitution Party founder, Howard Phillips, and a major figure in the Reformed community, Phillips and paleos shared an overlapping but not identical orbit. I won’t comment much on this very unfortunate turn of events, but I thought it was important information to pass along in case some here hadn’t heard about it. (The Atlantic article is surprisingly fair.)

Here is his original resignation statement.

The What? The Progressive Episcopal Church?

I was googling something else and happened to run across the website for a church that is affiliated with the Progressive Episcopal Church? The what? The Progressive Episcopal Church? I had no idea such an absurd entity existed. So there are people out there who don’t think the regular Episcopal Church is liberal enough? Then why don’t they just become Unitarians, and get it over with? Is there some doctrine that still exists in the Episcopal Church that Shelby Spong hasn’t already shed that these progressives think they need to separate from?

Their website says:

The Progressive Episcopal Church is … seeking to integrate the wisdom of diverse spiritual traditions while remaining firmly rooted in the apostolic tradition and the Anglican heritage of the ancient Christian faith. (emphasis mine)

No they’re not. What they’re doing has nothing to do with “the apostolic tradition” or the “heritage,” Anglican or otherwise, of the “ancient Christian faith.” What I don’t get about liberal “Christians” is why they even bother to get up on Sunday morning if they have rejected the essence of the faith. Why don’t they just sleep in?

GK Chesterton Crushes Nietzsche

[T]he curious disappearance of satire from our literature is an instance of the fierce things fading for want of any principle to be fierce about. Nietzsche had some natural talent for sarcasm: he could sneer, though he could not laugh; but there is always something bodiless and without weight in his satire, simply because it has not any mass of common morality behind it. He is himself more preposterous than anything he denounces. But, indeed, Nietzsche will stand very well as the type of the whole of this failure of abstract violence. The softening of the brain which ultimately overtook him was not a physical accident. If Nietzsche had not ended in imbecility, Nietzscheism would end in imbecility. Thinking in isolation and with pride ends in being an idiot. Every man who will not have softening of the heart must at last have softening of the brain.

This last attempt to evade intellectualism ends in intellectualism, and therefore in death. The sortie has failed. The wild worship of lawlessness and the materialist worship of law end in the same void. Nietzsche scales staggering mountains, but he turns up ultimately in Tibet. He sits down beside Tolstoy in the land of nothing and Nirvana. They are both helpless — one because he must not grasp anything, and the other because he must not let go of anything. The Tolstoyan’s will is frozen by a Buddhist instinct that all special actions are evil. But the Nietzscheite’s will is quite equally frozen by his view that all special actions are good; for if all special actions are good, none of them are special. They stand at the crossroads, and one hates all the roads and the other likes all the roads. The result is — well, some things are not hard to calculate. They stand at the cross-roads.

Source: GK Chesterton. Orthodoxy. Year: 1908.

There might be some Nietzscheite defence since Nietzsche did write “the spirited triumph over the strong” (their defence is often “Nietzsche is misunderstood”), but Chesterton’s slash appears to me to have connected with Nietzsche’s neck, resulting in a clean decapitation, Chesterton perhaps proving himself Nietzsche’s sought after Übermensch.

Note: I’m leaving the Nietzsche quote uncited for now.

Another worthy slash at Nietzsche comes from Inazo Nitobe (Bushido: The Soul of Japan, also from 1908 and a classic):

The profit and loss philosophy of Utilitarians and Materialists finds favor among logic-choppers with half a soul. The only other ethical system which is powerful enough to cope with Utilitarianism and Materialism is Christianity, in comparison with which Bushido, it must be confessed, is like “a dimly burning wick” which the Messiah was proclaimed not to quench but to fan into a flame. Like His Hebrew precursors, the prophets—notably Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos and Habakkuk—Bushido laid particular stress on the moral conduct of rulers and public men and of nations, whereas the Ethics of Christ, which deal almost solely with individuals and His personal followers, will find more and more practical application as individualism, in its capacity of a moral factor, grows in potency. The domineering, self-assertive, so-called master-morality of Nietzsche, itself akin in some respects to Bushido, is, if I am not greatly mistaken, a passing phase or temporary reaction against what he terms, by morbid distortion, the humble, self-denying slave-morality of the Nazarene.

Chairman of Barilla Defends Traditional Family

Barilla is an Italian company and the world’s largest pasta maker. Company chairman Guido Barilla sparked outrage recently when he dared to uphold the traditional family on The Mosquito, an Italian radio show. In an attempt at preserving Guido’s comments in context, Google Chrome has been used to translate them completely from the Italian source (Radio 24 website).:

“I would never do a commercial with a homosexual family. Not out of disrespect, but because we do not think like them; ours is a traditional family where the woman has a crucial role.” Guido Barilla, chairman of Barilla Group, says to The Mosquito.

“We,” Barilla continues, “have a concept different from the gay family. For us, the concept of family sacral remains a core value of the company.” But Gays also eat the pasta, observe the conductor Giuseppe Cruciani and David Porec. “Okay, if they like our pasta and our communication, then eat, or eat another pasta. One cannot always please everyone.” “I respect everyone,” adds Barilla; “let them do what they want without disturbing others. I am also in favor of gay marriage, but no gay adoption for a family. As the father of several children, I think it is very complex for a same-sex couple to raise children.”

The Daily Mail also covered this.

Since homo-marriage advocates are calling for a boycott, traditional-marriage advocates ought to encourage purchase of Barilla products, as well as support for Chick-Fil-A. Despite the bad press, Chick-Fil-A continues to expand. And traditional marriage advocates ought to counter-boycott those companies promoting homo-marriage.

According to Business Insider, Whole Foods, Macy’s, and Coca-Cola advocate homo-marriage. So buy Pepsi, shop at Dillard’s, and visit another local health-food store.

Perhaps those with large traditional families can’t afford to buy much from Whole Foods, but traditional marriage remains popular. Advocates can force businesses, other than perhaps Whole Foods, to become neutral. Since the traditional tend to out reproduce the liberal (see here and here), the traditional shall inherit the future. Contrary to the Liberal religion, Liberalism is not the force of history; it’s a speed bump.