There is a need for “Christian warriors” to “fight for freedom” says the movie star who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” movie. Jim Caviezel wove elements of the movie Braveheart, Protestant Christian politician Ronald Reagan, and Catholic Pope (Saint) John Paul II into an updated presentation that roused an audience in Las Vegas recently with its call to action, says LifeSiteNews. Be patriots and saintly, said the actor.
His talk makes an uplifting message to counter the sobering warning from those who say that American freedoms are hanging in the balance.
That’s no longer an uncommon view. A range of believers and more secular minded voices are pushing back against the same concerns that Caviezel has spotlighted.
Updating part of Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech to fit our time, “In our country today, we are only too happy to go with the flow,” Caviezel said. “We want to avoid the hard choices. We have enshrined the freedom now where all choices are equal no matter what the consequences are. But is that true freedom? Pope John Paul II in 1995, during a visit to Baltimore, said, ‘Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.’”
He said that Americans are awakening to the reality “that we’re in a war that must be won.”
“Those of us who would trade our freedoms for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy accommodation and they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with this enemy, he’ll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All those who oppose them are indicted as warmongers,” he continued, directly quoting the the late Reagan. Reagan served as California’s governor and later became president in the 1980 campaign. Reagan was speaking then of the threat posed by the Communist Soviet Union. Now, the authoritarians are inside our own country. For example, there are those politicians and officials who are trying to impose mandates for vaccines that some oppose taking for a range of reasonable medical and moral reasons.
Caviezel, which Bible-Ask says holds he is an outspoken pro-life advocate who has called abortion “America’s great sin,” then took aim at proponents of abortion, paraphrasing the words of the famous speech to add, “They say we offer simple answers to complex problems, and yet they have the nerve to call it ‘choice.’”
It is worth mentioning that Planned Parenthood’s own website admits that their foundress, Margret Sanger, was a racist and eugenicist. Long a point made by pro-life activists, on July 24, 2020 Planned Parenthood finally published a statement that said in part: “Margaret Sanger’s eugenicist ideas were wrong in 1916, and they’re wrong now.”
Said that same Planned Parenthood’s press release, “Sanger’s promotion of eugenics was egregious and wrong. While we acknowledge the benefits that we have reaped from her advocacy for birth control, we take responsibility for the damage that was done. She willfully ignored the incredible harm that her beliefs caused, especially to people of color, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes. We condemn that behavior.” They then attempted to pivot from that shocking-to-some admission by doubling down on the very policies that Sanger’s organization still follows. A disproportionate number of abortion clinics are in minority neighborhoods and a higher percentage of abortions are reportedly performed on minorities than whites.
Restated, years of pro-life activism arguably pushed Sanger-founded Planned Parenthood into admitting the truth that has been hiding in plain sight for decades.
Just because something has become commonplace doesn’t make it correct. Some of the behaviors being practiced in the United States or Canada, for example, were previously condemned at the Nuremberg trails of National Socialists (Nazis) after World War II.
Among the biggest funders of abortion in the United States is billionaire Warren Buffett. His Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate has deep ties to manufactured housing.
There are sadly millions who were pressured or led to believe that abortion is no big deal. The point here is not to condemn any woman who for whatever reason decided to end the life of their unborn child. But the solution is not to allow that pattern of behavior to continue. The truth must be revealed. Once understood, the truth ought to be profoundly lived, as Caviezel encouraged his listeners.
There are consequences to embracing seemingly mild to serious evils. It is up to people of good will, from whatever color or creed to realize that there is a serious effort to remove our rights under a blizzard of lies, half-truths, spin, and paltering that are various tools of propaganda.
“Well, perhaps there is a simple answer, not an easy answer, but a simple one,” Caviezel recited: “[That] you and I would have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.”
LifeSiteNews noted that by using the framework of former Democrat turned Republican Reagan’s Cold War-era speech to decry the evils of human trafficking and abortion, Caviezel went on: “Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot buy our security of one nation under God, our freedoms in Christ our Savior, from the threat of the devil any longer by committing an act of immorality so great as saying to millions and millions of little children now caught behind the Iron Curtain of sex trafficking and abortion: ‘Give up your dreams of freedom now because in order to save our own skins, we’re just too willing to make a deal with your slave masters.’”
It would be wrong to believe that every Democrat is for a far leftist agenda that is leading towards authoritarian rule. But there are DINOs, just as there are CINOs, and now an apparent PINO.
To close on a personal note. My high school typing teacher pulled me aside one day. She told me that in 40 years of teaching, she had never asked a student to quit her class, but she was asking me to drop her class. She apparently thought I was that bad at typing. Or was she perhaps trying to slyly motivate me? Either way, as is obvious, I didn’t quit her class. Nor have I quit typing. One of the lines we typed in her class said “Now is the time for all good men (people) to come to the aid of their country.” Quite so.
There are more people of good will than there are those who have been manipulated into believing deceptions that have led us to this challenging moment in history. Now is always the time to protect our mutual freedoms by doing what is morally right. ##
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
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