Since the beginning of the Culture Wars in the wake of the Sexual Revolution, conservative Americans have come to believe that many fellow citizens are at war with God. From abortion to same-sex “marriage” to the proliferation of gender and transgender ideology—and the celebration and promotion of these by the government and public schools—it does not take much to conclude that God’s Creation of the human person has been thrown out. His handiwork is rejected in favor of mankind’s own design.
Many who see this contempt for God are Christians. This taking up arms against the Creator is even easier to understand when one considers that Christians themselves have been endlessly targeted for their faith. Bakers, florists, teachers, doctors, prospective adoptive parents—anyone who dares to live according to a Biblical standard—is fair game for ostracism and even violent attacks. Christianity has become anathema to America’s rotten liberal establishment. The rapid rise in popularity of satanic cults makes it impossible to deny that Christians and their faith are under siege.
This evolving notion of morals is offensive to revealed religion and natural law, but Horowitz seems not to notice the real tension between political ideology and abiding truth. In other words, he believes that the Enlightenment can supplement the Church—a view shared by countless others (whether they know it or not) who call themselves “conservative.” Progress comes from liberal ideals, working on the raw material of tradition provided by the Christian past.
Careful reflection will reveal that this liberal framework supported by Horowitz can also be found in the views of say, Barack Obama, who Horowitz roundly criticizes in this book and his many other writings and speeches. Obama famously “evolved” on the question of same-sex “marriage,” to keep ahead of the shifting political winds.
However, can Christianity change to suit the same? Catholics and Protestants can both open their Bibles and read that God made us male and female, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, that we are knit together in our mother’s wombs, that we are loved into existence, that Jesus died on the Cross for each of us, and that we are to leave off adultery, fornication, sodomy, drunkenness, and a host of other sins and repent and believe in the Gospel. Did this change? Can this change? And, if it can, is liberal democracy sufficient to overrule Scripture? Barack Obama’s “evolution” was clearly a cheap political trick. Horowitz sincerely wants to carve out a place for Christianity in America, but if this is the price, then the question is whether the game is worth the candle.