And Then They Came For The Orthodox

First they came for Chick-fil-A. Then they came for the people who mainly eat there, Evangelical Protestants. Then they sent the FBI after the Catholics (but just the ones using Latin and actually following Church teachings on the sin of abortion).

Now they’re coming for Orthodox Christians. Most recently—during our Lent, of course—a Texas Monthly hit piece accused the Orthodox of being “inspired by the Confederacy and Czarist Russia.” But this has been going on for a while: Last fall, Newsweek said the FBI is warning that the Kremlin is “recruiting spies” in American Orthodox churches. In 2022, NPR ran the hyperventilating story “Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts.” So now Eastern Christians, not just certain Western ones, are in the cross-hairs of the “elites.”

The media, Democrat politicians, and the law enforcement/intelligence agencies view conservative Christians of any denomination as a threat. Why? Because we dispute Caesar’s absolute power. Specifically, we oppose the particular demonic lies the government supports: the LGBTQIA+ agenda; the transgender mutilation of children; and claims that “Islam is peaceful” while importing legions of fundamentalist Muslims. (I will have a separate article on that last topic soon.)

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