Last week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson drew the ire of Republicans for his blatant capitulation to the woke radicals of the LGBT mafia. He vetoed a bill that would have protected kids from being used as medical experiments because, in his words, conservatives are supposed to be about limited government. Talk about a lame excuse for cowardice.
Keep in mind that this is the same so-called Republican governor who vetoed religious liberty protection legislation because his liberal son told him he should.
Hutchinson tried to defend his position in an interview with Tucker Carlson, but unsurprisingly, he got torn to shreds because his argument didn’t make any sense.
Later, on Meet the Press, he doubled down on his poor reasoning.
“Just because you want to keep things as they have been, perhaps, you don’t need to use the instrument of the law. You don’t need to use the state to accomplish that purpose in every instance,” Hutchinson said.
What he’s saying should set off alarms for Christians who care about public policy. It illustrates the fallacy that too many Republicans have fallen victim to. Hutchinson’s comments – that Republicans need not use the instrument of law to impose their values – ignores one critical reality: radicals and pagans are using the instrument of law to impose their will and values.
A lot of legislators do not want to fight the culture wars, but those battles are HERE. The radical left, woke corporations, and the entertainment industry are not here to find compromise on social issues. They’re here to impose their will, change the fabric of America, and shove Christians and their values into the corner and away from influence.
If Republicans don’t sit on the other end of the seesaw, where is it going to stay?
Republicans must return to the timeless Biblical truths that have underpinned their platform since inception. They must return to the fixed morality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stop pretending that our nation will prosper when we allow soulless elites to implement secular humanism as our guiding world view.
I served in the Washington House and Senate for 18 years. I understand that there are pressing fiscal issues – and those matter. But consider for a moment that our fiscal issues will never find relief if our social policies aren’t encouraging husbands and wives to stay married and raise their kids. Fiscal and social issues aren’t parallel; they’re perpendicular.
Asa Hutchinson’s comments are ignorant, but they’re not uncommon in Republican circles. It’s time to change that.
FPIW is excited to launch the Christian Caucus, an effort to engage GOP officials and influencers in a Christian-focused policy agenda for Washington State. Clearly, secular republicanism has utterly failed here. It’s time to refocus on the fixed truths that will truly set us free and fight for our values like never before.
We would like to set up a Democratic Party Christian Caucus, but we can’t find one faithful member in today’s Biden run Democratic Party. If anyone can identify a Democrat leader who is publicly faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ, let us know!
In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The policy objectives for Christians should reflect this unflinching truth.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)