The worst sort of “inclusion” that the religious leftists are pushing has to do with salvation. They claim that God loves everyone, accepts everyone, rejects no one, and therefore all people are – or will be – saved. There is no hell, there is no wrath of God, and there is no narrow road to salvation. We are all part of God’s one big happy family. Of course that runs against the entire biblical revelation. There are in fact two humanities, two destinies, and two sorts of people in this world. Not all are saved, and not all even want to be saved.
One of the main mantras of our dumbed down, morally foggy, and increasingly senseless society is the need to be “inclusive” – whatever that means. A new Eleventh Commandment has arisen: “Thou Shalt Be Inclusive.” Or, to put it in a negative form: “Thou shalt not be exclusive.”
But as with all these new absolutes being bandied about by those who in fact no longer believe in absolutes, this injunction is never properly defined or rationally thought through. So we are left with a feel-good, motherhood statement. It gives us nice feelings when we repeat it, but it is devoid of any solid content.
Related trendy buzzwords such as tolerance and acceptance and diversity and equality are in the same category. They too have been stripped of their former legitimate meanings, and have been hijacked to support the causes of various radical and activist groups.
There are two main camps that are running with this today: secular lefties and religious lefties. Let me discuss each in turn. In the non-Christian world this of course is all the rage. And while the terms mentioned all sound good and reasonable, it is how they are being used that is the real problem.
We have always thought that being accepting and inclusive was a good thing – within limits. But the radical counterculture revolution of the late 60s and all that went with it – including the radical feminist, homosexual, and now trans revolutions – have given these words and concepts whole new meanings. Let me offer a few examples.
Until just recently everyone was happy to be inclusive, but no one thought that this meant forcing girls to share their bathrooms, locker rooms, change rooms and the like with males. Until just recently everyone was happy to be inclusive when it came to marriage: any man of suitable age could marry any woman of suitable age – but not a close blood relative. No one thought until recently that it would mean two – or more – men getting “married”.
Until just recently everyone was happy to be inclusive when it came to things like sport: all people should be able to participate, especially if they meet certain physical standards. While we would accept that a five-foot guy could play on a professional basketball team, it was unlikely the team would want to hire someone that short. It was not a matter of discrimination, but just common sense.
Today however with these bogus views on things like inclusion and acceptance, we are demanding all sorts of nonsense, including that big, bulky men be allowed to play in women’s sport – creating huge and unfair disadvantages for the females of course. Dozens more such examples could be given. As I said, so much of this is the direct result of the radical sexual revolution.
And our media and politicians and academics have all hopped on the bandwagon here. Thus we now have entire government programs and departments pushing all this. Consider just one recent case of this – from Biden’s America:
The State Department on Tuesday notified Congress it intends to spend $2.5 million to establish the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Office of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to State Department documents.
The documents, obtained by Breitbart News, showed the State Department intends to create the new office to support its newly established position of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) and to reprogram $2.5 million from elsewhere in the department’s budget to fund it. The new office “will provide a framework that transcends historical limitations and promotes boundless possibilities for all individuals regardless of status,” the documents said. www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/30/state-department-to-spend-2-5m-to-create-office-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/
Of course a major problem with this new understanding of terms like “inclusion” is the complete hypocrisy and duplicity inherent in such concepts. While the militants and activists scream all day about how we need more inclusion and tolerance and acceptance, they know full well that they will NOT be inclusive of those who dare to disagree.
Thus in the name of tolerance and inclusion, conservatives and Christians are banned from speaking on university campuses; they are having their own meetings disrupted and shut down; and they are having their books and websites pulled down and censored.
As the European Framework National Statute for the Promotion of Tolerance, Article 4 actually states, “There is no need to be tolerant to the intolerant” Hmm, that is a funny kind of tolerance when those who differ are not to be tolerated. That is a strange kind of inclusion when those who take a different point of view are not to be included.