CFFS Responds to First Amendment Threats by Secular Democrats of America
Mesa, AZ – The views of conservative Christians in the United States should be silenced, according to a fringe group of agnostic and atheistic Democrat activists who have attracted the support of numerous elected congressional Democrats. The Secular Democrats of America PAC has publicly targeted Catholics and evangelical protestants for censorship, and has sent a 28-page document to the Biden-Harris transition team demanding their First Amendment rights be revoked.
The organization believes that the pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and pro-nuclear family views of those on the “Religious Right” are dangerous obstacles in their fight for social justice, and as such, should be suppressed for the good of the people. Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS), a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the defense of the First Amendment has condemned the organization’s blatant assault on Christians’ and other religious observers’ rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion.
“The existence of this organization, which appears to have an agenda of wiping out any religious or political ideology that runs contrary to their own views, is dangerous enough,” said CFFS Founder and President Patrick Wood. “But to have elected members of Congress participate in it, while trying to persuade an incoming presidential administration to approve such blatantly unconstitutional acts? That is preposterous.”
So what do they want Biden to do? That question was asked and answered by investigative journalist and author Leo Hohmann, who first reported on the PAC’s document submission.
“Well, for starters, they want to clamp down on the First Amendment rights of anyone on the Religious Right by way of social media. What they want is to completely kick people off of the major social media sites if they share their religious convictions.
“I’ve already documented where this is being discussed—in the federal Fusion Centers, particularly in California. They are targeting the three major alternative social media websites, which are Parler, MeWe, and Gab. They are very afraid of these sites rising up as a viable alternative to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.”
In this effort, of course, the Secular Democrats of America have the full support of celebrities in the worlds of entertainment, music and sports.
Speaking exclusively to CFFS, Hohmann identified Democratic Congressmen Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman as the primary authors of the document, and said their assault on Christianity and its potential role in guiding decisions made by elected officials has a clearly defined goal.
“This is really just a new turn on the same old communist principles,” he explained. “Communists love to make lists. They’re very good and very efficient at naming their enemies, making lists, and going after them. That’s what this document is all about.”
Author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon agreed.
“Jamie Raskin has long connections to the Democratic Socialists of America; he’s written for their publication, and he’s what I call a ‘small c communist,’ meaning he’s not actually a member of the Communist Party but he’s a sympathizer and a collaborator with a neo-communist organization.”
And among those on the “small c communist” enemies list?
“They’re not going after all Christians per se,” Hohmann told CFFS. “They’re very precise when they name the enemy in this document, which is the “Religious Right”, and all you have to do to be named a part of the Religious Right is be opposed to abortion and events like Drag Queen Story Hour for toddlers at your local library. And if you’re a member of the Religious Right, guess that what makes you? A white nationalist. Even if you’re black.”
A portion of the PAC’s submission to Biden-Harris illustrates the point:
“We urge you not to underestimate the institutional strength of what we refer to (interchangeably) in this document as the ‘Christian nationalist movement’ or the ‘religious right.’ … Its extreme and sectarian agenda is on constant display under the Trump-Pence administration. Its political ideology is anti-democratic and anti-scientific. It provides constant cover for white supremacy.”
“It’s true,” Hohmann told CFFS. “You could be a conservative African-American in an African-American church, and you will be classified as a white supremacist because conservatism advances the white man’s doctrine. And that’s why you must be silenced, no matter your color.”
Added Wood, “That is probably quite a revelation to the numerous African-American pastors and their congregations that support Christian biblical principles, and their own constitutional right to share them. To be told to either silence their faith or be complicit in white supremacy? It’s unimaginable.”
In addition to its enemies list, Hohmann notes that the Secular Democrats of America publishes on its website a list of its allies as well—atheist and humanist elected officials who support its agenda of wiping all vestiges of Christianity from public life, from the federal level all the way down to the state and local levels.
“The left understands, they have to get on top of Christianity,” Loudon confirms. “They have to suppress it, or pervert it into their own direction.”
“This is precisely the reason organizations like CFFS were created,” Wood declared. “We are not a political organization, but we are defenders of the Constitution and the rights conferred upon all citizens, most particularly those enumerated in the First Amendment. We will defend them with vigor.”
For more information about CFFS please visit www.CitizensForFreeSpeech.org.
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