I have been struck by all the liberal voices rising from fellow graduates of my ultra conservative twelve grade school.
My class graduated 27 students. I’m not sure it broke the 50 student mark for many years. I think it does now.
But at the time, all 27 of us professed a devotion to fighting liberal values, to opposing secularism in all its forms, to being vocal advocates for evangelical conservative thought.
It was the modus operandi of the school. And we marched off the stage with our diplomas and tassels with proud fists clinched in the name of Jesus H. Christ.
It always struck me how history classes back then would bash nazism and Hitler for its push to attract school-age children so that when they grew up, they’d be mindlessly anti-Semitic. It would be all they knew. There wasn’t a shred of irony casting a shadow over teaching that concept all whilst pummeling our heads with conservative ideas desperately hoping they’d stick. That we’d infiltrate our communities as leaders, preachers and politicians, armed to the teeth with confidence in anti-evolution, anti-secular, pro-religious battle tactics.
We were proudly abstinence only, anti-gay, anti-secularism, anti-humanism, anti-atheist and anti-science. Six day creationists. “If God is all powerful, he could have done any thing written in the Bible.”
So we were literalists.
My class was 27, but others were somewhat larger and others were smaller. My brother’s class was a little bigger, I think.
But because of its size, we knew about everyone there. I’m friends with people who graduated ahead of my older sister. On Facebook, I get to see their kids and even some grand kids. There’s one dude who I text with from time to time. He sends me stuff his dad sends him encouraging him to take his son to church. He rolls his eyes. “That’s my ex-wife’s job,” he says.
He claims no allegiance to church and he has traded all those values of old for new ones. It’s validating, because we can swap stories
Most of the folks who ended up leaning liberal are male. But a growing number of female voices is getting larger. One woman, who graduated three years ahead of me in my brother’s class, just posted this:
The writer of the shared piece, Jennifer Abel, is also a reformed evangelical. You can read her entire piece here. The whole thing is worth reading.
I LOVE that more voices from that era of my life are coming out in support of real Christian values. They aren’t disillusioned by party over country. But what I love more is that there is a growing number of fellow graduates who are women.
If I were a woman, I would be completely blown away that any person with Georgia O’Keefe floral anatomy, contain ovaries and a brain in their heads, would take a black pen and fill in the box next to Donald John Trump for President of United States of America.
I’m a man, have manly urges and thoughts, and I can’t stand for Trump’s sexual history, his blatant disregard for women, calling some nasty, while praising beauty in others. Pictured with Jeffrey Epstein and literally bragging about his exploits on hot mics or on radio shows.
He’s the poster child for creepy men. And Biden is creepier because Trump and his minions said so. I’ve watched the videos painting Biden as a creepy child fondler. I gotta say, while wince worthy, it pales in comparison to Mr. Trump’s admitted and alleged sexual perversions. It’s like saying that God is better than Satan. But the Public Relations for God forgot to edit out all the times he acted like a genocidal maniac. There are entire blogs devoted to this topic and when a person starts looking at it closely, wow. Just wow.
But, damn, reading more and more of my fellow grads calling out support for the Democrat Candidate for the President is such a relief. It feels good to see a growing population of people who aren’t falling for the president’s evil charm.
I totally recommend Jennifer Abel for anyone with half a devotion to seeking out Truth. For seeking out a Godly way of celebrating life. Because she’s speaking what should be spoken. She’s writing what should be written. Here are some recommended reads (here, here, and here).
So go. Go read. Get out of here. I’m just a nobody with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Jennifer, she’s the real deal.