What Principle?

Muslims praying - Christians praying

Breitbart reports on a recent poll that asked if employers should make room for Muslim employees to pray at work, then asked the same question about Christians. The results were broken down along Liberal and Conservative lines. It should come as no surprise that more Liberals favored giving Muslims prayer rooms at work, but that’s not the real story.

Sixty-eight percent of Democrats say employers should grant a request for prayer space by Muslims — but only 45 percent say employers should grant a similar request by Christian employees, says a survey by Grinnell College.

In contrast to the Democrats’ 23-point anti-Christian bias, the November poll showed only a ten point gap in response from conservatives.

Thirty percent of Republicans say employers should provide a prayer space for Muslim employees and 40 percent say employers should support a similar service for Christians, according to the Grinnell College poll of roughly 500 people.

Did you catch that important detail Breitbart glossed over in their rush to declare “Dems R hypocrites”? Here’s another hint.

The same poll showed a three-point pro-Christian skew among Donald Trump’s voters and a huge 20-point pro-Muslim skew among Hillary Clinton voters.

The massive bias among Clinton voters towards Muslims is a huge contrast to Trump voters’ more principled approach to religious requests on business.

Everyone who’s been paying attention is aware of the Left’s marriage of convenience with Islam, because the Left is an unhinged death cult that hates Christianity. Yet according to this poll, 45 percent of Democrats would let Christians pray at work, in contrast to only 40 percent of Republicans. 

Blessed John Henry Newman once received a plea for help from Catholic employees of the Cadbury chocolate factory. The owners were devout Quakers who offered Bible studies on-site but refused to let Catholic employees hold their own Bible study group.

Newman paid a visit to the factory owners. Did he argue that religious practices had no business in the workplace and that Cadbury’s workers were free to worship according to their individual consciences in the privacy of their homes? Of course not. He convinced the owners to give Catholic employees their own room in the factory to conduct Catholic Bible studies.

The “more principled approach” that Breitbart is touting here is no principle at all. It’s empty and societally destructive posturing.

I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating. Conservatism does not stand in opposition to the Left. It is simply inconsistent Liberalism that trails a few steps behind the Left’s totalitarian–i.e. consistent–Liberalism

As the Z Man astutely observed, when taking a firm moral position would thwart the Left, Conservative Inc. urges us to stand on principle, i.e. adopt an ineffectual pose. When the Left attacks an actual principle of Western law and order, Conservative Inc. insists that doing nothing is a moral imperative.

Religious liberty makes sense as a gentlemen’s agreement to prevent hostilities between Christian denominations in 99% agreement on theological, moral, and social issues. It  becomes a suicide pact when applied to practitioners of incompatible, hostile faiths imported into the West by the Left for the express purpose of destroying Christendom.

Note to Breitbart: the principled answer to the poll question above is to give Christian employees prayer rooms and respect Muslim employees by repatriating them so Leftists can’t use them as pawns.

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