The left invented the notion of using “feelings” as a legal concept to wield in harassment allegations that had more to do with internal sentiments than with actual insults or unwanted invitations. But “feelings” can’t be legally defined. They are as mushy as cream of wheat or a bean-bag chair. Thus, settling out of court has become an extortion racket when the aggrieved plaintiff’s feelings are hurt. Most defense lawyers, reading how the cards are stacked against a client, advise them to cut their losses.

Then we came to “emotional abuse” about 30 years ago, which would be wielded against parents. Correcting a child for bad or irrational behavior would eventually become grounds for Children’s Protective Services to seize kids from their loving moms and dads.

More recently we got “hate speech,” which only ever seems to apply to the left’s imaginary villains – mostly caricatures of stereo-typical conservatives.

You remember stereotypes on the left, don’t you? “Oh, Dad, just because someone has long hair doesn’t mean they are weird. You just stereotype anybody who doesn’t fit your idea of normal. You’re such an Archie Bunker, and a male chauvinist pig.”

We have only heard thin, reedy voices against the most classic example of anti-religious bigotry that could be invented

But stereotypes are, in general, quite accurate. That’s why they exist. A hippie would never vote for Richard Nixon. If he did, he would be considered “weird” within his own support group. This was understood, and so the stereotype would fit.

It’s pretty obvious now where the hate groups are, which side uses stereotypes, and who inflicts emotional abuse. You will also note that the left, which made a career out of demonizing Big Business, Corporate America, exploitive capitalism, the blacklisting of Hollywood stars and writers, has suddenly gone quiet, now that all these groups have moved into their camp.

Today, the left has no problem at all with blacklisting conservative actors. You don’t hear whining about Big Business firing, harassing and hounding out employees who refuse to go woke.

And then there’s the silence about a pope who is doing the same thing to traditionalist cardinals, bishops and priests – a pope who has signed on to the fake crisis of global warming, panders to dissident priests, tolerates idol worship and native pagan culture, and suppresses the historic Latin Mass.

We have only heard thin, reedy voices against the most classic example of anti-religious bigotry that could be invented. The legendary Dodgers, who gave us Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, Tommy Lasorda, Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax and Maury Wills, have encouraged the worst kind of anti-Catholic hate group by honoring them at a pre-game ceremony in Dodger Stadium, and on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been around for decades. They rate as one of the most shocking of all “gay” groups. Right up there with NAMBLA – the “North American Man-Boy Love Association.” In any “gay pride” parade, the respective lewdness and blasphemies of both groups would be studiously avoided in any AP wirephoto for national exposure. Their mockery of Christ extends even to the crucifixion. And they parody Christ’s own words about adultery and forgiveness: “Go, and sin no more” has become “Go, and sin some more.”

Perhaps it is only in seeing how debased a culture can become without Christianity that the followers of Christ will be motivated to change their own behavior and realize that silence is no longer an option.

The Dodgers have squandered their legacy. Branch Rickey was a devout Methodist, who disdained off-field promiscuity from his own manager Leo Durocher, while making history with the breaking of the color barrier. Vin Scully, the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time, whose broadcasting career began when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers, led athletes in saying the Rosary. He made no excuses for promoting devotion to the Virgin Mary.

No, this attack had to come through the Dodgers. If it had happened in New York or San Francisco, it would not have been so shocking.

The silence of Catholic bishops and priests has been telling, with only a few notable exceptions. This is because there is now an unspoken and all-pervading chill emanating from Pope Francis’ woke papacy. While he has flirted with heresy, this pontiff and his Vatican bureaucracy has carried out threats against any cleric who dares to defy the Leftism which has infiltrated the papacy.

They have defrocked priests loyal to the church’s doctrines, reassigned leading orthodox cardinals to meaningless positions, refused to clarify confusing statements, rewarded homosexual-promoting priests, bishops and cardinals, while ignoring as long as possible the scandals which have rocked the church.

Most of the people reading this essay are not Catholics, but evangelical Christians. Only a few have joined in speaking out in defense of their Christian brothers. It is not hard to predict that Baptists and other evangelicals stand right behind Catholics as targets of the satanic left. Mainline denominations, such as conservative Methodists, Anglicans and Lutherans will either eventually go woke or break into splinter groups. Nearly 5,500 Methodist congregations just split from the United Methodist Church.

We are living through shattering events but what comes of them might actually be good. A new Christian unity can be forged. Perhaps it is only in seeing how debased a culture can become without Christianity that the followers of Christ will be motivated to change their own behavior and realize that silence is no longer an option. At that point we can begin the restoration of moral sanity, which is the true legacy of Christianity.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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‘Hate groups’ gravitate to the cultural left

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 47-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online


  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Amen, the end times they will know we are Christian’s by are love.
    Yes we will be persecuted or even killed for loving and not denying Christ.


    Well said, Mr. Bird. You forgot to mention “deacons.” The Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau cancelled one of our very own deacons for his conservative views 2-years ago and he is still being ostracized. Catholics, especially the orthodox (those who know and adhere to the faith), are being targeted both inside and outside the Church.

  • Carol Allums says:

    Bob Bird makes some excellent points in his commentary. Since the fall of man we have had two choices each and every day: good or evil. That choice applies to all we do whether it be our speech, our attitude, or our actions. When I read the part of this article about children being removed from their parents home because parents ‘hurt their feelings’ or were too harsh, I thought of the phrase ‘tough love’. Distasteful as it is, sometimes we have to use this method of discipline because sometimes we all get a little too full of ourselves and lose sight of the consequences of our actions. So, I went to my Bible app and searched for scripture pertaining to discipline(this is how I find a rabbit hole to jump in). The book of Malachi pops up. It is only 3 chapters but it perfectly illustrates the phrase, ‘there is nothing new under the sun’. Every problem that Israel was having applies to us now. After those are identified, the Lord shows us the consequences of choosing good vs. evil. It always amazes me when I hear a younger person state that us old people don’t understand or that ‘things are different now’. No, they are not. Human behavior is as constant as the rising of the sun. Reading the book of Malachi gives a good frame of reference when we hear that we need to revamp the Church in order to be more relevant. No we don’t. Sin is the same as it was centuries ago and if we don’t change our ways soon, we will experience the same consequences that were outlined to Israel. We need some tough love in our world.

  • StopTheMadnesz says:

    “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness.” —George Washington(1796)

  • Barbara says:

    Mr. Bird, you have made my day. It is time to speak up. I attended a church that ostracized one of its own and he correctly pointed out the problems just like you, We who love our catholic religion, have to speak up — no abortions, no homosexuality and no wokism. Abortion is murder no matter how you look at it.. We are guaranteed “right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” by our constitution are we not. Unfortunately, our freedoms are in question
    and that doesnt bode well for any of us.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Matthew 24:14 keeps popping into my head as I hear more and more people praising our Heavenly Father: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” KJV
    Just heard Rosanne Barr talking about God’s Word and about fighting the satanic forces. Glad to hear that she understands what is going on and fighting the good fight for humanity also.

  • Lucinda says:

    You probably know that in Florida a teacher was sanctioned for teaching the history of slavery because it made several of her students uncomfortable. Uncomfortable is a feeling Bird. How do you feel about that?

    • PAUL says:

      FACT CHECK….Florida law explicitly MANDATES the teaching of black history to include SLAVERY!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Editor, please let this comment post.
    Encouraging news about patriots-interview by Ann Vandersteel at

  • Lucinda says:

    “the left invented the notion of using “feelings” as a legal concept”. But “COCOA, Fla. —
    On March 9, at the Cocoa campus of Eastern Florida State College, the students in a U.S. Government class ended up having a free period. That’s because one of the students said that they were uncomfortable in the day’s lesson on civil rights.”

  • nerka dude says:

    Lutherans eventually go woke? In our town I think they were at the head of the parade!

  • Debi says:

    Thank you Mr. Bird for such a wonderfully written opinion.