All through history, whenever someone tries to bring an organization or nation back from liberalism, they face tons of opposition and protests.
Years ago, the church I was attending had filled the pulpit with a new pastor after the senior pastor suddenly died. The church was initially founded on very conservative and Calvinistic foundations. The new pastor wasn’t as strong in these areas and over the course of about 5 years, he slowly led the church away from its foundational beliefs. In the process of allowing more liberal ideologies into the church, membership more than doubled.
However, it became apparent to those who were part of the original church formation that the church was straying away. With the writing on the wall, the new pastor resigned. It took the church leaders a year to search, interview and hire the right pastor who held to the church’s original foundation and mission.
This new pastor made the necessary changes as quickly as he could. One of those changes was to demand that the elders study a list of books to improve their knowledge and ability to lead and shepherd their flocks. Two of the elders, who came during the tenure of the more liberal pastor, refused the new directive and the new pastor asked for their resignation. When that happened and the people in the church saw that the new pastor was doing what was necessary to take the church back to its original foundations, over half of the members left. The newest pastor is a teaching pastor who spends most of his time in and out of the pulpit, teaching people Scripture, not personal views.
The membership dropped from over 300 to less than 150, but that smaller group were firm in their faith and made a very strong core on which to build. Twenty years later, that last pastor is still there and the church still holds to its conservative Calvinistic foundations. The membership is steadily growing and stronger than ever in their faith.
Change from liberal to conservative is always harder and takes a heavier toll than changing from conservative to liberal, and this is what is facing President Donald Trump as he strives to change America from the liberal ways of Obama, Clinton and others to more of the conservative America that many of us knew years ago.
The liberal media is having a field day reporting on people already leaving Trump’s administration and reacting to his actions to make America stronger, safer and great again. Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber was tapped to be part of Trumps economic advisory council in December. At a recent staff meeting, he met a lot of resistance from his upper echelon which prompted Kalanick to resign from Trump’s advisory board.
The latest report making the rounds is about two liberal media organizations who have withdrawn from the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. The New Yorker and Vanity Fair have announced that they are pulling out of the dinner and associated events.
Normally, The New Yorker hosts a kickoff party for the event, but they have announced that they are canceling the party in protest over Trump’s executive order to place a temporary halt on immigration and refugees until a more thorough vetting system can be implemented. Vanity Fair also announced that they are pulling out as the co-sponsor of the most exclusive after-party.
Likely, there will be more desertions from the Trump administration as those who hold more liberal views flee in horror. My advice to President Trump is to let them go and realize that the smaller group he is left with will be stronger and better without the possible influence of those who are more liberal and don’t care as much about America as he does. In the long run, America will be far better off without them.
My advice to the liberals who are so upset over what Trump is doing is to suggest they go find another country where they will be happier. There are a number of liberally run countries in other parts of the world, so let them all go and leave America to those of us who value and treasure the America that used to be.