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Join The Traditional Christian Alliance

Building on my last essay about the beginning of the end of America as we know it, and upon my previous post about Catholic Integralism, I have decided to make a personal pledge, and I invite all fellow Christians, of good will, to join me in this pledge. The pledge is simple and goes like this:

I am a Traditional Christian, and I pledge to only vote for my own kind.

It’s a simple statement, but it does require some explanation.

First, what is a Traditional Christian? A Traditional Christian is a Christian who subscribes to the doctrine of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), and takes the moral teachings of Christianity seriously. Traditional Christians can be Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant or Evangelical.

Second, what are the moral teachings of Traditional Christianity? Those are basically all the moral teachings on issues like sexuality, family, life and ethics, agreed to as universal and non-negotiable by all Christians (Catholics, Orthodox, Protestant and Evangelical) prior to 1930. Why the date 1930? Because in 1930, the Anglicans made their first public concession to Modernism in their decennial Lambeth council regarding the moral issue of artificial contraception. This would mark a century-long, downward spiral of concession and compromise to Modernism (Leftism, Progressivism & Marxism) among many different churches in the West. So 1930 marks the cutoff for Traditional Christianity, and a Traditional Christian moral worldview. Christian morality as understood before 1930 is “traditional.” Anything after 1930 may be innovative or compromised. That said, a Traditional Christian, running for political office, would have to be a Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant or Evangelical who holds to Traditional Christian views on sexuality, family, life and ethics, (prior to 1930) and would be willing to legislate on these issues, rule accordingly on court cases, or enforce laws according to this worldview, regardless of the consequences or push-back. For example, while it may be nearly impossible to outlaw artificial contraception, a politician can push to make it illegal to hand these things out to kids in public school, etc. You get the idea. Now different Christian denominations may have had different views on Christian morality prior to 1930. For example, some Evangelical (Baptist, Pentecostal, etc.) churches may have opposed dancing and makeup. How do we address that? As I said above, it’s only what all four branches of Christianity (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant & Evangelical) AGREED TO as universal and non-negotiable prior to 1930. That means it has to be things that were common to Catholics, Orthodox, Protestant and Evangelical, prior to 1930. So particularities of some denominations remain particularities of religious tradition, and don’t factor into our consensus of universal and non-negotiable, Traditional Christian morality prior to 1930.

Third, what is meant by the phrase “my own kind?” This means a person who is like you, that is to say one who is a Traditional Christian, and is willing to defend the moral values of Traditional Christianity in public office, whether that be legislative, executive or judicial, regardless of the cost or the push-back. It means a person willing to suffer persecution at the hands of the godless media for standing up for traditional Christian morality.

What are the realistic expectations for this kind of movement? Where we would see the most impact is on the city, county and state levels. Federal offices will be harder to make an impression on, simply because of the godless character of these offices, the type of people who run for them, and the countless hordes of godless citizens voting for them in dense urban areas. As I pointed out in my essay Turn to the States, most real power resides at the state level anyway, particularly in the state legislatures. Federal laws are nearly impossible to enforce without state cooperation, and if a state nullifies such laws, effectively running interference, the federal government has little choice but to focus on other areas in which it can cooperate with such a state. So work on applying this pledge locally, and it’s reasonable to see local results, especially at the state level.

What about political parties? The Traditional Christian Alliance doesn’t endorse any political parties, and doesn’t see them as particularly helpful to our cause either. Party registration is somewhat irrelevant. What matters is the pledge. Stick to the pledge: I am a Traditional Christian, and I pledge to only vote for my own kind.

What is needed to further this movement? What is needed first is Christians willing to share this page with as many other Christians as possible. Will you help in this? If so, share this page, using the social share icons provided. Beyond that, some Christians may want to volunteer to start local pledge drives in their neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties. What is not needed is too much organization. In order for this movement to work, it must be kept low key. We don’t want political parties, national or state organizations, institutions or anything that requires emails or membership lists. What we do need are volunteers willing to put up local websites and/or blogs chronicling which candidates qualify as Traditional Christians and why. Word of mouth should direct Christians to those websites. Perhaps using a common domain name might help, for example: http://www.TraditionalChristianAllianceOf___________.Com, with the name of the city or county in the blank. Domain names can be bought, sold and traded through services like GoDaddy.Com. Websites and blogs can be made through services like Wix.Com and/or WordPress.Com. Remember, loose organization is the key. Don’t keep subscriptions, emails or membership lists. The less the godless Left is able to keep track of this movement the better.

That said, some might want to proudly display their alliance on websites, blogs, social media and other outlets. To them I offer this humble suggestion of a meme with a link back to this page…