Exodus ally Focus on the Family and Gary Bauer warn that the term “Judeo-Christian” is under assault from Muslim groups.
“The country was built on Judeo-Christian values, and
Islamic values in many, many ways are inconsistent with
the very ideals of the American public,” Bauer said.
I’ve noted before that the term “Judeo-Christian” is, by some accounts, a post-World-War-II phrase used by some politically conservative Christians to imply that their unorthodox values have much in common with Judaism, the non-rightist mainstream of Christianity, or U.S. history.
He added there are millions of peace-loving Muslims, but
added that there are plenty of examples from Muslim
society and history that do not reflect Judeo-Christian
“In most Islamic nations, women are second-class citizens
and (under) the Taliban in Afghanistan, women weren’t even
permitted to go to school,” Bauer said.
Bauer neglects to note that women in Jewish and Christian nations were treated similarly until just 75 years ago.
He said that is just a start. He’d like to see Muslim
groups speak out more forcefully against those Muslims who
are or sympathize with terrorists. Bauer doesn’t expect
that to happen, though.
Muslim groups have spoken out frequently against terrorism, but Bauer is still acting as though the groups are silent.
For its part, Exodus remains allied to groups that are vocally hostile to non-Christians struggling with sexuality — unless they profess a willingness to convert to politically conservative Christianity.
If there are ex-gay organizations that respect non-Christians wherever they’re at spiritually, I’d like to know more about them.