In recent years, freedom of conscience and religion has become an object of evil for those of low character, those unable to discern the cause of good because they are blinded by a narrow vision of man. Certain inalienable rights are now a threat to those who seek to accrue to themselves privileges while robbing others of inalienable rights that are, frankly, objectively far more important than a right to pursue disordered hedonistic pleasures, for example.
A society sanitized of its public Christian faith will not be able to remain a democracy for long. Like nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Someone with a clear and compelling agenda will eventually find power. It may then take generations to undo the influence of a dangerous ideology that by then will have produced innumerable casualties.
If current trends indicate anything, we can look forward to a future that is rife with fear and despair fostered by terrorists who, masquerading as immigrants, have placed themselves in western societies, and by regressive liberal totalitarians dominating the political and cultural landscape.
Most western societies are at a loss to explain an inability to deal with many new social ills that have developed in the absence of Christian morality guiding social interactions. So, governments attempt to impose behaviour modification programs that condition children, for example, to embody some imagined ideal that attempts to rob children of innocence and which results in producing amoral beings bereft of hope.
With Christianity and Christians excised from public conversation, there is little reason to imagine that militant secularists can foster harmony which enhances the common good in a way that truly protects inalienable rights: freedom of speech; freedom of religion and conscience; freedom of assembly.
We do not need to condone nor allow ourselves to be subject to certain morally objectionable behaviours that include manipulation of the courts and legislative process. Those of us who profess the Christian Faith must, however, respect the inalienable dignity of every human person, especially those with whom we disagree, i.e., those who consider us their enemies and who attempt to elevate their rights above the rights of others. We have an obligation to love our neighbour no matter what the cost to us personally. Like Jesus our Lord and Master, we must embrace the violence directed at us by the enemies of conscience, even if that violence threatens to crucify us.