What is it about being a liberal that is equated to being the anti-Christ?
I'm going to say something that might shock you, but here we go anyway: I'm not a conservative. And I go to church. Every week. Front row. Taking sermon notes.
I write the church newsletter, I'm wrapping up a three-year term on the vestry, I've taught Sunday School, I'm a member of the Episcopal Church Women group and I'm in the process of publishing the church directory.
So when I read something about liberals being Godless and trying to take Christ out of Christmas and all of the joy out of the whole entire planet with one fell swoop (do you imagine that as popping a balloon with a pin like I do?), I get angry because it's not true.
When I read things like that, when I hear things like that, it makes me feel like my contributions to the world don't matter because of the way I vote or because of the way the church, on a national level, decides to conduct its business.
When I bring this up to my conservative friends, when I question the very people who, with as much self-righteousness indignation as they can muster, get on Facebook and condemn Black Friday shoppers for not honoring Thanksgiving and then don't show up to Advent events, they make it known that they don't mean me when they say liberals are ruining the world. There are a million more people just like me, though, and that's what you're not understanding.
Here's the thing, though our beliefs may be different – you being the more fundamentalist, conservative part of the population - it takes all of us working in Christ to make this world work the way we want it to.
We don't have to agree, and God designed it that way, but when you're making statements about liberals, really think about what you're saying and how it represents you and your faith. When you insinuate that liberals are the root of all evil, really think about what you're implying, because you're wrong.
Don't blindly blame the liberals, blame the people who are really to blame. Despite your sweeping generalizations, we're not really the anti-Christ.