While the loudest voices on the left these days tend to be godless atheist Bernie Bros, the Democrats are increasingly aware that they have a Jesus problem. As more and more atheists take over their party, they are leaving black and hispanic voters on the sidelines — two of the most religious demographics in America. On top of that, they are losing their ability to compete for heartland white voters. The bulk of the nation does not identify with New England and coastal atheism. Insult the “imaginary sky god” all you kids want, it doesn’t help you compete.
And Elizabeth Warren notes it. In a hagiographic profile in the Boston Globe, reporters want you to know Elizabeth Warren has Jesus, or at least pretends to have Jesus. There aren’t really any contradictions at play with Warren as there would be if there were a profile of, for example, Donald Trump’s faith.
The reporter does not try to reconcile Warren’s support of forcing Christians to provide goods and services for same-sex weddings. Nor is there any effort to reconcile Warren’s support of abortion on demand and rejection of explicit Biblical sins like homosexuality.
All Warren needs to do is have a favorite Bible verse and she’s got sainthood in the bag for reporters.
What is so funny about all this is how little reporters even understand about Christianity in America. Michael Cromartie of the Ethics & Public Policy Center, who just passed away, had ample stories of journalists confused about the faith. Once he was asked for the contact information for the author of one of the books of the Bible.
This is a fairly typical thing. Most reporters on the national scene are as liberal as Elizabeth Warren. So the fact she can quote a verse of the Bible means she is more religious than them. There is a problem though. Like Mitt Romney speaking conservatism as if he just took a Rosetta Stone course, Democrats tend to speak Christianity the same way. Sincere people of faith can spot those pandering and those winging it. Even Trump supporters will concede he isn’t really one of them. They just think he’s more with them than someone like Elizabeth Warren who can quote scripture, but imposes anti-Christian secularism on people of faith.
Even Satan can quote scripture, after all. That Elizabeth Warren feels compelled to quote scripture and go to churches is a reminder that Democrats know they have a problem, even if their base wishes they’d move on to full throated atheism.