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New Fascists: Bullies Attacking the Family

  1. The New Fascism: Tolerance That Leads to Tyranny
  2. The New Fascists Use Words As Weapons
  3. New Fascists: Bullies Attacking the Family

We have written about the abuse of power by the “new fascists,” about their use of language as weapons. This final post in the series will address fascist bullies.

Marriage and the family, both inventions of God, are under assault from a new class of bullies: fascists. Increasingly, governments are enforcing politically correct doctrines by taking children away from their families. In fact, the concept of the family has been radically changed from that of parents (a committed male and female couple) and their offspring, to that of state “ownership” of children. If parents do not teach what the authorities think they should teach, the state will take the children away.

In Norway, Ruth and Marius Bodnariu had their five children forcibly removed and placed in foster homes. Their crime? Home schooling their children. The Norwegian child protective services agency, Barneverne, charged the couple with “Christian indoctrination,” an offense serious enough to warrant removing the children from their parents. (Go here if the video does not appear.)


In Ontario, Canada, Bill 89, innocuously titled “The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017,” passed by a vote of 63 to 23. The bill empowers the state to remove a child from any home that has an abusive environment. A typical abuse? Parents not accepting and supporting a child’s chosen “gender identity.”

Similarly, Ontario’s Bill 28 reduces children to chattel. The bill removes “mother” and “father” from state documents, replaced with generic “parents.” A child may have up to four legal parents. The implication is that mothers and fathers no longer have a legal right to live with their children as a family. The state owns the children.

Media and government bullies against stay-at-home moms 

The intimidation of stay-at-home moms has been increasing. For years, the mantra “a woman’s right to choose” has not meant the right to choose life, but only the right to choose abortion. Now it means the right, the responsibility, actually, to work in the marketplace. It does not include the right to be a homemaker and nurturer of children.

Sarrah Le Marquand, an Australian columnist, represents the new face of fascisct bullies.

Rather than wail about the supposed liberation in a woman’s right to choose to shun paid employment, we should make it a legal requirement that all parents of children of school-age or older are gainfully employed … Only when the female half of the population is expected to hold down a job and earn money to pay the bills … will we see things change for the better for either gender. [emphasis added]

Likewise, in his last years in office, President Obama tilted the scales against stay-at-home moms! Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner writes of the direction Obama was taking the country.

One clear message of the president’s tax plan: Moms who stay at home with their children are less valuable than moms who work for pay. Obama … proposed tax cuts that go only to dual-income families.

In addition, President Obama called for a new “second-earner tax credit” and expanding a tax credit for commercial child care. Obama’s second-earner credit is worth $500 for any dual-income family. [emphasis added]

Marriage in the crosshairs of bullies

Not only the parent-child relationship, but marriage as well is under attack in new ways.

bulliesRussian-American journalist Masha Gessen reveals that the movement wants to destroy marriage and that lying is one of the tools they will use to get there.

It’s a no-brainer that we should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.

That causes my brain some trouble. And part of why it causes me trouble is because fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.

Gessen’s candor reveals an important insight into postmodern tyranny, that is, the adoption of a “virtue” from the jihadists: al-Taqiyya. This Arabic term for deception (one contemporary writer calls it “diplomacy”) comes from the Islamic practice of lying about your convictions and goals. Such deception is permitted, even encouraged, when lying can help you achieve a political or military victory. This is one of those places where militant Islamists and postmoderns function from similar playbooks.

In this short video, Gaven Ashenden, Honorary Chaplain to the Queen of England, explains the goal of the trans community. In it you hear the voice of Masha Gessen justifying the lie to reach the trans goal.

Let us beware! While the gospel calls us to love our neighbors, strangers and yes, even our enemies, we must not be naive about the battle which we are in for the very survival of human dignity and the sacredness of the family as a God-ordained institution. The modern tyrants are often in three-piece suits or high heels.

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).