Perez: Pulpit message gets in Democrats’ way

Saturday, December 8, 2018

I guess I should start off with an apology.

Following the midterm elections, I had decided to avoid political discussions in this Sunday column.

Well, that didn’t last too long.

Democrats have at long last — according to party chairman Tom Perez — determined why their political message is not resonating with American voters.

The reason? We pay too much attention in church.

Now let that sink in for just a moment.

The Democratic party head honcho says that Republicans have an advantage because “people buy” what they hear at church.

The church message, according to Perez, has far too much influence on voters.

If we simply listen to the messages delivered in church and ignore the larger message advocated by the Democrat party, then the utopian society of socialism will never become a reality.

Perez told a liberal gathering this week that the messaging problem of the progressive left is not gaining traction because of Fox News and the pulpit on Sundays.

Perez said that retaining abortion rights was the primary message of the new Democrats and the church message was standing in their way.

It should come as no surprise that the Democratic National Committee declined to comment on the Perez manifesto.

Here’s a message for Mr. Perez and his like-minded followers: Your problem is not the pulpit; your problem is your message.

The pulpit message is about salvation and forgiveness. The pulpit message is about our freedoms, including above all, the freedom of religion.

All too often, the Democratic message is about hate and retribution. It’s about control. It’s about destruction in the quest for power.

If Mr. Perez and the new Democratic party think the problem stems from the pulpit, then Mr. Perez and the new Democratic party have a much larger problem than simply their message.

Ignoring the message from the pulpit is a formula for utter failure that will carry far beyond this time and this place.

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