Pete Riehm
Deconstructing America by making Christianity a disqualifier!
By Pete Riehm
August 22, 2023

Contrary to what angry liberals and leftists spew and wish, the United States of America was founded by devout Christians on timeless Judeo-Christian principles. It was a simple but revolutionary concept: the rights of man come from God only and any government instituted by men only derives its authority with consent of the governed, so government and the governed always answer to a higher power – GOD! The Lord richly blessed this daring democratic experiment for over two centuries, creating the most powerful and prosperous nation in history.

Until recently, Christianity was the unquestioned norm and standard across America, but complacency settled in while secular forces have been increasing their attacks on our Constitution and culture. Most Americans cannot possibly imagine questioning Christianity, much less rejecting it, but inured by our affluence and comfort, we relaxed our eternal vigilance against tyranny and took our Christian foundation for granted. So, most Americans are shocked to learn governments in blue states are aggressively oppressing Christians.

The Democrat Media Complex has been maligning Christianity for years, so we have become accustomed to their snarky critiques. They never miss an opportunity to erroneously tie Christianity to bigotry and white supremacy. In 2022, Time magazine published a hit piece claiming Christianity was to blame for the Buffalo, New York, supermarket massacre of black Americans and the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand. Never mind that Christianity does not teach nor even condone such wanton behavior. Christianity is a steadfast obstacle to socialism, so it must be discredited.

Media ridicule of Christianity has become commonplace, but Americans were stunned to learn earlier this year that the FBI has been spying on Catholics! FBI Director Christopher Wray now disavows the investigation, but FBI field offices across the country were monitoring “radical traditional Catholics” who FBI officials warned were “violent extremists.” They assessed these Catholics as a “potential security threat” as white nationalists because they prefer the traditional Latin mass! Oddly, the FBI has not investigated obviously violent leftist groups responsible for widespread burning, extortion, looting, riots, and even murder – ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter.

Americans are realizing the FBI has gone rogue with such behavior and pursues its own highly partisan agenda, but we hope it’s an isolated incident. Probably not! A Massachusetts couple was recently denied their application to become foster parents because they are devout Catholics! The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families determined that this Catholic couple did not believe in LGBTQ+ lifestyles, and therefore would not support the choices of a transgender child. In essence, the government of Massachusetts, a state founded by Puritans, has declared that biblical values are incompatible with raising children!

Ponder that profound deviation from traditional American values. A state government in America has adopted a policy that Christianity is a disqualifier for parenthood! That sad fact should frighten and enrage every American. Too many will want to ignore this as a blue state anomaly, but consider the gay Georgia couple praised for adopting two sons until last year when it was discovered they were sexually abusing these boys and even prostituting them to other pedophiles!!! With this grotesque revelation, has the supposedly red state of Georgia declared homosexuality a disqualifier for parenthood?! No, there has been deafening silence!

Too harsh? Perhaps we are not paying attention. Despite a long history of criminality and mental illness, Barry Lawton was elected by New Hampshire Democrats three times to the state legislature as the first openly transgender elected official in America when he decided to run as Stacie Lawton. Due to his insane antics, Lawton was forced to resign a second time earlier this year, but just this month he was arrested for sexual exploitation of toddlers! Have you heard about this? The mainstream media has buried his depravity and Democrat duplicity.

The media and too many governments ignore rampant pedophilia, but they have set their sights on castigating Christianity as a disqualifier for parenthood and public service. This is an open assault on Christianity to deconstruct America. Without Christianity, American freedom evaporates, and that is the only way to usher in socialism.

It’s too easy to blame Democrats overtaken by radical socialists, but Republicans have failed to champion traditional American values and have themselves even undermined them. Just this month, an unknown woman, Lizzie Marbach, tweeted a simple summation of the Gospel: “There’s no hope for any of us outside of having faith in Jesus Christ alone.” Seems normal to average Americans, but not to Ohio Republican Congressman Max Miller who scolded her on Twitter with “This is one of the most bigoted tweets I have ever seen. Delete it, Lizzie. Religious freedom in the United States applies to every religion. You have gone too far.”

WOW! That guy is supposedly on the side of God-fearing Americans who love this country. Democrats may be overt in their disdain for Christianity, but Republicans are conspicuous in their lack of conviction. Folks, the politicians cannot and will not save America. It will be up to average Americans swarming the ballot box and judiciously voting only for men and women of integrity, integrity is rooted in the fear of God. Christianity is not a disqualifier; it’s the ultimate qualifier.

“Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them” (Eph. 5:11).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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