The majority of white supremacists espouse extreme Christian rhetoric and love assault weapons. The influence of Christian extremism on our politics is a threat to our democracy and contributes to the bigotry that leads to mass shootings. Contemporary Christianity has become cruel and selfish like the MAGA ideology it supports. Contrary to the peaceful teachings of Jesus, MAGA evangelicals are hateful towards non- Christians. Not everyone is Christian. Other religions, atheists, and agnostics exist. If God created these diverse people, he must be in favor of diversity. Most of the leaders that Christian extremists and white supremacists support are racist, anti-Semitic, or misogynistic. They worry about non-viable fetuses but support the freedom of every American to get any gun they want so they can kill as many innocent people as they want. If the Supreme Court feels justified to eliminate a woman’s right to have an abortion, then let’s begin a state-by-state movement to limit gun rights. Doing this would save the lives of people who are fully actualized human beings.
Additionally, if the Republican party chooses to treat women as unequal to men regarding reproductive rights, a movement to mandate men to have vasectomies to alleviate unwanted pregnancies should begin. Conversely, maybe vasectomies should be against the law. Doesn’t the utilization of vasectomy interrupt the natural process of fertilization and give men the kind of control over their bodies and reproductive rights that are being taken away from women? If conservatives want women to birth a rapist’s child or their father’s child and to be restricted from using contraception, then it’s fair to remove similar freedoms afforded to men regarding decisions about when or if they become a parent. These loss of freedom laws towards men would be a cruel form of justice, however if the extremist MAGA Christian Republican majority sitting on the Supreme Court wants to discriminate against women, men might be the next demographic group to be targeted by other branches of the federal or state courts in the name of equality.
The overriding themes contributing to gun violence and the attack on women’s freedoms are racism, misogyny, and religious extremism. The federal government, especially Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ, must categorize the MAGA extremist movement as a domestic terrorist group. That shouldn’t be seen as a radical move. After all, they violently attacked the Capitol, threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence, tried to stop the peaceful transfer of power of a legitimately elected US president, and are inciting hatred by spreading the lie that the election in 2020 was stolen.