“The State of American Culture and What You Can Do About It” is a powerful speech by Judge
Justice Robert Bork that has been reprinted in Meridian Magazine. He makes excellent points about the elitist “Olympians” that seek to reshape our society according to their socialistic, atheistic agenda, guided by an almost paranoid fear of religion. I highly recommend reading his essay.
In addressing what can be done, one of his suggestions calls for cultural alliances between religious groups:
It will be important to make cultural alliances across religious lines. Orthodox Mormons, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews have more in common on cultural matters than they do with liberal members of their own faiths. Such alliances do not require joining into one organization; they do require close cooperation between cultural conservatives of all faiths and persons of no faith in the battles that lie ahead.
When it comes to defending the Constitution, I dare say that religious bigotry among conservatives will only help our surrender to the revolution of the Left. In one dramatic example, I am aware of one significant organization fighting to support the Constitution that is about to fall about at the seems due to internal religious bigotry. I may have some interesting information to share about the details in the near future.
Our fellow Christians who rage against Mormons sometimes do much more harm than they realize. The spirit behind anti-Mormonism is so clearly not from God. If I knew nothing of the Church, merely observing the antics and hostility of the anti-Mormon crowd might well raise questions in my mind about whose side those people were on – and I’m not just talking about the extreme examples of the street preachers who wave underwear in the faces of people trying to approach Temple Square in Salt Lake.
There is a culture war going on, and all of us who care about it need to work together to oppose the destructive trends that are shaking our society.