Cancel culture, no-platforming, victimhood.
No doubt you’ve heard these phrases. They are all over the place at the moment and spring from the Identity Politics ideology – but what is it?
Well…the Christian Insitute has recently published a short intro leaflet about this ‘divisive ideology that has come to dominate public debate‘.
They go on to say ‘It fractures society into groups formed around characteristics such as gender, sexuality or ethnicity, pitting people against one another in an arms race of victimhood. It also shuts down debate: expressing anything but the most socially liberal views on issues such as transgenderism, homosexuality or abortion makes you unfit for any public office or platform. This briefing explains more about what identity politics is and why it is such a threat to freedom, which includes religious liberty.‘
It is definitely worth taking 5 mins to read through the leaflet to find out why the Identity Politics ideology is so dangerous, directly undermines religious freedoms, and is contrary to Biblical teaching.[A00138 – 15/07/2020]