Why Christians Are on the Right Side of History

Stop me if you've heard this before: "If you [conservative Christians] do not surrender your antiquated beliefs [gay marriage violates God's definition of 'marriage,' etc.], you are going to find yourselves on the wrong side of history."

That statement is one of the left's most oft utilized shaming tools, one they store inside their dialectical tool belts. It serves to silence opposition by asserting that in the future, history will lump conservatives who refuse to bow before the progressive agenda with the likes of Bull Connor and relegate their memory to the trash heap of human undesirables. It also asserts that there is a right side of history—that history is being propelled forward to a moral end game. Setting aside the fallacy of begging the question that exists within their propositional statement, it's an assertion that contradicts the worldview of the very people who like to bludgeon conservative Christians with it.

For the left, objective and absolute morality is the purview of intolerant fundamentalists. In other words, your truth is not allowed to interfere with my truth. If that's allowed, then your truth is privileged and I become a socially discriminated against identity group. For liberals, truth is a function of power. Within the worldview of the left, the concepts of "right" and "wrong" have no meaning; that would require the existence of a transcendent, absolute moral authority. History only recognizes "winners" and "losers." Will to power, right?

Marx taught this. Saul Alinsky taught this. Pretty much every literature department on every college campus in America teaches this. For a leftist to claim that conservative Christians are going to find themselves on the wrong side of history is nonsensical. For conservative Christians, however, there is most definitely a right side of history and, importantly, a wrong side of history.