Charlottesville: Killing big fat lies.

by | Aug 17, 2017 | Christianity Today | 11 comments

I waited for some of the dust of Charlottesville to settle.  I didn’t want to write a knee-jerk, click bait blog about that tragedy.  Now I am prepared to respond.  We were all sickened by the violence and hatred.  Nevertheless, we must have truth.

Charlottesville: Killing big fat lies.

By Mario Murillo

I waited for some of the dust of Charlottesville to settle.  I didn’t want to write a knee-jerk, click bait blog about that tragedy.  Now I am prepared to respond.  We were all sickened by the violence and hatred.  Nevertheless, we must have truth.

In A Man for all Seasons, Sir Thomas More is asked to arrest a man who was bad and dangerous, but had broken no law.  More said he would not overrule laws even to arrest the devil.

William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!”

Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?”

William Roper: “Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!”

Sir Thomas More: “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”

In Charlottesville, great lies were put forth—big fat ones.  But those lies were celebrated because they are lies that will allegedly rid us of racism.  Today’s leftist would break every law to get at the evils they see in society.

Without debate, without law, as the police were ordered to stand down, Antifa protesters destroyed private property.  Sorry, it doesn’t matter what you think of the property.  The rule of law was broken.  Today, it is a statue, tomorrow it could be your house…while your children are sleeping.

Many of today’s liberals are disgusting traitors to liberalism.  Clarence Darrow and Edward R. Murrow—liberal icons, would have been among those who would condemn removing monuments illegally.  They would ask, “where will it stop?”

When will this move on to banning Tom Sawyer or perhaps burning books?  Already we see the insanity in Chicago where a pastor wants to remove everything associated with…are you ready, George Washington!

The media will never admit this: not all of those who came to protest the removal of Confederate Monuments are white supremacist, and some who came to stop the protest are, themselves, racist.  To deny this is to lie—a big fat one.

Many on the left love to say that America is institutionally racist.  That myth was shattered by the election of Barack Obama.

However, those who scream institutional racism only want you to see one brand of racism.  They refuse to condemn their own racism.  They also refuse to see how our culture is codifying and institutionalizing a new racism.  This is the worst form of racism.

It is the worst because it is intellectualized, it is trendy, it is good for business.  It provides camouflage for acts of tyranny against innocent people.  It replaces old oppression with new oppression.

Terms like white privilege are no less racist than saying black privilege.   In many colleges right now, white students must—in the name of education—take sensitivity training to understand what their whiteness has done to society—that is racist.   When dorms post signs saying whites are excluded—that is racist.

When members of Black Lives Matter chant “Pigs in Blanket”, or “what do we want? Dead Cops”—that is racist.

Another big fat lie: we are for diversity.  This one makes my head explode!  Google fires an engineer for expressing an opinion.  Now be honest, and look at this this statement and see if it hits you with the same boatload of irony it hits me:  We are for diversity, but since you disagree with our diversity you are excluded. You’re fired!”

People planned to picket Google until they received death threats from Antifa.  End of debate.  That it!  They want all debate to end.

My friend, the left is against diversity.  They can only survive when group think is enforced. In simple terms…they want everyone to think the same way…otherwise, common sense leaks in.

It is this breathtaking hypocrisy that allowed the University of California—the birth place of the Free Speech Movement—to ban free speech.

What we are seeing is a culturally acceptable ethnic cleansing.   The left is in such a fever to cleanse that they have removed all reason and accountability.  They are so diseased with self-righteousness, that they were outraged because President said in Charlottesville there was hate on both sides.  Huh?

If the phrase “All Lives Matter,” offends you, it is only because you don’t believe all lives matter.

ABC, CBS, NBC are instruments in this cleansing—this one-sided point of view.  Television is reducing complex subjects to emotional arguments.  They have blurred the line of reality and indoctrination.  Edward R. Murrow saw this coming and said, “Our history will be what we make it. And if there are any historians about 50 or 100 years from now — and there should be preserved the kinescopes of one week of all three networks — they will there find, recorded in black and white and in color, evidence of decadence, escapism, and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live.”

It is at this point that squeamish believers look for an inspirational bottom line—pithy encouragement.  It’s not that simple.  We are in a season where all who love freedom must wake up.  We must see that our lukewarm prayer is out of order.  The sermons of denial must be replaced with prophetic vigor and a burning conscience.  This is the most dangerous moment in our history.


  1. LaRinda

    Thank you , you have explained what is happening so clearly.

  2. Bob Searle

    Just remember to keep our hearts loyal to Jesus, because The Lord’s eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those who do! 2 Chronicles 16:9.

  3. Carol

    Thank you for this! Now if we will just wake up and quit sitting on our laurels! God is watching to see what we will do with the opportunity He has given to us!

  4. Bob Dooley

    The disposition of agreeing to disagree has been a great value in America that allowed us to still retain our strength and cohesiveness in this country while still disagreeing with someone.  It allowed all parties to tolerate others views while not accepting their opposing position. ‘Politically Correct’ CLAIMS to be all about tolerance, but at the same time does not allow opposition to it’s values. It claims all of the righteousness cards for itself, thinking it’s values are the only right values and the answer to everything. This is NOT tolerance, this is INtolerance. Tolerance ALLOWS for differences, agreeing to disagree allows people to still get along. The INtolerant ‘Politically Correct’ approach PUNISHES for non-conformance because they believe they are righteous and everybody else is evil! I believe ‘Politically Correct’ is Satan’s counterfeit to God’s second great commandment “love thy neighbor as thyself”, combined with “judge not lest ye be judged” and with Satanism’s “do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”. Satan wants to replace God’s righteousness with his own counterfeit version. He wants his counterfeit laws written in people’s hearts instead of God’s laws. When God’s laws aren’t written in someone’s heart they are ripe for accepting a counterfeit.

  5. MithrandirOlorin

    Thomas Moore had Protestants burned at the stake. So I’m not interested on his opinion about the Rule of Law.

    • Militantmoderate

      Burning was accepted and standard practice against heresy at that time for many years before More and continued by both Protestants and Catholics long after. Plenty of brutality to assign all around. You should be interested, even fascinated, by the ideas and concerns for society that Murillo offers up here. It’s a world you’re inheriting, make sure it’s one safe for you to live in, my friend.

    • Elliott Krejci

      For God’s Sake! This is exactly the attitude that is making people tear down the statues. You cannot look at history through the moral lens of today! Should we not listen to the wisdom of Paul who was once Saul. Should we not listen to wisdom of King David? He was no angel either. I mean come on even Ghandi was racist yet people revere him. Get over your righteousness and realize that was a different time and we should not throw the baby out with the bath water.

  6. Ray

    Thank you Mario, for continuing to bring a razor-sharp, prophetically enlightened and intellectually sound word to a deeply divided nation. May God elevate your platform for reformation of our culture and the glory of Jesus’ name, and help me Lord to be all in with You for this cause.

  7. Carolina

    Hi, Mario, Carolina Here!
    Once again YOU are the preacher for this hour! The obvious atrocity that was enacted in Charlottesville was so much more than “only” the insanity of uber white racism. President Trump responded initially the way he did because there were combat ready individuals arrived there on BOTH sides of the bazaar extreme ideologies of this nation. That were there to create trouble anyway they could. It wasn’t quite 48 hours ‘after’ the President received all the factual data about the mess these lawless individuals created, that he then fervently condemned the white supremacist groups (by name) and he did that without question according to White House Speech transcripts and did it quite eloquently. Mario is CORRECT there is a sickening movement afoot and in my opinion, got it’s best support and trajectory from the last President Barack Obama. Whereby voice of agreement to savage the rights of ANYBODY that disagreed with that kind of ‘rebel without a real cause’ rhetoric & thinking – got it’s BIG overreaching push. Along with leaving this country in a financial mess and a healthcare system purposely ruined, by it’s own architects words that it would fail. Mr. Obama left a legacy of internal hate, division and societal disorder. Not to mention the gross negligence of national safety and terrorist denial. So President Trump is left with a BIG mess to clean up while the media displays their “smoke and mirror tricks” of soft bigotry against him saying “look over here, look over here!…” because they’re out to make as much money as they can off the backs of people who are still asleep at the wheel drunk on that old kool-aid.
    DO NOT be deceived…Mr. Obama knew exactly what he was doing to America and why he did it and for the Globalist parties cause abroad, NOT for Americas best interests. Now we are left to stand by and watch as Republican Reps grab onto the Judas spirit against the man ( President Trump) that brought them to the dance in the first place! My largest question is to people who call themselves Christians and choose to abandon reason and Romans 13:, will you Christian also betray the current President with a kiss? I pray not!

  8. Yolonda McMillian

    Can we really gives answers to the what is birthed out of the demonic realm. Other than what the Bible declares? People are so lost and nothing makes sense anymore. People value their opinions nowadays as if truth doesn’t exist. It’s what right in every ones own eyes. Doesn’t matter how God sees it. Or what He says about it. People are loyal to false belief systems. There is a kingdom of darkness and a kingdom of light. That is what we wrestle with. We cannot give politically correct answers to the world we much preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and leave it @that. The world lies in darkness. We only need to bring them to the LIGHT. God Bless PS.
    I named my son after you. His father had left us and I named him Mareull
    Because you ministered life to me in that lonely place.

  9. Yolonda McMillian

    We call him MARIO



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