Egalitarianism Defined for Christians
by Stuart DiNenno
This is written for those who are not familiar with the term or are not quite sure of the meaning of Egalitarianism. Egalitarianism is something that the churches rarely, if ever, warn their congregants about but which every Christian in America needs to understand because it is a very harmful anti-Christian philosophy that is destroying the formerly Christian nations of North American and Europe, and it has infected the teaching of the churches to a large degree as well.
The word egalitarian comes from the French word egalite which means equality. An egalitarian is someone who believes in the equality of all humanity, and radical egalitarians work to create equality among all people — disregarding the fact that many inequalities exist among mankind as fixed attributes of nature, as is the case in all of God’s creation. And frequently radical egalitarians will use coercion or even violence to create a forced state of equality regardless of the harmful consequences that necessarily follow.
The term egalitarian originated with the French Revolutionaries of the late 18th century whose rallying cry was “Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!” (Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood). The Jacobins were a political group in France who were the most radical of the egalitarians during the Revolution, and they wanted to get rid of all class and religious distinctions. Thus, they made war against the aristocracy and the church. This is why Egalitarianism is sometimes called Jacobinism. Cultural Marxism is another closely related egalitarian philosophy. Egalitarianism, Jacobinism, and Cultural Marxism are, in effect, synonymous. Egalitarianism is sometimes referred to with the anglicized version of the same word which is Equalitarianism.
But although the Jacobins were extremists, today’s egalitarians have taken their radical ideology beyond that of the French Revolution era and are militating for the dissolution of all distinctions: not only distinctions in social class and religion, but also distinctions in race, age, gender, sexuality, etc. Thus to an egalitarian, or at least to the most radical of them, a 60 year old white German Christian man in Germany who is descended from 1000 years of German ancestors, and who has been married to the same German woman for 35 years and has 7 children and 12 grandchildren, is no more qualified to be an officer in a German church or in the German civil government than a 30 year old single Muslim African immigrant lesbian woman who has been in the country for 15 years has never been married and has no children. And to believe otherwise is to be branded a hateful bigot by these egalitarians.In order to enforce their new moral orthodoxy, a new set of “sins” has been instituted by the egalitarians to shame those who oppose it:
“Racism” is the sin of opposing racial egalitarianism.
“Sexism” is the sin of opposing gender egalitarianism.
“Homophobia” is the sin of opposing sexual egalitarianism.
“Xenophobia” is the sin of opposing national egalitarianism.
“Antisemitism” is the sin of opposing the most powerful group of egalitarians.
Christian author Otto Scott, who wrote a book about Robespierre the leader of the Jacobin movement, once said, “The French Revolution has never ended.” Indeed, it has only intensified.