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"The compassionate bullies of the Left have decided they must force you to shut up. My friend Erick Erickson exposes their unbelievable bullying so often ignored or excused by the media."
—Mark Levin, host of The Mark Levin Show and author of Men in Black

"Erick Erickson is a brilliant thinker who knows how to deliver truth with punchy wit and without trigger warnings. This book explains to American Christians that ignoring the culture around us will not rewind us back to some safer place in the past. More than that, the book is a catalyst for thinking through a path forward for the years to come. Read this book and ponder how we can leave an inheritance for our children of liberty and justice, for all."
—Russell Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

"As William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, so aptly put it: We will either be ruled by God, or we will be ruled by tyrants. We cannot let the tyrants win. This fantastic book is a huge leap toward victory!"
—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Agent

"Few more prophetic words have been spoken in our recent political discourse than 'You will be made to care.' Erick Erickson and Bill Blankschaen underscore in a convincing and justifiably alarming way that the Left is not looking for mere tolerance but to force social conservatives, indeed everyone, into submission to their ideology—prosecuting and persecuting along the way. You might not care about the agenda of social liberalism—but, menacingly, it cares about you. This is a must-read book."
—David Limbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus on Trial and The Emmaus Code

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The Left’s Culture War Is After You

No matter how many times activist courts intervene to award victories to the Left, it is never enough for progressives.

They bend, twist, and distort the law and the Constitution to their beliefs.

And then they insist that everyone must agree with them—or else!

Or else you can lose your job, you can be sued out of business, you can be driven off campus, you can be hounded by the government. In the end, no matter how much you wish these issues would just go away—you will be made to care.

In their enlightening, but also frightening, new book, radio host and former RedState editor in chief Erick Erickson and author and former pastor and educator Bill Blankschaen reveal how the Left is already imposing its totalitarian beliefs. And they provide a prescient warning about the extreme measures that will almost certainly affect you, your family, and your community in the very near future.

In their book, you’ll learn:

How being good at your job is no excuse: how “America’s firefighter” lost his job for believing that marriage is between a man and a woman
How universities are driving Christian groups off campus
How lawyers are raking in millions through politically correct lawsuits against religious groups that don’t affirm homosexuality as “normal”
How there is nowhere to hide: no matter how small your bed and breakfast, or your wedding chapel, or your flower shop—the leftist-homosexual mafia will shut you down if you don’t share their beliefs
How Christian clergy will be forced to perform gay weddings or see their churches forced into bankruptcy
How we can resist—what you can do now, if you believe in the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of conscience and freedom of religion—and how if we don’t resist, those freedoms will be gone

Freedom of speech, religion, and even thought have never been more threatened in our country than they are today, which makes You Will Be Made to Care one of the most important books you will read this year.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing (February 22, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621574741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621574743
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Today we watch things change at lightning pace. What was right has become “wrong”, and what was wrong has become “right”. YWBMTC was written to give insight into what’s really going on and why it is happening.

Erickson and Blankschaen are unabashed followers of Christ who love God first, and also love America. This book is the result of their investigation into the the loss of religious freedom we’ve all been seeing occur at breakneck pace. By analyzing the circumstances behind the headlines, they reveal a continual current intended to erode our religious liberty. You may think you that will merely mind your own business and not care what “they” do to others, but you will not have that option. The authors show how the sideline is disappearing: You Will be Made to Care.

The book is well-organized and a pleasure to read. Although it contains stories of the absolute destruction of people’s lives, it is written with hope for the future. The tone of the book is winsome and engaging. It answers many questions that bewildered me, and some that I’d never thought of such as:

Why must the Left force its beliefs on us?
Why do the Left’s views keep changing while no one calls them out for hypocrisy?
Why doesn’t the Left understand when someone doesn’t change with the times?
What is the true religion of the Left?
How is the Left working to minimize the effect of the gospel in our culture?
What really is freedom, and why have we had it in America?
What is “Freedom of Worship”, and why should you care?
In what ways is marriage a weight-bearing wall in society?
What is the end game of redefining marriage?
What are the real, human costs of redefining gender?
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A consummately competent, formerly poverty-stricken, minority fire chief in Atlanta gets fired from his dream job. A faith-based counseling services offering conversion therapy for homosexuals who want to be free of same sex attraction is not only driven out of business, but fined $3.4 MILLION dollars. Bakery owners who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding and photographers who refuse to photograph a homosexual wedding on religious grounds lose their entire businesses, and get salt poured into their wounds via fines at times totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The freedom to live the dictates of one's conscience is not merely eroding, it is being flushed down the gully, disappearing before our eyes within the ever-growing, swirling cesspool of a decadent society in which people will be FORCED to participate.

Reading "You Will Be Made to Care," by Erick Erickson and Bill Blankschaen is an initially dark and depressing experience, much like an Orwellian novel, but Orwellian novels are fiction; the persecution of "thought crimes" and attacks against conscience in current American life is an increasingly and frighteningly ordinary occurrence. You will not only be made to keep your beliefs to yourself. You will not be free to live your life while ignoring the parade of the moral decay of humanity. You will not only be made to notice. You will be made to partake in and celebrate that which is in direct violation of the dictates of your conscience. You will be MADE to violate your conscience in despicable ways. You will be MADE to care.
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Six simple words have transformed my thinking when it comes to current events: You Will Be Made To Care. So often in today's busy world our time is limited and we find ourselves being uninformed about some of the things that matter most to us. Why? We have to seek out what's really going on because we can't depend on our current media to give us the whole story or they either spin a narrative. Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss.

Many of us have taken for granted that the guard is still at the gate as it pertains to our nation and our values. We have willingly turned our heads and taken our hands off the wheel lured away by the distractions of the world around us. In the process those who seek to change our country and redefine our values have maintained solid focus on their agenda. The result is each of us getting to that "aha" moment but many times too late to make a difference. This book brings many of those issues front and center. As you read you discover just how intent a minority of people are in their attempt to force their agenda and beliefs on the majority of Americans. The scary part is they have and are making progress.

There's a war raging where the sole intent is to silence the voice or opinions by anyone who considers themselves a person of faith. This book brings visibility to many of the battles within this war. Once you start reading it you can't put it down. The more you read the more awakened you become and the more passionate you are about what is transpiring around us. You find yourself CARING about the next steps we take as citizens of this great country and as people of faith who are being targeted. Frustration and anger are transformed into hope and action.
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