Vanity Is Vanity

The Emptiness of Progressive Virtue Signaling

They've been popping up like mushrooms on lawns across America: signs bearing the declaration, "In this house we believe," followed by slogans that have become fashionable among progressives, like "Science Is Real," "Love Is Love," "No Human Is Illegal," "Women's Rights Are Human Rights," and "Black Lives Matter."

For many, it is a public display of resistance against forces opposed to progressive causes that doubles as a vehicle to shame the unenlightened and inform the world: There are no science skeptics, homophobes, xenophobes, misogynists, racists or any misanthrope from the "basket of deplorables"...


Regis Nicoll  is a retired nuclear engineer and physicist, a Colson Center fellow, and a Christian commentator on faith and culture. He is the author of Why There Is a God: And Why It Matters, available at Amazon.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #60, Spring 2022 Copyright © 2022 Salvo |