11/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
The Naked Truth about Political Correctness
Some Biblical truths are so obvious, even an athiest sees them!
What if, because I feel so passionate about helping the sick, I rent an office, wear a stethoscope and begin treating patients, because I identify myself as a medical doctor? No matter how passionate I may feel that I am an doctor, I will be in trouble with the law for impersonating a MD. The only way that I may escape the penalty for practicing medicine without a license, is if authorities conclude that I'm delusional and disconnected from reality. Then I will be treated for mental illness, because I identify myself as a doctor.
So how does a school district in Illinois deal with a male teenager who thinks he's a girl? Instead of referring this troubled young man to mental health authorities, they try to accomodate his gender identity issues by giving him the special treatment of providing separate locker room facilities.
Thank goodness that the federal government has found out about this sad situation, and has referred the young man to mental health authorities. Not! If only that were the case. Just the opposite has actually happened: the Department of Education is mandating that this school district must provide for this male teenager (who has male genitalia) to shower with females in the girls' locker room.
It's obvious that this teen male who "identifies" as a girl needs help. But instead of providing true help that will help him learn to accept the body God gave him, the Feds bow down and worship the Political Correctness god.
Although political correctness is a relatively new term, it was accurately portrayed already in the 1800's in Hans Christian Andersen's short tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes." You of course know from the plot that the Emperor was bare naked as he strutted down the street showing off his new "clothing" (which is why many people think the title of this tale is actually, "The Emperor Has No Clothes.") Remember how all the people watching the naked emperor convinced themselves that he was somehow clothed. It took an innocent child blurting out, "He has no clothes!" for the crowds to come back to their senses and realize the obvious.
Political correctness fosters this same scenario by pressuring people so that an obvious truth is denied by the majority despite the plain evidence before their eyes. Mandating that teenage girls must shower with a teenage boy because he thinks of himself as a girl, unfortunately, is only one example of the insanity spawned by political correctness.
See if you spot another example of political correctness in this news report...
"Authorities say a pregnant woman in Central California is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a case of road rage. She is three months pregnant. Authorities say the man drove his wife to an area hospital; she underwent surgery and remains hospitalized. They say the baby is still alive."
If you're having trouble spotting political correctness, that's because there isn't any. Amazingly, the facts are reported as facts, as you read how the critically wounded woman was only 12 weeks pregnant, and the report calls the unborn child a baby. However, the news could have reported, "They say the product of conception is still alive."
Now you’re probably asking, who in the world would call a 12-week-old baby a "product of conception"? Well, that would be Planned Parenthood, where you can work as a POC technician. This job consists of piecing together the parts of aborted babies to ensure that a part isn’t mistakenly left inside the woman to cause a fatal infection. POC stands for Products Of Conception, a term that’s supposed to mask the fact that abortion ends a baby’s life. But you can’t fool the workers in Planned Parenthood who joke that POC stands for "parts of children."
In the tale of "The Emporer Has No Clothes" there's the child who states the obvious. In the debate about babies and abortion, Camille Paglia is the child who states the obvious.
You see, Camille Paglia is quick to refute the idea that abortion removes only clumps of insensate tissue. Do you know her? She’s a pro-choice feminist, who used to work for Planned Parenthood. Recently she explained how she was "horrified and disgusted" to learn from undercover videos that parts of children are being sold by Planned Parenthood.
So why is a prominent supporter of abortion appalled by Planned Parenthood's sale of baby parts? Because she's not willing to let politcal correctness force her to deny what's blatantly obvious: that abortion kills a baby. So she states:
I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue."
If an atheist like Paglia is able to see the obvious, how much more you and me, the children of God?
While Paglia relies on observation, logic and science, we have weightier evidence in the very words of God documenting that life begins in the womb (Psalm 139:13-16 and Psalm 51:5).
In stating the obvious about abortion, Paglia also rebukes the manipulations and lies of the abortion industry that has deceived and misled millions of people. We identify those same lies, but we also identify Satan as the source of all lies (John 8:44) and how he seeks to destroy bodies and souls through abortion on demand.
But we are also greatly blessed in ways Paglia can’t even imagine. We have the treasure of God’s grace: we have the gospel news of how Satan was defeated by the Son of the God at the bloody cross and empty grave. Thus we have soul-saving news: that the cleansing blood of Jesus is greater than any and every sin (1 John 1:7) and how he will help us deal with life's realities, no matter how difficult they may be (Romans 8:28).
If there was ever a time in your life to share God's Word (the ultimate voice of the Emporer-Has-No-Clothes-Truth) it's now when our society is at the tipping point of realizing how destructive political correctness can be.
God's Word is the medicine this world is dying for. And it's not delusional thinking to believe God has you standing in a place in life from which can heal those poisoned by the political correctness that fosters the gender identity movement, and Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby parts.
You're that innocent child, standing right were God wants you to be, so that you can speak truth to power by illuminating the truth of God's laws, and grace and power of Jesus Christ, the Savior of sinners. "You are the light of the world…Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-15). ♦ ♦ ♦
This article is an expanded adaptation of "Pieces of What?" 8/14/2015.
Update: The May 22, 2016 sermon, "God's Image and Mankind's Genders," addressed the issues of gender identity. It's available in audio or video formats at our Sermon Page.
Source Material (Links may become inactive over time.)
Feds: Schools Must Grant... Boy Unfettered Access To Girls' Locker Room @ NationalReview.com
Sorry, Social Justice Warriors, Political Correctness has Peaked @ NationalReview.com
Pregnant Woman Shot In Head @ CBS Sacramento
New Planned Parenthood Video: Fetal Organs Harvested Without Consent @ The Weekly Standard
Why a Pro-Choice Politician …Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood @ National Review
Cosmo and the Business of Abortion @ National Review