What is political correctness?
Political correctness is an attempt to control the expression of ideas. I believe everyone should be treated with respect, but that doesn’t mean we have to agree with them and never address issues that might offend them.
Political correctness as employed today is censorship. It has restricted freedom of speech, especially, when it comes to religion and lifestyles.
A couple of years ago, an Atlanta resident who was working in Calhoun attended our Saturday substance abuse treatment group. During the session, one participant reported he had joined the church and indicated it had made a tremendous difference in his life. He stated, “When I have a problem, I pray and ask God to help me and it works.”
The visitor responded, “Excuse me; we don’t mention God in group.” I smiled and looked him in the eye and responded, “You may not, but we do.” He told me he wasn’t coming back because mentioning God was offensive to him, not realizing his approach was offensive to me and others. This is an example of the absurdity of political correctness and indicates how far society has gone in refusing to allow open discussion of beliefs and ideas.
The U. S. Constitution was written to protect free speech and the open expression of ideas and religious beliefs. To be politically correct, we are not supposed to say anything negative about any lifestyle regardless of the damage it does to individuals and society. For example, the media promotes the transgender lifestyle while ignoring the fact that 41 percent of transgenders commit suicide. I recently read an article by a transgender therapist that related his attempt to lead the parents of their eight year old son to accept the child’s desire to have surgery and become a transgender.
This trend has carried over into many areas of society. For instance, individuals that promote the legalization of marijuana don’t tell you the truth about the effects of THC on the body and brain. They do not tell you that cannabis babies are smaller at birth, develop slower and have more problems. Why? Because some individuals and organizations want recreational marijuana to become legal so they can make a lot of money and/ or so they can use it in spite of the fact it negatively affects motivation and memory, as well as physical and psychological health.
One of the major problems with political correctness is the fact that many have blindly complied with this bogus approach to address the problems in society. In addition, the absence of a positive impact on society by churches and synagogues continues to contribute to a growing immoral, godless society. We no longer have a strong emphasis on personal discipline and responsibility. For many the slogan “just do it” describes their approach to life. For a growing number, sex has become their god. Evidence of this is the new term “porn star” for what used to be “prostitute.”
In addition, an inordinate number of males are addicted to porn. Porn is having a growing devastating effect on children. The solution to this problem is to make it impossible for children to access porn sites. This could be done by having every user to register and use their finger print to gain access to porn sites.
Finally, the real solution is to adopt and teach Christian ethics and moral values. Treat others the way you want to be treated is the way to start.