"Remember the classic novel, 1984, written by George Orwell? I read it in high school. It was about a totalitarian government that went so far as to monitor every move of its citizens, force them to profess things they knew weren't true, and in general, worship and serve the government and its party line. Sound familiar? Today we call it political correctness, but there really is nothing correct about it, nor American about it..."
Here is another of Brother Mark's articles that might be of help to someone.
Mark is a Southern Baptist Preacher and he writes short articles for local newspapers and a few websites I watch over. His words ring true, sometimes more and more as time goes by.
Take it away Brother Mark!
Remember the classic novel, 1984, written by George Orwell? I read it in high school. It was about a totalitarian government that went so far as to monitor every move of its citizens, force them to profess things they knew weren't true, and in general, worship and serve the government and its party line. Sound familiar? Today we call it political correctness, but there really is nothing correct about it, nor American about it. It's straight out of the Marxist socialist play book, and yet many citizens of this country have embraced it. As the old saying goes, “I never thought I'd see the day.” Are we living in the U.S.A. Or revived U.S.S.R.? The Beatles may have sang lovingly of it in their song, “Back in the U.S.S.R.”, but I see nothing to love about such tyranny.
We hear a lot about rights these days, but our true God-given rights talked about in our Declaration of Independence and supposedly guaranteed in our Constitution's Bill of Rights, are being ignored and contradicted by those with ignorant or evil motives.
It is no accident or coincidence that the very first constitutional amendment in our Bill of Rights guarantees religious freedom and freedom of speech. These are mentioned first because they are foundational to all the rest of our freedoms. And then comes our right to bear arms in the second amendment. The founding fathers very wisely realized these rights were all necessary to our protection against a tyrannical government like the one written about in the novel, 1984, and the one we see developing before our eyes today.
These foundational rights in the Bill of Rights--freedom of religion, speech, and the right to bear arms in defense of our liberty –are the very ones most under attack today. The attack is very cleverly coming under the guise of “fairness” and “civil rights”, but it is really plain old politically-correct mind control. God-haters, government officials, and tyrants are attempting to force many of us to accept their line of thinking, even though it goes against our religious beliefs and conscience, or else. This is about as far as you can get from truly American behavior.
Even many large corporate businesses are playing tyrant. Safety of Americans, particularly children, has been trumped by politically-correct bathroom and fitting room etiquette. Corporate America and businesses are to sell products to the public. Not be our conscience and tell us what to believe. I think God and His word have that covered.
That which is morally wrong should never become a political right. The God of the Bible, our Creator and Redeemer, is the only One who has the right to define morality, and He has!
Why are so many people listening to lies? One of these lies is that homosexuals are born that way. I've yet to see any scientific proof from studies in genetics, yet many people believe this lie simply because it has been repeated and they want to believe it. The God of the Bible is a good and loving God, but how could that be so if He made homosexuals that way and then condemned them for it? How absurd! Homosexuality is a behavior, not an identity. At one time, both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association considered homosexuality as something to be treated, according to their manuals. Then along came political correctness, and that changed. Sometimes, science, even soft science, is politicized.
I hear a lot these days about homosexual rights, and its couched in terms of civil rights. The homosexual movement has painted homosexuals as victims who are being persecuted. This is laughable. Studies have shown that they earn more money per capita than heterosexuals and they have greater political clout for their numbers. They are anything but victims. When was the last time you watched a television program that doesn't show homosexuality as something we all should support? Victims? I think not, but I can tell you who have become the victims. We whose religious beliefs and conscience are being trampled in the politically-correct dust. We who are being vilified as bigots because we disagree with the party line. Big Brother is alive and well! The politically-correct homosexual propaganda being peddled on practically every episode of every television program is nothing more than mind control, or what was once called “brain-washing”. The only thing is, you can't wash something with filthy water.
I do not discriminate against people who indulge in homosexual behavior, but that hardly means I'm obligated to put my stamp of approval on their behavior at the expense of my conscience and religious beliefs. My right to the free exercise of my religious belief as I see fit is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Other's right to force me to believe what they think I should believe is not. It's time to take a stand, as the government of North Carolina did, against the federal government's “thought police”. Tell Big Brother and his friends to go jump in the lake, preferably in another country. This is the U.S.A. , not the U.S.S.R. Revived. Nor is it 1984.