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Political correctness shows why we need the gospel

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Comedian Kevin Hart. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Last week, it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the Academy Awards in February. But then some Tweets were unearthed that used the word “gay” in a negative light. The Tweets were several years old, but as a result of the backlash, Hart withdrew from hosting the awards show two days later.

I notice several theological themes in our current social discourse.

Law 

With modern political correctness, there are a dizzying amount of rules. And there is no consideration given to historical context or accepted norms. The rules are treated as universally binding. In June, an award named after famed writer Laura Ingalls Wilder was changed due to the fact that Wilder used terms for Native Americans that were common in her time and vernacular.

The modern PC movement reminds me of the Pharisees in the gospels. The Old Testament had laws, but then the Pharisees added laws on top of laws. So many rules and laws that it became impossible to follow. It was crushing. Jesus railed against the pharisees for placing crippling burdens upon people. Constantly changing language.

CEO forced to resign for donating $1,000 to the campaign against gay marriage in CA…SIX years ago

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons

Less than two weeks after becoming the CEO of Mozilla, the software company who supports the Firefox web browser, Brendan Eich has stepped down after a backlash in regards to his opposition to same-sex marriage and financial support he gave to support Proposition 8 in California in 2008.

So to recap: a guy donates a whole thousand dollars to support something he believes in, and six years later, he becomes a CEO, and has to be destroyed because of it. It is an opinion that an independent citizen has!