In light of the recent Facebook banning of Fox News and Commentary host, Todd Starnes, after his remarks about being politically incorrect, I decided to look up what it really means to be politically correct. There is so much hype and there are so many jokes about what is and isn’t politically correct, and I wanted to get it right. What I discovered surprised me.
I looked at definitions according to several dictionary sources and whatever else I could find through the internet. We all know the internet only posts the truth, but I tried to avoid articles and opinions written from one faction or another. Here is what I found.
Political correctness minimizes the alienation and discrimination of political, social, or economically disadvantaged groups, most prominently those defined by gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. In a nutshell, political correctness can be described as inclusiveness. It is keeping others from feeling devalued or excluded.
The light bulb turned on as I realized we have a politically correct Bible. Who knew? The Bible talks about equality for everyone. Instead of providing several paths to God depending on who you are or where you are from, God has outlined one path for all of us through Jesus Christ. There are no exceptions for any political, social, or economically disadvantaged group. There are no extra requirements or discriminations based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
No matter how good we are, none of us is good enough to get to heaven on our own. There is none good but God. We are all sinners. God loves each of us the same, and Jesus died for each of us the same. The Bible is inclusive. No one is excluded. One path to one God through His son, Jesus Christ.
I take comfort in the fact that while we are all different, we are all loved the same by God. Every thou shalt and thou shalt not was written to each of us the same without exception. No one is excluded from God’s love or His righteous plan for our lives.
Thank you, God, for loving me.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).