I believe this nation has had all it can stand where political correctness is concerned.
Correctness? Who came up with that one anyway?
Do you want to know what it was that got me started on this tirade? Tonight, in my hometown, there’s a Capital Pride Parade. Why should that bother me?
Does it not bother you?
Apparently June is Gay Pride Month. Nice. It’s a month to recognize “gays” for their achievements and contributions.
Which is a nice thing to do. It’s nice to recognize people for the great things they do. It’s important for our society to honor people who make a difference in the lives of others.
But what in the name of Heaven does their sexual orientation have to do with it?
Do they do their honorable deeds because they are gay? Does their “gayness” represent something they’ve had to overcome, making their contributions much more valuable? You know, like Helen Keller? She was the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Years ago, while watching an old Muppets movie, “Muppets Take Manhattan”, I learned something from the character named Pete. He had a line in which he said to Kermit, “I tell you what is, froggy; peoples is peoples.” Isn’t that a great line?
Why doesn’t our nation get it? Why don’t we let people just be people?
Gay Pride. Really? Pride?
Look, I’m not against anyone or any particular group; I want everyone to be happy. And I want everyone to know the love of God as revealed through his son, Jesus Christ. But pride thumbs its nose at everyone else, including God. Pride tells all who will listen, “I have a better way. I know more than you. I am better than you.”
That may work with our society. But it doesn’t impress God.
And in spite of the opinion of a few, it doesn’t add anything to someone’s story.
Let’s drop all of the labels and tags. If someone does a great thing, recognize him or her with a plaque, award and a cake. Interview them and let them tell their story. But for Pete’s sake, don’t ask them which gender they prefer to make love to! Too much information. And it’s nothing to brag about.
Pride. That in itself should be a clue something’s wrong.
Oh, by the way… About 3800 years ago there was another city having a Gay Pride parade.
But that one was rained out.
Sorry, no picture with this post. Nothing seemed appropriate.