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Friday, January 30, 2015

Political Correctness Amok

Political correctness has reached a level of insanity predicted by 1984: albeit, in reverse. The CUNY has apparently ordered its professors to cease using the titles "Mr." and "Mrs"/Ms." in addressing faculty and students:
CUNY's Graduate Center now believes the use of gendered salutations like "Mr." and "Mrs." might offend some students. What's more, administrators think federal non-discrimination law requires the university to prevent its faculty from inadvertently giving offense. Therefore, professors have been instructed to wipe the contentious words from their memories and cease using them in any and all forms of communication.
Meanwhile, the city o Atlanta ha fired its fire Chief for being Christian who espouses Christian beliefs, while at the same time stating that the firing has nothing to do with his being a Christian:
It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he?

But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian it's not because you're a Christian it's because you displayed bad judgment in being a Christian. You get the difference, right?

...Last November the mayor posted a public condemnation of the fire chief on his official Facebook page and suspended him. “I profoundly disagree with and am deeply disturbed by the sentiments expressed in the paperback regarding the LGBT community,” the mayor wrote. “I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration.”

He added that Cochran's words were "inconsistent with the Administration’s work to make Atlanta a more welcoming city for all of her citizens -- regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, race and religious beliefs." Yup. In order to make Atlanta a "more welcoming city" for all religious beliefs, any Christians who espouse Christian teaching will be terminated. See, you're feeling all welcomey already, right?
And Ross Douthat wonders if political correctness "works." The answer is simply, yes: political correctness is achieving exactly what the Left wants it to achieve. That a few of them get burned in the process is of no concern to them; it is, in fact, a feature and not a bug,since they despise each other almost as much as they hate us.

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