From 1993 to 2002, Bill Maher was the host of Politically Incorrect. This thirty minute late night show began on Comedy Central and moved to ABC a year later before being cancelled 9 years later. While this concept was great, it didn’t take long for this show to lose it’s purpose. When you give someone a microphone, sooner or later their true beliefs will come through. When preconceived notions and secular worldviews guide someone’s thoughts, it’s nearly impossible for members of the mainstream media to be politically incorrect. Why, you may ask? Whatever is morally wrong can’t be politically correct.
You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? – Galatians 5:7.
No one likes or wants to be preached to, especially by hypocrites who don’t live out what they claim to believe. Some of this resistance is a by product of the preaching by pastors in the 1970’s. Shepherd’s of the house of God responded to the sex. drugs and rock n roll era with messages filled with hell and damnation. Void of love, sinners rejected the church, gradually embracing the progressive movement. Thus, Hollywood has abandoned shows like Leave it Beaver, Little House on the Prairie and Happy Days. In it’s place, a new era of sitcoms dictate what’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Now that Hollywood has taken control of the mic, they don’t mind preaching to the crowd which rejected them four decades ago.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world, 1 John 4:1.
The Bible is full of offensive verses which explains the movement to ban this book from public education. Yet, one crucial purpose of the Bible is to reveal right from wrong, good from bad, proper and improper. In the letter to the church of Rome, the apostle Paul writes if it weren’t for God’s commandments, human beings would not know that coveting is wrong, Romans 7:7. Unfortunately, at some point in time Americans have become more concerned about how someone feels rather than doing the right thing. Just as the Holy Spirit is in direct conflict with human nature, political correctness is no longer morally based as grey areas have taken over. As absolutes vanish, so does the power of Scripture. While this process has taken nearly two generations to be fulfilled, whatever is morally wrong can’t be politically correct. Perhaps, this may veer back in the right direction, but for now this is the reality of these days.
by Jay Mankus