Dear Mr. Trump, Mr. Schilling, Anonymous Internet Commenters, and countless others,
Let me begin by assuring you that the PC police are not, in fact, coming to get you. Fear not brave and noble citizens, there is no dark force coalescing around you to steal away you freedom of speech. There is no covert operation attempting to limit your rights. Let’s discuss this a little.
You all say many things and attempt to use your voice to sway people to your understanding of “the truth”. That is quite nice and you should be commended for your willingness to use your positions, status, and voices to speak to others. Your views and opinions are your own and you do not shy away from proclaiming them from the vastness of podium and television coverage or Internet comment sections.
Do not fear brave souls, there will be no bright lights shining in front of your home, your front doors will not be broken down, you will not be accosted and taken away by any police force of political correctness.
The reason you need not fear is because this PC Police Force does not exist in any way, shape, or form. I know, I know, it is a shock. Please take a moment to breath and then we’ll continue…
…ok, I hope you’re good now.
There is no such thing as the PC Police. You are not being politically incorrect. You are simply offensive. Your views are your own and you have a right to express them as you see fit but please understand that what you say offends and insults large amounts of our population. Your neighbors are no longer always white Christians. Your neighbors are not only white Europeans but also the people that this country was founded upon – immigrants, people of various faiths, people of various ethnicities. Your neighbors are truly part of the melting pot. Your neighbors are all people.
As a Pastor this is what troubles me about how you speak: You often claim to be Christian; often claim to be a person of faith; often claim God even before country; and yet, you seem to understand nothing of faith. You speak of your love of the Bible and yet you call your neighbors “rapists and drug dealers”. You call yourselves people of faith and yet you compare your neighbors to “nazis”. You claim to love God and yet assume that recognizing the rights and needs of the transgender community will only enable “predators”. You proclaim your love of our nation and yet hold up a football team name as an institution with no concern of the people whose neighborhood you moved into. You hold up the banner of faith and yet hear so little of the word of faith.
Say what you want, I assure you no one is taking away your rights. I simply ask that you stop saying there is a spooky police force out to get you and stop invoking “faith” as your shield. The spooky police force doesn’t exist, it is simply a lot of people who you have offended with your rhetoric. Faith speaks of love of God but also of love of neighbor. Faith speaks of care and consideration for all of God’s creation, even those who you disagree with, or maybe do not even like all that much, or even people who frighten you. Faith speaks of concern for all people no matter who they are or where they come from. Faith speaks of love and care.
Use your rights to speak your mind my fellow citizens. Speak as you wish and I assure you no one will take you away to some secret prison. I simply ask that you know this, when you speak in racist, sexist, homophobic, or cruel ways about large groups of people, the people of faith, the people of God who hear the call to love and serve our neighbors will stand up. We will say you are wrong. We will protect and love our neighbors. We are not a police force, we are the people of God and we love and serve ALL of our neighbors. Speak your minds, we will do the same.
God Bless and Sincerely Yours,