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Politically Correct or Biblically Correct?

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I seem to be in a “speak out against bashing Christians” mode this week, what with Monday’s post and again today. 

Do you remember when Don Imus called Rutger’s Women’s basketball players “nappy-headed ho’s?”  CBS fired him for that comment.  Well, now Fred Toettcher, a Boston radio DJ on The Sports Hub, has called Tim Tebow, a Christian, a “Nazi.”  

Toettcher made the comments following the televised NFL Draft the other day after watching the draft-night gathering at Tebow’s home.  He stated, “it looked like some Nazi rally … so lily white, is what I’m trying to say.” 

David Whitley, a commentator on the NFL Fanhouse website wrote an excellent article about this issue, which you should read:  ‘Lily-white Tebow a Nazi?  Shades of Imus in Boston Radio Jock’s slander.”

When incidents like this happen, I wonder where the Jesse Jackson / Al Sharpton’s of the world are.  As stated in Whitley’s article after the Imus comment, Rev. Sharpton stated, “It’s not about taking Imus down, it’s about lifting decency up.”  Whitley comments, “What’s more indecent, being called a ‘ho’ or a ‘Nazi?’  I’d say both could use a decency lift.”  Do comments such as Toettcher’s not really count because they were made about a white Christian? 

Am I saying this radio personality should be fired like Imus was?  I don’t know anything about him really, so I can’t say that he should. Imus, on the other hand, had a reputation for years for making harmful comments.  Do I think this man should apologize?  Yes, I do. 

When I read stories like this posted on websites, I am always interested to read the comments posted at the bottom of the page.  One of the comments by “dpeoples,” sums it up:  “It’s not about political correctness, it’s about Bible-correctness.  ‘Don’t use foul or abusive language.  Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”  (Ephesians 4:29)


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