What are they afraid of?

That’s the question that looms in the back of my mind when I read stories like that one last week where a student’s application to a community college was denied after he said "My God" in response to a question in an interview. He’d been asked "What’s the most important thing in your life?" and his response evidently didn’t set well with the Politically-Correct (P.C.) interviewers.

So, they turned down his application for admission.

When told this was a violation of the student’s First Amendment rights, the attorney for the Community College of Baltimore County replied, "Mr. (Brandon) Jenkins was not advised to ignore, change or deny his religious views. The suggestion simply was that he not wear them on his sleeve as his best qualification."


Since when is such a simple answer, springing from an individual’s personal, deeply-held convictions, so offensive? Probably about the time folks started objecting to manger scenes on courthouse squares … the use of "One nation under God" in the pledge of allegiance … and the placing of "In God We Trust" on our currency.

Ever since the 60s when Madelyn Murray O’Hair objected to public prayer in schools and the hanging of the 10 Commandments in classroom, we’ve been at war in these United States. An internal war. A cultural war. A moral war. A religious war.

And, sadly, with the current liberal lean of the courts — put there by P.C. politicians who detest Judeo-Christian views, values, mores, etc. — we’re seeing an unprecedented persecution of anyone who holds such beliefs. It matters not that our nation was built upon these cherished, proven, Biblical principles; what matters is whether or not it’s P.C. in the eyes of those who laud tolerance, but are among the most intolerant people you’ll ever meet.

I never thought I’d see the day when P.C. would be more esteemed than J.C. (Jesus Christ). I never thought I’d see the day where there are no absolutes and Constitutional rule-of-law is overruled by the personal preferences of "the powers that be."

No wonder our nation is in moral decay and unraveling from within. Like the once-great Roman Empire that self-destructed, so is America coming apart at the seams in her pursuit of hedonism, humanism, secularism, socialism, etc.

Thankfully, there are still those — like the student mentioned above — who are fighting back. He’s filed a lawsuit against the community college and here’s hoping he’ll win. If enough followers of J.C. will stand firm in their faith and have the courage to act upon it, the P.C. advocates will soon realize why "the meek shall inherit the earth."

Dear Reader, you may feel like you have no voice and are powerless against such forces of darkness. But, never forget that history is filled with individuals just like you who stood up and were counted against seemingly insurmountable odds. Even though it cost them dearly, they still valued Truth over error and liberty more than life.

Therefore, do something when injustice rears its ugly head. Talk to your congressmen. Write a letter to the editor. Attend your local PTA or school board and let your voice be heard. You may only be one—but you’re still one and can make a difference.

P.C. or J.C.?

The choice is ours. That’s why my mantra is that of Joshua in the Old Testament as he neared the point of his death: "Choose you this day whom you will serve; but, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh. 24:15).

Amen and amen. God bless you.

To contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled "Morning Manna," write him at P.O. Box 10614, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or e-mail him at pressingon@hotmail.com.