I don’t know about you, but I sure am confused about all this current debate over gender equity, gay rights, and transgenders. I keep reading in the newspaper about LGBT. I had to look up the lettering to even know what the abbreviation means. Being “politically correct” has become an obsession with much of the country as well as right here at home in Louisiana.
In this holiday season, the leftists who constantly promote politically correct causes have been working overtime. Their first victim was the innocent special that airs on ABC, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” According to critics, it displayed racism because the show’s only black character “Franklin” was seating alone on one side of the table while three white characters were on the other side. This nonsensical charge was especially ridiculous because “Franklin” is seated right next to white characters in another “Peanuts” show and the creator of the cartoon, Charles Schultz, was very proud of the “Franklin” character and added him to the cartoon after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Schultz fought to integrate his cartoon, exactly the opposite of the type of criticism that was leveled by the politically correct police.
Today, all Starbucks locations around the nation are closing as their 175,000 employees will be given several hours of racial sensitivity training. This exercise in political correctness is in response to an incident in a Philadelphia Starbucks store that was captured on a cell phone video. Two African American customers were arrested after they were denied the use of a restroom after refusing to order anything or leave the store. After the video went viral and people across the nation expressed outrage, Starbucks settled with the men by paying them an undisclosed amount of money and giving them an offer of free education.
Another one of our great national institutions, the Boy Scouts of America, has officially lost its way. This week, the Boy Scouts formally opened their doors to girls. This act of inclusion was wisely not followed by the Girl Scouts, who will remain an exclusively female organization.