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47 thoughts on “Your Thoughts: Should Christians Ever Be Politically Correct?”

  1. Be Bold, speak Truth, in Love

    GOD made MAN
    Male & Female HE created
    In image of Elohim

    GOD established marriage Covenant & hates divorce
    To raise GODLY children

    GOD had a top 10
    Do not shed innocent Blood Abortion defiles the land

    Do Justly, Love Mercy & Walk Humbly before Lord Jesus Christ

    • I totally agree, as with most of the responses here.

      We must remember these verses:

      Mat 10:34-38
      (34) “Don’t think that I came to bring peace to earth. I didn’t come to bring peace but conflict.
      (35) I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
      (36) A person’s enemies will be the members of his own family.
      (37) “The person who loves his father or mother more than me does not deserve to be my disciple. The person who loves a son or daughter more than me does not deserve to be my disciple.
      (38) Whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow me doesn’t deserve to be my disciple.

      Correlated with these verses.

      But I tell you this: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.
      (Mat 5:44)
      In this way you show that you are children of your Father in heaven. He makes his sun rise on people whether they are good or evil. He lets rain fall on them whether they are just or unjust.
      (Mat 5:45)

  2. When political correctness contradicts the Word of God, the Laws of God, then absolutely we, as Christians and followers of Christ, should not even consider “tickling” the ears of those who would oppose by being politically correct. The Bible says we are to pray for those who despitefully use us, and to those who are lost, to share the Gospel Good News. I will not sugar coat it, however, I will not hit someone over the head with my Bible just to prove a point. We love the sinner, hate the sin, pray for the lost and share the Gospel.

  3. If something is true isn’t it always true? Does being politically correct mean that we are taking an un-truth and calling it true for expedience?
    Does prefacing a truth with the word “political,’ make it more true?
    Seems to me that the humanist are attempting to replace, The Way, The Truth, and The Life, with our way, our truth, and our life, just as in the beginning.

    Stay strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

    • While I agree with you, I thought I might exercise you a bit. Lol. “If something is true isn’t it always true?” Actually no. If I asked yesterday how you are feeling, and yourwere sick, that would be a subjective truth which is subject to change when you feel better. However, if I asked if you are dead, and you replied saying “No,” that would be an objective truth.

      I am just monkeying around with you. So please don’t take my reply too seriously lol…

  4. Paul addresses political correctness regarding the consumption of food and sacred days in Romans 14. We would do well to apply Paul’s teaching to the way we address “politically correct” matters in our time. We should whenever possible, in a loving way, do what is righteous and what provides good testimony about our faith without offending others. Our service to Jesus is to be lived in a righteous way that is pleasing to God and approved by men (v18).

  5. No. To be politically correct is going against what God has ordained. We must always strive to speak God’s words. They will offend certain people, As long as we speak them with love and truth and not judgement, we will be doing what God has mandated. I always say, who am I to judge someone just because their sin is different than mine. Not that I intentionally set out to sin, but WE are all human, therefore we all sin.

  6. I have to say no. Christians should not be politically correct. On the other hand Christians must also guard against being judgmental or thinking themselves better than any others. I recently attended a workshop sponsored by a domestic violence shelter. The workshop was about LGBTQ issues. The long and short of it was “How can people be more accepting of the LGBTQ community?”
    The workshop was part of my work activity for the day. I disagree with the LGBTQ lifestyle. I believe the Bible clearly condemns homosexuality and I will not pretend it is okay to be gay. On the other hand I am not going to sit here and pretend that the sin of homosexuality is any worse than the sin of eating the second piece of apple pie at Sunday dinner after church when I know I did not need the first piece! Sin is sin and God hates it all equally. So how can I as a Christian be more accepting of the LGBTQ community while at the same time calling sin what it is?

      • I agree Elder Mooney. All too often PC means accepting things that God has condemned and LGBTQ is an excellent example. While I do not condone LGBTQ lifestyles, I all too often find myself biting my tongue as opposed to openly condemning it. I recently had a job with a secular homeless agency. Half the staff were openly LGBTQ and many of the clients. My partner was in fact a lesbian in a gay marriage who had been artificially inseminated. I knew speaking up would cost me my job so I said nothing. As it turned out, I lost my job in part because my clients were opposed to me being a chaplain. They said it made them uncomfortable to discuss their lives with a preacher. (That was not the sole reason for my dismissal but it was a large portion of it. They also dismissed me because I have narcolepsy and went to sleep during a meeting.) However your point is well taken. We often fail to speak up due to political correctness.

          • Yes I know. I never said anything to anybody really. One of the clients asked about the place I live. I live at the WV Veterans Home in Barboursville WV. I told him I was the chaplain here. Well apparently some of my clients were “uncomfortable’ with the idea that I was a minister when they were homosexuals. They complained to the supervisor and we mutually agreed that it was not a good fit for me. I was there to serve the clients and did not feel I could adequately do so in that situation. You and I both know their real need is repentance and salvation but I was not at liberty to address that.

  7. This is definitely a yes and no answer. If we are being incorrect in our political speech then it must be done in love, in conversation with someone that has a teachable spirit. If it is with conversation with someone that is defending their sin with an attitude of self righteousness and arrogance, then being politically correct is not what I see in the example of the way Christ dealt with people. As always we need to approach all people with love and discernment, relying on prayer and Holy Spirit to direct our hearts and our speech.

  8. Clarity on what “political correctness” means will help us identify the truth to this. How some of us define political correctness and the intended definition can be vastly different. Should the Christian appeal to the sensibility of politics and side with the disadvantaged – Absolutely! Should the Christian alter the message of sin and the need for Christ -NO! How will they hear and receive if you alienate them with your language before you gain access? Wisdom listens and then uses an approach that is dripping with grace! Will they receive the Christ you have to share if you don’t use wisdom in your approach. While the Gospel (the truth) is said to be “offensive”, many Christians have used this speak the truth approach as an excuse to be harmful, uneducated, and condemning in their approach to dealing with unbelievers. I agree with those who have said the Holy Spirit must lead. Yet in times like these many are saying that they are being led by the spirit and their actions are not displaying such actions. I am reminded of Prov 11:30 in that we are to use wisdom to win the lost. And sidebar- it would benefit many of our churches to do more teaching on discerning the leading of the Holy Spirit.

  9. Want to encourage and spread the word to all chaplains, that there are too many patients in hospitals who are suicidal, or recovering from an attempted suicide, all because of their gender identity conflicts.

    As I talk to them, I see how they need God but have been told they are too far gone for God’s grace.
    Some think they are forever banned from coming to God or feel completely alone. The truth is God still does, in fact love them and they NEED to hear it.

    They need to understand that God has NOT abandoned them. Some patients have even had a change of heart.
    I tell them the truth and it really shakes them. It’s a tough choice for them, but they need to know they have options, God has not turned His back to the homosexual, or the adulterer, or the thief. God still loves them and is waiting for them with open arms.
    I hope more chaplains feel called to serve in hospitals.

  10. I am only beginning to understand God’s grace. I have been a Christian for many years. As a Christian I am well aware of the fact that I am a sinful creature. I find myself often being like Peter with the big catch of fish. I have sat at Jesus’ feet all these years and there are still times when His grace is so surprising, so overwhelming that I want to say Like Peter “Away from me Lord for I am a sinner!”
    Jesus blows me away at times. I find myself like Paul in doing the things I do not want to do and not doing the things I know I should. Despite that Jesus never turns away. He is there for me just as He is there for the homosexual or any other sinner. I am sure the sin of homosexuality would be difficult to overcome. In fact, I would imagine it is humanly impossible to overcome. I know I have sin in my life that is humanly impossible to overcome. Yes, I can walk away from some things because they are merely behaviors. Other things however are more than behaviors. They are lifestyles and addictions. Those require divine intervention as we cannot overcome those on our own. Asking a homosexual to walk away from homosexuality without God’s help is tantamount to having somebody drink two bottles of magnesium citrate and then asking them not to use the bathroom! Why do we as Christians so often set people up for failure? Homosexuality or any sin which is ingrained needs to be removed by the blood of the lamb and Holy Spirit. Guilt trips and judgment won’t change them at all. The homosexual community too often sees the church as judgmental and condemning. How are we to win them if they don’t respect us?

  11. The term “politically correct” has too many subjective definitions to answer as it relates to Christianity. I DO believe in being kind to others, so that would indicate I believe in political correctness, but I also believe in straight, unvarnished truth, in ALL matters not just as it relates to my Christian beliefs. So yes, be PC from a kind and gentle perspective, but no, do NOT be PC from a straight truth perspective.

  12. Political Correctness was devised by secular humanist (we all know humans are flawed because of their sin nature) who want to silent critics, intimidate foes and control people’s thoughts. Secularists are godless people who create their own “truths” or “beliefs” and try to force their godlessness upon our society, especially at the university level, where it took a foothold in the early 90’s.. They do this under the disguise of being more compassionate, sensitive and caring. When really they are intolerant of conservative Christian morals and belief structures.

  13. When are Christians (and those that teach, preach, evangelize, etc…) EVER by nature on the side of political correctness? Also, how is ‘political correctness’ defined in this survey? That may or may not matter. Jesus and his followers were never popular with government officials or those in political power as they were quite radical for that time.
    Can you imagine someone or a group that is as radical in today’s world from a Christian perspective?… oh wait… that IS US!!!! Whew, I was worried for a second ….. Praise God.

  14. If we become what society is calling politically correct, we will be required to officiate gay weddings. If we follow political correctness we allow man to decide truth and not Gods Word. We love the sinner but hate the sin. God is Love but He is also Just!

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