“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7)

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

It’s hard to get past today’s headlines and not ask when will the sins of a nation be forgiven. Factually speaking, “We the People” of the United States have done more to address the injustice of racism while promoting human equality than any nation in recorded history. I think no law passed however, or political will imposed, can take the place of a moral and decent upbringing free of learned prejudices. With that said, it does appear there are those who would continue to promote superficial and manufactured differences instead of the simple humanity which unites every one of us, all while fanning the flames of division for their own selfish interests.

I am not a huge Paula Deen fan per se. I do love her southern cooking style though, and have downloaded a few of her recipes in the past. (Warning – If you have an aversion to such cooking or high cholesterol, then turn the channel or quit whining.) What I can tell you is that by all appearances Deen is a self-made woman who for the last 25 + years has come from the bonds of poverty as a single mom, and achieved the American dream by way of hard work and sacrifice, (something I suspect really irks some Liberal dependency advocates out there). So when I heard of her recent trials, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. Then I did my homework on the issue and there it was, that sickening and politically correct hypocrisy which is crippling our country today. Now let me understand this. Instead of lying (as so many do), a sixty something southern woman told the truth in a court deposition, acknowledging some controversial words said many years ago and in a very different time, and we must now punish her for those words? As another consequence, the bandwagon bumpkins at Wal-Mart, Target and The Food Network have all dropped their proverbial drawers, as well as sponsorships and associated Paula Deen product lines because of the flap. Really? Well I’d certainly like to get those CEO’s under oath and ask them some similar questions, the bunch of lying hypocrites. When I analyze this insanity, and throw in the intentionally hateful, sexist and racially charged comments made by fools like Bill Maher, Jamie fox and so many other Left Wing lunatics, the glaring hypocrisy seems as thick as one of Deen’s meatloaf burgers. Layer on some inflammatory “special sauce” from the Zimmerman murder trial, which has already morphed into a matter of race and only race, and my earlier question keeps coming back. When do we move past the self-imposed and politically generated filters, and who has the intestinal fortitude to take us there?

Look, I’m not suggesting that racism and hate do not exist so long as we ignore them. To the contrary, we must battle mightily and continually against the purveyors of division. But we must do this in our homes and churches first, by continuing to reinforce the fundamental maxim that “all men are created equal”, and not by inventing ways to destroy others so they may answer for our own sin…

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2 Responses to “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7)

  1. 30-35 years ago, such words as “colored” or “negro” was normal usage. Yes, some even used the dreaded so-called “N-word.” This is a different day and age. My goodness, we should castigate those in the Zimmerman/Martin trial for the word “Cracker.” But that’s small stuff compared to what Paula did 30-35 years ago, right? Racial slurs are Okay for one segment, but not for the white segment. It’s a typical double standard so prevalent among liberals and the liberal press. Political correctness is only applicable to some, but not all. Listen to rap music and much worse language is used all the time. But we don’t castigate rap artists. Many even idolize these racist and foul-mouthed so-called artists…..but they aren’t white, are they?

  2. Mark Poirier says:

    I submitted this to the ProJo today:
    Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:56 PM
    To: ProJo Letters
    Subject: More examples of the double standard

    If one wants more examples of the double standards that exist in today’s society, walk into any Wal-Mart or Target, and how many CDsl you find by rappers who use the n-word ten or twenty times in the same song, never mind having used the word twenty years ago.

    Another example is McDonald’s commercial for “Newman’s Own” making fun of New Englanders’ accent, with “Bah Haaahbuh” and “Pahtsmouth”. Would they put out a similar commercial making fun of Ebonics? Or course not. No one bats an eye when you make fun of the way some white people speak. Also notice that all of the actors in that McDonald’s commercial are indeed white. Reverse the situation and heads would roll.

    Double standards abound.

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