Political correctness is the idea that forcing people to use certain words or act in a certain way will create an environment that supposedly won’t offend other groups or people – particularly those considered in the minority.
Many organisations like Tennis Australia and Rugby Australia have gone out of their way to be so overly PC that they have ended up making decisions that impact negatively on the majority of their core audience.
In our society it’s become almost impossible to have an open discussion about race, sexuality, climate change or Islamic fundamentalism without finding yourself in a dense fog of political correctness.
- If you criticise multiculturalism, you’re called xenophobic or racist.
- If you argue that marriage is between a man and a woman, you’re called a homophobic heteronormative bigot.
- If you argue against gender transitioning, you’re labelled transphobic.
Dr Kevin Donnelly, author of ‘A Politically Correct Dictionary and Guide’, joined Neil Johnson on Vision Christian Radio’s 20Twenty program to discuss the ‘chilling reality’ of what is happening to our language as it’s being manipulated by various groups.
Kevin first shared about the politically correct Tennis Australia making headlines over the weekend in the way they didn’t allow Margaret Court, one of Australia’s greatest sporting legends, to speak when they honoured the 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam.
“I think it’s a great shame that simply because Margaret Court has a strong view about marriage and she has made that very public, especially during the debate around same-sex marriage. Because she’s committed to her [Christian] faith, there’s been a campaign to vilify her and to criticise her.”