Confession time. I watch late night TV. Not nearly as much as I used to. I used to watch the old Letterman late, late night stuff. Can't handle those late nights anymore. But occasionally I hang on after the local news to catch an opening monologue and maybe a bit more. I don't know why. Half the jokes make me cringe, the other half probably should make me cringe. And thrown in there now and then is one that just makes me want to scream.
To show off more of my sinful late night past...does anyone else remember Arsenio Hall? Back in the day (notice my hip lingo) he had a show that was pretty popular. During his monologue he would often joke about his "commute" from Cleveland to LA for the show (which of course wasn't real..the commute, not the show...nevermind), and things he thought about during the long drive. The joke was "things that make you go hmmmm..." Oddities of life, interesting and funny thoughts, etc.
Anyway, last night that escalated for me into "things that make you go AHHHHH!!" The absolute ridiculous "logic" of the left is mind blowing. Jimmy Fallon was doing jokes about Rachel Dolezal, the now famous NAACP leader who is Caucasian by birth, but has been pretending to be African American for years. Her family has come out to reveal the truth, and, well, you know all this.
Anyway, Fallon was talking about the fact that Rachel had asked her brother to keep her secret, to not "blow her cover." And Fallon's joke was this: “Her cover had already been blown by God when He made her a blonde haired, blue eyed, white lady.” The crowd laughed. I went "AHHHHH!!" Actually, I just gasped and gaped and pointed at the TV, then looked at my wife, and pointed at the TV. Her reply was, "Don't do that to me!"
I'm certainly not the only one to notice this ridiculous double standard in the liberal logic, but I just had to write this because...well, because AHHHHH!! If you don't understand, let me 'splain it to you.
Ms. Dolezal's defense is that she "identifies" as black. She wants to be black, she acts black, took steps to make herself look black, even though her DNA is obviously white. Nothing can change that. To "identify" as black is ridiculous. Hence the Fallon joke, and the crowds laughter.
And yet! These same liberal folks make a hero out of Bruce Jenner because he says he "identifies" as female. He wants to be female, he acts female, took steps to make himself look female, even though his DNA is obviously male. Nothing can change that. To "identify" as female is ridiculous. But no jokes here, just claims of what a "hero" he/she/it is.
I need to just leave this alone. My last few posts, as few and far between as they've become, have been about this issue. But this latest twist... well... it just... makes me want to scream. How can a person make the obvious observation about God's creating hand in the one instance, and completely reject it in the other?
Of course, I did read one explanation from the so-called LGBT community (I guess when we put a nice sounding label on something it sounds less sinful?) The argument goes that Ms. Dolezal isn't anything like Mr. Jenner because she wants to make a "choice" to be black, whereas Mr. Jenner doesn't have a choice in who he is.
What? Seriously? One person can go against their DNA programming and try to be something they are not, but it's not their choice; whereas for someone else it is a choice? If Jenner can claim to be a female even though he's obviously male, by birth, by DNA, by science, by reason; why can't this woman say she is black even though she's obviously white, by birth, by DNA, by science, by reason?
Amazingly, Jimmy Fallon had it right. Ms. Dolezal is white because God made her that way, by birth, in her DNA, and any "feeling" she has to the contrary is just that, a "feeling." And the exact same thing is true of Mr. Jenner. He is male because God made him that way, by birth, in his DNA, and any "feeling" he has to the contrary is just that, a "feeling." Oh, the frustrations of the liberal logic.
Sadly, many of the sheeple in this country will blindly follow the liberal logic, laughing at Ms. Dolezal, embracing Mr. Jenner. They will ignore the simple truth that both of these people are hurting individuals, looking for love and acceptance, looking for an "identity" that they will never find anywhere outside of Christ. Only He can change us into who we really need to be. Only He can take a heart mired in sin and make it new and whole.
I need to remember that as well. The only reason any of us see the reality of this whole thing is because God opened our eyes to the truth of our own sinful hearts, gave us new ones, gave us a desire for His truth above our own sinful desires. Only by the grace of God.
But still, sometimes, I just want to....... AHHHHH!!