I don't have a problem with the "political correctness" movement. For the most part it's really just being polite. Some people get upset when they can't use certain words that others are able to say or use. But why should that even matter? I don't drop F bombs or use the Lord's name in vain just because other people do it. And it also just so happens I don't use any slang or offensive labels to identify different groups of people. But should I pick up that habit because others "get" to do it?
Having said that, I'm not a fan of the hyphenated American. If you think it's a good idea think about this: Let's suppose the hyphenated American idea was some old white racist blowhards idea. And he held a highly publicized news conference in which he said "from now on, all black people in the USA should be referred to as African-Americans". Now ask yourself how you think people would have responded?
Why do I bring this up? It's because people tend to take sides on issues based on what their "group" says and not always what they think themselves. My Brother-in-law was at a "Right to Life rally" and was stunned to learn that the dude he'd been talking to for awhile and another "pro-lifer" was in fact an atheist. And I have a Christian friend whose "doctrinal beliefs" (What a churches core beliefs are) change whenever he changes churches.
I love my church and for the most part am comfortable with most of our "doctrinal beliefs". But not all of them and not even sure about many others? What I am convinced of Is this; That Christ came to offer himself as a sacrifice for man's sins to a Holy God. He died on the cross. And on the 3rd day he arose.
Missed you guys a lot. Still mention you to God, usually at dinner time. Late, feeno