Anybody up for another Don Imus blog? There is no escaping him these days. The fallout from his insensitive remarks only seems to grow. He is currently on the apology/grovelling tour.
The purpose of this post is not to attempt to analyze him or what he said. That is now a cottage industry. The purpose of this post is to allow his shadow to fall upon us- if just briefly- to reveal some potential alarming possibilities.
Imus’s situation is simply another reminder of the PC police-state under which we now live. For most of us- the words we choose to say or to print must be carefully thought-out. But consider this; What if even our most well thought-out, and carefully crafted words become offensive? What if even our most heavenly-shaped inspired words are open to censure?
Specifically, what if one day I can lose my job or even worse- be arrested- for a hate crime by quoting from the pulpit the apostle Paul’s condemnation of the gay/lesbian lifestyle or idolatry or drunkenness or whatever?
This may not be that far-fetched.
What do you think? Will there ever come a time? And if so, then what?