PC Has Gone Overboard

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 24, 2017

         ESPN HAS PULLED A PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA FOOTBALL GAMES BECAUSE HIS NAME IS ROBERT LEE. MR. LEE IS ASIAN, NOT CAUCASIAN. THE NETWORK SAID ITS PRE-EMPTIVE DECISION WAS SO AS NOT TO GIVE OFFENSE.

         IN OTHER SILLY NEWS, A CATHOLIC PRIEST IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA HAS TEMPORARIY SUSPENDED HIMSELF FROM HIS POST AT A LOCAL CHURCH. WHY? BECAUSE 40 YEARS AGO WHILE A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, HE JOINED THE KKK AND BURNED A CROSS ON SOMEONE’S LAWN. FOR THAT HE SERVED JAIL TIME AND WAS FINED $20,000. BUT THEN, AS THE WASHINGTON POSTED NOTED, “GOD CHANGED HIS HEART.”

          I RECALL JERRY FALWELL, SENIOR SPEAKING AT A BLACK BAPTIST CHURCH IN BALTIMORE ABOUT HIS UPBRINGING AS A SEGREGATIONIST, BUT THEN HIS LATER CONVERSION AND CONVICTION THAT RACISM WAS A SIN. THE PASTOR RESPONDED: “I’M NOT SO MUCH INTERESTED IN WHERE A MAN WAS 40 YEARS AGO, AS WHERE HE IS TODAY.”

         THAT’S THE RIGHT ATTITUDE. IF ANYONE WHO HAS EVER HAD A NEGATIVE THOUGHT, OR TOLD A BAD JOKE ABOUT A PERSON OF A DIFFERENT RACE WERE PUNISHED, NO ONE WOULD ESCAPE. THIS IS BAD POLITICAL THEATER AND IS MORE POLITICAL THAN THEATER. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.