Let’s get down to the basic facts here. Bruce Jenner is still Bruce Jenner. He may call himself Caitlyn, but he’s only given a man a woman’s name. He may look different now, but the changes to his sexuality are external only.
Neither is he brave or courageous for doing what he has done, no matter what ESPN decides. In fact, he is going with the flow now, since everyone in the elite circles, including his former wife and his children, are applauding his makeover. Let’s be honest: he will now make millions with a “reality” TV show.
There’s nothing courageous or real about what Bruce has done or what he has become. And I am not the least bit mollified that he calls himself a Republican; all that does is water down the traditional Republican values for which the party says it stands.
Rachel Dolezal is white, not black. Her parents are Caucasian; she is Caucasian. She may want to “self-identify” with blacks, but she is not black. It’s one thing to align philosophically with a cause, but something else entirely to pretend, lie, and deceive—words that all mean the same, by the way.
If you go into her “story” even more, you discover she has concocted an entire mythology: she had to hunt with a bow and arrow as a child, she actually has a black father, etc.
Here are some more facts: when she was a student at predominately black Howard University, she sued for discrimination against her as one of the white students. Hmm, she apparently wasn’t always “black.” She also has claimed to have been threatened by racists, pointing to a letter she supposedly received in a post office mailbox. One problem: the “letter” had no postmark; it obviously was placed in the box by someone with a key to the box—Rachel Dolezal.
What we have here is someone living in a fantasy world. Yet she is allowed to explain herself on NBC’s Today show as if she is a rational person. She is living a lie; she is the epitome of a liar.
It’s not that I don’t have compassion for her, but she is not a victim of anything or anyone; she has made so many bad choices in her life that she has ended up where she is now. The delusion is self-induced and she is responsible for her behavior.
By the way, I can see a bright future for her as well on reality TV or some other venue.
Bruce Jenner and Rachel Dolezal: the new face of America? When the weird becomes normal, we are on the verge of cultural collapse.
Only a Biblical foundation to our thinking can reverse course for the culture. Those of us who still “cling to our religion,” as Barack Obama so artfully put it, are the hope for our future. We need to be about our Father’s business.