It should not be hard for most of us to recognize that the political correctness in our country has gotten way out of hand. Everyone wears their feelings on their sleeves and are ready to sue, fight, or ban you for words. And the PC Nazi’s have set their sights on a lifeguard Captain in Ocean City, Maryland.
Consider the plight of Captain Butch Arbin, a 40-year veteran of the beach patrol in Ocean City, Md.
He’s facing the wrath of City Hall and militant LGBT activists over his handling of a bathroom controversy involving male and female lifeguards.
Female lifeguards had complained that male lifeguards were using their dressing rooms. The male lifeguards are not transgender. They are presumed to be men who identify as men, which in PC parlance is called “cisgender.”
Ardin was tired of the complaints and tired of telling the male lifeguards to use their own dressing room. His answer was to drive home his point with humor in an email.
“WE are NOT Target,” he wrote to the lifeguards. “USE the locker room that corresponds to your DNA…If You’re NOT SURE go to Target.”
Of course this got the LGBTQ community up in arms. One group even suggested that this email would lead to violence against the community. And we know that Ocean City was afraid that the freaks would stop spending their money in OC, so they quickly gave a public reprimand of Ardin.
But this was not acceptable to Ocean City Today.
In this instance, here is a person who, as a Beach Patrol member and captain for 40 years, is responsible for having saved thousands of lives. He did not stop first to ascertain the potential drowning victims’ political or personal points of view, or wondered whether one life might have more value than another. But now, because of an email wisecrack that some people consider demeaning, possibly, he is pilloried as an example of what’s wrong with society and deserves to be punished.
One thing wrong with society in these turbulent times isn’t Arbin or anyone like him, but is the increasingly delicate dance of public discourse at a time when those who seek tolerance are themselves intolerant.
Well said. This is just a slice of a well written and thoroughly thought out piece. Here’s hoping that this is our country coming to its senses.