“Professor Elwell, you’re a little man. It’s not that you’re short. You’re…little, in the mind and in the heart. Tonight, you tried to make a man little whose boots you couldn’t touch if you stood on tiptoe on top of the highest mountain in the world. And as it turned out…you’re even littler than you were before.”
The above quotation is from the 1951 film People Will Talk (you can watch it free on Youtube) starring Cary Grant and Jeanne Crain. It’s the story about one bitter man who sets out to destroy the reputation of a gifted and unconventional doctor. It’s spoken by Shunderson (Finlay Currie) to narrow-minded Professor Rodney Elwell (Hume Cronyn) after a meeting of the faculty committee that was called to get Dr. Noah Praetorius (Grant) fired. It only revealed the pettiness and vindictiveness of Dr. Elwell.
That scene reminded me of how liberals think.
I few examples come to mind. First, there’s actress Lisa Edelstein who Tweeted the following after the death of actor Alan Thicke.
“RIP Alan Thicke. Seems like everyone is checking out before the Trumpacolypse.”
One of her Twitter followers called the post “soulless.”
“Late Wednesday afternoon, Politico fired, ‘effective immediately,’ foreign policy contributor Julia Ioffe for a vulgar tweet suggesting that President-elect Donald Trump may be committing incest with daughter Ivanka.”
She later apologized. Liberals can get away with anything by simply apologizing. All is forgiven. Nothing to see here. Let’s move on. She has. She’ll be working for the liberal magazine The Atlantic.
In reality, “the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man” (Matt. 15:18). Words reveal what’s in the soul.
Then there’s Whoopi Goldberg who said that a woman’s right to an abortion is the same as a Christian’s right to celebrate Christmas. Here’s her rambling remarks which make little sense:
“What I do with my body is my right. It is not your right to tell me. The same thing is it’s – if you believe in Christmas, it’s not my right … and, you know, kids who didn’t go to Catholic school had Christmas and they – we never knew what their religions were, but we hung ’cause it was Christmas holiday.”
If Caryn Elaine Johnson (Whoopi’s real name) believes that an unborn baby is part of her body (like an ear for an earring or skin for a tattoo), then she needs to back to high school. A baby is not in any way a part of a woman’s body. A baby is completely separated from his or her mother while in the womb. If not, the body’s immune system would attack the “foreign” object. An unborn baby has distinct DNA, many times a different blood type, and its own personality and looks.
In addition to a lesson in basic biology, Whoopi needs a brief refresher course on biblical history.
Herod killed babies. Following Whoopi’s logic, it would have been OK for these women to abort their children before they were born. The same would have been true even though her unborn baby “leaped in her womb” when she heard the greeting of her cousin Mary who was also pregnant (Luke 1:39-45).
Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of a baby. Abortion takes a human life. Equating celebrating Christmas with gifts, joy, and good will can’t be compared to killing an unborn child.
This is the same Whoopi Goldberg who claimed the Bible does not address the abortion issue. Here’s what she said:
“Well, there’s nothing in the Book that says anything about abortion. Let’s make sure of that. The Ten Commandments are the Ten Commandments. There’s only ten.’”
You can read my response to her comments at “Whoopi Goldberg is the Resident Bible Scholar on ‘The View.’”
This election has revealed the soul of liberalism. We’ve known it was there, but now it’s out there in vivid color for all to see: “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light” (Luke 8:17).