If you have a tv & aren’t living in a cave (without electricity), you probably have heard some of the hoopla going on about Donald Trump’s view on women. The spark that lit this latest fire came when Megyn Kelly (Fox News) asked Donald Trump, at the 1st Republican Debate, how he would respond if asked about his comments calling women he didn’t like, “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump responded, with his index finger in the air, “only Rosie O’Donnell.” The crowd roared with laughter.
But…wait a minute…wait a minute. What is all the hoopla about? Every time you turn around, somebody is touting about our 1st Amendment rights under the Constitution that give us the right to “free speech.” And…that’s cool. However, my issue is this… On the one hand you say that people have “freedom of speech,” but as soon as they say something that offends you…you try to shut them up. So… Which way is up??? You can’t have it both ways. And…it doesn’t matter that the one who is making the outrageous comments is Donald Trump.
He doesn’t fit into a separate category because he is seen by many as sexist… racist & only God knows what other “ist” he fits under. He has the right to say what he wants. Yes…he does. And, his right to say what he wants is not diminished because many people think he is obnoxious & derogatory to women. Now, don’t misunderstand &… remember this. His right to say, any dumb thing, he wants, 1) doesn’t mean that it’s true, 2) doesn’t mean that he knows what the hell he is talking about, and 3)… it doesn’t mean that you have to listen to him. (Thank God!)
As I have said before, Trump is gonna be Trump. O.k. Do you not expect a sexist to make “sexist” comments? Do you not expect a racist to make “racist” comments? There are no surprises here. Just because people have been smothering us with the notion that we must be “politically correct,” doesn’t change anything here. What does “political correctness” have to do with Donald Trump’s 1st amendment right to say what he wants? It has nothing to do with this. And…for the record…it wouldn’t matter even if there was no 1st amendment right to “freedom of speech.” Say…Whaaaaaaat! I will tell you what.
It is God who ultimately governs the actions of man. He is the one in charge. (whether you recognize this truth or not…whether you believe this truth or not…) Let me say it one more time… God is in charge. And…He gives us freewill. Thus, He gives Donald Trump the freewill to say what he wants. No matter how ignorant…how crazy…how racist… or how sexist his statements may be. God is not bound by any “political correctness” notion. He does not say that we are only to speak what some other “man” has denoted as “politically correct.” That is not in the bible…anywhere.
Now, with all that said…My Father is concerned with how we treat one another. Jesus specifically says, that we are to love one another as he has loved us. As such…the Father reads our hearts to see our motives when we interact with one another. It appears that Trump’s motives for calling Rosie O’Donnell a dog & a fat pig were not motivated by love. Not at all. He called her those names to be mean & nasty. So, it is not hard to see that he was motivated by devilish motives as opposed to godly ones. Thus, the Father does not condone such behavior. But again, He will not interfere with Trump’s freewill to say it even when He (as God) disapproves. So, if God does not interfere with Trump’s right to say what he wants…who in Satan’s hell are we to try to? Are we greater than God? Do we know better than God? I think not.
So, what does all of this mean? It means that we need to spend more time concerning ourselves with our own hearts & motivations, than spending so much time debating about what Donald Trump is…or…is not saying. Why? Because God has got this. He has his eyes on everything… all the time. When you are sleeping…He is awake. Believe me…He never misses a beat. And, in God’s time (not yours & not mine)… God will allow Donald Trump to reap what he has sown. And…according to what I have seen from Trump…there is a mighty reaping that will be going on.
Iris Whiting ©