The church’s real political correctness problem

How can you recognize right-wing political correctness? The first and primary tell is performative masculinity. Reacting to the extreme left’s distaste for “traditional masculinity,” the reactive politically correct Christian wraps both arms around masculine stereotypes. They radiate aggression, they constantly signal toughness, and they often imitate the tactics of schoolyard bullies in their online communications.

Whereas left-wing political correctness suppresses speech and debate to allegedly (sometimes sincerely, sometimes not) avoid creating offense, right-wing political correctness is intentionally offensive, with each provocation seen as conclusive evidence of “courage.”

Then there’s the lingo—a short form of language that dismisses substantive arguments and signals followers to join the online assault on their theological and ideological targets. The terms are often bastardized forms of left-wing concepts…

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