The Sin of Being a White Male Christian

You are doomed if you are one of these:

Not all that long ago it was commonly acknowledged that certain folks really were the dregs of society — you know, rapists, drug smugglers, murderers, and those guilty of high treason. But things have changed. Those folks are not really all that bad, it seems.

Now there is one group that is utterly beyond the pale — and they are OPPRESSORS! Yes, you know just whom I speak of. If you are white, you are a devil. If you are male, you are a devil. If you are a Christian, you are a devil. And if you happen to be all three, well, there is no hope for you. Better just commit hari-kari now.

A few days ago I wrote a piece on cancel culture which I began by referring to a story of some of these horrible oppressors. That story is worth revisiting, because it tells us everything that is wrong with today’s woke, PC, hyper-left cancel culture.

It was so bad that it actually made headlines in a number of media outlets. It seems to have first been covered in the Melbourne Herald Sun. Another early outlet to run with it put it this way:

A presentation by a council worker at a public school near Melbourne left students flabbergasted and parents incensed, after white boys who held Christian beliefs were reportedly told they were “oppressors” by default. The incident allegedly took place at Parkdale Secondary College in a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, last week, but was first reported by the Sunday Herald on Sunday.

The paper reported that the Kingston Youth Services worker was giving a presentation about “privilege, pronouns and ‘intersectionality’” to year-11 students last Wednesday. As part of the presentation, the unnamed female worker told teens who considered themselves to be “male,” “white” and “Christian” to stand up and then chastised them for being the well-off class, reportedly labeling them as “oppressors.”

The students were apparently taken aback by the identity-based diatribe, telling the Herald that they felt “ashamed” and “shocked” by the spectacle. One said that the students were reluctant to confront the narrative out of fear they would be labeled “homophobic” by the worker, who was also reportedly advocating LGBTQI+ rights.

Parents of the children also failed to appreciate the teaching method and the agenda to which it was attached, with one parent telling the paper that he believes the school “is not the place to indoctrinate kids with divisive ideas” that prioritize a skin color over character.

Following the outrage, the school principal condemned the incident, expressing his “disappointment” with the way the lesson was conducted. However, he signalled that the school was familiar with the content of the presentation, noting that the administration “discussed” with the speaker its content and the delivery, but claimed the school was left in the dark about the name-and-shame interaction. The uproar soon spilled over beyond the school walls, and saw the mayor of Kingston, a city to which the suburb belongs, apologize for the incident, promising an “investigation into this as a matter of urgency.”

It is good to see such a swift reaction to this insanity taking place. Um, is it not the very definition of racism to single out an entire group and attack them simply on the basis of their race? Is it not the very definition of sexism to single out a whole group and attack them simply on the basis of their sex? And what about this blatant religious bigotry?

Indeed, simply consider the widespread and manic outrage if this thing had occurred at a Muslim school. If this social worker would have told a group of male Muslim students that they were oppressors who were responsible for all the world’s ills, there would have been hell to pay. The Left and the media and our politicians would have come down on this gal like a ton of bricks.

We know full well that she would never even dream of doing something like this. She is a coward, just like all these other leftist militants are. They know that there is only one soft target that is always worth focusing on: Christians. It is open season on Christianity, and our school kids are some of the main targets here.

Where are all these new laws and bits of legislation when you need them? Where are the vilification laws, equal opportunity laws, and anti-discrimination laws? Crickets chirping. These sorts of laws are all one-way traffic — they are primarily used as blunt instruments against white male Christians. Yet somehow, we are still the oppressors!

Guess what: Unlike so many of these fake victim groups that now exist, I was born a male and I was born white. And I apologise for neither one. I did however choose to become a Christian — after a stint with the secular left. And I will not apologise for that either.

As Victorian Liberal MP Bernie Finn put it on social media:

“For the benefit of ‘youth workers’ at Kingston Council — and everyone else — I’m male, white and Christian — and will be staying that way. I care nothing for their warped prejudices and bullying that would see them in Court if they were directed at anyone else!”

Others have spoken out about this moonbattery. Commentator Andrew Bolt said this about the episode:

“This is pure racism. These boys… are being judged purely by their skin colour — by their race — as well as their gender and their faith… This demonisation of whites, and white men especially, is getting right out of hand. It is racist, it is destructive, and it does need now to be confronted.”

Also, Sky News host Rita Panahi rightly said that this was “cultural Marxism in action.” She said that the schoolboys, were subjected to a “racist, sexist, and religiously intolerant tirade” in the name of “equality and diversity”:

Parents are rightly appalled… it’s the culmination of the long march through the institutions that began decades ago. They were labelled ‘oppressors’ by a Kingston City Council employed youth worker. It’s tantamount to bullying if you ask me, and all the more shameful because it was perpetrated by an adult in a position of power…

Perhaps schools, and state and local governments, could focus their attentions on driving academic excellence rather than social engineering. Parents must take a stand against the politicisation of the curriculum and the relentless leftist indoctrination in the guise of tolerance and equity.

Absolutely. But the sad truth is that this is not an isolated episode. This sort of garbage is happening throughout Australian and Western schools. For decades now, militant secular left teachers and teachers’ unions have been shoving this crap down the throats of our children. Many kids today may leave high school illiterate, innumerate and barely able to think straight, but they know all there is to know about the full leftist agenda.

All the more reason to pull your kids out of the public school system now.

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Originally published at CultureWatch.
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash.

About the Author:

Bill Muehlenberg is married with three sons, and he is an apologist and ethicist in Melbourne, Australia. He has written several books and has numerous articles printed in most mainstream Australian newspapers, as well as being the main drafter of the Canberra Declaration. Bill has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), an MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston) and is currently completing a PhD in theology. He is a prolific author, and a much sought-after media commentator; he has been featured on most Australian television and radio current affairs programs. Bill teaches ethics, apologetics and theology at several Melbourne Bible Colleges. He has his own blog, CultureWatch, which features Christian commentary on the issues of the day.

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