Country singer Chely Wright took to her Facebook page on Tuesday to push back against “straight, white, Christian males” who complain that political correctness has run amok, proclaiming that these individuals appear to lack “empathy and kindness.”
Wright, a Christian and a lesbian who has openly discussed how she reconciles her faith and sexuality, also said that she’d bet that these people were likely playground bullies during their younger years.
“Something I’ve noticed on social media is that those who continually mock and complain that ‘political correctness is rampant and ridiculous– yada yada yada’ are most always straight, white, Christian males,” she wrote. “They’re people who’ve never had to rely on others to speak up for them to protect and correct systemic injustices that society has leveled upon them.”
Wright went on to explain that the term “political correctness” emerged out of a “desperate need to aid and to render fairness and safety.” She said that when “straight, white, Christian men” speak negatively about the term, it makes them look as though they lack empathy.
“Additionally, I’d bet my eye teeth that these men were often the big, mouthy bully on the playground at school who picked on the poor kid, the handicapped kid, the gay kid, the kid with glasses, the black kid and the kid with a single parent,” Wright concluded.
As TheBlaze previously reported, the singer has achieved great success in the music industry, telling comedian John Fugelsang in a 2012 interview for Current TV that she first realized that she was gay at the age of 9.
At the time, she had already been baptized and had an unusually “strong faith.”
As a teenager, she tried to very literally “pray the gay away.” She would appeal to God with the following words: “Dear God, please don’t let me be gay. I promise to be a good person. I promise to do all the things you ask [me] to do. Please take it away. In your name I pray, amen.”
Wright went on to say that she eventually came to terms with her sexuality, as she realized that, from a Christian perspective, that lying about her feelings was wrong. She also said that she knew — through the gift of discernment — that God made her who she was.
Read more about her story here.