Dangers of the cancel culture

Published 4:46 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

To the Editor:
So happy to see Elizabethton is celebrating Dr. Seuss on Saturday, March 5, and not allowing the cancel culture lies to ban great books and authors. For info about the event visit Main Street Elizabethton, Elizabethton Parks and Recreation and the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library on Facebook or Instagram. Last year there were some calling for Dr. Seuss to be canceled because they decided that some of his pictures of Asians in some books had racial undertones and he might have been racist. They really like to attack those that are not alive to defend themselves. This is predicted in the Bible in 2 Timothy 3. The Bible says in the last days among other things there shall be false accusers. This is another sign we are in the last days and Jesus is coming soon.
I remember reading an Elizabethton Star article last year, “6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images.” I thought this is another example of the power and dangers of the cancel culture. Six books out of over 50 Dr. Seuss will not be printed for so called racial undertones in the pictures. Thankfully none of these six books are his best sellers. Dr. Seuss books have been popular for over 60 years. Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of Dr. Seuss in schools and libraries and every president recognizes Dr. Seuss, and even reads some of his books.
However, for the first time President Biden in 2021 wouldn’t recognize Dr. Seuss and the White House position is Dr. Seuss is racist. I agree with President Obama who had a White House Dr. Seuss celebration and praised Dr. Seuss for his “The Sneetches” book that shows we are all the same and is against racism. I agree with Michele Obama who read “Green Eggs and Ham” to children that it is a great book. I like “Horton Hears a Who” by Dr. Seuss because it has pro-life undertones. Dr. Ben Carson describes cancel culture as “poison” in our system. Carson says it’s childish to ban children’s books or other books. Tyrus blasted treatment of Dr. Seuss and said I don’t like it here or there or anywhere. The fun and funny rhyming Dr. Seuss books keep children’s attention and help children’s brain development. These haters who want to divide America and to dumb America down by banning books have enough time on their hands to find “racism” in literally everything and find fault in everything in America. In the Bible in Proverbs it lists some actions God hates is sowing discord among brothers and those who say bad is good and good is bad. Those attacking Dr. Seuss are like the Grinch who was trying to take away children’s Christmas presents and had a heart “two sizes too small.” The good news is that they can be born again by Jesus and Jesus can change their heart and cancel their sin! They may cancel books, people, toys, ideas, concepts YouTube videos, articles and sermons, but they can never cancel Jesus and His word the Bible!
The Bible makes the list of books most challenged at public libraries and public school libraries throughout America. The Bible is what all evil people and governments have tried through the ages to censor or ban. The evil ACLU sued the Carter County School Board over 30 years ago and won. CBM Ministries was doing Bible stories in schools and giving awards to those students who memorized Bible verses such as Bibles and free week at CBM Camp. The ACLU stopped all religious activities during school hours in the Carter County Schools. I loved hearing the Bible stories when I was in school and was angry that the evil ACLU was able to impose its values on Carter County Schools.
Much worse will happen if the Equality Act is passed by U.S. Congress. Pastor Grider said the Equality Act could make the Bible a banned book with Christians in prison for preaching from it or quoting from it. It makes the right to abortion and LGBTQ rights the highest rights in America. Those who don’t bow down to their rights will be sued and will have their business shut down or lose their job. I get happy when I know the rapture could happen at any time and is a rescue operation. The Bible says Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. One day Jesus will cancel the cancel culture. So we will do as the Bible says, “Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Keep your eyes on the prize which is Jesus. The world news can be depressing. However, nothing is happier and more uplifting than Jesus. Isaiah 26:3 says,”You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You (Jesus), Because he trust in You. Nehemiah 8:10 says, “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord (Jesus) is your strength! I am not looking for the undertaker. I am looking for the uppertaker — King Jesus!

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton

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