The latest casualty of the political correctness lunacy is, of all places, Notre Dame!

Now they are saying the iconic Notre Dame Leprechaun is a symbol of racism. What? Has there been a million Irishmen (oops, forgive me — Irish persons) to march on Washington?

A little closer to home, I recall the caricature-style Waxahachie High school mascot was discontinued because it was offensive to a certain few. Do you remember the 100,000 Native Americans storming the WISD admin building in protest? Neither do I.

But as long as one or two ne'er-do-well individuals out there protest a message on a sweatshirt, or a cross on a hillside, or someone slipping and saying something like "illegal alien," or "special needs child," it looks like we all are going to be answerable to the speech police and people like educators and politicians are going to be constantly fearful for their jobs.

Our church worship leader gets frustrated when people use the term "Hispanic" around him, or in reference to him. His retort is, "Don't call me 'Hispanic'!" There is no such country as Hispania! I was raised in Mexico, so I am a Mexican." He has become weary of the political correctness hysteria.

It has even come to the place where the term "man" is no longer in vogue. There is an all-out assault on masculinity in our society today. You can't say things like "million man march" without political correctness coming down on you. A woman in Canada was recently more or less shouted down by a lunatic political leader because she dared to utter the word "mankind." She was promptly corrected, in front of hundreds of people, to say "personkind."

Our culture is swiftly being made to guard and measure every word for fear some sort of interest group will have their feelings hurt, and we will end up in court, or looking for another job. The day will come when we will have a glossary of substitute words to curb this horrendous political incorrectness. Add to "humankind" we will find that preachers, in performing wedding ceremonies will be compelled to say, "I now pronounce you whatever you two are.

And automakers beware - you will likely be targeted as politically incorrect as you manufacture red, brown, yellow, black and white automobiles. These colors will certainly hurt a feeling or two in this politically correct society. And for goodness sakes Mary Kaye, the day is quickly approaching when you can no longer dole out those pink cars. Someone will have to invent a new gender-friendly, racially acceptable color.

Here is the long and the short of it (I'm sorry, I hope long and short aren't offensive) God the FATHER (that would be the masculine gender) created the races — all of them. God the FATHER also created two sexes — male and female. Genesis 2:24 says, "Therefore shall a MAN leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." God has also told the original male and female couple, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:. . ." Genesis 1:28. I hate to break this news to people, but the earth will not be replenished -- there can be no procreation without God's great creation of two sexes. Try to refute that medical science!

God help the society when laws dictate that a 4 or 5-year-old child has the right to choose "it's" own gender, and what bathroom they will choose to use on any given day. God help the society that is inundated by speech police. In the not-too-distant future, we may all become victims of the thought police.