Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:
A bakery in Ohio has caused quite a stir with a warning to all customers that basically says: abandon political correctness, all ye who enter here.
It reads, the Blaze found: "Notice: This store is politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God bless America, we salute our flag & give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God we trust."
The sign at Schuler’s Bakery, owned by Trent Schuler, has been posted for a couple of weeks at the Springfield location, but it’s gained notoriety on social media in recent days. And staffers tell the Blaze business has been booming.
"We didn't do it for the publicity," said store clerk Katelynn Jackson to the news outlet. "It was just to prove a point."
Well done, Schuler's Bakery. Your stand expresses the mainsteam of the American ethos, which is founded upon a reality oriented, verifiable Creator who acts into human history (see this and the Declaration of Independence) and expects human beings to apply the liberating love of God and neighbor across the whole of life, including business life, community life, and political life.
"Merry Christmas" is about public truth in the marketplace of this world. As the ever politically incorrect and free-thinking Jesus of Bethlehem said, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Political correctness is darkness, for it tries to put knowable and testable truth regarding God, man, and the cosmos "under a bowl" instead of "on its stand," where anyone with open eyes is inclusively invited to see.
People who are offended by truth that is knowable, verifiable, and liberating are "welcome to leave" -- it is their choice to say no to enlightenment and live in darkness. But why stumble when you can run and leap for joy?
When it comes to creating an alternative to the darkness of political correctness in today's world, the recipe at Schuler's Bakery points to a better way.
Bravo, Schuler's Bakery. Bravo!