God Has Always Had His Own DEI
DEI, also known as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is being forced on our institutions with policies written by the political left. Is this moral and just or is this tyranny in action? I believe it is the latter.
It’s laid out in our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence, natural rights and unalienable rights are given by our Creator, God. What could be more God given than diversity? Human biology, thought and ability to create according to individual abilities are not given by a man, woman or governing authority. However these intrinsic rights can and have been removed by thugs and tyrants in leadership positions.
It is thuggery to demand of another person to change their gender beliefs, religious practices and vocation in order to fit a “manufactured” goal. It is tyranny for a State or person in a government role to force a goal or policy that is not in alignment with our Constitution. We solved this decades ago when we implemented the Constitutional laws and systems that enabled our country to flourish. AND we continually perfect the systems by using Constitutional principles and practices. Only by implementing our God given diversity (aka differences) in ways that use civil debate can we change minds, hearts, laws toward a more perfect union…and I don’t mean labor union!
Equity is not equality. Equity is how something is distributed. Equality is fairness of treatment or opportunity. Because God made individuals diverse as stated in the prior paragraph, equality is His eyes means that He gave each of us life and the opportunity to grow in mind, body (this includes talent) and spirit. He could never have distributed these things to us all with equity therefore equity is a man made term. For humans to impose equity, some people benefit and others suffer regardless of one’s abilities…Only the outcome is important. Isn’t this a forced outcome? Of course it is! Thus more thuggery and tyranny. Equality under the law is a Constitutional right and because it is in our Constitution it cannot be taken away from people.
Finally, inclusion is a deceptive term. God does not use deception to convey His inclusive Love for all of us. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could include a person (no matter their ability, beliefs or behavior) in any aspect of society? Think about it…In order to be inclusive in most cases one would need to “discriminate” in order to build that inclusive community. Yet isn’t discrimination wrong or is this only for some people? Our Constitution allows us freedom of association. It doesn’t dictate with whom or for what cause…It’s simply natural to have an affinity for like-minded people as in a political party, religious denomination, alumni, etc. Being inclusive is nice and can make sense in some applications. However we must get real and understand that authentic relationships matter. Unless these relationships are toxic, criminal and against the law then people must be allowed to have their groups without political coercion.
I can still recall a conversation at a leadership workshop in my Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church where my co-facilitator and I were next to present on our agenda the UU understanding of inclusion. One participant related that our group quote, did not need to cover this topic because all UUs already know the meaning of inclusivity in our faith and this topic is a waste of time, end quote. The group skipped this topic and ended the discussion. This was 2011! As of 2015 the denomination hopped on the bandwagon of Trump related “resistance” effectively excluding those of us in the congregation with conservative values such as preserving our country’s borders, reforming the tax system to help employ more people and increase wages, and restraining federal spending ALL OF WHICH ARE NOT RELIGIOUS OF COURSE. But THE LEFT LEANING MAJORITY IN MY FAITH MADE OPEN BORDERS MORAL, ALL CORPORATIONS EVIL, AND FEDERAL SOCIAL SPENDING A VIRTUE. I no longer feel included in this religious community since all the sermons now preach the liberal political ideology. And don’t even get me going about my “whiteness” at church! I’ve expressed my concerns repeatedly only to affirm that inclusion here is nothing but a man made deception and has nothing to do with God’s Love.
Imposing DEI practices on people, groups, companies and organizations is inauthentic and goes against God’s will. He made us diverse, equal in His eyes, and included in His community of Love. Truth!