Political correctness run amuck? 15-year-old asks Apple to remove definition from dictionary… and the company agrees to

A 15-year-old student formally requested Apple remove a definition of the word ‘gay’ from the dictionary feature on its devices after she looked up the word on her MacBook for a history essay on gay rights, and it looks like the company has complied.

“A 15 year old has asked Apple to remove one of the definitions of gay from their dictionary,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Which one is [s]he asking to remove?”

“She wants the one that she doesn't like removed, of course,” Pat explained. “I mean, you know, there's one she doesn't like in there. And they have three different definitions. One is, you know, a person of homosexual nature. One is a happy, frolicking kind of attitude. And the third is like you sometimes hear the youth culture describe it – it's a disparaging remark… She wants that one removed.”

My Fox Boston reports:

A history essay on gay rights led a 15-year-old Sudbury girl to take a stand against a giant corporation.

Becca Gorman said she was writing her essay when she typed the word "gay" into her Macbook laptop's dictionary. The two definitions that came up on her screen: "foolish" and "stupid."

Gorman proceeded to fire off an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and she heard back from Apple representative “an hour later” explaining the company streams its dictionary from four separate sources so it would take time to figure out how to get that particular definition removed. Gorman told My Fox Boston that the company was “really surprised.”

As of the publication of this story, the definition in question still appears to be a part of the Apple dictionary. Below is a screenshot taken of the Apple dictionary on a MacBook Air:

While the definition in question may be offensive, it is clearly marked ‘informal’ – suggesting that particular definition applies to the slang usage of the word, which, like it or not, is part of the culture today. One has to wonder if honoring one such request opens a Pandora’s box for anyone and everyone who disagrees with the way a word is defined to demand the dictionary be modified. Where do you draw the line?

“I can't take it anymore. You're a dictionary for the love of Pete,” Glenn said. “Of course you put [that] definition in there.”

“How do you remove that from our culture,” Pat asked. “It's amazing.”

Apple is going to remove it from their dictionary, as Glenn described, because of pressure from the politically correct crowd.

“Let's go back ten years,” Stu said. “We would use this as an example: They're going to start removing definitions out of the dictionary for [political correctness].”

“You would call them a conspiracy theorist, crazy person,” Pat lamented. “But they're doing it.”

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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