Good words gone bad: Bruce Jenner’s boob job and makeup artist don’t make him a ‘hero’


How can we truly apply that same word to Bruce Jenner just because he got a boob job and a good makeup artist? We should not relinquish the word “hero” so cheaply.


Has everybody gone crazy … or is it just me?

We’re seeing a redefinition of some formerly rock solid, unshakable words in the English language. For starters, the word “marriage” in the context of two people was always clearly understood to mean the legal union between a man and a woman.

Of course, you know where I’m going with this, right? To state the obvious, nowadays “marriage” can mean the legal, civil or emotional union between almost anyone—or anything.

Recently the Pentagon celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Yes, you read that right. Not only is there a month put aside to celebrate this behavior, but the Pentagon has jumped on the bandwagon and is using our tax dollars for the drinks and caviar.

That reminds me that even the word “gay” has been usurped by the homosexual lobby so that almost nowhere is it used in its original sense, i.e., “happy, full of joy,” outside of a 19th century novel about the roaring twenties or the gay nineties (that’s the 1890s).

It’s one thing for a word to take on an additional meaning—such as “that’s cool,” not referring to the temperature. But when a word is usurped for political and propaganda purposes, like “gay” has been, it usually spells the death of that word for its original intent.

Will that happen to the word “marriage?” I predict it will. The LGBT crowd, which is now in the process of redefining the word in their own image, will make it so unpalatable for heterosexuals that the straights will have to find a new word.

I have a nomination: “Holy Matrimony.” Something tells me this will be shunned by LGBTs so we can keep it for ourselves for a good long time. Once you put the “holy” into the phrase (and this must be included, or no matrimony certificate can be issued), a lot of LGBTs will run for the hills.

Where have all the ‘heroes’ gone?

But there’s another word that is taking on a new meaning, and I dearly wish we could save this one for our children and grandchildren. The word is “hero.”

Bruce Jenner, pretty, but not a hero.

Bruce Jenner, pretty, but not a hero.

That leads me to the granddaddy of all modern heroes, Bruce Jenner. I’m not talking about the new surgically mutilated and drug enhanced Bruce, who calls himself Caitlyn. I’m talking about the old Bruce, who trained himself into a superhero in order to win Olympic gold and make America proud.

Jenner was a true hero in the original sense of the word. He won the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon in 1976, taking it away from the Soviet Union. He set a world record, which was not bested until 1991.

Then he decided to become a woman, as everybody on the planet now knows. He took female hormones and surgically altered himself into unrecognizability. Now he has debuted his new persona, “Caitlyn.”

And he’s a hero all over again.

But is he really? The national lovefest that has embraced the Jenner disfiguration is staggering—but more staggering is the insistence on calling him a hero.

The dictionary definition of hero is as follows: “A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.”

Michael Brown, not a hero.

Michael Brown, not a hero.

Remember Michael Brown? The black teen from Ferguson, Mo., was shot by a white cop, triggering weeks of rioting by blacks. He was called a hero by many in the media—even though he robbed a store, refused to obey a police officer’s command, then stormed the officer while he was sitting in his car, thereby prompting the shooting. All in one day, mind you. That’s a hero? Come on!

The word hero does describe Bruce Jenner back in his Olympic glory days. But not now.

Today’s he’s just a media whore suffering from a serious mental illness that has caused him to surgically disfigure himself to the point that one day soon he may be having his genitals cut off. Or maybe not—because Jenner claims that even though he is really a woman, he is not gay. He likes women. Huh?

(Bruce, keep your junk. I predict someday you will change your mind and you will need it.)

Chris Kyle, a hero.

Chris Kyle, a hero.

But let’s get serious: Jenner is mentally sick, and that doesn’t make him a hero.

Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, is a hero. He did a tough job in Iraq, distinguished himself with his extraordinary abilities and courage, and saved many American lives in the process.

The thousands of Christians being martyred in the Middle East are heroes. One brave woman, Asia Bibi, has been held in a dank prison cell in Pakistan for five years for refusing to renounce her faith. She has been tortured, abused by the guards, and is now so ill that she is reportedly vomiting blood and is close to death. She is a hero.

Two Christian pastors in Sudan are heroes. Yat Michael and David Yein are in prison waiting execution for “offending Islamic beliefs.” Yein recently stated that he’s not afraid to die because God chose him to suffer. This is heroism.

Michael Monsoor, a hero.

Michael Monsoor, a hero.

U.S. Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the battle of Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. He threw himself on a grenade that threatened the lives of the other members of his team. He is a hero—along with the 74 other U.S. troops who died securing the city of Ramadi for the Iraqis …

… the same city that President Obama has just let ISIS take over.

George Washington, a hero.

George Washington, a hero.

Then there’s George Washington, a giant hero. He survived and even thrived through the French-Indian War, as governor of Virginia, and then as general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, giving all the credit to God.

“I now exist and appear in the land of the living by the miraculous care of Providence, that protected me beyond all human expectation,” Washington wrote. His exemplary character and leadership made him one of the greatest heroes in American history.

And I could go on and on.

How can we truly apply that same word to Bruce Jenner just because he got a boob job and a good makeup artist? We should not relinquish the word “hero” so cheaply.

On second thought, maybe we should let the LGBTs have the word. Along with it, they’re also getting the other definition: A big wad of dough filled with ham.

Martin Mawyer is the Founder and President of Christian Action Network, a non-profit public advocacy and education group based in Lynchburg, Virginia. He began his career as a freelance journalist and has authored several books, including “Silent Shame,” “The Pro-Family Contract With America,” “Pathways to Success,” and his most recent, “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.” He has produced a number of documentary films, including Homegrown Jihad, Islam Rising, Sacrificed Survivors and America’s Islamic Threat. Mawyer has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Larry King Live, Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, NBC’s Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and Fox and Friends. His latest book, “Twilight in America,” co-authored by Patti A. Pierucci, details the activities of Islamic terrorist training camps scattered throughout the United States. It can be purchased at or in book or Kindle version ©.

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