Comic book aficionados may remember the Superman storyline that introduced readers to Bizarro World. The inhabitants of Bizarro World lived according to a code based on the opposite of everything done on earth. Bizarro people would say the strangest things, such as:
Us hate beauty. Us love ugliness!
Us hate nuts. Us love shells!
Perfection was a crime on the planet Bizarro. What we would consider to be insults were compliments to them.
For the past week or two I feel as if l’ve been transported to Bizarro World.
When I read the Sunday newspaper two weeks ago, I noticed a TV guide insert that highlighted recommended television programs. A quick glance revealed several program summaries that left me shaking my head in disbelief….
- A new program entitled Lucifer, extolls the virtues (yes, you read that right!) of the devil, who now runs a nightclub and helps law enforcement catch bad guys. The story line includes two demons trying to convince him to revert to evil.
- Another program returns after hiatus to find the lead character arrested for fraud and the entire law firm working to defend him by disproving what everyone knows to be true.
- Yet another program, this one a cooking show, requires successful contestants to be good cooks, but even better liars.
Us love the devil. Us hate God!
Us hate truth. Us love deception!
That was on a Sunday. The next day, a grand jury indictment made national headlines. The grand jury had examined documented evidence of Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts. But instead of indicting Planned Parenthood, they indicted the investigators who exposed these horrors.
To put it simply, according to the grand jury, Planned Parenthood was not selling baby body parts, but the undercover investigators were engaged in buying baby body parts.
How is it possible for one to buy something if the seller is not selling?
The result might have something to do with the fact that a member of this same District Attorney’s office just happens to be a board member of the Planned Parenthood affiliate under investigation.
Us hate justice. Us love injustice!
Us hate life. Us love death!
Sounds an awful lot like Isaiah 5:20 and 23 (NIV):
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter….who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.”
Even the inhabitants of Bizarro World would be confused.