Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hannah Montana

I have never been a fan of Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. I know, I'm not a teenage girl either. I have never been comfortable with the idea of her being a role model. I was also bothered by the fact that CBD (Christianbook.com) sells her products. I ran across something today that reinforced the unlikelihood of her being a positive role model. I in fact, emailed CBD and told them politely how I felt, and included the following with my email.

A bit of information first: Miss California was asked her opinion of gay marriage by a gay blogger, Perez Hilton. She is against it, and replied so, and that it should be between one man and one woman, and now she is being trashed for her stand. I read the story on Newsbusters, a conservative news site, and clicked on the link to this fella's website, curious to see what he was saying about it. There, I read these comments that Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana made. Would you want your daughter following her?

Referenced website:

Responding to a question we asked her on Twitter, The Hills star Heidi Montag Tweeted back saying:

"God says in the bible that we should love our neighbor and he created us all as equals. I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married. So, yes, this blonde Christian believes in gay marriage and I hope to one day go to YOUR wedding, Perez!!!"

Woo hoo!!!! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Heidi Montag would have been a better Miss USA than Miss California. It's a good thing that blonde didn't win!

Update: Holy moly!

Disney star - and fellow Christian - Miley Cyrus has also thrust herself into the gay marriage debate.

Responding to us and Montag via Twitter, she says "i second that!!! wow heidi is smart!!! shes amazing "

Quite courageous for Cyrus to do what she just did. We applaud her!!!!

Update #2: When told of the high suicide rate amongst gay and lesbian teens and how her standing up for equality will help battle that, Miley Tweeted back to us, saying, "Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! thats like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz hes gay and that is WRONG and very sad! like i said everyone deserves to be happy."

Thank you, Miley!

Update #3: Cyrus even went so far as to tweet to Perez, "i am a christian and i love you [Perez] - gay or not. BECAUSE you are no different that anyone else! we are all gods children! i am not saying this so would be nice on your site (though that would be nice jk;) but because the LORD has spoken 'love cuz god loves'."


Kim M. said...

I agree with her that we should love our neighbor. And no, they should never be bullied or treated badly.
I would love my sons even if they told me they were gay, but here's the catch.... You do not give your children a knife so that they can slit their throats because you love them. You do not re-define disobedience because you love them either. You do not tell them it's o.k. to have pre-marital sx either because you love them. God created laws and He created them out of love and rules are for the good of those children. People are truly warped!

Craig and Heather said...

Two thoughts:

1. I learned the hard way--CBD sells tons of garbage under the label "Christian". It isn't that you can't find legitimate, soul nourishing materials, but rather you have to really look to be able to find them.

2. While Miley's concept of "luv" might equal "acceptance of sin", *Godly* love requires that we stand firmly for His truth. We should never be rude or deliberately hurtful but it isn't loving to tell people that God approves of sinful behavior when He most certainly does not.


Christa said...

Gag!That is --got no words for it. Making travesty of the what the Bible says, that is for sure!