Never mind if you’re in the public eye or not. For those who are in the public eye, the title of “role model” is very often thrown around. Thankfully Ariel Winter is glad to be a role model, although she thinks it’s important to remember that celebr
JoeyV: I heard someone on the radio this morning claiming this was the work of Satan encouraging the abortionists and the homosexuals. I am a devout Christian and I hate hearing stuff like this. There is a Christian faith out there much closer to the faith intended by Jesus that is not so cynical and judgmental. It's the one where we worry about our own sin and let others deal with issues of abortion and homosexuality according to their consciences and faith. This political Christianity which has abortion as its litmus test of faith is absurd. We have this huge statement of lawthat includes all kinds of minutiae but never says "Abortion is bad". The Israelites surely knew about abortion. I can make an argument that abortion is sin just as well as anybody else. Beyond that I think a perspective that sex is for reproduction and nothing else is a reasonable if joyless Christian perspective so abortion is the fruit of sin is reasonable too. But it's just sin, just like lots of other sin. It is not central to Christianity. And Roy Moore's position that he would jail homosexuals isn't supported by any Christianity I know about. Jesus directly addresses that when the mob wants to stone the harlot. Jesus tells them not to do it. It is not our job to punish people for sexual sin. The cool thing is that real Christianity is so much more liberating than this dark version full of sin and punishment and Hell. It's about loving your neighbor and worshipping God and being joyful about grace. We don't have to stomp on the faces of sinners worse than ourselves to climb the ladder to Heaven. We can reject voting for creepy lunatics like Moore slinking around Malls looking to defile the ingenue. If that idea brought some Christians to the light, welcome! I'm glad to worship with you.