The 60s generation embraced moral relativism—the belief that there is no right and wrong—and it swept across our nation like a firestorm. Five decades later a large number of Americans have completely lost their moral compass.
"One-tenth of sexually active New York City high school students say they have had at least one same-sex partner, and teens who say they've had sexual contact with both sexes report higher-than-average rates of dating violence, forced sex and risky sexual behavior." —Karen Matthews
The 60s generation embraced moral relativism—the belief that there is no right and wrong—and it swept across our nation like a firestorm. Five decades later a large number of Americans have completely lost their moral compass. We have become the hook up culture, marked by casual sexual encounters. We are a nation of Girls Gone Wild, where young women expose themselves before cameras. How much deeper into the immoral abyss can we slide?
When a nation has no clear understanding of what exactly is moral and immoral the younger generation’s thinking becomes muddled. Without proper guidance from their parents, young people are unable to discern good from evil.
Speaking of which, teen idol Miley Cyrus is working on changing her image to sultry seductress. In her raunchy new music video single “Who Owns My Heart” fans won’t recognize the cute teenage girl who plays the title role of Hanna Montana on the Disney channel. Miley is17-years-old and apparently thinks she’s all grown up. If appearances are any indication, she seems quite comfortable in her new role. Watching the video makes one think that writhing on a bed wearing only underwear and grinding with males and females on the dance floor wearing short shorts and a reveling top is old hat for Lady Miley. One thing’s for sure: Miley Cyrus is no longer the Disney darling she once was. Watch her video. See the new Barbarella do her thing. (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3858367257/)
In a 2007 interview with USA Today, Miley said that her Christian faith is "the main thing" in her life. She said that God wants her to be a "light, a testimony" in Hollywood.
Then in 2008 Miley caused quite a stir when she posed for Vanity Fair. While there was no nudity, the 15-year-old was wrapped in what appeared to be a bed sheet with her entire back exposed.
At the ripe old age of 16, Miley dawned short shorts, black boots and did a pole-dancing performance at the Teen Choice Awards.
Going back to Miley’s video, my question is: Who put this girl in provocative poses? Who shot the video? Do we not have laws to protect children from being sexually exploited by idiot adults? Inquiring minds want to know.
Miley’s dad is crooner Billy Ray Cyrus who is best known for his mega hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” Billy Ray is a devout Christian who professes his deep faith in God. For several seasons he starred in the faith-based TV series Doc. Billy Ray’s achy breaky heart must have shattered as he watched his precious little girl stand on a table and “get her body movin’.” Then again, he could have stepped in and put a stop to it. Why didn’t he?
Tish Cyrus, Miley’s mom, must have been in Borneo at the time of the filming and was unable to get to her daughter in time to rescue her from the perverts who produced and directed the video.
Am I being too hard on Miley’s parents? I think not. They are, after all, her guardians. They are also professing Christians. If the Cyrus’ were your typical Hollywood couple I wouldn’t be writing this column. I’ve chosen this particular subject because I find Miley Cyrus’ slide into sleaze disturbing. I’ve mulled it over for several days and come to the decision that what I have to say to her parents needs to be said in print. Just three little words….You blew it!
When my daughter was 17, I would have died a thousand deaths if she had appeared in a video dressed up like a tramp. I cannot imagine any Christian parent thinking it’s no big deal for millions of males to ogle their daughter’s half naked body and fantasize about what they’d like to do to her. But that’s just me.
Back when I was a teenager Americans still embraced Judeo-Christian values. We were a moral people. When I was 17 the main topic of conversation with my friends was boys, movie stars, and fashion. Most of my friends were modest… innocent…impressionable…and easily manipulated! In great part thanks to Hellywood, and that isn’t a misspelling, a great many teenage girls lose their innocence because they’re impressionable and easily manipulated.
Kids have always looked to celebrities as role models. Many people, young and old alike, make their relationship, fashion, and even life decisions based on what their favorite celebrities wear and do. Females emulate the likes of Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Amy Weinhouse, Heidi Montag and the Kardashian sisters, while males tend to look up to rap artists and athletes. Almost without exception, rappers are poor role models. Some athletes such as Tiger Woods, Mark McGuire, Jason Giambi, Michael Vic and Michael P
Marsha West is a religious and political-based writer. Until recently Marsha was owner and managing editor of the Email Brigade website and the EMB News
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