Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Call Me Paranoid...

But Audrea and I are going to go with our intuition which we pray is being Spirit-led on this issue. Many of our friends feel that Miley Cyrus--aka, Hannah Montana--is harmless and at this point, simply fun for their girls. She may appear harmless at this point, but honestly, we think she's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Stay far away. Far, far away. The following are our sentiments on a recent article from Fox News:
Miley Cyrus wants to do a "younger, cleaner version of 'Sex and the City,'" the 15-year-old superstar told TV Guide. Cyrus previously told Vanity Fair that the HBO series is her favorite show. She later issued a statement clarifying that she only watches the edited, TBS version.
Oh, phew, that makes me feel better! Now she won't be exposed to the sex itself, just the ideas, values, and art of leading up to it. Here's more...
But while she may like "Sex and the City," she won't be having sex anytime soon. "I like to think of myself as the girl that no one can get, that no one can keep in their hand," she tells the magazine. As a testament to her virginity, Cyrus wears a purity ring.
Hey, it's cuter than one of those campy woven WWJD bracelets! Like the arrogance in the virginity statement? "I'll woo you like a plaything until I decide when"--I'll give her the benefit of the doubt that she mentioned something about wanting to love God above herself somewhere else and that went unquoted.
“Even at my age, a lot of girls are starting to fall,” she says, “and I think if [abstaining] is a commitment girls make, that’s great.”
We're left struggling with the weight of what she didn't say...

We want our girls as far away from her as we can get. We don't trust her in the least--she sounds like a new Jessica Simpson who's all "pure" until she's 18 and daddy's not her manager and at her press releases anymore. Think about it: Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears both professed to be Christians early on in their careers. And need we further think on the Disney darlings Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Hudgens (of High School Musical fame), or Lindsday Lohan? All of these purported to be "clean and harmless entertainment" for pre-teen girls and all presented a worldview (while in their "innocent" period) that was not a God-centered worldview.

I seriously challenge you to think about what values are being portrayed by Miley Cyrus through her TV show, music, clothing, etc. I think it'll be a real stretch to say that it is anywhere near a Gospel-driven/God-centered worldview.

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