Jessica Simpson Should Be Ashamed


I was standing in the checkout line yesterday at my local supermarket when I saw a very nude, very pregnant Jessica Simpson staring at me from the cover of the April issue of Elle magazine.

She should be ashamed of herself.

The 31-year-old songstress, actress and fashion designer is celebrating her impending motherhood for the whole world to see. But it is no cause for celebration when a baby is born out of wedlock – even to a rich and famous mom like Simpson.

That’s not to suggest that Simpson should be punished with an Old Testament stoning (or be chastised according to Sharia law). And it’s absolutely not to suggest that the life of her soon-to-be-born baby daughter is anything but precious.

But Simpson knows, from her Southern Baptist upbringing, that it’s morally wrong to bring a baby into the world outside of marriage. Yet she is totally unrepentant, as evidenced by her all-too-brazen cover shoot.

The former gospel singer may tell herself that the fact she is engaged – reportedly – to her baby’s daddy makes her unwed motherhood okay. She may think that the fact she didn’t abort her pre-born child makes her a GCB – Good Christian Baby-maker.

Well, maybe so in the view of those who worship at the altar of moral relativism, but not in the eyes of her Creator. His word says, “Marriage is honorable among all…but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

Simpson needs to acknowledge that, like it or not, she is a role model.

Millions of young women first fell in love with her when she co-starred with then-husband Nick Lachey on “Newlyweds,” an MTV reality show. They downloaded Simpson’s three gold and two multi-platinum albums on their Ipods. They bought her hair and beauty products, her shoes and handbags. They look up to her.

And at least some of Simpson’s girl fans will think that, if Jessica can proudly drop a baby out of wedlock, they, too, can make such a lifestyle choice.

Simpson will protest that she is not a role model; that she has never encouraged her impressionable fans to emulate her. But the once-wholesome Christian girl next door is no doubt familiar with the scripture that advises: “For everyone to whom much is given, from him (or her) much will be required.”

That’s not to condemn mom-to-be Simpson, but to pray that she has a moment of conviction. To hope that she recognizes how unseemly it is for her to so brazenly celebrate her unwed motherhood.

This entry was published on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 AM. It’s filed under CELEBRITIES and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Jessica Simpson Should Be Ashamed

  1. Would you rather she not know or care to tell who the father is like the Jones woman from Mad Men? At least this baby knows who her father is and so does the world. Who cares if there is a piece of paper or not, this baby has a father who is there for her. I think Jessica is smart to wait until the prenup is done because she has a lot of assets to protect FOR her daughter’s future security. I can’t stand it when people think that a married mother is better off than an uned one. I know married mothers whose children suffer from watching their unhealthy marriage relationship. Not everyone is perfect. He who casts the first stone probably lives in a glass house.

    • Jessica used to be a faithful Christian. She was a virgin when she she married former husband Nick Lachey. Now, lamentably, she has lost her way. She moved from one man’s bed to another (and another and another). And she just gave birth to the child of still another man – one whom she didn’t love enough to marry, or who didn’t love her enough to marry.

      This fallen world in which we live may consider Jess’ “lifestyle choices” perfectly acceptable, but they are sinful in the eyes of God.

  2. A “Southern Baptist upbringing” does not a Christian make. Ms. Simpson has never to my knowledge been a model of Christian womanhood and her manager father, a former SBC pastor bears much of the blame

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