Grammys Urge Female Celebs Not to Show Skin Tonight



The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air tonight on CBS. Very much to its credit, the network has struck a blow this year for family viewing by issuing a wardrobe advisory to female attendees encouraging them to dress more like ladies – not named Gaga – and  less like wannabe porn stars. 

“Please be sure,” the advisory stated, “that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.” 

And this: “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.”

Yes. That’s how detailed the advisory had to be to deter female vulgarians attending tonight’s Grammys from prancing down the red carpet – or even appearing on stage – wearing next to nothing, for all the world to see.

As a Christ follower, I’ve long been offended that the Grammys have aired on Sundays, the Lord’s Day. For only woman under demonic influence – like Mary Magdalene, from whom Christ cast out some seven demons – would display themselves in the manner of some of the women who’ve made Grammy infamy.

Like R&B artist Rihanna who, at last year’s Grammy’s, wore a black dress designed to exposing the bare sides of her breasts.

And Lady Gaga, who in 2010 performed on stage at the Grammys in a thong type costume that inadequately covered her genitalia area.

And Toni Braxton, a forerunner of Rihanna, who in 2001 wore a white dress, and absolutely nothing underneath, with cut outs in the front, back and sides.

And Jennifer Lopez, who in 2000 got the Grammys annual skin fest started, by stepping out in that notorious Versace dress that clearly revealed the under curvature of her breast, much to the cheap thrill of male oglers that attended Grammys in person and those that  watched at home.

I’m not a fan of CNN – my tastes run to FOX News – but I think Erin Burnett was right on this past Thursday when she closed her nightly CNN show by calling out Lady Gaga and other exhibitionist female celebrities.

“There certainly is a difference,” said Miss Burnett, “between sexy and sexual.”

And, I might add, women who walk with the Lord, who present their bodies each day as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, know well that difference.

Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay



Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the “fiery furnace” from which there is no escape, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates.

Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating. Not because his mea culpa on Oprah reeked of insincerity.

No, Armstrong is going to hell – literally – because he refuses to bow to God and the Son of God.

In his 2000 autobiography, Armstrong wrote: “If there was indeed a God at the end of my days I hoped he didn’t say, ‘But you were never a Christian, so you’re going the other way from heaven.’ If so, I was going to reply, ‘You know what? You’re right. Fine.”

Well, Armstrong is indeed “going the other way from heaven.” And he will be joined by other “celebrities” of this fallen world.

Like Tiger Woods, the once-revered golfer, who turned out to be a serial adulterer. Like John Travolta, the Hollywood A-lister, who’s faced repeated allegations that he propositioned male hotel workers. Like Bill Gates, the software gazillionaire, whose family foundation has contributed millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortionists.

They are all going to spend eternity separated from God. Not because of the sins they have committed. But because they are going to go to their graves with their sins unforgiven.

Indeed, Armstrong is an atheist. Woods is Buddhist. Travolta is a Scientologist. And Gates is best described as agnostic.

Armstrong seems to think Oprah can forgive sins. But she most assuredly cannot.  Nor can Buddha. Nor L. Ron Hubbard. Nor Mammon.

The only way for Armstrong, Woods, Travolta and Gates to be forgiven their sins, the only for any of us to be spared God’s judgment, is to come to Jesus.

For the Bible encourages, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.”

Also, that “There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” Including those guilty of financing abortion, or homosexual liaisons, or adulterous affairs, or, like Lance Armstrong, pathological deceit.

Mila Kunis Despises Christian Republicans


I would not list Mila Kunis among my all-time favorite actresses. But I did like her work in “the Book of Eli.”

Her character, Solara, accompanies the title character, played by Denzel Washington, on a purpose-driven trek across post-apocalyptic America until they reach the West Coast.

They arrive at an old prison that has been converted into the world’s last book repository. There Eli, who turns out be blind, recites by heart the King James Bible to a scribe, thereby preserving God’s Word.

I know Kunis is a Ukranian-born Jew.  But, after watching “The Book of Eli,” with its decidedly Christian bent, I assumed she must have a favorable view of Christ followers.

I realize now I was sadly mistaken.

In the October issue of Esquire, for which the 29-year-old actress appears on the cover, Kunis hates on Republicans in general, Christians in particular.

“The way they talk about religion is offensive,” said Kunis, slandering Republicans of faith. “Why we gotta be talking about Jesus is all the time?”

I guess Kunis, who has proven herself an all-too-typical young Hollywood lefty, would be more comfortable if we were talking all the time about Muhammed or Buddha or Xenu.

Just so she knows, the reason we gotta be talking about Jesus is because this nation was founded by Christians. And for  much of its history, America’s leaders governed according to Judeo-Christian values that Kunis and her friends in Hollywood – the latter day Babylon – find “offensive.”

In her Esquire interview, Kunis whined “Some people don’t like to hear celebrities talk about politics.” But that shouldn’t apply to her, she said. “I don’t think I’m a celebrity. I’m a working actress. I think there’s a difference.”

Kunis doesn’t get it. It’s not that people don’t like to hear celebs talk politics. They just don’t like to hear celebs talk politics – whether they are working or non-working actresses – if the don’t know what they’re talking about.

Indeed, Kunis is no more qualified to comment on politics than Ann Romney is to act in some Hollywood movie. But while the future first lady knows she is no thespian, Kunis deludes herself that her simpleminded political views have value in the great marketplace of ideas.

I can forgive the actress her fantasy that her political views somehow matter to the mass of Americans who live outside of that cultural wasteland known as Hollywood.

But what I think out of bounds is her sneering contempt for Christians who happen to be Republicans; her disrespect for our Lord and Savior.

My hope is that Kunis will one day be born again in Christ. Otherwise, she will condemn her soul to the Lake of Fire the “Book of Eli” mentions.

Too Bad Brad Pitt is Not the Christian His Mom is


Jane Pitt sent her son Brad, the actor, a message yesterday: She doesn’t like his liberal politics. She doesn’t like his Hollywood values.

Mama Pitt, a Christian, didn’t express her disapproval directly.

She did so, indirectly (and cleverly, I think), in a letter to her hometown newspaper, the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader, responding to the suggestion of another reader that Christians should not vote for Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.

“I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer,” Mama Pitt urged, “before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.”

She added, “Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama – a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”

Jane Pitt’s letter had to resonate with her prodigal son Brad.

It says – indirectly – that he is not a Christian. That he has cast his lot with the ungodly occupant of the White House. That he condones the mass murder of the pre-born. And that he rejects the Word of God, which declares homosexuality an abomination.

The actor may think his liberal politics, his Hollywoodvalues are mitigated by his good works.

Indeed, he and his domestic partner, actress Angelina Jolie, have donated money to organizations providing humanitarian support to people affected by the crisis inDarfur.

He is a co-founder of Not On Our Watch, a Hollywood organization that focuses global attention on “mass atrocities,” excluding, of course, abortion.

And he founded the Make it Right Foundation, which built affordable, environmentally “sustainable” new homes in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

But as Jane Pitt would advise her son, all his seeming righteousness is like filthy rags in the eyes of God.

For by grace we are saved, through faith. It is the gift of God, not of works.

Bristol Palin is an Overcomer


I’m a Bristol Palin fan. I think the young Christian woman is a role model for teen-aged girls (and boys) who’ve overcome bad decisions in their lives.

Bristol’s backstory will no doubt be familiar to most of those who tune in to her new reality show, “Life’s a Tripp,” which premiers tonight on Lifetime network.

She became a single mom at 18 years old, the “highest-profile teen pregnancy of the year,” declared the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

That’s because, unlike the other 440,000 or so teen-age girls who gave birth in 2008, Bristol’s mother was not only the governor of Alaska, but also the suddenly famous Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States.

At a time when young Bristol almost certainly would have preferred anonymity, her private life was out in the open for the whole world to see. And because her mom was not only Republican, but also conservative, Bristol found herself the subject of many unkind attacks.

But Bristolproved herself more than a conqueror, through her Christian faith.

While she accepted that her pre-marital sexual relationship with boyfriend Levi Johnston was wrong in the eyes of God, she did not compound her sin by aborting their unborn baby.

And while she hoped to marry the father of her son Tripp, and get their relationship right with God, she ultimately decided that it was better to be a single mom than to wed a ne’er-do-well like Johnston, who’s most noteworthy life achievement was a 2010 semi-nude pictorial for Playgirl magazine.

Now 21 years old, Bristol has come into her own. The trials, the tribulations she has faced since she was pregnant with Tripp have drawn her closer to Christ; made her a stronger, more confident young woman.

Bristol’s 2010 appearance on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” proved to be her coming out party. Defying expectations, she made the finals of the competition, an unlikely outcome she attributed to faith and prayer (not to mention the overwhelming support she received from the voting public).

Like her mom, Bristol has found herself the target of haters. Like Stephen Hanks, the obnoxious homosexual who shouted sexual obscenities at the young Christian woman while she was shooting an episode of her Lifetime show at a Hollywood restaurant.

Bristol, “the Pistol,” did not shrink from battle with the hater.  She got in the homosexual’s grille. And she gave him no quarter.

It is because Bristol puts on the whole armor of God each day that she has the boldness to confront the vile and wicked, like Hanks. “I know that God is on my side,” she said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “And my faith is everything to me.”

Carrie Underwood Betrays Her Christian Faith


I’ve always thought well of Carrie Underwood, the season four winner of “American Idol.” I even have her praise and worship song, “Jesus Take the Wheel,” on my Ipod.

Alas, “the country Christian gal from Oklahoma,” as E!Online described her, has gone Hollywood on us.

In an interview with The Independent, a British tabloid, Underwood declared her support for same-sex marriage.

“As I married person myself,” she said, “I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

Well, Carrie, does that apply to Erin Sayer, the 35-year-old Brooklyn high school teacher who had a love jones for a 16-year-old student she tutored?

Or how about Valerie Darger, who fell in love with husband Joe, who already happened to be married to her twin sister Vicki and yet another wife, Alina?

And what of the 24-year-old daughter of former Columbia University professor David Epstein who loved to make love to daddy?

Do they have the right to love, and love publicly, the people they want to love?

I think not.

What I find most disturbing about Underwood’s comment is that, like President Obama last month, she attributes her twisted thinking on same-sex marriage to her professed Christian faith.

“Above all,” she said, “God wanted us to love others. It’s not about setting rules, or [saying] ‘everyone has to be like me’. No. We’re all different. That’s what makes us special. We have to love each other get on with each other. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.”

That doesn’t sound to me like the Gospel, but like some new age Hollywood mumbo-jumbo.

Sure, we’re to love others. But we’re also to hate sin. And the Bible clearly states that carnal love between persons of the same sex is a sin.

Carrie Underwood and her ungodly friends in Hollywood Babylon can muster whatever dubious arguments they want in support of same-sex marriage.

But that will never make it right in the eyes of God.

Eastwood Family’s Vulgar Display of Wealth


“Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote. “They are different from you and me.”

He was absolutely right. And we need look no further than Dina Eastwood for confirmation.

On a recent episode of her new E! reality show, “Mrs. Eastwood & Company,” the wife of famed actor Clint Eastwood stood idly by as her stepdaughter Francesca and her photographer beau destroyed a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag to make an artistic statement.

To flaunt wealth in such a manner is nothing short of obscene.

 Especially, when there are so many needful people throughout the fair land – including California’s Monterey County, where more than a quarter of children are living in poverty right outside the gates of the Eastwood family’s $20 million, 15,000-square-foot palace.

Dina Eastwood, who, as a teen growing up in the working-class city of Castro Valley,California, held minimum-wage jobs at McDonalds and cleaning apartments, obviously has forgotten where she came from.

Otherwise, there’s no way she would have stood for the destruction of a handbag that costs more than the average American earns in more than two years.

The star of “Mrs. Eastwood & Company,” which also features Francesca, her stepdaughter, and Morgan, her biological daughter with Clint, sounds especially disingenuous when she professes herself a person of compassion.

 “I must volunteer on nonprofit projects to feel fulfilled,” she told Carmel Magazine.

She also told the magazine that, while she and hubby Clint are been blessed with great wealth, they are inconspicuous consumers.

“It is a value to me and it is a value to Clint,” she said. “I love purses and shoes as much as anybody else, but we do most of our shopping at Marshall’s, Ross and Mervyn’s. Clint’s very non-flippant with money. He’s a Depression-era baby.”

Apparently, the very rich couple’s values did not trickle down to daughter Francesca.

Otherwise, she wouldn’t have gone along with photographer-boyfriend Tyler Shields when he decided that they should burn the red crocodile Hermes bag and attack its charred remains with a chainsaw.

Shields explained that destroying the bag was a way to demonstrate that material objects don’t define a person.

But a far better way for the envelope-pushing photog and girlfriend Francesca to make that point was to sell the $100,000 bag – a coveted favorite of such celebrities as  Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham – and donate the proceeds to a charity serving the needful.

Dina Eastwood insists that she did not approve of the artistic “statement” by her stepdaughter and her stepdaughter’s beau. But she didn’t stop it. And she even gave the two young vulgarians undeserved publicity on her surreality show.

That makes her no less guilty than they.

Sex Crimes of Rich and Famous Often Go Unpunished


I wonder what Maggy Haggerty thinks about allegations against John Travolta – that the acclaimed actor sexually assaulted at least two masseurs?

I imagine it sounds all too familiar to Haggerty, a massage therapist. She went public three years ago with an accusation that former Vice President Al Gore tried to sex her up in a Portland, Ore. hotel room.

“Al Gore is a pervert and a sexual predator,” she charged. “He’s not what people think he is – he’s a sick man.”

According to the report she filed with Portland police, Gore was in town to deliver a speech on global warming. In advance of his appearance, the future Nobel laureate thought he’d enjoy a stimulating massage.

When Haggerty showed up, she said, the man who was once a heartbeat away from the presidency felt her up, kissed on her and demanded a “happy ending.” When she refused, he took matters into his own hands.

When the Gore sex scandal moved from the cover of the National Enquirer to the pages of the New York Times and other “mainstream” news organizations, his dutiful wife Tipper came to his defense.

She said she didn’t believe Haggerty’s allegations. She said she’d known massage was part of her man’s, ahem, “health regimen” for any number of years.

But the former Second Lady was no longer willing to stand by Gore when subsequent allegations were made against him by two other massage therapists.

That included a woman who reported an incident at the rooftop spa of a hotel Gore visited while in Hollywood to attend the Academy Awards ceremony (where Saint Al won an Oscar for his global warming jeremiad, “An Inconvenient Truth”).

According to the masseuse’s account, when Gore got her alone, he dropped his towel and stood naked before her. He pointed at his aroused manhood and ordered her, “Take care of this.”

That apparently was too much for long-suffering Tipper Gore. She finally decided to divorce her husband of more than 40 years.

But there was no consolation for Al Gore’s victims – the powerless women like Molly Haggerty.

For the former vice president, the sexual predator, managed to escape justice for his sins.

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.

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