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Shouldn't we lay off Britney?

I'm no fan of "celebrities gone bad" like Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, and Amy Winehouse, but more and more I feel bad when I see a TV gossip program that exploits these people for ratings. As so-called "loving" Christians, shouldn't we lay off these people? How do we set an example for the rest of the culture?

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Great question! How should followers of Jesus respond to a celebrity obsessed culture? What role do celebrities play for us? They seem to serve as convenient scapegoats. We build them up into idols of our own making only to enjoy casting them aside and putting our collective obsessions/sins upon them.

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The same reason Christians aren't laying off Britney is the same reason that can't tear themselves away from American Idol.

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I believe the most important thing we can do for controversial celebrities is to pray for them, especially for their salvation if they're not saved already.

I don't think that would be a good idea. I think we'll just give her another chance. - Marla Ahlgrimm