One of South Dakota's liberal bloggers takes Christians to task for their support of Miss California USA. Yeah, he's snarky, but he makes a point worth considering - why in the world are Christians using a sexually provocative model as their icon of sexual morality?
He doesn't get by without a conservative blogger's strong critique. Nevertheless, I think his point has merit.
People of all positions pull in these media figures as icons today. An icon, in the Orthodox Christian tradition, is an image through which one can gaze toward divine reality.
But most entertainment figures are images through which one can gaze to see - pretty much nothing. How do you get from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Perez Hilton? How do you get from Mother Teresa to Miss California?
And you folks in Minnesota, please... you didn't have any liberals with more substance than Al Franken?
'Nuff said. We are the ones who vote for/internet search for/obsess over these media types.