What’s Wrong With the Media and Bruce Jenner

I don’t personally follow Jenner or the other “reality” stars. You won’t catch me buying or reading a gossip mag or watching a tv show that’s based on the same premise. But there’s one paragraph here in Kate’s blog post that rings so, so true regardless of who the media (or you!) are thinking about, putting down, raising up (think the Bali 9 here if you’re local to Australia/Indonesia) – and that’s this:

I’m a Christian and I believe in the word of the Bible. I know what scripture says about homosexuals, transgenders, men who dress as women and vice versa. Make no mistake, this isn’t a religious argument. This isn’t about being condemned to an eternity in flame – my sins are just as real as anyone else’s. There is no hierarchy, a sin is a sin. Just because you believe something doesn’t mean you have to condemn or shame another human being. What about “love thy neighbor” and the story of the Good Samaritan? We are supposed to identify the needs of the people around us and reach out in love.

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It’s Tuesday and your Newsfeed is full of pro-police and anti-establishment arguments surrounding the Baltimore riots. Justin Bieber crashed a prom. Vermont judge rules in favor of labeling GMOs. There’s some good stuff floating around today, but there’s a glaring issue in the media that nobody seems to be talking about.

Last Friday, Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer aired and garnered more views than any other program among adults 18-49. Not just on ABC – on television. In it’s wake, there are men painting their nails (#PaintYourNailsForBruce) in his support. Praise out the wazoo for his bravery and candor on his choice. Alice Eve is being shot down across social media for her negative remarks towards Jenner. Michael Che’s jokes aren’t so funny anymore. Sure, the media supports him… now.

The media flip-flops more than John Kerry, thriving on humiliation. In January, InTouch Magazine sank to a new low with…

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