Friday, May 1, 2009

An open letter of apology to Mylie Cyrus

Dear Miley,
I take it all back. I apologize for hoping that you are either dead or unpopular by the time Anna is old enough to care. I apologize for secretly praying for your music to just go away. I apologize for making fun of you and your Dad in Vanity Fair (but um, the pics are kind of creepy, Annie Lebovitz or not). I apologize for snickering at the tacky merchandising machine you have become. Hannah Montana snack cakes? Really? I apologize for wishing that your jet crashes into the Jonas Brother’s jet over Salt Lake City. I apologize for suggesting that you should hang out with Lindsay Lohan more.
You’ve got the Religious Right on your ass now, and they are some tough beasts to tame. Thanks for your support of Gay Marriage, really.



It means a lot to me to hear that come from you as the gays have been some of your harshest critics (me included). Your twittering with Perez (thank God it wasn’t Paris) Hilton have got you in some hot water with the American Family Association. They’ll probably call for a boycott of you and your shows and music, but don’t worry. They still have a fatwa out on your boss Disney and you can see that it doesn’t really do much.

Anyone under 30 (well, maybe everyone but Miss California) knows that times are changing and views on LGBT issues are basically becoming non-issues. It’s a new time we’re living in, a time where the younger voices will have more power and exposure than they are probably used to. Keep up the good work, and don’t let the bullies at the AFA scare you.
We’ve got your back now Miley and we wish you well.


The press release from the AFA:
Miley Cyrus said what?
“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus recently made statements supporting gay marriage.
Her comments were in response to a question posed to Miss California Carrie Prejean in the April 19 Miss USA Pageant. Homosexual celeblogger Perez Hilton was the pageant judge who asked Prejean her opinion of same-sex marriage, to which she responded that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Outraged by her response, Hilton began blasting the beauty queen and asked for celebrities to share their thoughts on gay marriage.
Miley Cyrus responded to Hilton through her account with the following comments:
• “Everyone deserves to love and be loved and most importantly smile.”
• “Jesus loves you and your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! That’s like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz he’s gay and that is wrong and very sad!
• “Like I said everyone deserves to be happy.”
• “God’s greatest commandment is to love. And judging is not loving.”
• “I am a Christian and I love you - gay or not - because you are no different than anyone else! We are all God’s children.”
Such statements will send the wrong message to our children who are influenced by this teenage megastar. Parents need to realize that Cyrus is not the positive role model she was once thought to be.
Take Action
Send Miley Cyrus a letter stating that you do not approve of her comments.
Clearly she is confused and does not understand the Bible. Please pray for the Lord to open her eyes to the truth.
Check out the articles below for a better understanding of this controversial issue.
“Natural law” approach to the issue of same-sex marriage
A Biblical approach to the issue of same-sex marriage
Monica Cole, Director