Friday, August 10, 2012

United Church urged to speak out against gossip

Reading glasses on newspaper
You know what else I find really evil?

Celebrity Gossip.

Now some "celebrity gossip" is of a benign nature, as in so-and-so had a baby, or so-and-so bought a house.

Most of it is very harmful.

Sometimes I look at the magazine racks in the check-out and I ask myself how these so-called journalists can sleep at night.

I understand that celebrities use their fame to their advantage. So they want to be talked about. I get that.
But their lives do not exist for our own pleasure. Believe it or not. Their personal problems should not be laid out for our own entertainment.

This is anathema in our culture. But it's time someone said it.