The reactions were varied. Here’s just a sample that came across my radar:
* A sarcastic twitter post from an editor of a well-known Christian magazine: To the FB posts urging me to “Pray for Miley.” Sure, right after I finish praying for the kids in Syria. And the Christians in Egypt.
* Another blog weeps for Miley and the world we live in.
Unrelated to the Church, but still associated to this topic:
* Both of their fathers were supportive of their children’s performances. Alan Thicke, former Growing Pains star, tweeted that chemical weapons are being used in Syria. And Billy Ray Cyrus said he’s still her dad “regardless of how this circus we call show business plays out.” One noteworthy aside is that Papa Cyrus sits on the PTC, also known as the Parents Television Council. According to Wikipedia, the PTC “attempts to hold advertisers accountable for the content of the programs they sponsor, encouraging the development of what the council considers to be “responsible, family-friendly” entertainment, pressuring broadcasters to stop and/or limit television content the council claims to be harmful to children.” Can you imagine that next board meeting? But I digress.
* One female, similar age to Miley, was interviewed on a local sports radio station. When asked what she thought of her VMA performance, she said it was distasteful but that she still loved Miley. Does that reflect the feelings of many of her fans?
* But my favorite had to be this one which, in the best use of satire ever, the Onion highlighted CNN’s use of the VMA performance to boost page views for the sake of advertising money.
QUESTIONS: Should the Church care what Miley does? Why or why not?