Fox’s American Idol singing competition provides the contestants with coaches and mentors such as people to help with wardrobe, makeup, moving around on stage, song selection and working with the live band. Stuff like that. But this year they’ve added something new.
Check this out:
“You shall not make for yourself an idol” is an abbreviated form of one of the Ten Commandments which, according to the book of Deuteronomy, were spoken by God to Israel and then written on stone tablets by God himself.
The folks at Fox must have gotten a warning from the almighty about making idols as this year they have added…. SPIRITUAL MENTORS presumably to cancel out that “not make for yourself an idol” thing.
I don’t think God is going to be fooled by this lame attempt to circumvent one of his biggest commandments. It’s the second commandment. That’s way up the list.
I wasn’t surprised when I heard this announcement on the show the other night. But it did make me throw up.
The pictures in this post are disturbing but if you don’t look at them, you will NOT fully understand what is happening in Russia and be fully aware of the human right violations being supported by the government itself. I know some of you will look at a few pictures and think “yes, I know there are egregious offenses taking place, but I don’t have to look at a bunch pictures to be aware of it…” But I disagree. Look and see for yourself what’s going on right now in Russia in the year 2014.
Gay people in Russia face legal and social discrimination on a scale much larger than that found in most other “civilized” countries. There are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Russian law.
In 2013, Russia enacted a law that essentially makes it illegal to even suggestthat gay relationships are equal to heterosexual relationships. Distribution of material on gay rights is also (for the most part) banned.
Since the passage of the “anti-gay propaganda law,” many gay rights activists have been arrested and the incidence of hate crimes has escalated dramatically. If you want to be totally traumatized, go to YouTube and watch actual videos of gay people being beaten, abused, and humiliated in the streets. The problem is so common; it’s no longer relegated to the dark alley or remote location. No, it’s right out in the streets.
A law prohibiting gay pride parades in Moscow (that was already on the books for the past one hundred years) has also become a very risky endeavor.
In my opinion, Russia’s unconscionable attitude towards gay people is simply unacceptable and is deplorable. I think the Olympic committee (or whoever decides where the Olympics will be held) should be ashamed of their decision to have the Olympics in such a discriminatory, hostile, hateful country.