Sunday, April 25, 2010

American Idol's Children

We watched American Idol Gives Back last night (yes, confession time....we DVR the show and watch it every week). This week there were lots of musical numbers to speed through, but we watched most of the segments on the Give Back program. They highlighted different charitable organizations that Idol is supporting. Most of the segments featured children....after-all,  children elicit sympathy in most everyone. They are innocent victims of whatever poverty situation you can present. The segments are moving. The children are sweet. You want to hug them too. As you watch the celebrities coo and hug and wipe away a tear about "these precious children", you remember that most (if not all) of them would not think twice about aborting that same child moments before his birth. It is so sad. They seem sincere in their love for the children, but underneath it all is the conviction that they perhaps shouldn't be there in the first place.
I know there was a bit of a controversy over the pro-abortion agenda of the groups that Idol supports. I guess I was not surprised by this. I assumed it. It is a sad fact of the celebrity culture (which Idol uses to make this night work) that they are almost uniform in their support of abortion and contraception, especially for the poor.

Of course, what we really wanted to see on American Idol last night was who was going to be eliminated.  Sadly, one of my favorites went home--Tim Urban. He is the guy with the smile, always upbeat. If I remember correctly, he came from a large family. And, I have been waiting since the first live show to see if anyone would make the obvious connection to Peter Brady. But no one did! So I am....don't you think he looks like Peter Brady? The hair, the goofy good natured way, the cracking in his changing voice (not really, but you can imagine him singing the song!). Of course the Brady-like moves in the group sing segments each week might be what caused the connection in my mind.

1 comment:

  1. Amen sista! From my thoughts to your blog. Thanks for posting!