In which I write in praise of Justin Bieber:
Justin Bieber, pop icon and every teeny bopper’s dreamboat, has given the pro-life lobby a totally unexpected and extraordinary coup: he has told Rolling Stone magazine that he thinks abortion is “like killing a baby”. The 16-year-old, a committed Christian, has actually come out and said that an embryo is a human being. Gasp! Gulp! From Montreal to Manchester, this is the most important person in a teenage girl’s universe.
It is always dangerous to place much credence in anything that any celebrity says or does, especially a young one. Michelle Malkin’s foolishly premature praise of Charlotte Church springs to mind, by way of example. Regardless, it is courageous of Bieber to so openly take a stand against the dogma of Hollywood at such a young age and so early in his career.
On a totally unrelated but apparently more predictable note, Abe produced a timely comment: “DRAT! How could I have forgotten the Merlot, Ritz crackers, and canned cheese spread for Vox?! It’s all he ever eats, anyway!” :-p
The reason SB and I thought this was so funny was that at the very moment I read the comment, I happened to be enjoying a lunch that consisted of a 2001 Gran Riserva, spiced Valaisian sausage, and parmigiano reggiano. Ecco la dolce vita….