Lindsay Lohan needs a Hug

The purpose of my blog is to focus on the good in the bad of Hollywood, no matter how dark the scandal. Mean Girls was probably not considered the best movie ever made by everyone, but it was a film of good quality, Georgia Rule was another one that kept interest. What do the two flicks have in common? Miss Lohan, she has talent, her skill as an actress was obvious way back in The Parent Trap days. It would be nice to see her shine again. People hoping for her turn around are sick of asking; what is the deal here? The girl goes to court as often as people go on coffee runs. Dealing with a DUI from 2007, theft, breaking probation; now awaiting her November first hearing-nobody wants that on their plate; instead of pounding down on the starlets every little error; how about an article of encouragement?

 

Each one of us makes mistakes but the majorities aren’t scrutinized in the public eye. This post isn’t about clichés on not casting judgment. The Golden Rule is well known, as is the phrase about the rock throwers and the glass houses. This is about love, these ridiculous stunts she pulls, the rebellion she throws out, all she needs is love. Hollywood is not the best place to find it, though that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Fame is a tricky lifestyle that many struggle through, or flat out can’t manage. No privacy, shut off from the real world, peer pressure times a million; blaming the person who began with a simple passion for success stops making sense when looked at in their perspective.

 

The twenty-five year old is somebody’s somebody, fan or not, the fact is she is a person who should be treated with respect. Lohan’s life echoes many similarities of young people, especially girls, going through tough times. Making those mistakes which in turn, helped the most; the search for identity we are all faced with. Still, there comes a time when learning needs to be put into action, otherwise known as growth. “Enough already” can be said with love when obvious potential is just wasting away.

 

It starts at home. Schools are not to blame, not friends, or the media. Yes, these are influences but a foundation is built in the home. Where’s the parental involvement? Lindsay’s well past eighteen now but before that she got emancipation from Dina and Michael. This sends the message that; she was thrown into the fast lane of fame without proper guidance. Her parents should have been there for her, not mooched off her earnings or pushed her farther into the corrupted world of stardom. They had a responsibility to raise her with morals and values and be there for support. In the world of today, broken homes are highly prevalent, not saying since that is the trend it should continue but, a situation just like the Lohan’s could be in the home next door. Family is too important to put into words. Parents have responsibilities to set proper examples for there children, rich or poor, small or large; more of it needs to happen.

 

With Lindsay, what’s done is done, she is an adult, her own person. She has to start living like it. Going out, partying, binging, smoking…stop hiding behind bad habits. There is a reason why the Bible says “the love of money is the root of all evil” the more spent, the more accumulates. Then the accumulation of stuff that was never needed in the first place becomes a distraction to what really matters. She seems to be in a whirlpool mix of material satisfaction and the inability to confront personal demons. Rather than bad decisions that go nowhere make better ones that will bring out the best. Looking up from a bottomless pit the question how comes to mind. It starts with the thought that dictate the mindset Lindsay. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.”

Miley Cyrus ‘permanent’ support for gay marriage

Recently, Miley tweeted a picture of a freshly inked = sign on her finger. No it’s not because she is a big fan of mathematics, the new body art was in support of gay marriage. She wrote “where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn’t. GOD is the only judge honey. GOD is love.” This is very true, the Bible tells us not to judge others because that judgment will eventually come upon us, and God is in fact, love in the purest form.

Being a Christian who consistently prays for Hollywood and all its inhabitants, it makes me happy to hear a big time influence preaching with good intention. However, her message is skewed when she said “all love is equal.” According to His word, God would not say that. God is love, yes, but he is also the judge, the one who will bang the gavel. The judges in the courtrooms of today’s society don’t anxiously await opportunities to send people to prison but if you break the law, that’s where you end up. We seem to conveniently forget who we’re dealing with, who we’re answering to. The same guy that saved Noah and his family killed the rest of the people who were not on the boat; God spared Lot and his loved ones, what happened to the others in the town? Burnt to a crisp, oh, and the one who looked back…became a pillar of salt. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 9:10) and his wrath is no joke people…he’s a serious guy and as much as he loves us (so much so he watched his own beloved child get mocked, spit on, scourged, beaten, and crucified just to give us a shot) he has, and always will, stick to scripture. So, as my view on gay marriage is lined up with God’s this isn’t something worth supporting. Marriage is between a man and a woman, period. This does not mean we judge others who are attracted to the same sex. Being gay is the same as lust, greed, or any other sin, but for some reason it seems like this one gets special attention. Hate the sin NOT the sinner, confusing this for plain hatred makes us no better than the sin itself-harsh but true.

What does one do is a situation like this; where a family member, friend, or co-worker is struggling with their view on orientation. Advice should be lined up with what scripture says, speak the truth. That is what Miley, being a child of God is responsible for, instead she’s advocating the wrong message. Her tattoo should stand for “love all equally” not “all love is equal.”