Pro-Trump Focus On The Family Lectures ‘Maturity Matters’ But Doesn’t Mention Trump
Adam Holz, who writes about entertainment for Focus on the Family’s “Plugged In” page, lectured on May 1 that “maturity matters” and lamented how famous people are allowed to get away with immorality.
Holz also failed to mention Trump’s porn star scandal, admitted adultery, racist comments, mockery of disabled people, insults heaped on POWs and gold star families, 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual abuse/harassment, and the many lawsuits against Trump University.
Instead, Holz whined about how personal morality is overlooked in actors, athletes and musicians:
For decades now—stretching back at least as far as political scandals in the ’80s and ’90s, and maybe further back than that—many cultural observers have been quick to try to separate someone’s personal life from his or her public persona and performance.
Yes, someone might make not-so-great (or blatantly immoral) choices behind close doors. But he’s such a great actor! She’s such a great musician! He’s such a great athlete!
The underlying message: If you’re talented enough, character doesn’t really matter. You can do whatever you want, and you don’t have to play by the established rules. Or, in some cases, the established laws…
From the Lance Armstrong doping scandal several years ago to the current #MeToo movement, the idea that the rich, famous and successful can do illegal and immoral things with impunity seems to be eroding. It turns out personal maturity and decency do matter.