Ok, i am going to defend someone here that i don’t know. It is the Jonas Brothers. You might not know who they are; but trust me…anyone under the age of 18 does. The Jonas Brothers are entertainers who are very hot right now. If you dont know who they are …you just may want to find out. They started out simply as a pop-rock band and have moved into acting as well. You might recognize the title of the movie Camp Rock…they were in that. They have toured and been musical role models since the beginning.
They were homeschooled by their mother and their father is a former pastor. They wear purity rings to symbolize their commitment to avoid having sexual relations until they are married. They are respected for their Christian commitment and beliefs. Until last night anyway.
Last night on the Video Music Awards, or VMA program…the host Russell Brand joked about the purity rings that the Jonas Brothers wear on their fingers. He alluded to the idea that they should be taking advantage of their popularity with the female population. The comments were met with mixed reactions…many do not find that funny.
The Jonas Brothers are role models who are committed to staying virgin and should not be mocked for that. It is their personal beliefs and values. I was encouraged to hear that Jordin Sparks the American Idol winner who also has been very vocal about her virgin status by choice defended them and their decision to wear purity rings and to be public about why they wear them. Go Jordin, for defending the right of anyone to make a stand for their religious views on the subject; and, for publically supporting them in front of millions of people.
I am personally glad to hear of the new wave of role models that are in the forefront of the celebrity pack. I am proud of the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks and quite a few others who are not out drugging, drinking and setting a bad example for the young people out there who badly need role models who are not set upon self destruction. I fail to see how making a positive impact with a commitment to purity is a laughing matter!
What do you think about making fun of people who publically commit themselves to their Christian beliefs?