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Jessica Simpson Should Be Ashamed
The Christian Diarist ^ | March 22, 2012 | JP

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:06:55 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I was standing in the checkout line yesterday at my local supermarket when I saw a very nude, very pregnant Jessica Simpson staring at me from the cover of the April issue of Elle magazine.

She should be ashamed of herself.

The 31-year-old songstress, actress and fashion designer is celebrating her impending motherhood for the whole world to see. But it is no cause for celebration when a baby is born out of wedlock – even to a rich and famous mom like Simpson.

That’s not to suggest that Simpson should be punished with an Old Testament stoning (or be chastised according to Sharia law). And it’s absolutely not to suggest that the life of her soon-to-be-born baby daughter is anything but precious.

But Simpson knows, from her Southern Baptist upbringing, that it’s morally wrong to bring a baby into the world outside of marriage. Yet she is totally unrepentant, as evidenced by her all-too-brazen cover shoot.

The former gospel singer may tell herself that the fact she is engaged – reportedly – to her baby’s daddy makes her unwed motherhood okay. She may think that the fact she didn’t abort her pre-born child makes her a GCB – Good Christian Baby-maker.

Well, maybe so in the view of those who worship at the altar of moral relativism, but not in the eyes of her Creator. His word says, “Marriage is honorable among all…but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

Simpson needs to acknowledge that, like it or not, she is a role model.

Millions of young women first fell in love with her when she co-starred with then-husband Nick Lachey on “Newlyweds,” an MTV reality show. They downloaded Simpson’s three gold and two multi-platinum albums on their Ipods. They bought her hair and beauty products, her shoes and handbags. They look up to her.

And at least some of Simpson’s girl fans will think that, if Jessica can proudly drop a baby out of wedlock, they, too, can make such a lifestyle choice.

Simpson will protest that she is not a role model; that she has never encouraged her impressionable fans to emulate her. But the once-wholesome Christian girl next door is no doubt familiar with the scripture that advises: “For everyone to whom much is given, from him (or her) much will be required.”

That’s not to condemn mom-to-be Simpson, but to pray that she has a moment of conviction. To hope that she recognizes how unseemly it is for her to so brazenly celebrate her unwed motherhood.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; blogpimp; ellemagazine; jessicasimpson; unwedmother; vanity
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Jessica Simpson used to embrace traditional values. Most notably, she said she was a virgin when she married Nick Lachey. Now she embraces Hollywood values: Moving from one man’s bed to another. Bearing a child by a man who doesn’t even love her enough to marry her.
1 posted on 03/22/2012 6:07:00 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“Shame” presupposes the profession of some set of values that deprecates failure to achieve them and celebrates their attainment. No such values exist in Hollywood, so shame is a concept foreign to its citizens.


2 posted on 03/22/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

She should be ashamed because the cover picture of a naked pregnant movie start is such a cliche.


3 posted on 03/22/2012 6:12:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I think we need to see the evidence


4 posted on 03/22/2012 6:12:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
by a man who doesn’t even love her enough to marry her.

I teach at a medical vocational school (for high school grads), and I can attest that almost 1/4 if not 1/2 of my students have had illegitimate children, and, more than likely, they're "engaged to a man who doesn’t even love her enough to marry her.

5 posted on 03/22/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Simpson had a fine husband whom she tossed out for no reason at all. Her life has been a sleazy mess ever since.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 6:14:46 AM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Not guilty!!


7 posted on 03/22/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The best thing to do in today’s world, as a Christian, is to ignore and keep away from the immoral world of celebrity. Television, movies, and all that is associated with the cult of personality is anathema to the Christian and should be avoided. An occasional television program that edifies the viewer is fine, but the moral sewer that is glorified in today’s reality television and general programming does harm to the walk of the Christian in the world. Celebrities, despite their pandering to “values”, primarily worship themselves- they cannot help it. They are celebrities which means they are idolized by millions and are used to an entourage of people salivating at their heels. That kind of lifestyle , one that is egocentric to the extreme, is very damaging. My advice is to read books on the interesting lives of missionaries instead of worrying what immoral people like Jessica Simpson are doing.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 6:17:10 AM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

My mother use to call women like this, SLUTS.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 6:18:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Now she embraces Hollywood values

Yeah -- desperately trying to hold onto her fame now that everyone has moved on to the next cute young thing.

10 posted on 03/22/2012 6:22:30 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The writer sounds like a typical ‘busybody’ that needs to mind their own damn business. They’d be relieved to not carry around the burdens of worrying about what Jessica Simpson is doing....


11 posted on 03/22/2012 6:24:55 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: bmwcyle

Mine too and if she were alive I couldn’t argue with her except by citing the “all humans make mistakes” thingy.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 6:25:48 AM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

She desperately wants to be accepted. She’ll do anything she can to keep her face in the limelight. I remember that John Mayer described her as “sexual napalm”. That pretty much sums up her motivation driven by the Daddy issues she got from her papa Joe.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 6:26:49 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

TTIWWP..............


14 posted on 03/22/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah... Why not... ;-)


15 posted on 03/22/2012 6:28:49 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Of course she should be ashamed.

However, the concepts of shame and sin, once the bedrock of civilized Christianity, are no longer even considerations.

We can thank the tidal wave of nonjudgmental, moral equivalence wrought by the Leftist counterculture starting in the 1960s, for our current residence in an abject moral sewer.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 6:29:03 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Dead Corpse

I just don’t wanna waste the gas to drive to Wal-Mart..........


17 posted on 03/22/2012 6:32:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Red Badger; Mr. K

18 posted on 03/22/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Call me old fashioned, but I don’t see the attractiveness of a nude pregnant woman. I tnink pregnant women in public should wear the clothes designed for them.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 6:36:23 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

It’s a copy of Demi Moore’s Vanity Fair cover, done for publicity.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 6:37:45 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger

Driving to Wal-Mart should be a punishment for Class C Misdemeanors.

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Entertainment/ht_jessica_Simpson_elle_magazine_thg_120307_wblog.jpg

Leaving the link cold. I have no idea how sticky ABC would be about hotlinking an image.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 6:37:56 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Huh... Looks like John Rob’s auto-coding did it for me. Going to have to remember that...


22 posted on 03/22/2012 6:39:35 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Your ‘hot’ link worked....;^)


23 posted on 03/22/2012 6:41:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: petercooper
What an insult/desecration to the flag. The flag as a bikini! P-U-L-E-A-S-E.
24 posted on 03/22/2012 6:48:34 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: Red Badger
Yeah... Jim and John have some weird auto-formatting thing. It doesn't show up in preview. If you don't put in any html coding, it attempts to do it for you. I didn't know it'd work on urls though...

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Entertainment/ht_jessica_Simpson_elle_magazine_thg_120307_wblog.jpg

It shows up like it is supposed to here as I put paragraph breaks at the end of the proceeding paragraphs.

I knew the board code would auto-insert breaks in paragraphs, I didn't know it'd do linking too...

Kinda makes you wonder why it doesn't work for jpgs/gifs then...

25 posted on 03/22/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Sounds like a Fluke to me.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: hummingbird

I agree. She should remove it and repost the pics...


27 posted on 03/22/2012 6:52:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: bmwcyle

“My mother use to call women like this, SLUTS.”

Now we call ‘em “Slutes”.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 6:53:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“.. call me old fashioned, but I don’t see the attractiveness of a nude pregnant woman”.

You aren’t old fashioned. You have a sense of morality and decorum. Are pregnant women beautiful? Yes, of course. They are glowing and beautiful because they are carrying a life. Sexy? NO.


29 posted on 03/22/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

she should be ashamed for copyright infringement (Demi Moore posed for an almost identical cover twenty years ago)


30 posted on 03/22/2012 6:54:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Jessica Simpson used to embrace traditional values.

Yeah, like Daisy Duke shorts. Good ol' traditional late 1970s values.

31 posted on 03/22/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, and that worked out so well!


32 posted on 03/22/2012 7:03:26 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

hey, Daisy Duke was a Vestal Virgin compared to what we have running around today


33 posted on 03/22/2012 7:05:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: petercooper

Maybe next she’ll do a pole dance to The Star Spangled Banner.....


34 posted on 03/22/2012 7:29:33 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: bmwcyle

***My mother use to call women like this, SLUTS.***

And men called them “penny whores”. Plus a few other very vivid discriptions. Lust for them and despise them at the same time.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 7:35:30 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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hey, Daisy Duke was a Vestal Virgin compared to what we have running around today

You ain't kiddin'. If you're a chick born after 1990, them shorts are like a bhurka to you.

36 posted on 03/22/2012 7:38:35 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Dead Corpse
Kinda makes you wonder why it doesn't work for jpgs/gifs then...

It would be faster if we could upload pics like on Facebook, then we wouldn't have to link..........

37 posted on 03/22/2012 7:58:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I think the reason is simpler than that. She was raised by wealthy parents who spoiled her, and as such she never developed “common sense skills”. Thus she often comes across as either very ignorant or stupid.

I have met people like this before, and their level of naivete is appalling. At some point they are often confronted by something so far outside their experience that they are captivated by the idea. Often in a self destructive way.

One such was a girl raised by again wealthy parents in a small, isolated community. She was raised to her parents likes and dislikes, with very little exposure to the real world. But eventually she got out, in this case she attended a public high school. Her “mind was blown” by the different lives of others, especially those from very poor and troubled backgrounds.

When she left her home state to attend college, education was the last thing on her mind. Instead she had to learn about such people, to *know* their enigmatic, to her, reality.

One street-smart young man remarked that “she was on her way down”, and that, until she “hit bottom”, and either recovered or died, she was a hazard to herself and everyone around her. He was quite correct.

She went on a hard drinking, hobo tour of the West coast with another girl from a bad background. Eventually though, she came to her senses, and her curiosity satisfied, she went home. Nobody knew what happened to her after that.

So to try and apply a moral standard to such people is really operating at a much higher level than they are capable. Until they fail they cannot succeed. We can but hope that there is some “life redemption” for them, because until then there is little or no chance for spiritual redemption.


38 posted on 03/22/2012 8:08:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: DManA

She is not naked in the picture. I saw it yesterday in the check out line as well.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 8:28:37 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Welcome to FR. You may want to reply to some posters, Som far, all you’ve done is post threads.


40 posted on 03/22/2012 8:42:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

You should be ashamed for being a public busy-body.


41 posted on 03/22/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: KoRn

John Adams, founding father and the nation’s second president, stated: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Was he a “busybody”?


42 posted on 03/22/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: Harley

Interesting that Papa Joe, who was a youth pastor in Abilene, Texas when Jessica was growing up, hasn’t had much to say about his eldest daughter’s abandonment of her faith life.


43 posted on 03/22/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: petercooper
Don't ask me to explain this but from this, to these...






44 posted on 03/22/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Interesting that Papa Joe, who was a youth pastor in Abilene, Texas when Jessica was growing up, hasn’t had much to say about his eldest daughter’s abandonment of her faith life.

Kids of pastors were always the wildest ones in HS and college...and I know I am not the only one to observe this.

45 posted on 03/22/2012 11:56:39 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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WOW!


46 posted on 03/22/2012 12:27:18 PM PDT by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: trailhkr1

I haven’t seen any empirical evidence to that effect, but there certainly is more than a little anecdotal evidence.


47 posted on 03/22/2012 1:52:03 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: trailhkr1

I haven’t seen any empirical evidence to that effect, but there certainly is more than a little anecdotal evidence.


48 posted on 03/22/2012 1:52:03 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: Vision

boy that kid is going to be well-fed!!!!


49 posted on 03/23/2012 8:28:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

She named her daughter Maxwell. Maxwell is a boy’s name.

What would she have named a son? Sarah?

Jeez,Louise.


50 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:49 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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