The Issue Is Bigger Than Double Standards

Adam LambertLos Angeles, California (CNN) — Adam Lambert’s sexually suggestive choreography — including kissing another male — on the American Music Awards stage Sunday night happened “in the moment,” the singer told CNN.

Lambert, who is openly gay, said it is “a form of discrimination and a double standard” for anyone to object since “women performers have been pushing the envelope” for decades.

“I do feel like there’s a bit of a double standard in the entertainment community, on television, on radio,” Lambert told CNN backstage. “I feel like women performers have been pushing the envelope, especially, for the past 20 years. And all of the sudden a male does it and everybody goes ‘Oh, we can’t show that on TV.’ For me, that’s a form of discrimination and a double standard. And that’s too bad.”

Double standards can be unpleasant to deal with. But when we are more concerned with shattering double standards than conforming to our Creator’s standards, we’ve drastically misplaced our priorities.   Romans 1:18-32 outlines the progressively downward spiral of people who refuse to acknowledge God in their thinking and conduct.   Within that context:

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error (Romans 1:24-27).

Parents, do you know what your children are watching? Have we, as adults, become so desensitized to “shameless acts” that our response is “moderate” at best? Are we as mindful as we ought to be of what we are endorsing? Romans 1:32 warns those who “know God’s decree…but give approval to those who practice” blatant unrighteousness.

Adam Lambert is willing to push the envelope “for your entertainment.” The Son of God was willing to die for your sanctification (James 4:4-8). The question is, whose friend will we be?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He’s a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for this article. I don’t watch those award shows because of the vile acts that usually take place. Great post. We should all be repulsed by the un-natural acts of Mr Lambert. It goes against everything natural.

  2. When we question why our nation is spiraling at such a rapid pace we must never forget that this nation was not founded on Mr. Lambert, but those who sacrificed for their religious freedom. It is a crying shame that this confused soul is blinded by the enemy and definitely needs to have an experience with the Lord and Savior "JESUS".