Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothingPublished 12:18pm Thursday, September 5, 2013
For the last several years, and especially since the turn of the century, it seems that some members of the Hollywood elite, especially actors and actresses, seem to have the answers to many of the issues we all face today. Most of these are younger and never faced tough problems or fought for this country, as did some of the older stars. For some reason just because they have a pretty face, either born with or paid for, and maybe some type of talent for stage and screen, we as a society should listen and adhere to their opinions, especially when it comes to social and political issues.
Prior to a Republican being reelected president in 2004, a well-known actor and an actress announced publically they would renounce their U.S. citizenship if he were placed back in the White House. Unless memory fails me, both are still here and enjoying the great things this country offers.
Another talk show host rallied strongly against guns. She was all up for increased gun control. She, however, did not have a problem with the guards who protected her children being heavily armed. This is the case with many of their opinions. In fact, it reminds us a lot of some members of our Congress. They are above many of the laws they want to pass on to their constituents.
According to the Hollywood sect and even a well-known politician, we should be ashamed of the amount of fossil fuels that we use as a nation. We should all be green, and not harm the environment with the internal combustion engines that we all depend on, the coal-burning power plants that produce electricity, as well as the jobs that many of these companies provide. However, it seems to be perfectly fine that they fly across the globe burning millions of gallons of fuel, and have several multi-million dollar homes that are probably empty much of the time, as well as riding in their limos which maybe average five miles per gallon.
Social issues are even worse. If public opinion can be swayed, it would seem that anything goes in our society. What once would have been considered wrong, or even in some cases illegal and immoral, is overlooked while many will even turn a blind eye to the occurrence.
It is just a sign of the times we live in. Many no longer look to the creator of the universe for guidance. Unfortunately, we are and will continue to pay the price for our actions. God is still on the throne, still in control, and those spouting false prophecy and leading many astray, do not affect His eternal Truth.
Randy Garrison is the president and publisher of the Hartselle Enquirer.