The handful of stalwart conservatives, Christians, and rational-thinkers in the entertainment industry who can maintain their convictions and keep their careers have our utmost respect, as it’s certainly no easy feat.
For many members of the entertainment industry, they fail to balance common sense and decent values with pleasing the masses, and many fail miserably to do either.
That’s exactly what happened after Saved by the Bell and Access Hollywood star Mario Lopez stated in an interview with conservative pundit Candace Owens that he didn’t think it was such a great idea for parents to “transition” their gender-confused toddlers.
In the interview, the subject arose of stars like Charlize Theron, who recently announced that her now-7-year-old son began identifying as a girl at just three years old (and, of course, Theron wholeheartedly affirms his confusion).
“I am trying to understand this new Hollywood mentality where they just think their children now have the mental authority,” Owens said to Lopez.
“I am trying to understand it myself,” Lopez agreed. “I’m kind of blown away, too. Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time, my God, if you’re three years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then, well, okay, then you’re going to a boy or a girl, whatever the case may be.”
“It’s sort of alarming, and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on,” Lopez continued. “When you’re a kid … you don’t know anything about sexuality yet. You’re just a kid.” Lopez suggested that “parents need to allow their kids to be kids but at the same time, you gotta be the adult in the situation.”
True words, of course. But words he would sadly come to regret.
Lopez’ and Owens’ common-sense, evidence-based approach to the delicate issue of having a mentally ill or otherwise seriously confused child was high heresy to the Hollywood machine.
Like clockwork, hordes of social media users and pro-LGBT activists readily accused Lopez of saying parents shouldn’t “support” their gender-confused children, “speak[ing] against a vulnerable group of children,” lacking “education,” and being “cruel.”
Nevermind that Lopez didn’t state or suggest anything even remotely close to what the social justice warriors are claiming he did. Facts are irrelevant when there’s a witch to burn!
While Lopez’s initial statements were perfectly rational, the actor caved under the weight of the massive backlash and issued a statement to People magazine recanting his statements.
“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were,” Lopez wrote. “I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
Not one to stay silent in the face of such a brazen display of thought-policing, Owens responded to the backlash in a tweet:
PSA: Bullying people into issuing public statements of apology so that they can keep their careers— because they state a FACT—that 3 year olds are not equipped to make life-altering decisions— is why @realDonaldTrump is your President.
Leftists are SICK.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) July 31, 2019
Another former guest of Owens’, Rob Smith, was also eager to set the woke mob straight on the issue:
As a gay man, I think this trend is damaging, I’m sad that more gays and lesbians are too afraid to speak out, and I WON’T be bullied into an apology. pic.twitter.com/tKiVOifvd3
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) July 31, 2019
If you want to speak up for the truth in this day and age, you need to have a very strong backbone.
Mario Lopez is just an actor; there are Christians out there, however, who would do the same thing as he just did when confronted with backlash.
When it gets down to it and you’re made to answer for your views, how will you react? Whatever the case may be, you’ll answer for your reaction one day. So grow a backbone now before you find out the hard way what it truly costs to deny the truth under the pressure of social disapproval.
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