A good friend of mine, and one of the more gifted youth workers I know, wrote me this morning about his perception (justified I believe) that the Christian blogosphere is piling on Jamie-Lynn Spears. He comments,
Wonder where the evangelicals are in speaking out on their pro-choice position. This teenager made a grave mistake and seems to be taking the heat on her own… having made the choice to keep this baby alive. So far no one wants to touch this one – like she has the plague.
Most parents/teens would arrange to get rid of the problem and the world would never know.
I think he makes an important point.
Though I must add that I do also question what a self-professing Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, was doing publishing a now delayed parenting book from Lynn Spears – Pop Culture Mom: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World. Her primary claim to parenting fame is as the mother of Britney – a young woman in dire need of sustained prayer. [via]