Material Girl And
America’s Double Standard
time-tested practice of adoption too often gets a bad rap in the
mainstream media. We hear
horror stories of long-lost biological relatives fighting expensive
legal battles to remove children from a happy adoptive home.
Research also indicates, all too often, pregnant women facing
unexpected pregnancies see adoption as a bad choice, viewing it as
another name for abandonment. As
a result, it stands to reason that a number of babies who could find
life and love in an adoptive home are being unnecessarily aborted.
Adoption is unfairly seen as an evil rather than as a good, and
the news media unfortunately play a significant role in this
at first, I was pleasantly surprised at the positive reports on
celebrity adoptions being reported in the news media.
If a mega movie star such as Angelina Jolie could help put a
positive spin on international adoption, more power to her.
I thought even Madonna, who seemed to defy traditional family
values, could get a pass for her efforts to give a child from a poor
nation a good home.
a report in the Daily Mail newspaper makes me wonder about the ulterior
motives of some of these celebrity adoptions.
The report says Madonna is spending mega-bucks on orphanages in
laudable action, until you read the fine print.
Because it seems that Madonna’s primary aim is actually to
convert the kids to her adoptive religious faith, Kabbalah.
to the Daily Mail, nearly half the population of
the age of 14 and many of those children are orphans.
As a result, it stands to reason that they may be searching for
security—a search that might be taken advantage of by those who are
pushing a certain form of ideology.
it’s marvelous that the Material Girl has the wherewithal to provide
food, medical supplies, and books to the orphans of
And if she chooses to bring some of these children into her own
home, so be it.
make no mistake, Madonna is an evangelist—and she should be treated as
such. She is planning to
tutor as many as 7,000 orphans in
Kabbalah principles, according to the Daily Mail report.
where traditional journalism’s double standard comes in:
Madonna, whose Kabbalah beliefs are considered trendy, is seen as
a humanitarian for her work with orphanages. I
expect headlines reading, “Santa Madonna” any day now.
She’s even been called a kind of celebrity Mother Theresa.
sharp contrast, if a star who was an avowed Christian began a similar
outreach campaign to
orphans, she would be labeled a religious zealot. Anti-Christian
bigotry in the media is not only tolerated—it’s often celebrated,
especially by what can euphemistically be described as the “celebrity
noted practitioner of Kabbalah was quoted as saying that the majority of
mentally ill people are not, in fact, mentally ill, but possessed by
evil spirits and that “unseen extraterrestrial forces affect
rest my case.
Tabor is a conservative political activist based in Kernersville,
North Carolina. He has his BA in Psychology and his Master’s Degree
in Public Policy. He is a contributing editor at www.theconservativevoice.com.
Contact him at Nathan@nathantabor.com.