Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Have Pity for Bruce Jenner
Don’t laud Bruce Jenner, but do have pity upon him. His model for femininity is the women of the Kardashian tribe. Do you remember that they rose to fame through Kim Kardashian’s friendship with Paris Hilton and the release of a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J? She then posed for a nude pictorial in Playboy. In that environment does Jenner have a chance of understanding heathy female identity? Even the Washington Post is uncertain, “Did Bruce Jenner or Caitlyn Jenner win those Olympic gold medals and appear on those TV shows? And if Caitlyn Jenner did, must history be rewritten? Is every source that refers to “Bruce Jenner, record-breaking athlete” — or “Bruce Jenner, guest star on ‘Silver Spoons'” — now in need of a correction?” Or perhaps is it Bruce Jenner himself who is in need of correction? He should be accepted, as all of us sinners should be, but he does not need our approval. “On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man” [Psalm 12:8].