Hollywood’s moral compass

October 12 2017 – Click here to listen

Not long ago, disgraced sex fiend, Hollywood kingpin and dream maker Harvey Weinstein, said that: “Hollywood has the best moral compass.” Coming from him this statement would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. Instead of moral he might try amoral.

He made that remark while defending his pal, movie director Roman Polanski, who was convicted of raping a 13 year old child. He didn’t serve time here in America because he fled to Switzerland, a country that still will not extradite him. Now it seems his penchant for raping young girls has continued and even the money-is-their-God Swiss are looking into prosecuting him. Swiss prosecutors said Monday that they will examine allegations made by a German woman that Polanski raped her when she was 15. And British actress Charlotte Lewis also accused Polanski of assault in 2010. Lewis claimed the director ‘forced himself’ upon her just after her 16th birthday. In August, yet another woman identified only as Robin told a news conference in Los Angeles said she was ‘sexually victimized’ by the French-Polish film director when she was 16, in 1973.

Moral Compass?

Weinstein is now being accused of groping, assaulting, and even raping women in Hollywood for decades. His power and enormous fortune have kept him undercover for many years. But on October 5, the New York Times released an extensive report alleging that Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax and one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful executives, has spent the past three decades using his position to sexually harass women by dangling the promise of future success. At the mention of this news all heck broke loose and Hollywood went into “Oh my God the sky is falling” mode. Weinstein was soon fired from the Weinstein Company, the production studio he co-founded with his brother Bob Weinstein. Next the New Yorker published a second, even more explicit report, with several more women going on the record against Weinstein with allegations of harassment, abuse, and rape. The story is accompanied by an audio recording of Weinstein trying to convince an actress to come to his hotel room while he showers, a day after she accused him of grabbing her breasts (a charge he does not deny on the recording). His promises of leading roles and even minor parts in movies, Oscar campaigns, and money had landed him in bed with many of the most beautiful women on earth. Those few who rejected him were quietly paid off and took their hush money and kept quiet.

Weinstein wasn’t merely using his power on wannabe movie stars either, he was instrumental in putting together $35,000 a plate fundraisers for the likes of former president Obama and Hillary Clinton. He also supported a plethora of Trump bashers and left leaning immoral and anti-Christian causes designed to change our country to coincide with Hollywood’s “moral compass”.

Sadly, his money and power kept him at it for over three decades. He was a powerful man not just in Hollywood, but in other media capitols like NYC, where NBC allegedly quashed a story about his sexual perversion to protect him. Numerous actors, actresses, producers, screen writers knew about his exploits for years as did his politician buddies, but no one came out of their closet until one brave lady, Rose McGowan decided to “out” him publicly.

The Hollywood folks, the music industry, and professional athletes are referred to as “the beautiful people” around the world. There is nothing beautiful about someone who will sell their soul for money, sex, power, or the combination of them all. There is no moral compass for the majority of this crowd, (please note I said majority.) What a shame that they have so much influence and wide-ranging platforms and can deeply affect so many people, and particularly the youngsters who all but worship them.

American Idols? Moral compass? Puh-leeeze!

Money, sex, and power. The world tends to worship them. Christians mostly think they are bad. And yet God made us to enjoy them. God told me once: The world is ruled by money and not by conviction. It is not the money, sex, or power that are bad. It is the sinful hearts of humankind that pervert them. What ministry doesn’t use money to accomplish its good purpose? What marriage is fulfilled without sex? What country cannot rule its people without the power to institute life, liberty and justice for all. All of the problems really boil down to the love of money instead of the love of God . . . That brings the ruin and devastation that Harvey Weinstein is now experiencing.

1 Timothy 6:9

Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness . . .

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