Justin Bieber receives vocal support on abortion controversy
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Justin Bieber took a few hard shots in the media last week for his comments in a Rolling Stone interview regarding abortion. But the pop singer received vocal support from a group that has indirect ties to the abortion debate.
Focus on the Family, a Christian ministry group that is “dedicated to helping families,” according to its mission statement, says that its “not at all” surprised by Bieber’s comments in an interview that he doesn’t believe in the practice of abortion.
“Increasingly, young people are seeing abortion for what it is. It is a tragedy, but it’s taking a life,” said Glenn Stanton, Focus on the Family’s director of family formation studies, the NY Daily News reports.
“We always kind of like to put things into left and right politics, but with the younger generation, they’re not interested in that,” Stanton continued. “They kind of want to take a more honest, objective view. And that’s what we see with Justin.”
Stanton went on to say that Bieber’s comments certainly could have an effect on his substantial fan base.
“Entertainers are influential,” he said. “They have an impact on what we think and can use their voice like nobody else. If you feel [the same] quietly, [Bieber can show that] you’re not the weirdo you think you are. I think it is very positive for Justin to use his voice.”
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