TUESDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2011

Justin Bieber’s every word

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I cannot explain the pop cult phenomenon of this young man and his meteroric rise to fame and his sensational following. But if he suddenly drops off the velocity meter or falls off the bubble…..I can probably tell you why.

Justin Bieber is pro-life. We know because he was asked.

Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber made national waves this week by expressing his pro-life views on abortion, but Rolling Stone magazine has admitted it withheld a portion of the comment that makes Bieber’s pro-life views more firm.

Asked [about] abortion, Rolling Stone magazine initially reported Bieber said: “I really don’t believe in abortion … It’s like killing a baby.”

And asked about whether he supported abortion in cases of rape or incest, the music journal indicated Bieber said,  “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”

But Rolling Stone issued a “correction” after initially publishing the quote and the correction makes it clear Bieber doesn’t really believe rape constitutes a reason to have an abortion:

“Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that,” is what Bieber actually said.

Now, the magazine has issued another update of the quote — one that makes it clear Bieber believes the unborn child is a human being.

They called it an “editing error.” Maybe they wanted to spare Biber the backlash his views would launch?

In the wake of Justin Bieber’s pro-life remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, pro-life leaders are urging widespread support for the young pop superstar, saying its only a matter of time before he comes under attack for his defense of the unborn.

It’s already being spun.

“Justin Bieber’s unfortunate comments reflect entrenched anti-abortion rights messaging that presents one view of morality, hereby declaring anyone with another view immoral,” said NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson…

No they didn’t. They were just, simple, remarks. Reactions like that are projecting the real entrenched message.


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