After watching the news piece above, I confess that I came away scratching my head. Is this really where we’ve come to as a culture? You can hardly call anything “wrong” or “immoral” in the public space without being jeered as a prude or perhaps even as a bigot. Yet it’s apparently completely within bounds to snipe at a 23-year old woman who likes to drink Diet Coke. This just seems silly to me. I don’t know much about Taylor Swift. I saw enough in the video above to be concerned about the image she is projecting to young girls. But drinking Diet Coke? How can they be serious?
American culture countenances every perversion under the sun. And yet drinking soda is now the moral trip-wire worthy of a breathless national news report. I know that this news item is a small matter in the big scheme of things, but it is nevertheless a symptom of the moral listlessness of our age. It reminds me of what God said of the Ninevites of old, “people who do not know their right hand from their left” (Jonah 4:11).
There are plenty of things to be outraged about in American life, and this isn’t one of them.