By Tim Harvey
I turned on my computer last Monday, only to be bombarded with Facebook status updates about Miley Cyrus’ performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Although I probably should have known better, curiosity finally got the best of me, and I watched the event on YouTube.
Since then, the chatter on Facebook and Twitter has been fairly predictable: outrage, disappointment and/or sadness at a lewd display by a young woman and the potential influence this has on young girls who are growing up in a world that will too often value them only for their ability to be sexual.
As I ponder my own response to Miley Cyrus, I keep coming back to one question: Why should I care?
Harvey, of Roanoke, is pastor of Central Church of the Brethren.