One of the most noted features of the Golden Globes ceremony last week was the speech by actress Michelle Williams, who used her acceptance speech–as is now frequently done by entertainment elites–as an opportunity for political advocacy. Specifically, Williams decided to promote abortion.
From The Christian Post:
Williams, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role on “Fosse/Verdon,” told the crowd Sunday evening that she was “grateful to have lived at a moment in our society when choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.”
“I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over it — sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I have carved with my own hand.”
“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose,” she added.
The reality behind these euphemisms is that Williams seems to be indicating she killed one or more babies, that she wouldn’t have been able to achieve the success she has as an actress without doing so, and that she thinks it was a good trade.
The fact that such statements are unsurprising and supported by a large percentage of our society is a telling demonstration of the moral degradation of American civilization.
But look also at how central the framework of choice is to the way Williams presents it. This is just one piece in a life lived by her own self-determination. She’s made a concerted effort to live “a life of my own making”, she wants to be able to “stand back and look at it and recognize my handwriting all over it”.
That’s what sin is about. We do not wish to live according to God’s good design, to be what He has created and called us to be–we wish to be our own masters, and to remake ourselves in the image of our choosing. The terrible irony is that self-determination is only disguised slavery to sin.
And the way of sin is the way of death. It is no surprise that the desire to lead “a life of my own making” can involve taking away the lives of innocents. And the way of self-determination brings no fulness to those who follow it. A Golden Globe is a hollow thing; fame and fortune are fleeting. In the end, all that matters is whether you have served yourself, and given your life to Christ and found in Him life eternal.
As sinful men and women, we cover our lives with our own handwriting, in lines of sin and guilt; but Christ can wash it all away, and give us the true and abundant life.