Actress Stacy Dash says she's being blacklisted for her beliefs.
I'll be honest. It's hard to know if someone is blacklisted because success in Hollywood is so precarious. But the fact is that she's nowhere. Even Tara Reid has Sharknado. Stacy Dash is nowhere.
Let's face it, Christians are the out-group right now. The Other. And once you make someone THE OTHER it's easy to treat them as not worthy of respect. It's easy to ignore them, cast them aside.
In “There Goes My Social Life” Dash writes about the difficulties she faced growing up in the South Bronx. Her acting break came in 1985 when she was cast in an episode of “The Cosby Show.” Dash then became well known in 1995 when she appeared in the film “Clueless.”Stacy Dash sounds like someone who's been through it and come out the other side. Good for her. Bad for her career.
After a series of bad relationships, three failed marriages and a struggle with addiction, Dash says that she finally had a realization: there are two ways of doing things, our way and God’s way. Her way wasn’t working. “I realized I was a conservative,” she says, “and had been all along.”
Dash says that the major lesson in the book is that God’s way works better than our way. She writes, “Facing it, changing it, challenging God’s creation - and His established order - is considered brave and celebrated as ‘courageous’…but my own life doesn’t play out that way. In real life, getting married and staying married is a pathway to higher levels of financial stability and peace. In real life, having an abortion causes death, regret, and other health complications. In real life, you can’t surgically enhance yourself to self-realization.”
The more I think about it, the more I think we've all just gotta' stop buying movie tickets. We're supporting a system that's intent on destroying our values. Why are we doing this?