Mark Salling was know for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the popular television series Glee.
Today, we come across the news of his apparent suicide. In 2016, he was charged with receiving and possession of child pornography. On September 30, 2017, he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, subsequently registering as a sex offender and entering a treatment program, among other conditions. The guilty plea was formalized on December 18, 2017, with Salling facing four to seven years in jail. Salling’s sentencing date was set for March 2018.
Authorities reportedly found over 50,000 images and videos of child pornography and erotica on Salling’s laptop, while a thumb drive held an additional 4,000 images and 160 videos. Per federal prosecutors, some of Salling’s victims were aged between three and five years old. Salling admitted to using software to hide his IP and download child pornography.
There is a flood of mean tweets at his death and frankly, it’s not cool. I’m not defending a criminal but as the God Himself says in Ezekiel 18:23 “Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord God, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?”
I saddens me to see people resort to suicide as the last option to free themselves from shame and suffering. It worries me all the more that young people are quick to idolize such celebrities. In 2013, Cory Monteith who played the role of Finn from the same show was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver due to a deadly mixture of heroin and alcohol.
The entertainment industry mocks the values of God and the Christian community in general and yet fails to realise that He is the only one that can save our soul. At various award ceremonies they pay tributes with the words “May so-and-so Rest in Peace”. Their entire life they’re unaware of the Peace that passes all understanding and at their death they give long speeches of how their life impacted others, failing to acknowledge the negative influence they cause in the society.
An empty life of luxury consumes them and we drool at their lifestyle and expensive clothes, the parties they waste themselves away at. An article in the Daily Mail headlines the article with a question “Is hit teen musical Glee cursed?”
So you can apparently believe in “curses” and not believe in the existence of “God”? One may say there have been instances that prove that “curses” exist (Word of God agrees to it) but there have also been instances that prove that God exists. But does the entertainment world accept that? Sadly, no.
It’s sad to see such news. We need to speak out and we need to pray for those within our reach and for those out of our reach. God is still God and can do what we cannot. We need to protect ourselves and our children from such shows. We need to teach our kids right so that they may not fall away from the word of God when hey grow up. But before doing for them, we need to do it for ourselves.
May this be a lesson for all.
You are never out of God’s reach.
Please don’t consider ending your life as it DOESN’T end the pain. It only robs you of the chance to have an eternal life.
Signing off with a heavy heart.