Good ole Kirby. He's become an icon among LDS movie goers. We sort of
expect to see him in any and all upcoming movies. Thanks for the good example.
It appears that some Mormons view beer as evil, when in reality it is a beverage
that we are asked not to indulge in. However, we also do not judge beer drinkers
who are not members of the Church, do we? We shouldn't, at any rate.
It's like the old joke that the pregnant Mormon teenage girl, in response
to her father's question whether she plans on marrying the father, says:
"Oh, I could never do that. Every once in a while he has a beer."
(indicating that some Mormons consider pre-marital sex as not all that bad, but
Word of Wisdom transgressions are the embodiment of evil). That despite prophets
throughout the Old Testament drinking wine and Jesus creating wine out of water
(and may have imbibed, since the Word of Wisdom was a 20th century commandment
and was never doctrinal in Biblical times). So heaven help someone
that owns a grocery store that stocks beer, or owns a franchise restaurant like
Chili's or Applebee's that has a bar who is a member of the Church.
I have really enjoyed Heyborne's work and hope to see more. He's a
talented young man and kudos to him for having a good career that pays the
bills. To criticize him for a commercial is petty, IMHO. Who he is in his real
life is what I respect. He sounds like a great husband, father and church
servant. I hope to see him in more movies soon.
I read another interview with Kirby where he said that he was able to support
his family for six months thanks to that beer ad. Unless you're willing to
pay his bills for him, stop judging and let the guy earn his living.
Re: "Yeah what ever!"So, honest work is selling oneself
out?I suppose you also condemn the young family man that works at
7-11, ringing up 12-packs to pay his way through college, or the young mom that
delivers pizzas on weekend evenings to make ends meet?If not,
you're just blathering.
Oh darn, I usually don't know about people doing beer commercials because I
don't watch TV (ever), and now I know because of comments.
Yeah what ever! It seams that the church up holds famous people for some dumb
reason. Those that play sports and for go a mission or this guy who does Beer
adds. If he was so talented he would have work coming left and right and not
have to sell himself out!
I laugh at people who judge him because he did a beer commercial. I choose not
to judge anybody.He sounds like a great guy and wish him the best in
a tough occupation.
Of course it's all about the money and supporting family. How many
"faithful" have played baseball or football as a profession to earn a
living? Isn't playing sports on Sunday looked down upon too by the church?
That is my thought exactly TripleCrown. If he is a guy who stands up for his
convictions - as the above LBone states--- then why does he do commercials
promoting beer?? It doesn't make sense to me.
Interesting article about a very talented LDS guy. The question I can't
figure out: why the beer commercial?!
How faith promoting this is. Do people hunt out these stories or do they come to
the denews. People just love telling how good of a mormon they are? Is this what
religion ia all about?
Nice article. Stay true, Kirby! Too bad Will Swenson's standards
weren't as grounded as yours.
So nice to read about a relatively famous Latter-day Saint who stands up for his
convictions. Very refreshing, delightful article!
I have friends who are Kirby fans. Now I will be too! This was an uplifting
read for a Monday Morning! Thanks