Model and newlywed Hailey Bieber defended her personal views on celebrating Halloween in response to a fan who called her a “fake Christian” after she solicited feedback on what costume she should wear this year.
Bieber asked her followers on Instagram for Halloween costume ideas and posted a few photos of her past Halloween costumes to show what she dressed up as in the past.
“Aren’t u a Christian?” a fan asked the model during the Q&A.
“Yes. I still dress up for Halloween,” Bieber replied.
Many believers do not participate in Halloween because they view it as a secular celebration of evil and paganism.
The new bride shared another comment she received from a follower who blasted her as being a “FAKE CHRISTIAN.”
Bieber responded by adding, “Our kids are gonna celebrate too.”
While 21% of Christians try to avoid celebrating Halloween, according to a 2015 LifeWay Research survey, a majority (59%) believe “it’s all in good fun.” Meanwhile, 14% said they try to avoid the pagan elements of it.
Catholics (71%) are more likely than Protestants (49%) to say “it’s all in good fun.” Evangelicals are more likely to avoid Halloween completely (28%) or its pagan elements (23%).
The model’s husband, Justin Bieber, recently posted a parody video of comedian Kevin A. Frederick rebuking Halloween costumes, something the pop star said he was familiar with because of his upbringing in the church.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law