NBC says Olympian David Wise’s love of God, Wife & Child is ‘Alternative Lifestyle’

Posted By on February 22, 2014

David Wise, 23, who just won the Olympic gold for freestyle skiing, has now made headlines for a different reason: He’s married to a woman, has a 2-year-old and one day wants to be a pastor — and that’s an usual path, NBC deems.

NBC reporter Skyler Wilder wrote: “David Wise is at the top of his sport. He’s always smiling among his friends and competitors, however, he’s not like the rest of the field. He is mature.”

The profile piece also goes on: “At such a young age, Wise has the lifestyle of an adult. He wears a Baby Bjorn baby carrier around the house. He also attends church regularly and says he could see himself becoming a pastor a little later down the road.”

But it was the title the evoked a strong response, Deseret News reported: “David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold.”

Critics say the title turns the tables on what’s actually the normal, and paints it as somehow counter-culture.

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One Response to “NBC says Olympian David Wise’s love of God, Wife & Child is ‘Alternative Lifestyle’”

  1. mellison says:

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s wild that the thousands of years old norm of mature moral family life is relabeled “alternative lifestyle” now by our culture.

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