In 2019, Lori Laughlin’s family was among many privileged families charged with bribery of college admissions offices. Laughlin and her husband spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their children into the University of Southern California (Mark Morales and Dankin Andone, “Lori Laughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison in College Admissions Scam. Her Husband, Mossimo Giannulli, Got 5 Months,” CNN, August 21, 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/21/us/lori-loughlin-sentencing-college-admissions-scam/index.html). How might this be an act of idolatry? Anytime a person goes outside the law to take what they desire, rather than trusting in God to provide all they need, they have begun to serve something or someone other than God.
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