Have you heard about this new ABC prime time show? If this doesn’t make you hum, It’s The End of the World as we Know It, the show, Good Christian Bi—-s will at least prompt a sorrow for how television reflects the culture (or is it the other way around?).
I saw this article on WND.com featuring our friend, Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide and chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission. Dr. Ted has been on Stand Up For The Truth many times sharing how the attacks against the Christian worldview in the movie industry are mounting. Read on:
Making its television network debut tonight is a new ABC series that was originally titled “Good Christian Bi—-s” and that has already been blasted as “blasphemy,” “an affront to women” and “an attack on the world’s largest faith.”
Following some fury over the announcement of the series, ABC changed the show’s name first to “Good Christian Belles” and then again to simply “GCB,” but yanking obscenity from the title hasn’t settled questions about the show’s content.
An ABC advertisment for the program can be seen below (Editor’s note: The trailer contains a minor profanity at the end of the clip):
The pilot episode stars actress Leslie Bibb as Amanda, a mother of two and onetime “mean girl” in high school who returns home a widow to Dallas, only to discover she is the center of malicious gossip in the Christian community.
Trailers, advertisements and sneak previews for the series suggest the show will be snide, steamy and seriously offensive to many Christians.
“ABC-TV has taken blasphemy against God, the Bible, God’s church and Jesus Christ to new levels of depravity,” claims Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide and chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission. “The [above] advertisement for ABC’s new program, ‘GCB,’ found in a New York subway, not only is a blasphemous use of the biblical command to “love thy neighbor,” [but] it also blasphemes Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross to save the souls of all people who have faith in Him.”
A trailer for the show also shows the Christian women of Dallas misusing other verses to justify pettiness, claiming God “told” them to buy furs, making jokes about oral sex and claiming teenage girls should wear low-cut clothing so their cleavage can help the crosses about their necks “hang straight.”
“Ladies, it is not appropriate to speak of such things on the phone,” declares one of the ladies in a “GCB” trailer. “I’ll see you in church.”
The AFA’s petition similarly calls on Disney to drop all plans to air the program and further pledges to “join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their ‘do not advertise’ list and consider pulling all ads from the ABC network in protest of this anti-Christian bigotry.”
- ‘GCB’ Premiere: Stage Set For War Between Amanda And Carlene (huffingtonpost.com)
- Kristin Chenoweth Okay with Being Pro-Christian, Pro-Gay (towleroad.com)
- Hollywood Out of Step with Middle America, Pundit Ted Baehr Says (christiannewswire.com)
- Anti-Christian bigotry on ABC (onenewsnow.com)