Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What are your Kids Watching on T.V.?

Glee’ displays gay teen sex in prime-time


BY THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
Tue Nov 08, 2011 15:44 EST


November 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This week’s episode of Fox Television’s prime-time musical comedy show “Glee” featured two teenage couples, one heterosexual and one homosexual, engaging in sex for the first time.

Titled “The First Time,” the episode depicted two couples - a young man and woman, Finn and Rachel, and two young men, Kurt and Blaine - each losing their virginity. The development occurs after a fellow student and school play director tells Blaine and Rachel, who are practicing their roles as Tony and Maria for a production of West Side Story, that they won’t be believable as lovers onstage until they have sex.  Click "Here" for the complete article.

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Do you know what your children are watching on television?  Fox and other networks are finally slipping in the "world's" views on sexual morality.  It saddens my heart to think of all the innocent children that are subjected to Hollywood's moral standards and beliefs.  May God have mercy on those who causes His children to stumble.

I ask you again...Do you know what your teenage boy or girl are watching on television tonight?  

20 comments:

Gerry said...

Yeah, it's disgusting. And remember, Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch's New Corp. which also runs Zondervan, the publisher of the NIV Bible. See this link for everything run by News Corp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_News_Corporation It gives you something to think about.

dfish said...

Unfortunately, almost all of the programming today promotes a promiscuous lifestyle as being desirable, from many of the "Reality" shows and comedies and prime time dramas, sex and homosexuality are major topics. Sexual misbehavior is flaunted by celebrities and politicians. Even the best shows seem caught up in the emphasis on the subject.

Sadly the same attitude permeates most of the modern books. To combat it will require a conscious effort by parents, and not just a constant diatribe. I am amazed by the number of parents who tell me they have talked to their kids about it, yet have taken no action to redirect their attention.

Lloyd said...

Thanks Gerry for the web link. I checked it out and find it amazing as to the number of mass communications that are under its control. I truly believe that if Satan controls the media, then he will be able to turn those souls that are not strong in Christ to him. Just think of the millions of young minds out there that are watching this garbage. God bless, Lloyd

Ian Curtis said...

Hmm...
That's why we don't watch television at all. We rent movies, but that is much easier to control, and my wife and I have set a standard as to what is permitted in our house. We aren't so zealous for entertainment that we'll compromise our witness for it.
Fun fact of the day: television is considered amusement. To muse means to contemplate or think about. The prefix "a" generally means a lack of. So amusement simply means being entertained without thought. OK...perhaps that wasn't fun, but it is something to ponder.

Jenn said...

Yeah, this show disgusts me. When it first came out I had several coworkers who raved about it. I had only seen part of a trailer that had come on after a show I had been watching and it just seemed so stupid. I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about, so one day while flipping through the channels I came across this show again and gave it a few minutes to see what the appeal was. What I saw disgusted me and shocked me, even though I suppose I shouldn't be shocked by anything that they put on t.v. anymore. In the scene that was on, it showed 2 cheerleader girls on a bed kissing each other. I'm glad we don't have cable anymore and we don't watch much t.v. either. What shocks me the most is how accepting people are of this show without even batting an eye. One of my coworker's 10 yr old daughter was allowed to watch this show. And people wonder what is wrong with kids today or society for that matter. The media can be used for so much good, but unfortunately we see a lot of bad too. It's time to be ever vigilant, especially families with children.

Michelle My Bell said...

Well Lloyd, I can actually say YES, I do :) I have to record the shows I like and end up watching them when everyone's asleep! hahaha But that's ok, I'm quite the night owl. For the most part, cartoons are on in my home- And even when there is something that my older girls (19 and 17) do watch that we do not agree with, I am blessed to have a husband whos love for God is so strong (that's why I fell inlove with him) that he helps me "explain" things when I'm at a lost for words :)

Clint said...

Disgusting, yes. We need a revolution...

RandiGrace said...

Satan deceives us, by pretending to be one of us. He gets into the hearts and minds of our children through the children shows. The comedy episodes they have for children are so unreal, they are taught to talk back, backbite, be spiteful and hateful.

Homosexuality and abortion issues are creeping into almost all the shows. We see heros on tv protecting abortion rights and embracing the homosexual lifestyle.

It is our children that Satan is after. The last generation he wants to be His. If he destroys the children, hence the family, then He hopes he has put that wedge between the parents and the Lord. Look at all the parents that have turned to pflag and those who stand up for abortion rights because they know their child has had one. Its only going to get worse.

I don't believe the initial events of Revelation are to destroy the world, but to turn the world back to God. The last events are of the wrath to come on those who refused to worship God.

We are entering the days right before the return of the Lord.

Day-Dreamin' Optimist said...

Hmm, I have heard so much about this show but since my husband and I do not have Tv, we haven't had the chance to see it.
Before this article, I have heard nothing but great things about this show. My friends told me it was a cute innocent show where the cast sing happy songs and there's always a good moral lesson in each episode. But as I said, I never got the chance to watch it.
Now I am glad I haven't. This is insane how far media has pushed, to encourage teens to have sex. That it's okay, and accepted. Oh how many young kids are going to be swayed by this! Terrible...

1001 T.R.I.P. Brazil said...

Boa tarde Lloyd , muito obrigado pelo convite , gostei muito de ler seu Blog , eu estou seguindo ele , e vamos a ficar em contato ...Muita saúde e felicidade.Um abraço desde Brasil.

David C. said...

Que increíble lo que muestra la televisión.

Anonymous said...

Ah Lloyd

I had hoped you were cured of this nasty habit of getting fixated on the obtuse and (like many Christians) missing the real problem.

Lie-Slight-Abuse.Com (that bastion of hate mongering and often freely ignoring the Ninth Commandment) has produced a story that has got you into a lather again about homos. The reality is that television in general is the real problem. And there are far, far greater threats to children than Glee! You live under some weird allusion that if a child sees something about homosexuality that child will become a homosexual. If that is the case, why is it that children raised in God fearing families, who regularly attend church are the very group in the USA with a high rate of teen pregnancies? Surely this group should have a lower rate of teen pregnancy if children are so easily influenced in their morals? In Catholic societies and states, many children were schooled by monks and nuns – 11 to 13 years of their lives spent with monks and nuns – yet the monasteries and convents are dying on their feet for lack of aspirants. Surely if children are so influenced by what they see as children, a disproportionate number would want to become monks and nuns. But children can make up their own mind. Give a bit of credit for that.

Where in the Western World are the lowest rates of teen pregnancy, lowest rates of abortion, lowest rates of single parent families, some of the highest rates of marriage survival, lowest rates of violent crime and murder etc? Are they in the God fearing USA? No – it is one of the worst countries when it comes to scoring well in these social indicators – Bible-Belt states in particular. No – it is in places like The Netherlands or Scandinavia – esp. Finland, with their liberal attitudes to sex, sexuality etc. Yet looking at the stats – they are far, far more wholesome places to live than the Bible Belt USA – or ANY overtly religious society. The main reason I presume because there is an honesty in these societies and a good deal less finger pointing and not putting so much effort into breaking the 11th Commandment and looking to minorities for scapegoats and the ‘easy’ morality of a disproportionate interest in an issue, which even the most generous figures suggests affects less than 3% of the population – and far, far less a proportion of the Bible... (Given the amount of space you devote to the subject in your blog, I think we can safely see evidence of what I mean right here....!)

I take your point that such a scene should not have been on a kids’ programme, but if I’d have seen as much foaming at the mouth and yelling ‘Thou Shalt Not’ when it came to other aspects of television, or media – with its violence, sexualisation of children, overt sexual imagery, unreal physical and social models – then I’d say you have a point. Or questioning other aspects of American and Western culture. It would be difficult to find a post on the greed of venture capitalism or condemning the blatant materialism that is part and parcel of much Western thinking; or perhaps something on shocking record Christian communities have in the USA when it comes to divorce or teen pregnancy – but no... Let’s go for the ‘easy morality’ – it is far cheaper, easier and makes us feel better about ourselves, than looking where the REAL problems lie. As usual Lloyd you go for the ‘easy’ targets, in a disproportionate and self-righteous manner. You take the title of your blog from Matthew 7:24-27... It is a pity you have not grasped the importance of the earlier chapters of Matthew – that when you get disproportionately interested and affected by the morality of others, then it is time to look close to home for the problems...

Regards:

S.

Ian Curtis said...

Do children make up their own mind? I wonder... When Katy Perry's song "I kissed a girl and liked it" came out the new fad became girls making out with one another. The media knows it wields amazing power and uses that power to influence succeeding generations of our youth. Do you really think that everyone who attends church or reads a Bible is Christian?
The fight Christians fight is not with people but with the spirit backing this godless excess of immorality that is flooidng our country and our world. America is not, and never has been, a Christian nation. There is no such thing. Lloyd is endeavoring to point out truth lovingly as he has been commanded by our Lord to do. Love warns when danger approaches and love risks being harmed by those you are trying to help. Christ demonstrated this all His life; especially at the cross.
As for influencing one's morality: give a child two choices, an easy one and a hard one and children tend toward the easy one. That is why raising a child is a job. In fact we are raising adults, and need to take into account what kind of adult we want them to be. Perhaps in this case the honesty in other societies is instead apathy. If it makes you happy it must be right... This isn't love. The Bible is replete with evidences that according to God love corrects, exhorts, disciplines, protects and preserves. Love is action; again Jesus demonstrated love when He suffered death at the hands of sinful men to pay for our sins on the cross. Knowing that God is love, as John states, read through the Bible and see how He demonstrates that love toward those who are His. Re we to do less? I am accountable to God, as is Lloyd. I want the praise of God for how my life has been lived, not the fleeting praise of men who commend compromise.
God bless, Lloyd, and keep fighting that good fight.

Lloyd said...

Anonymous - My dear Steven... like always I want to thank you for your visit and giving us your own personal view of what I have written on this post. Listing all of those statistics does not change the fact that sexual immorality is not God’s will for the human race. All I can tell you is that God’s Word never changes… it just gets “watered down” and "twisted up" by those who want to change it to fit their own personal lifestyles. Like always, you are in my prayers. God bless, Lloyd

Ian – I always enjoy your visits and encouraging comments. God’s blessings to you. Lloyd

Anonymous said...

As is often the case when such topics are discussed, I sometimes feel that I am a voice crying in the wilderness! As I note above I don’t think this topic is a suitable topic for children’s TV; what I find particularly disturbing is the disproportionate interest this topic has in the minds of many. There is plenty of other stuff in on the TV that is just – if not more so – as unsavoury. The fact that this more subtle stuff DOESN’T get the attention or result in the same opprobrium in Christian blogs, demonstrates just how successful this kind of stuff is at corrupting, while others are distracted by ‘easy’ morality like whining on about homosexuality. As noted, given God’s word is promoted loud and clear in much of the USA (far more so than in my own country (England)) it is ironic that the USA suffers far more family social problems than almost anywhere else in the Western world. While liberal, secular democracies like those of Northern Europe don’t suffer anything near as many problems. Perhaps if a little more attention was paid to the more insidious corruption of youth (body image, sexualisation of children, consumerism, materialism etc.) as opposed to whining on about something that is certainly not going to have a major impact on any heterosexual child’s life, then there might not be the appalling divorce, single parent and teen pregnancy rate in conservative Christian America?

Ian Curtis above has the right idea – throw out your TV! I lived without one for 12 years and would happily get rid of the one we’ve got! One of my closest friends raised his children without TV, doing as Ian does, just allow the children to watch DVDs etc.

Getting in a sanctimonious strop over this particular episode of Glee is just cherry picking... There is much in the media that should be avoided... I’d start with ditching LifeSightNews.Com – it is ever so hot on Lev 18:22; but does not embrace the spirit of Exodus 20:16 – given its heavy reliance half-truth, innuendo, salaciousness and finger pointing... It has a habit of telling people what they want to hear, focusing on the exception, rather than the rule... Always a worrying trend. Telling those daft enough to imbibe its poison that the problems of the world lie ‘here’ or ‘there’ with this ‘group’ or that mode of thinking... Whereas Jesus tell us, the problems of the world are found in our own hearts and a sure sign of getting things wrong is an over eagerness to measure the righteousness of others.

I’ll continue to pray for you Lloyd, that you stop having such a disproportionate interest in topics that are so inconsequential. As St Anthony said, our live and death is with our neighbour... Getting hot under the collar and pointing accusing fingers about something that is in reality inconsequential, may make one feel better about oneself, but it could also be an easy way of avoiding what is really necessary and a little closer to home...

S.

WomanonWheels said...

Lloyd~
While I can see your perspective being a Christian myself I do have to disagree with you in some respects. I dont think that by watching the show kids will get sucked into Hollywood morals. In my view Hollywood is just trying to showcase different steps in all different types of relationships.

I also feel that TV shouldnt be the one to teach kids more anyway. If you or someone else want your children to be anti-same sex thats fine but a person shouldnt rely on TV alone to do that. We as Christians have a responsibility to teach kids the ways of God when young. If they want to keep up this lifestyle when their older it should be their choice. We shouldnt blame the media for turning them astray to your version of God's word. This is why its so important for kids to have a good support system when younger to make good Christian decisions when older. If they truly believe God wanted anti same-sex relationships they will come to that decision on their own not through the media.

Lloyd said...

Anonymous - Steven, the reason that you feel like a voice crying in the wilderness, is because of your support of the world's view of morality. Whether it is on television, the movies, or magazines, if a person is a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ they will not condone nor will they deliberately live a lifestyle that goes against God's will.

You keep bringing up all of the other evils of the world that should be mentioned on my blog... Do I have to give all blatant sin that is against God "fair blog time"? There are a lot of bad things happening in this fallen world we live in today. It so happens that the moral standards of the world are becoming a "norm" even to some who claim to be Christians. Do you truly believe that God approves of the decline of morals when it comes to marriage and family? Give me one scripture that clearly shows that our Holy God approves of any type of sexual immorality.

This isn't about just one comedy on television; this is about several television shows, movies and some video games that our children have access too. I don't want you to be so naive to think that when a child views this type of garbage that it does not have an effect on their morale thinking...it certainly does. The old saying, "Garbage in = Garbage out" holds true when it comes to the young minds of our children. And by the way, it also holds true for us adults.

One other thing my friend, I do not believe that sexual immorality is "inconsequential"; to the contrary, it is what destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. So please pray for me, but also get down on your knees and ask God to give you the wisdom to discern what you believe when it comes to His Word. God bless, Lloyd


WomanonWheels - I want to thank you for your visit and comments. Not really sure what you mean by, "Hollywood is just trying to showcase different steps in all different types of relationships." As a Christian, I only want my children to have one type of relationship and that is the one approved by God. It is very true when our children grow up and move away from home that they will make up their own minds as to the type of life-style they will live, but while they are living at home it is our duty to impress upon them God's moral values. "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." God bless, Lloyd

Marcia said...

It's all so sad. So many, including some Christians, are being so deceived into a comfortable almost hypnotic state of being. More and more people are accepting the unacceptable and simply gowing along with the popular flow. Some things are blatant and obvious, others are so deceptive and subtle that some don't even notice. We must continue to pray for all. I feel so much for families with young children.
Thank you for speaking the truth, Lloyd. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with being homosexual, nor with mainstream television showing it. I would be appalled, as I am sure you would be, if they showed graphic heterosexual acts but they don't. They only show two people who like each other, so, boy and girl, boy and boy or girl and girl, what is wrong with that?

Lloyd said...

Anonymous - The answer to your question "What is wrong with that?" Please read some of the posts and sidebar articles and I truly believe that you will answer your own question. God bless, Lloyd