Friday, January 22, 2010

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

It seams to be, that this is what is happening to television. We're watching the demise of mankind right before our eyes. It started with language, then sex scenes, then whole series about sex, now they're doubling the amount of characters who are gay and lesbian. Not just to have "well rounded" characters from "all walks of life" but to add more pornography to the networks. I was on the phone with my sister who has kept up with the show "Heroes." She informed me last night that Heroes had just gone too far. It was bad enough they had a character who was a prostitute, but they've now turned one of their main characters into a lesbian. I looked up a little bit online on the show and here's what I found. And I quote "It's just girlie fun at first. But it might progress into something more serious. It depends on how viewers respond."

WHAT?!?!! Girlie fun! I'm totally appalled that they can say that. I'm appalled that they can put this kinda stuff on PUBLIC television. And this is proof that they're not doing this just to have gay characters, but to have an even bigger range of sex scenes they can show the general public. TV has gone from bad, to worse.

We as a family have not actually watched the networks for an entire year now. I for one do not feel I'm missing anything. We had decided to not watch public tv before then, but hadn't completely edited it out of our lives until a year ago. For me, it started with the underwear commercials. I live in a house of boys, and I hated watching tv because I'd have to turn it off during the commercials. Language got worse. I actually watched a commercial where they said, "I did get a kick a** deal" right on public tv. Then they started showing "male enhancement" pill commercials. Those were at least done tactfully enough to were a child wouldn't know what they were talking about. But it still made me cringe that they advertised it on tv. With all of the garbage that we had seen, we decided we didn't want our children to be able to just turn on the tv and have this kinda stuff thrown in their faces.

Ever heard of the innocence of youth? Well the media has all but completely destroyed that. But we can't blame just the media. When we allow this kind of stuff in our house, WE are the ones who let our children see this. Yes, I know that is what is in the world right now, but we can choose to live in the world and not of the world. I will not let my television become the gateway for worldly things to infiltrate my family. Don't get me wrong, I love having television. It's nice to just sit and chill for a while while you watch a movie, but I WILL NOT yield my children's innocence for the convenience of being a couch potato.

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