There’s a new show that will be airing soon on the ABC network. Under its original title the acronym stood for, “Good Christian Bitches” but after some pressure from a few Christian organizations they changed it to stand for, “Good Christian Belles” instead.
It doesn’t really matter.
ABC has basically dedicated an entire show to demeaning and bashing Christians now in the name of humor and making a buck. The worst part for me personally is that the show stars one of my favorite actresses: the amazing, beautiful and talented Kristin Chenoweth. Formerly she played Olive on a quirky, wonderful show called Pushing Daisies. She wasn’t either of the main characters but she stole every single episode with her charm and gorgeous voice. She also played Glenda in the Broadway run of Wicked. I’m a huge fan, and I don’t have the words to describe how bitterly disappointed I am that she’s a part of this.
I’m sending a letter to ABC about it. If anyone else out there is tired of the entertainment industry slapping the crap out of us I’m posting the info below for you to do the same. I’m seriously running out of cheeks to turn here.
This the trailer for the show:
And here is the link to contact ABC if any of this bothers you:
Note – the above link only allows for a paltry 500 character message, so I did some digging and sent my email directly to the President of ABC instead. If somebody else would like to take that route shoot me an email and I’ll give you the contact info. My only request is that if you do so, please bear in mind there is a real person behind such email addresses and they deserve to be spoken to with the same respect and decency that you would want for yourself.
This is the letter I sent:
Dear ABC President,
I’m writing to you in regards to ABC's new television program premiering this month called GCB. I heard that the network recently changed the acronym to mean “Good Christian Belles” instead of “Good Christian Bitches”, however since the entire program seems dedicated to demeaning Southerners in general and Christians in particular what the letters stand for doesn’t matter very much.
Being of the faith we are, we do tend to turn the other cheek over and over (and over) again while the world (and occasionally our own “friends”) hurl mud and rocks in our direction. As such I realize we’re easy and safe as targets for ridicule go, I understand this.
I just wanted to let you know that, obviously, I am both disappointed and hurt that this program even made it into production. Also obviously, I will not be watching it. I am a web blogger and I am encouraging my readers not to watch either, and to contact the network regarding this matter as I have.
Just a few demographics before I finish so the network can slot me into the appropriately numbered box. I’m thirty seven, female, married and I have a stepson. Professionally, I’m a grad student and aspiring writer and I live on the East Coast. I’ve been a Christian since I was about twelve years old.
Like every other human being I have my own abundant share of flaws to work on. As far as a philosophy on living goes, I endeavor to treat others the way I want to be treated myself. And yes, that philosophy is biblical based.
I’m sure the producers, writers and directors of ABC's new program have a life philosophy of some sort from which they draw a way to live their daily lives. The question I would like to ask them is: whatever that philosophy may be, would they want it parodied and insulted on national television on a weekly basis?
I would encourage them to try to put themselves in somebody else’s shoes for awhile and understand other people rather than taking the easy route into spreading more hatred and bigotry. The human race has done bigotry to death, don’t you think? It’s time to move on. Understanding can be very refreshing.
Thank you for your time and best regards.
Yep I saw that. In fact I just read an article in prevention magazine and Kristen spoke about her faith and the fact that she agreed to do this show because she felt that it was so true to life. (I am paraphrasing from memory here). Apparently the show is based on a novel and while the actresses may see the tongue firmly placed in cheek, I'm not sure the rest of the viewing audience will. I would give you the url but it seems that Prevention only wants to sell magazines, so I only get the subscription info.ReplyDelete
I've heard Kristin say in interviews that she's a "Southern Christian girl" too, so I'm just that much more confused and dismayed at her participation in this fiasco. I realize it's meant to be funny, but it makes me ill just watching the promo. Ugh.Delete
If the Christian community wants to make its displeasure known, it would be better to find out who the show's sponsors are and send them letters explaining why you won't buy their products for a year.ReplyDelete
A corporation's central nervous system runs through its wallet, not its heart.
Jon you're absolutely right here. I'm going to do some more digging and see if I can figure out who the show's main sponsors are.Delete
Wow - crazy. Really!? Ugh - who do they think watches TV?? Sigh. Thanks for drawing attention to this matter. I may repost on my FB page if you don't mind (do you?).ReplyDelete
Yes, feel free to spread this around - I'd love for more people to step up and say something. It's long past time we stopped accepting the idea that Christian = doormat.Delete
They look more like Catholics (I was raised by a hypocriyical Catholic, and had to deal with all her hypocrite Catholic friends) "Between me and God, I am saved, henceforth every sin I ever commit will be forgiven." And honestly, I've met too many "Christians" who are pretty much the same way; evil, rude and obnoxiou, but saved. And, simply, as with everything else on the idiot-box, if you don't like it, don't watch it.ReplyDelete