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Christians Against Gay Characters On TV

Well, I for one love all of the gay characters on the TV shows I watch. I like the straight characters, too.

I honestly don’t even think about it. Unless I’m supposed to be thinking about it, you know, when it’s a part of the storyline.

What do you think the man in the video does all day? Any ideas?

Found at Christian Nightmares.

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Vincent Cervantes

posted October 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I love how they show Glee first.

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Brad S

posted October 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Wow, 58 out of hundreds of characters, that must be less that 1%. Those crafty liberals.

The truth is that these people don’t care about Jesus or morality. It just about the money. They try to make you afraid of something and they tell you to give money to fight the thing they made you afraid of in the first place.

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posted October 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Seriously? This is what they are taking issue with? Not that the poverty rate is continuing to rise, or that there are millions of people without clean water, or any number of issues that are directly spoken about by Jesus on unnumbered occasions. Instead these individuals choose to spend money and time condemning those who are homosexual, which is mentioned maybe four times in the entire Bible. I don’t understand. Aren’t we called to love all of humanity?

I choose to feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless and watch Glee on Tuesday nights!

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posted October 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Wow, those gays are such monsters. They used the most vile and unwholesome shows, aka Glee and Modern Family, to illustrate their point. Seriously, come on! Get over your narrow minded bigotry for once. It’s a television show. People watch what sells, and Christians are only selling cliche stereotypes. It’s diversity guys, not a monopoly on faith in television.

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Jess P

posted October 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I think that guy probably attends meeting and analyzes reports all day.

One thing Christians need to understand is that if you don’t like the writing being done on TV today, WRITE SOMETHING BETTER. Write a sitcom, a drama, anything! If it’s good, make it. Shoot a pilot episode. Pitch it to television networks. Hollywood is open to good ideas. Start a frickn YouTube channel and produce a weekly show. Make all the characters Christians if you want, but make the story good.

Stop asking all the non-Christians to produce TV that fits your taste. Make something better.

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    posted October 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Agreed! That’s what I love about VeggieTales. It’s hit and miss, but its creator started with a mission to create something better so that the content and quality would both be top notch.

    Our greater impact would definitely be to create quality work that serves our message than to bleat about work that speaks someone else’s message when it doesn’t fit our own.

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posted October 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I think it is funny that his idea of diversity was to see more people like himself on tv. And God forbid that homosexuals be viewed as normal people just like heterosexuals. How dare the liberal media believe that “gays” can be normal?

Oh, and the couple from Modern Family is by far one of my favorite couples on tv and I wish I could have a relationship with a girl that is half as normal as theirs appears to be. But alas, it is tv.

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posted October 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Well, think about the serial killer demographic. I mean, they only have Dexter really…and occasional storylines on one of the three CSI’s and Criminal Minds. They are soooo poorly represented.

And yes, the gay couple on Modern Family crack me up…especially when they lock the baby in the car.

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posted October 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I can’t think of the last time there was any Christian, indeed any character on a TV show whose religious commitment was their defining characteristic, and this was actually a positive thing.

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posted October 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Wow… ridiculous. I really enjoy the gay characters on the TV show I watch too. And I’m with you, I don’t think about it much. They’re simply another part of the show.

I’m just wondering… why are Christians whining about gay characters, yet they aren’t crying too much over characters who “sin” in other ways? A bit of a double-standard, no?

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Rev. Gina B.

posted October 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm

So as a Christian am I supposed to be against homosexuals that play straight, too? While we’re at it, let’s throw in the minorities and Jews, too. What will we have then? Fox News or a blank screen.

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Charlie's Church of Christ

posted October 5, 2010 at 12:06 am

well if they put more Christians on TV like he wants, well, it’d make for boring television. Going to chapel and playing board games at night doesn’t translate well on screen.

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posted October 5, 2010 at 2:06 am

…Maybe if he wants to have good examples of Christians on TV…he should maybe be one himself? Maybe? The reason that Christians get portrayed negatively by Hollywood (think, for example of the evangelical character in The Soloist) is because this is the impression that people like this man give them. If all they hear is complaining about how they’re doing things wrong, that’s what they’re going to put on TV.

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posted October 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

apparently serial killers, murderers, adulters, con men, polygamists and those who take advantage of others are ok? ROFL. Give me a break!

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posted October 5, 2010 at 7:17 am

watched Jon Stewart Monday night and an atheist stated how immoral the Church is and how immoral the God of Abraham is. He states the Catholic church for instance cares more about birth control than they do about genocide. I obviously didn’t agree with his opinions and find they are based really on his own viewpoints rather than trying to understand religious viewpoints. But he raises a point. How does the world hear us? Are we more obsessed with homosexuals and keeping them from being married than we are about genocides and the hungry?
The Early Church didn’t seem to be on a campaign against one particular sin or even sin over all. They were busy telling people of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. They were also busy dying for their faith. I guess 21st Century American Christians have a little too much time on our hands.

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    posted October 5, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Yeah, I found myself disagreeing with that assessment too. The Catholic Church certainly gets a lot of media attention for their institutional stances on reproductive rights issues (and at LEAST half of American Catholics disagree with those stances…) but they do TONS of work helping the poor and that is honestly the emphasis that I see as a lay Catholic. Catholic hospitals weren’t set up to deny birth control to rape victims – they were set up to help people who didn’t have access to medical care.

    Jesus does need new PR – but not all of the PR we get comes from our own. Media does what sells (which ticks me off, increasingly) – but I resent that athiests who seem out to convert the masses fall for the same old tricks that any careless or ignorant person would but pass themselves off as “smarter” because it would be absolutely ridiculous to believe the “fables” that people of faith do. They’re certainly buying enough other storylines hook, line, and sinker.

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Matt Kelley

posted October 5, 2010 at 7:17 am

There are plenty of Christian characters on TV who display the kind of narrow minded stupidity that CBN and their ilk put out there. If Christians put better messages out there, then TV shows would reflect it.

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posted October 5, 2010 at 7:55 am

How about a show about a gay/christian couple. Maybe a gay minister in a committed relationship? I think there could be allot of interesting story lines. Anybody out there who could write a teleplay?

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    Doreen A Mannion

    posted October 5, 2010 at 8:21 am

    UUXn, you read my mind! I thought as I watched that guy, if they really wanted diversity, they should have more gay Christian characters on TV!

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posted October 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

What does Hank do all day? Here’s what I think:

He spends his early mornings studying the Old Testament in the original Hebrew language and doing precisely 50 pushups and 50 situps. Then he eats a hot bowl of Malt O Meal and has his coffee–black.

Then he goes to work at the local M & M factory where he is paid to keep all the colors segregated and to make SURE than no peanut M & Ms come into contact with the plain ones. He will lose his job if any cracked candies make it past his watchful eye.

Then he goes home, his mouth watering for Sissy’s country fried steak and pole beans. Sissy, wearing her frilly pink apron, meets him at the door and tells him sadly that he must spank their son Johnny. She caught him playing doctor with Billy, his little friend from next door.

Johnny is duly spanked and locked in his room.

During dinner, Hank and Sissy discuss whether they should waste time talking to Billy’s parents. After all, they are Lutheran.

Then Hank dozes through FOX news while Sissy reads passages of Leviticus and I Corinthians to little Johnny and audits his bedtime prayers.

When Sissy emerges from Johnny’s bedroom, she gently wakes Hank so they can have their 10 minutes of quality time. They spend it reading a passage of Scripture and praying while holding hands. They share a goodnight peck and Sissy reminds Hank that date night is “only two nights away!”

While Sissy carefully cuts the crusts from his liverwurst and cheese sandwich and places it in his lunch pail for the next day, Hank brushes his teeth and goes to bed.

In the darkness, he asks God to forgive his doctor who told him a glass of red wine each night would be good for his heart. He prays for his son’s eternal soul. He thanks God, with trembling voice and tears, that he is not a wicked sitcom actor. He wonders for a split second if Sissy would mind having a mini-date before falling asleep. No, probably not. That’s not what “hump day” means.

Then he falls asleep to do it all over again on Thursday. (He doesn’t know it yet, but tomorrow he will be spanking Johnny again.)

Poor Hank.

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    Brother K

    posted October 6, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Although you forgot to mention Hank’s dreams later that night where he must wrestle the taught-muscled “Julio” for the last clean pair of tighty-whiteys to cover the winner’s shameful nudity. Such deep loathing of gayitude doesn’t spring ex nihilo, y’know…

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posted October 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

In my fundie daze, I was not allowed to go to movie theaters. According to my pastor, in the eyes of god, going to a movie was like committing murder. Well I have seen every Pixar movie in the theater and my life story will soon be an inspiration of an episode of “Criminal Minds”.
Conservative Christians has always been luddites when I come to the entertainment industry. It might go back to Rome, with all of those sporting events: Christians vs. Lion (Not the Detroit Lions, where the Christians would have had a better chance of winning).
Both Oliver Cromwell and John Calvin closed theaters. And Conservative Christians have railed against records, radio, television and movies. So if a large percentage of the Conservative Christians refuse to be consumers in these industries, then there is no financial for the entertainment industries to create products that cater to them.

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