Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Glee Is Killing Me....
A few weeks ago, the show, set in a high school, apparently featured a young gay "couple" and a heterosexual couple both deciding whether they should sleep together for the first time.
Now the show will feature a new episode with the girl cast singing Katy Perry's song "I Kissed A Girl, (and I liked it)".
One website promotes the new show as such, "They’ve always been known for pushing the envelope, and the “Glee” cast members have once again outdone themselves with a provocative new performance. Santana and Rachel (Naya Rivera & Lea Michele) have a fabulous and flirty time with Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” much to the delight of their male classmates. As the song progresses, Quinn, Brittany, Mercedes, and the rest of the gang join in for a female gender-empowering anthem."
Female gender-empowering anthem? To the delight of their male classmates?
Are you kidding me?
When I speak to parent groups, one thing I like to share with them is that they need to know what their kids are watching on TV. This requires a bit of effort on the part of parents and a willingness to stand guard over the hearts, minds and souls of their children. The agenda being pushed by mainstream society is one of introducing destructive behavior to younger and younger people and billing it as "normal and healthy." This is a toxic lie and it is wreaking havoc on our young people.
Some people might say, "oh, come on, Sister, this show is realistic, a lot of young people are gay and everyone knows that teenagers can't say no and often sleep around. You are just archaic and oppressive with your right-wing conservative religion."
Are we really going to stand by quietly and let our kids find out about masculinity and femininity from magazines, pop music and TV shows?
We must use the gift of discernment. We must have dialogues with our young people about what they are seeing on TV and the lies that society is telling them. We cant move our family out to the Himalayas and pretend there is no such thing as sin, anymore than we can just let our kids unabashedly submerge themselves into the often toxic media. We must teach them how to critically think and remind them from where they came and where they are going.
All of us came from heaven and will hopefully go back there. The deepest desire of our hearts is ordered, life-giving and eternal love. Anything less than this fails to satisfy.
Glee might feature talented singers and dancers, physically beautiful young people and an exciting format, but the underlying agenda is ugly, indeed.