Have you ever felt that the television networks are always trying to cram a new series down your throat? I don’t mean they are just promoting the new series. Rather, they seem to have a hidden (or not so hidden) agenda in the program.
The increase of shows with prominent gay characters is an example. While a very small percentage of Americans are homosexual, if you watch today’s comedies you would think the gay community is the most dominant group in the world.
Take the typical “marriage” on television. The guy is a wimp—he’s fat, bald, out of shape, and passive. His wife is hot, beautiful, wise, and discerning. Men look pathetic on most TV shows. Their wives and their kids talk to them like they are idiots. Why? Because someone out there wants it to be acceptable for men to be idiots.
Now we have one more show we don’t need on television. “Modern Family” on ABC is called “a family we can relate to” and a show that is “right on target.” In USA TODAY, Robert Bianco writes in his review, “Times…have changed, and families have changed with them. . . . Mom has an extended family, and they’re the ‘modern’ part of the title.” Let’s see, her dad has a trophy wife, and her brother has a gay partner and they have an adopted child.
When we laugh at sin, we lighten up on sin. When lifestyles that the Bible condemns are portrayed as normal, we are attacked for opposing them. Let’s just hope that no one watches. The best thing that could happen to this “modern family” is for them to be tuned out, cancelled, and quickly forgotten.
I’m just wondering, has anyone asked the question, “Why do people buy the DVDs of old series like the Andy Griffith Show and Dick Van Dyke?” I’ll tell you why: you can watch them with your kids and grandkids and not have to cover their ears, close their eyes, or explain sexual innuendos. Oh for the simple days when father knew best!