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Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? (blasts own show, 2 1/2 Men, as filth)
tv yahoo ^ | 11-27-12 | Bunting

Posted on 11/27/2012 7:49:59 PM PST by doug from upland

Why did Angus T. Jones turn to God? Yahoo! TV By Sarah D. Bunting | Yahoo! TV – 9 hours ago

Following a recent high-profile rant by "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones that called the show "filth" and told viewers not to watch it, it's unclear what's next for the 19-year-old -- or for the show itself. Jones, who plays Jake Harper on the sitcom, also said he "doesn't want to be on" it anymore. But it seems neither the young actor nor his reps has contacted anyone on the production about quitting the show formally, and creator Chuck Lorre hasn't commented either. TMZ reports that a rehearsal is scheduled for this morning, though.

Will we see a Bible-tinged repeat of former "Men" star Charlie Sheen's extended public meltdown and break with the show? Too soon to say. But how did things reach this point in the first place?

Jones, who started acting in commercials at age 4, originally hails from Austin, TX. His parents moved the family to California when Jones was that age so that his father, Kelly, could go into business with his uncle, and in remarks Jones made last month to a Seventh-day Adventist group, he recalled his mother saying that, because they'd moved close to the industry, Jones could "go and try the acting thing." (You can hear the full audio from TheWrap.com.)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adventist; filth; sda; seventhdayadventist; television

1 posted on 11/27/2012 7:50:05 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

And then he turned right back around and apologized for what he said.

Publicity stunt.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 7:53:28 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: doug from upland

The show had already jumped the shark before this.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 7:53:59 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: doug from upland

He’s right. It is filth- and not funny either.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 7:59:01 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Shadowstrike

I wonder if Kirk Cameron had a private discussion with him about how to handle being on a TV show while being true to your faith. Cameron had many of the same issues, but he later apologized for some of his behaviors.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 7:59:31 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: doug from upland

I agree with him.

And frankly, Scientology is a lot wackier than SDA.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 8:08:54 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: garbanzo

I guess I’m old fashioned enough that if I say it, I mean it, and if I mean it I say it.

But, I’m not in show biz, and it won’t hurt my career.

Just tired of wishy-washy people who are afraid to take a stand, and STAND by what they say.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 8:11:23 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: garbanzo

“Growing Pains” was not the filth this show is.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 8:11:55 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: doug from upland

The guy sounded like he zonked on something.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:10 PM PST by onedoug
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Not quite, but I still can’t believe they got away with naming the zany neighbor “Boner”. The censors were really asleep at the wheel that day!


10 posted on 11/27/2012 10:12:30 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: patriot08

Completely agree - perversion is not comedy...it’s not even “sex jokes” - it’s just flat out perversion. Only the sarcastic remarks made by the maid on occassion did I find amusing when I watched that show.

I’m now watching old Burns and Allen re-runs - a show which stopped production off the air decades before I was born. Now this is comedy which has actual talent.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 10:21:04 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: the OlLine Rebel

In Cameron’s mind at the time it was. He even got one of the secondary actresses fired because she appeared in Playboy and frequently demanded rewrites to fit his religious views. So he may have some insight into how to properly handle dealing with secular Hollywood while being a devout Christian.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 10:55:36 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Shadowstrike

Reading Jones’s statement, it’s more of a non-apology apology type statement than anything else.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 10:58:34 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: doug from upland

If you don’t like the values of Hollywood then leave and do something else.

It’s easy to take the money (much much money) and then try to distance from the content. It’s a lot harder to be true to ones beliefs, even if it costs millions, and likely requires a change of career. Try working for a living and being true to your morals like the rest of us!


14 posted on 11/27/2012 11:06:32 PM PST by tahoeblue
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To: doug from upland

I’m SDA and we are not a cult. Never heard of this Hudson guy or of Forerunner but neither are representative of our church.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 11:49:07 PM PST by TruJess
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To: doug from upland

He apologized. Hopefully his parents talked some sense into him. This kid was NOT being Christian while worshiping that Rap Star who was his “pastor”. Glad this is over. It was a big distraction on important news like Libya.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 2:42:12 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: TruJess

Sorry dude, but SDA is a cult. Their beliefs and practices are not of sound Biblical theology.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 3:56:20 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: doug from upland

“......but wasn’t very spiritual his own self as a kid”

OK, I think it is passable to speak in an informal fashion, but who writes this stuff


18 posted on 11/28/2012 4:49:55 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: patriot08

Our pastor has spoken out from the pulpit on this show’s depravity—it is filth, it’s funny filth, but filth nonetheless. I loved Charlie Sheen on it, and don’t get it about Ashton Kutcher, don’t think Ashton is cute, handsome, attractive, “hot” or funny at all. He is a big clumsy dunce.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 4:52:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Boogieman

What censors? Censors? Are you serious?

One of my pet peeves is the police show premise which at the beginning shows gratuitous gore and sex as part of the snuff theme. Sick, sick and wrong.


20 posted on 11/28/2012 4:54:27 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ducttape45

I think they are overly Biblical. They still follow Jewish dietary and Sabbath laws(but not the other laws).


21 posted on 11/28/2012 5:07:14 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: yldstrk

“What censors? Censors? Are you serious?”

Yes, I’m serious. That show was from the 80’s, when TV was still generally wholesome.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 6:22:33 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: AppyPappy; ducttape45

“They still follow Jewish dietary “

They go a bit past that in that they are veggies, no meat at all. I find them to be good people, though. Had neighbors that were SDA and worked at a major hospital that is SDA. Good people and a good hospital. Their beliefs are not strange, just strict. They without question are two of the best people in that neighborhood both in who they are and how they act towards others.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 1:52:23 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad

They are not veggies. I know several and they eat chicken and fish


24 posted on 11/28/2012 2:21:41 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

Then they violate the position of the SDA.


25 posted on 11/28/2012 6:52:48 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: TruJess
I’m SDA and we are not a cult. Never heard of this Hudson guy or of Forerunner but neither are representative of our church.

Dude.... I was raised an SDA and the things that guy is spouting wouldn't raise an eye in any of the churches I attended pretty much all over the eastern US from north to south. Granted he is on the more conservative old school theology wing of the SDAs. And we'd all downplay it distance from it whenever it got the spotlight of the outside on it....... Most of his core ideas are straight from the writings of the church's founding prophetess Ellen White and right out of her Great Controversy book.....

The Seventh Day Adventist media outlet 3ABN ( you know the one the GC President [world org] turned to in his recent battle with regional conferences over ordination to try and get his message out ) ....

“It’s very practical and applies biblical principles to modern-day society,” Yvonne Lewis, general manager of Three Angels Broadcasting’s urban network, told The Daily Beast. “It’s cutting-edge, scripturally-based, and doctrinally sound.” This defense of the self-promoting and Biblical wrong Hudson by 3ABN directly undermines the message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Spectrum has found the following quote from the May issue of the 3ABN magazine by the same 3ABN general manager: The Lord also directed me to The Forerunner Chronicles with Christopher Hudson on YouTube. At first I was unaware of his church affiliation, but I noticed he backed everything he said from Scripture. Eventually I discovered he was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, and his program, which receives thousands of hits on YouTube, is a favorite on Dare to Dream! 3ABN also profits by selling DVDs of Hudson's Forerunner Chronicles.

http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2012/11/28/3abn-publicly-defends-angus-jones-conspiracy-peddling-videographer
26 posted on 11/28/2012 7:03:32 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: ducttape45

Uh dude, I was raised in the church and the beliefs and practices I grew up with are based entirely on the Bible. Because you and/or whatever religion you do or do not practice interprets the Bible differently does not make the SDA church a cult. Choose to disagree with our interpretation, fine, but labeling millions of people around the world like that is uncalled for. This Hudson guy may be known on the east coast and, unfortunately to our questionable leadership, but I’d never heard of him before nor do I agree with him. He does not represent the southern CA SDA community I grew up in and am still a part of. Dude.


27 posted on 11/28/2012 9:58:33 PM PST by TruJess
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To: wonkowasright

What is with the dude thing?? Not a dude.


28 posted on 11/28/2012 10:04:00 PM PST by TruJess
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