Skip to comments.ABC’S NEW AGGRESSIVELY ANTI-CATHOLIC (AND UNFUNNY) PRIME-TIME SITCOM
Posted on 05/15/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT by NYer
For years the film industry has loved to use the richness of Catholicism to enhance story lines in movies and television shows. They love using our church architecture, confessionals, Rosaries, cassocks, habits, schools, prayers, and traditions because they offer so much visual recognition, drama, and beauty. These are the same reasons Catholics are so ripe for slapstick, which I admit can be funny. However, as America rapidly moves into an era of declining Christianity, we increasingly see our pop culture presence reduced nearly exclusively to cheap laughs and even cruel bigotry.
ABC has decided to double-down on this anti-Christian narrative by working with the often vulgar and always hostile-to-the-Church LGBT “activist” Dan Savage. The show ABC and Mr. Savage have created is called The Real O’Neals which features a Catholic family of five who, along with their priest, is active in their local parish. Judging by the show’s trailer, everyone from the priest all the way to the little girl of the family are selfish hypocrites. Citing hypocrisy among some Catholics isn’t that big of a problem–it exists and is indeed ripe for humor. The issue is that it portrays the problem to be with Catholicism rather than flawed individual characters.
The priest gets called out for driving a Lexus instead of donating to charity. The little girl running the charity is stealing the money. The mom is overly-pious and shallow. The father is a doofus cop that openly refuses to talk about important issues with his family. One child is secretly anorexic and the main character–supposedly Mr. Savage as a teen–just came out as gay while his girlfriend is pressuring him to pressure her to have sex with her using her 48-pack of condoms. Of course the backwards-thinking, conservative parents are more shocked by their son being gay than the other two children’s problems. There’s also a prostitute and a statue of The Virgin Mary in the bathroom to remind the kids to keep the toilet seat down! Just your typical wacky Catholic family, right!?
I think most shows should be fair game for entertainment. However, there’s a difference between shows that are appropriate for HBO and Netflix and shows that are on free, prime-time television, and packaged as a family-friendly, quirky comedy. Prime-time network television should have a higher standard for what subject matter it airs considering their large and impressionable demographic. Shame on ABC.
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Fun Fact: Only family that still goes to church regularly is the Simpson’s! Funny how that used to be the edgy and “inappropriate” show for kids.
It’s not intolerance when WE do it...
When is ABC going to show the Abdullas? You know, that wacky muslim family from San Fransisco, whose uncle is a cross dresser and the family pet is a talking goat......
Yeah, could you imagine the outrage if that happen.
Can’t do that.
That would be insensitive!
......buying components to make bombs, making bombs in the basement......making their wives cover them selves,
Hey, this religion sucks the more I learn about it!
Getting to Know God through kindness to others, Brotherhood, charity more....(now that is more like it!)
That actually sounds like it could be pretty funny. Maybe Oscar Meyer would sign on as the sponsor.
How brave of ABC...now try it with a Muslim family. Lets see if you really have balls.
I have an open promise with dan savage - if I ever encounter him on the street I will make him eat his teeth.
I expect to see a couple of Monsignors with AKs besieging 30 Rockefeller Plaza any moment now ...
It will last half a season....maybe.
Shows this year are getting slaughtered because we are walking away to new formats, but these idiots just don’t learn. They just keep on pandering to gays and Christian-bashers thinking that they can mine some mythical large group of people for ratings.
Ah, it used to be all Christians but now “they” seem intent on the Catholic Church. We should be proud, it shows that Satan is terrified of Christ’s Church.
When you see the maniacal hatred of some toward the Church it can none but Satan.
But still...no matter how many times they attack, no matter how low they go, the gates of hell shall not prevail and Christ Jesus will overcome.
Thereby making him even more attractive to potential encounters in park toilet stalls.
ABC is the Faggot Network. Has been for years. Disney is also thoroughly polluted with faggotry.
Notify ABC they are subject to a bit of “Catholic Sharia Law”, and see if they get the message.
And the left say its Christians that are intolerant. Go figure.
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