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ABC Cancels Controversial 'GCB' Series
Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2012 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 05/14/2012 11:01:25 AM PDT by aimhigh

ABC has canceled its freshman series with the controversial title "GCB," which some believed mocked Christians, as it failed to attract enough viewership.

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To: XenaLee

As Billy Graham said, “If God doesn’t punish America, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.”


51 posted on 05/14/2012 11:53:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

FYI.


52 posted on 05/14/2012 11:58:45 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: aimhigh

What a shame. There aren’t that many shows on TV with T&A mindless romp and sexual situations.


53 posted on 05/14/2012 11:59:53 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: yank in the UK

Mind the tagline, it’s a true story. I worked with a lad that was always mocking Christians, and Christianity. He is a devout liberal atheist. As he was mocking Christians one day I asked him “why don’t you ever mock Islam and Muslims?” without even thinking about it he blurted out “Muslims are violent.”

Sometimes the truth comes out if you catch them off guard and they have their PC filter down.


54 posted on 05/14/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: dfwgator

They should replace it with Gay, Communist B..ches


55 posted on 05/14/2012 12:05:11 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: AmonAmarth

> Everyone in my family loves “The Andy Griffith show” even my teenage daughters.

We recently re-discovered “Gunsmoke” on the Westerns Channel and I forgot how darn good that show was. Better than 95% of the crap produced today.


56 posted on 05/14/2012 12:05:11 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: dfwgator

Never heard that, but it sounds right to me.


57 posted on 05/14/2012 12:09:12 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: aimhigh

I could tell it was a lefty creation by the “stars” that appeared on it.
However, Monk was quirky but mostly a clean show.
Anyhow, a clean show can be very successful.
Unfortunately, the leftist who mostly control the media and hollywierd would rather flop than produce something that doesn’t push their agenda.


58 posted on 05/14/2012 12:10:35 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: aimhigh

One down...how many others to go?

Desperate Housewives
Glee
ALL reality shows
Family Guy
Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23
Modern Family
Cougar Town
Suburgatory
Happy Endings

I mean, just look at what many of the titles say...

IMO, all the above show TERRIBLE morals and values and this is a BIG reason our country is so dumbed down and “worldly”...i.e. screwed up. Granted, I haven’t watched any FULL episodes of the above....but seeing the commercials and what little clips I have, tell me all I need to know about what they are “promoting”.

However, there are also other shows (mostly the dramas) that still promote promiscuity and immoral things, but at least the acting and writing of the script are decent enough to get past the bad message. I mean, I have to be honest and say I enjoy Scandal and Revenge...not to mention Sons of Anarchy. But at least I know right from wrong, so I’m not influenced by these shows. A lot of people just go along, thinking it’s all good and if Hollywood does it, why can’t we, etc.

Just my $.02


59 posted on 05/14/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen

Desparate Housewives is gone. The last show was yesterday.


60 posted on 05/14/2012 12:13:21 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: cicero2k
I wonder how well This show will do....?
61 posted on 05/14/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: NathanR

Hopefully it ended up with somebody taking a flame-thrower to Wisteria Lane and killing everybody.


62 posted on 05/14/2012 12:15:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Desperate Housewives is already gone. Last episode was last night.


63 posted on 05/14/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: dfwgator

Billy Graham? Is that the absolute fool and hypocrite who said Hitlery would make a good president? Huh? He’s disgusting. To think even for a moment that that perverted thief, possible murderer, liar, and anti-Semite would be praised by Billy Graham is disgusting.


64 posted on 05/14/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: dfwgator

No, it ended with the newly moved-in resident of Susan’s house, a Jeffrey Dahmer type female serial killer, hiding a box filled with the index fingers of all of her ex-neighbors in a cabinet and looking worried (no refrigeration yet?).

At least, that was MY take....hehe.


65 posted on 05/14/2012 12:24:05 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL No everybody mostly moved on and moved away. They already had the fire incident AFAIK


66 posted on 05/14/2012 12:24:46 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Lucky9teen

Looking for the debut of “GMB”...

Nope, can’t seem to find that anywhere.


67 posted on 05/14/2012 12:25:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012
My sister, who along with her husband, is very liberal, loved it. I said I wouldn’t watch a show that disparaged Christians. She said I was a prude. Love her but we really are pretty much opposites.

Let me guess, if "Christian" were replaced by "Black, Hispanic, Muslim, Gay, Feminist, or Democrat" she'd go into high warble.

68 posted on 05/14/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan; ilovesarah2012

Yep, you should ask her when we can expect the

“Good Muslim B*ches” show to start.


69 posted on 05/14/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: aimhigh

Delighted to hear this!


70 posted on 05/14/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: VictoryGal

I agree, I grew up with these shows and still watch them. Bonanza is a good show, and I like Rockford files, probably because I am a nostalgia freak.


71 posted on 05/14/2012 12:43:28 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: aimhigh
To all those that say the show mocked God or Christians, it didn't. It mocked hypocrites! The characters went to church and claimed to be Christians but did not exhibit any Christian values. I've known people like this and I'm sure you have too. It never said Christian values were wrong or God doesn't exist. It didn't even insinuate that all Christians were like this.

It just wasn't a very good show and headed off into crazy land after a few episodes.

72 posted on 05/14/2012 12:54:25 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: aimhigh

‘Bout damn time


73 posted on 05/14/2012 12:56:24 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: laweeks

I’m not a fan of Billy Graham, but truth is truth, no matter who says it. Caiaphas for example. We are at a place in our nation where we are by comparison making Sodom and Gomorrah look like rank amateurs in the art of evil. I really don’t think God is somehow going to miss that. He’s very good at details.

As for Billy G., I think he did slip left a bit over time. But his comments about Hillary come to him in his advanced years. Perhaps, just as a theoretical possibility, maybe he really didn’t fully grasp who Hillary was, ideologically speaking. He has been such an optimist he is probably inclined to overlook flaws in others, even when it goes against his better judgment, and especially at a stage of life where he must rely ever more heavily on input from those around him. I know he doesn’t get a pass for it, because of who he is. But I do know elderly people in my own life who, under those conditions, could easily have misjudged a person through wishful thinking, with no malice whatsoever at the root of it.


74 posted on 05/14/2012 1:04:37 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Just maybe they are not offensive enough. Maybe next year they will take off the gloves? /sarc


75 posted on 05/14/2012 1:05:45 PM PDT by st.eqed
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To: Springfield Reformer

I think Billy never wanted to be considered as partisan, so he chose his battles in a manner that he would be considered more balanced.


76 posted on 05/14/2012 1:11:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: st.eqed

: )


77 posted on 05/14/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: aimhigh

NBC tried something similar some years back about a liberal Episcopal bishop. It lasted 3 episodes.


78 posted on 05/14/2012 1:22:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: stephenjohnbanker; cicero2k

Yeah, I used to think you could count on them to put making money ahead of ideology but no longer. Now I think they make stupid business decisions because of ideology all the time.


79 posted on 05/14/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: XenaLee
Who knew Isaiah 9:10 would play out exactly as it did once before, only this time we are the ones who are being warned?

We definitely do NOT want to follow it through to the end, but that's where we're headed. Time to wake up!!!

80 posted on 05/14/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT by GBA (Read: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn Whatever else you read this year, read this book!)
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To: AmonAmarth
Everyone in my family loves “The Andy Griffith show” even my teenage daughters.

It was so good that even the casting of a bitter, kooky old liberal whackjob like Andy Griffith and an ill-tempered snarly curmudgeon like Frances Bavier could not spoil it.


81 posted on 05/14/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Leep
Anyhow, a clean show can be very successful.

There is a sitcom called Corner Gas. It was a top-rated show in Canada. It is one of the cleanest programs produced in this century, and is very funny.

Probably why no American network is running it currently.


82 posted on 05/14/2012 2:19:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Right?!


83 posted on 05/14/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
There is a sitcom called Corner Gas. It was a top-rated show in Canada. It is one of the cleanest programs produced in this century, and is very funny.

Rules!


84 posted on 05/14/2012 2:22:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And they were not afraid to whip out a ciggy now and then..lol


85 posted on 05/14/2012 2:23:12 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
It was a top-rated show in Canada.

Of course Canada needs to answer for that DeGrassi Junior High crap.

86 posted on 05/14/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ichabod1

If you look at TV and movie history, almost all religious offerings made money. Some made a fortune. Safest genre there ever was. Ideology trumps profit for them....every time!


87 posted on 05/14/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Good for you! Prudes rock! And I mean that sincerely. :)


88 posted on 05/14/2012 2:41:12 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: VictoryGal

I have had similar redisovery with Big Valley on Me-TV.


89 posted on 05/14/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: sr4402

The website for GBC at ABC spelled it out. And there was no asterix.


90 posted on 05/14/2012 3:08:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: aimhigh

Good.

Now they should do the same thing with Muslims.

lol.

That’ll never happen.


91 posted on 05/14/2012 3:20:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

They don’t lose every time... ever see an episode of GLEE??


92 posted on 05/14/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: aimhigh

every show on prime time network TV regularly insults Christians and family values.


93 posted on 05/14/2012 3:24:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jimfree

lol.

Every show on prime time does it on a regular basis, Christians and family values are very hated in Hollweird.


94 posted on 05/14/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
There is a sitcom called Corner Gas. It was a top-rated show in Canada. It is one of the cleanest programs produced in this century, and is very funny.

Probably why no American network is running it currently.

That, and it ended production a couple years ago.

95 posted on 05/14/2012 3:25:09 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: yank in the UK

And this is the sad, short sightedness of liberalism. Your liberal friend is afraid of Muslims becoming violent. But he is not afraid of Christians. Yes, he really does not have to fear Christians. If Christians follow doctrine, they will not harm him. Your liberal friend is afraid of MAN and that is about it. But he should be afraid of the one who not only has power over death, but eternity as well. That is whom we should all fear.


96 posted on 05/14/2012 3:26:12 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Lucky9teen

GLEE is absolute worst


97 posted on 05/14/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dfwgator
"CSI: Mayberry"

I wish I had the imagination to do your brilliant idea justice.

Barney: Andy, I'm arresting Aunt Bea.

Andy: Now Barney, what ever would make you say a thing like that?

Barney: Somebody stole an blueberry pie from the Women's Auxiliary table at the fire house social, and Aunt Bea's fingerprints were all over the pie tin I found outside of the window...I figure she must had reached in and grabbed it. Just a' grabbed it like nobody's business.

Andy: Well - did it ever occur to you that maybe she was the one that baked the pie?

Barney: *embarrassed silence*

Andy: And how did you get Aunt Bea's fingerprints anyway? You don't mean to tell me....

98 posted on 05/14/2012 3:39:51 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: dfwgator

I ran across DeGrassi High the other day, I watched about 10 seconds of it where a girl announced herself as a tranny.

....

ugh

...

Why is this allowed on a children’s channel?


99 posted on 05/14/2012 3:40:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: aimhigh

Most heartbreaking to me was that Kristen Chenowith, a highly talented singer (from “Wicked” the musical) and professed Christian was starring in this show.

I picked up her “memoir” in a bookstore the other day and was sad to read her words as she began to explain away her compromise with the world system that accepts all behavior and essentially won’t condemn any sin. (Indeed, the only “sin” condemned anymore is the “sin” of expecting people to repent of their evil behavior and live biblically.)

I am glad this show was cancelled, and hope we can be pleased for a moment and then go back on the offensive...offer people ALTERNATIVES to the next sinful piece of entertainment that will replace “GCB”.

Remember we are to hate the sin and love the sinner...


100 posted on 05/14/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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