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One thing I’ve noticed. When those on the left are offended or outraged, or their beliefs are threatened, they seem to follow the advice of General Patton who once stated: “… attack, and attack, and attack some more.” When the Susan Komen Foundation made the business decision to no longer fund Planned Parenthood, abortion advocates came out of the woodwork in indignation at the thought of any threat to the flow of money empowering Planned Parenthood. Liberals put so much pressure upon the Komen Foundation that within days they were nearly groveling for forgiveness and reinstating the funding for Planned Parenthood.
Sadly, however, we on the right could take a lesson – not from their tactics, but from their passion and perseverance.
When ABC began airing “GCB” last month, sinking to new lows in attack upon Christianity – even by Hollywood’s standards – there was a brief flurry of protest from some Christians. However, considering that this show so blatantly ridicules the Christian faith and blasphemes our Savior, the outrage has been rather minimal and seemingly short-lived. It seems as if every pastor in the pulpit and every person in the pew should be expressing indignation over this derogatory depiction of the Christian faith ABC is dishing out to millions of viewers. If our loved ones were being slandered, we’d be up in arms, but when it’s our Lord we can’t be bothered?
Perhaps that seems like a jaded, pessimistic view. But even the New York Daily News has observed the same thing, writing: “…things were quiet among viewers potentially offended by ABC’s “GCB”…”
However, numbers of you, our readers, have been the exception. Thousands of you have used our “take action” link to let advertisers know you have taken notice of their empowerment of Christian bigotry and will use your purchasing power to support companies that aren’t in the business of offending and assaulting your faith.
Yet, while the “take action” response to the advertisers from the first couple of “GCB” episodes was greatly encouraging, the response to the last couple of episodes has declined. Have we already lost that passion and perseverance those on the left are so good at exhibiting?
This current window of time could mean the difference on whether “GCB” is renewed for next fall or not. Right now the show is on the fence. “GCB” has not drawn large numbers of viewers and some advertisers have backed away from sponsoring the show. Next Sunday (Easter) ABC is airing two new episodes back to back to test whether or not “GCB” will draw enough viewers to make it as a replacement for the show “Desperate Housewives” which is ending in May. If advertisers hear from large numbers of potential customers, they will be more leery about getting behind “GCB” and will let ABC know.
If we already wash our hands of the battle and give up after just one month, “GCB” will become established and we’ll see the series continue to take potshots at Christ and the Church for years to come. Now is the time to send a message to Hollywood that it’s not profitable or acceptable to attack Christianity.
I began with a quote from Patton. I think it’s fitting to end with one from General Eisenhower. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
How much “fight” is in you and me? With passion and perseverance, please continue to express your concern to the sponsors of “GCB” and also forward this to your family, friends, and church family, urging them to stand with us.
The good news is that of the 28 sponsors from the March 25 episode of “GCB,” only 3 of them advertised again on last night’s episode! Included in those 25 who did not advertise last night, was JC Penney’s who has been a regular, hard-core sponsor of “GCB.”
The three who returned to advertise were Old Navy, Verizon Wireless and a local ad, Watson’s.
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