Two months ago ABC launched the TV series “GCB,” floating this trial balloon to see if America would tune in to a show centered on a bigoted portrayal of Christianity. For 10 weeks, each episode has offered viewers a mocking, cartoonish depiction of Christians that is about as far from true Christianity as one can get.
Last night ABC aired the season finale of “GCB.” This week the network will make a final decision on whether or not the show will be cancelled or renewed for another season.
Now is our last chance to send a strong message to advertisers letting them know we are outraged by their sponsorship of a show that openly ridicules the Christian faith and depicts its followers as spiteful hypocrites.
The show has garnered mediocre ratings and numbers of advertisers have withdrawn their sponsorship. The ratings for last night’s finale episode were down in the key demographic of 18-49 year olds. Now ABC has to decide if the show’s mediocre ratings are enough of a reason to continue to push their agenda through a show that belittles the beliefs of millions. ABC will announce on May 15 whether or not “GCB” will be in their fall lineup or if it will be dumped on the cancellation heap.
Kristin Chenoweth, one of the lead actresses from “GCB,” describes herself as a “nonjudgmental, liberal Christian” and describes the premise of “GCB,” saying, “It’s so wrong, it’s right.” And that “The show is funny, it’s silly.”
She goes on to claim: “I would never do anything that would make fun of my God, my Christianity.”
Really??? Yet that is exactly what the show does! Christianity is portrayed as a joke and Christians as buffoons.
Before the show even aired Robert Harling, the creator of “GCB,” claimed: “Church is sacred…we will never, ever be disrespectful.”
Now he sings a different tune, stating in a recent interview: “We knew it would be controversial. We knew it would be provocative.”
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