There is a new show called GCB, I watched it last Sunday and liked it (mostly because it has cute little Kristin Chenoweth but over all it was good enough to keep watching.) Later in the week I heard a man being interviewed on some national news program about how angry this show made him. He was on a tirade because it is based off of a book called "Good Christian Bitches" and the fact that the word "christian" was in association with the word "bitches" really turned him on his head. He would like this show to be taken off air, for people to feel ashamed to watch it, and if people aren't ashamed to watch it then they are not good people. Now, admittedly he has never watched the show personally, he's far too manly for shows like this but he can tell just from the abbreviations of the title that it is sinful.

I have issues with this. Lets start with the little one and I'll work myself up to the bigger one. First off, I have known many, and I do mean MANY people who are supposedly good Christians who are some of the bitchiest, most judgmental people ever. To say you are Christian does not automatically make you a good person and being non-christian does not make you a bad person. Likewise, I think that everyone no matter what your religion is entitled to a little bitchiness from time to time, there's nothing wrong with that.

Now here is my bigger issue with what this man is doing. He doesn't like the show, yet somehow he feels it's within his rights to tell other people they should not be watching it. No one should be allowed to watch it because it goes against something in his moral fiber. How does this make sense? If he doesn't like it then he shouldn't watch it. Same with anyone else who may not like the show (or any other show out there) if you don't like it...don't watch it. Here is where my anger spins out of control, and off topic, because I feel like there are too many people out there making issues where there really should be no issue. This is a small example using a television show but what it makes me think of are all the people out there opposed to equal rights for gay people. They don't agree with gay marriage, they think marriage should only be between a man and a woman...so that's what those people should do, they should marry the opposite sex. Making marriage legal for anyone who wanted to get married would not change anything for heteros, not a thing. As someone who's had a hard time in love and finding my person I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with it makes me incredibly sad and angry that there are people out there willing to deny this right to human beings who have been able to find a love they just can't get enough of. If two people are lucky enough to find each other, be in love and they have a desire to pledge their love through marriage they should be able to do so.

In conclusion...if you don't like something then don't do it but don't try to tell other people how to live their lives. Everyone should be free to make their own choices and live their own lives.
Seems simple enough.

1 comment:

... said...

i stood and applauded for this one jill...bravo!

jill dickman for president:)