I came across something that made my skin crawl....
They are shooting a new show in Dallas that will be on the ABC lineup for fall. This show is entitled "Good Christian B*!^&es."
I am so offended by this name, I can't even tell you. I honestly can't believe more people haven't been up in arms about it!
I mean, I get what they are trying to do...we are in the Bible belt, people in Dallas are Christians but can still be backstabbing and cutthroat. I get it, I get it. But this name is SO hit-you-over-the-head, completely wrong, seriously messed up, TOTALLY offensive, I can't even begin to name all of the things wrong with it.
First of all, I know that there are alot of people out there saying, "Finally, someone has named Christians for what they are!" (People like, Bill Maher for example. And I hope we all know how I feel about him, if you don't, I will be happy to tell you.....) I am also sure that non-Christians will say stuff like, "You guys need to have a sense of humor about who you are!" or something along of lines of, "You are taking yourself too seriously."
Let me just tell you - it takes alot to offend me. Really, it does. And I am a Christian. And this offends me.
Is this name that necessary? I mean, couldn't they find something else to call this show? It's not a reality show, it's a scripted show, like Desperate Housewives. But did they really have to use that language when referring to a group of believers?
As a Christian, this to me is just such a lack of creativity on the part of the show's creators, they had to steep this low to get an interest going, shows how completely uncreative they really are. I would think they would never have a show referring to other groups this way (think, African American or Muslim). But yet somehow, we are supposed to think it's OK because, why again?
I really do understand what it is they are trying to say. They are basically saying that Christians are hypocrites. Especially in this part of the country. I know what they are saying, I really, really do. I get the premise of the show. I just wish they had found a different name for it. They are already starting to refer to it as GCB, which is probably what it will end up being called, because I hardly think that a group of women, standing around a water cooler, talking about what they saw on Good Christian B**&#es the night before, will fly in most social circles or as appropriate work conversation, regardless of your religious beliefs. They won't do well for inspiring popularity for this show.
But I will ALWAYS know what those initials stand for. I, for one, will not watch this show as long as this is the name!