Two weeks ago we wrote about the Super Bowl ad. Our blog traffic went through the roof; plenty of people shared the same disquiet.
Lots of bloggers have written about that halftime show, but in particular we want to point you to our good friend Christian Overman, who made some important reflections about the halftime show at his blog, Worldview Matters. Christian writes with his usual compelling insight.
Super Bowl is prime-time viewing. It’s family viewing. Or, it used to be.
What happened during last Sunday’s half-time show wasn’t fit for viewing at all. It was a full-frontal attack on Judeo-Christian sensibilities. This “show” has been playing non-stop since Herbert Marcuse wrote Eros and Civilization in 1955.
The frog has been in the pot for 60 years, and the water has reached full boil. We’re all in this pot.
Last Sunday, families had the option of turning off the TV. But this doesn’t address the fact that the show went on in the first place. A commercial about survivors of abortion was banned, but there were no qualms about a strip show.
Folks who love strip shows have said for years: “You don’t have to watch! Just change the channel!”
But what if the channel can’t be changed? What if the show is in the 3rd grade, the teacher is in control, and the “opt out” button is nowhere to be found? What if the strip show starts in Kindergarten and continues through grade 12? What if your State mandates the show?
This is what is happening now, and the situation is far worse than what was displayed last Sunday. Far worse.
In Washington State, a petition is now making the rounds to halt the latest push for state-mandated “sex education.”
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