Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ewww...

So, we had just enjoyed the sweet movie "Up" at our rental condo in Florida and I was getting the boys ready for bed. My 13-year-old remembered seeing a promo for the American Music Awards and asked to check it out on ABC. We found the show just in time to catch Ryan Seacrest at the end. We like American Idol, so we stayed put. Then, to my horror, out comes Adam Lambert dragging some scantily clad, leathered-up woman around on stage. I told everyone to look away and fumbled around rather unsuccessfully in the dark for the remote thinking it doesn't get much worse than that. Unfortunately, that was the gentle part. By the time I found an "off" button, I'd witnessed the absolute depths of prime time network programming. The sad debasement of God's beautiful creatures. Lambert is throwing the word "discrimination" around. I'm not anti-gay, friends. When I'm perfect, I can start throwing stones. But I am unapologetically anti-orgy on prime time television.

ABC says it got a modest amount of complaints. I'm thinking that if the calls and letters don't ratchet up, we'll be seeing a Caligula routine next year. If you have kids... if you think you might have kids... hey, if you know a kid... please take a moment to send ABC a note of complaint here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sarah, by freaking out as you did over Adam Lambert, you might have missed an opportunity to discuss art and culture with your children. Adam is a brilliant artist who shows what freeing yourself of all shackles can do for the human spirit. What you taught them instead was how to fear something totally innocuous. Shame on you.

Sarah Onderdonk said...

Anon... thanks for writing. Actually, we had some very robust conversations with the kids about art/culture. As for what "freeing yourself of all shackles can do for the human spirit"... I prefer to point unashamedly to the model of Jesus Christ on that one. It is through faith in Him that we find real freedom and truth. Today, tomorrow, forever...