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June 25th, 2008

TV CENSORSHIP?

D.M. writes in my local newspaper (in part):

As a member of the generation who grew up with television in the early 1950’s, I’ve listened to about all I can stand from these various groups that want nothing but pure sugar and no spice on television. The PTA, among countless others, is now thinking about boycotting the sponsors of programs that they feel have too much sex and violence…..

I am the father of two children, ages 8 and 3, and I have a good idea why television has been attacked so often in the past few years. Parents these days are just too busy to babysit for their own children, and they allow the television to supply the amusement and attraction it always has, to keep the children quiet and out of the way.

The real shame, and the basic underlying truth of this whole censorship matter, is that “parental discretion and judgment” are not being practiced in many homes, and its a damn shame that the entire television industry, and those of us who really enjoy watching it, are being caused to suffer for lack of it.

I am really getting tired of those who protest any kind of regulation of television programming with cries of “Censorship!” “Where are the parents?” “Can’t they find the ‘off’ switch?” It either turns out that they have no children or they have children of such ages that they are in bed by 8 p.m., spend little time at the neighbors’ homes, are not old enough to stay home alone, and are never, never awake after their parents have fallen asleep. Read the rest of this entry »

May 9th, 2008

OPRAH–FALSE PROPHET?

 • When Oprah Winfrey first backed Barack Obama as Democratic presidential candidate, a friend of mine wondered out loud whether Obama might be the anti-Christ and Oprah the false prophet! (See Revelation 13)

• The cover of the April 7, 2008, issue of National Review shows a caricature of Obama with the caption beneath reading: “Behold, A Savior is Born.”

• I ran into a blogger who asks when people are going to wake up and realize that Oprah is “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” leading the sheep astray.

• Bill Keller, the host of Live Prayer, which has become the most successful online faith outreach in history, recently (on Fox News) named Oprah “the most dangerous woman on the planet.” He had a “high tech cyber debate” with her which can be seen here.

USA Today thinks the “divine Miss Winfrey” “has emerged as a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation.”

Whoa! What is going on here? Obama – the rookie out of nowhere – may still be an enigma but Read the rest of this entry »

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