In speaking about the objective of remaining chaste outside of marriage,
"[Amanda] Low wrote. 'Don’t get me wrong, ‘Preachers’
Daughters’ is a (pretty) accurate portrayal of Evangelicals. I live in the
Bible Belt and see these attitudes and worse all the time. But this isn’t
how all Christians are.'”It's the comment about
"these attitudes and worse" all the time.I always thought
that chastity outside of marriage, whether the **norm** among Evangelical
Christians or not, is at the very least, the ideal.Is she (Low)
suggesting that such chastity ideals is a **bad** thing?!
Instead of just looking for the religious victim angle, how about exploring how
so called 'reality' television is an affront to any thoughtful human?
What is wrong with upholding the ideal? Yes, the reality is that some young men
and women will make mistakes. But the problem with current society is that if
100% success isn't guaranteed, then the standard isn't taught out of
fear of stigmatizing someone. Chastity is a great goal, it should be taught, it
can be maintained. When someone falters, you teach them about repentance instead
of throwing out the ideal. It would be great if the show addressed that.
This so-called show is absolute garbage. It has no business appearing on
America's airways.This filthy piece of trash is an outright
promotion of both underage sex and substance abuse. It not only portrays these
activities as acceptable, it portrays them as desirable.But is
doesn't stop there. It combines its promotion of immorality and addiction
with an anti-religious stream of propaganda. Indeed, it denigrates all
religious-based moral values. No parent who cares about the welfare
of children would let this garbage into the home. The only expected results
would be increased rates of broken homes, disease, and crime.
It's shows like this and many more -- Celebrity Apprentice, American Idol
-- so many more, that my TV is almost never turned away from 7, 9 or 11.
Reality TV isn't about reality. Only the weakest of minds would suggest
that it is.
Spring: Does that mean you have been watching this show? Otherwise, how would
you even know what it's about. I have never even heard of it, and
certainly cannot glean from this article what you comment about. Maybe
it's time to get rid of cable!Here's my question: Why
would these families, with a preacher father and obvious religious parents, put
themselves in this situation where a national audience could see their daughter
do something she may, or may not, regret. Could it be money? These shows are
go for major entertainment value, which means they will most likely try to put
the daughter in a precarious situation. That's the goal. And one would
have to assume that these families have signed some agreement to "spice it
up" for TV. Seems quite silly, at best!
The very premise of a 'reality' show can be taken with a grain of
salt. Any Hollywood film or TV producer knows that all that's required to
make an audience take even the silliest idea seriously is called suspension of
I absolutely love Preacher's Daughters,if you don't like it,
don't watch it. It's reality TV,your either going to like it or not.
I just hope it comes back on for another season!!