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ABC Cancels Controversial 'GCB' Series
Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2012 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 05/14/2012 11:01:25 AM PDT by aimhigh

ABC has canceled its freshman series with the controversial title "GCB," which some believed mocked Christians, as it failed to attract enough viewership.

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Finally, some good news.
1 posted on 05/14/2012 11:01:37 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Mock God and Die !


2 posted on 05/14/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: aimhigh

The market works.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 11:02:54 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: aimhigh

4 posted on 05/14/2012 11:03:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: jimfree

Homos are deeply saddened.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: aimhigh

Stupidest.....show......ever!

Watched one episode out of curiosity, poorly written, cliched, overacted, drama, no one will miss it.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 11:04:14 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: aimhigh

It seemed to be getting way too close to exposing the Democrats is the only reason I can see for it’s cancellation. Far too many try to hide under the “Christian umbrella”.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Steamburg

Maybe the show just sucked.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: aimhigh

Good, now I will submit my idea for a show,

Good Muslum Bitches.

No? You say the networks will never have the cajoles?


9 posted on 05/14/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: AmonAmarth

You just raised my interest in the show now that it is too late for me.

Never saw one episode because I forgot the show ever existed. Apparently, I didn’t miss anything.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 11:11:43 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: AmonAmarth
You say the networks will never have the cajoles?

If they did, they'll wind up not having any heads.

11 posted on 05/14/2012 11:11:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

My sister, who along with her husband, is very liberal, loved it. I said I wouldn’t watch a show that disparaged Christians. She said I was a prude. Love her but we really are pretty much opposites.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 11:11:57 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: aimhigh

Good!

This was a bad use of electrons and should have never come on the airwaves.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 11:11:57 AM PDT by buffaloguy (uab.)
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To: aimhigh

“Mocked” Christians? It flat-out INSULTED Christians!


14 posted on 05/14/2012 11:12:29 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: aimhigh

Viewers should always remember ABC as the network that tried to sell this poison. That it failed is in no way to the network’s credit, but to the fact that even in today’s toxic atmosphere, viewers are not interested in a show called “Good Christian B_tches”.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 11:12:29 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: AmonAmarth
Rush Limbaugh says GBC was named for the book "Good Christian B*tches" but was re-titled GBC because the name was offensive. Read Rush's Remarks
16 posted on 05/14/2012 11:12:49 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: aimhigh

Yet Hollywood will spend big money on military, Christian, gun owner, energy use bashing flicks; knowing that it’s money down the drain; just so they can feel good about trying.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 11:13:14 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe Logo will pick up the show.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 11:14:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: aimhigh

Hollywood burns millions trying to trash conservatives and Christians....and they lose big every time.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: cicero2k

” Yet Hollywood will spend big money on military, Christian, gun owner, energy use bashing flicks; knowing that it’s money down the drain; just so they can feel good about trying.”

Well stated.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jimfree
The market works.

If you're going to rely on 'the market' to uphold Christian standards of behavior I've got some news for you.

21 posted on 05/14/2012 11:17:02 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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What does GCB mean so I can be appropriately offended?


22 posted on 05/14/2012 11:18:04 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Love her, yes,

but understand she’s working for the “other team”.
And I don’t mean the democRats. See tagline.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 11:18:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: AmonAmarth
No? You say the networks will never have the cajoles?

I think you meant frijones.

24 posted on 05/14/2012 11:19:31 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: AmonAmarth

>Good Muslum Bitches.<

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That show will never fly.

Who wants to watch a bunch of moving burqas and occasionally some raghead moving among them hitting them with a switch?

Of course there are those among us who relish a realistic stoning scene once in awhile just before dinner. Those who expect a happy ending will be sorely disappointed.

Nah, it will never fly.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 11:20:07 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Disambiguator

What Mr. Amarth really means is b*lls but he is too much of a gentleman to mention it on FR.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: steve86

The market is not responsible for upholding Christian standards. But the market will punish those bigots who feel free to trash standards of a group in a way that is not shared by a large number of folks. The producers thought they were cute - the people said “it’s not really that funny.”


27 posted on 05/14/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: ilovesarah2012
My sister, who along with her husband, is very liberal, loved it. I said I wouldn’t watch a show that disparaged Christians. She said I was a prude. Love her but we really are pretty much opposites.

You could have countered: would she watch a show that made fun of blacks, homosexuals, or Muslims?

28 posted on 05/14/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: aimhigh

Who was the target audience?
Probably, if they created a show simular to The Andy Griffith Show. Basically, with quirky but good natured folks, with an occasional moral lesson, it would be gold.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: 353FMG

I did, and I am. lol


30 posted on 05/14/2012 11:30:41 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: Leep

Everyone in my family loves “The Andy Griffith show” even my teenage daughters.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 11:32:08 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: aimhigh

32 posted on 05/14/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Good to see you are still with us! Been a long time... those Seattle folk must be keeping you real busy I bet!


33 posted on 05/14/2012 11:33:15 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Leep
Probably, if they created a show simular to The Andy Griffith Show.

Just call it, "CSI: Mayberry"

34 posted on 05/14/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: aimhigh

What we gonna do right now is go back...way back...as we go a little somethin’ like thiiiiiis...

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I know that sometimes supply creates its own demand. I’m not sure all that many people were, even secretly, harboring desires for “Sex And The City: Dallas Edition”.

29 posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 9:51:50 AM by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What’d I say?))

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2855846/posts

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...Yay, me. I figured that thing would have trouble making it past 13 weeks. I should have put money on it.


35 posted on 05/14/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: aimhigh

All money is fungible. The Hollywood-Media Complex will simply move the money from this failed effort into a different front in their 50 year war against Christianity.


36 posted on 05/14/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: Java4Jay

ABC is waking up to market realities. Maybe the MSM will be next - then again maybe they’d rather go under...


37 posted on 05/14/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: aimhigh

Mind the tagline, it’s a true story. I worked with a lad that was always mocking Christians, and Christianity. He is a devout liberal atheist. As he was mocking Christians one day I asked him “why don’t you ever mock Islam and Muslims?” without even thinking about it he blurted out “Muslims are violent.”


38 posted on 05/14/2012 11:36:07 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: aimhigh

It didn’t just mock Christians. It mocked Texans too. And of course, mocking Texas and other “red states” is back in vogue among the idiotic Obama leftists.

Ironically, my church-going Christian neighbors are the ones that told me about the show’s premiere when it was called “Good Christian Bitches”...and they seemed to think it was funny. I found that to be pretty amazing, considering how demeaning it was. Maybe they just aren’t bright enough to discern ridicule when they see it.


39 posted on 05/14/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: yank in the UK
As he was mocking Christians one day I asked him “why don’t you ever mock Islam and Muslims?” without even thinking about it he blurted out “Muslims are violent.”

At least he's honest about it.

40 posted on 05/14/2012 11:38:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: aimhigh
The Amazon blurb for the book has:
The GCBs of Hillside Park Presbyterian are praying for Amanda Vaughn--or so they claim. Will their evil gossip destroy her reputation, or will she show them exactly how to turn the other cheek

Amanda Vaughn needs some heaven-sent help. She’s divorced her cheating husband and fled, along with her two teenagers, back to her hometown, Hillside Park, a Dallas suburb so upper-class that the question isn’t where to bank, but whose family owns the bank. Amanda is thrilled to be back in Texas—after twelve years in Southern California, she’s ready to leave behind her shallow, Godless life and return to the welcoming Christian world where she grow up. Or at least that’s the plan . . .

But when she arrives, she’s met with some Texas-sized trouble. Her old friends, neighbors, and fellow church members treat Amanda like a long-lost friend . . . until her back is turned. Then the claws come out. Amanda finds herself trapped in a world of salacious rumors, secret affairs, and Bible-study sessions gone terribly wrong. And what’s even more puzzling is that a secret admirer is sending Amanda lavish gifts. Why, she wonders, would anyone send a Mercedes when a simple dinner invitation would do?

Packed with schemes, drama, and a Southern setting more fun than a barbecue at Southfork, Good Christian Bitches has humor, sass, and an unforgettable cast of characters.

So the series is really about women's cat-fighting, but the writers felt compelled to make it about Christianity. They lose.
41 posted on 05/14/2012 11:38:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: XenaLee

Allegedly the show’s star, Kristin Chenowith, proclaims that she is a Christian in real life.


42 posted on 05/14/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: aimhigh
Great news! If they were clueless before, now they really know what fails.

Maybe they should try the opposite line of thought and produce a show that encourages people turn to faith instead of turning away.

Before reading The Harbinger, I had no idea how close to the edge we truly are and why.

We, especially the Hollywood types, don't have many second chances left.

43 posted on 05/14/2012 11:40:38 AM PDT by GBA (Read: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn Whatever else you read this year, read this book!)
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To: aimhigh

Good.


44 posted on 05/14/2012 11:43:40 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: AmonAmarth

“poorly written, cliched, overacted, drama, no one will miss it.”

That describes almost everything on TV these days.

Letting gay’s write all the shows on TV sure has turned out to be the death of hollyweird.


45 posted on 05/14/2012 11:46:01 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah....well....a LOT of folks ‘claim’ to be Christians. And a lot of those same folks are fine with abortion, including partial or late term abortions, and are fine with legalizing same sex marriage and other things considered abominations in the Bible. They are only fooling themselves.

I would ask Chenowith how she’d feel if all of the Christian references were switched to Muslim instead. I’m sure her “”Christianity”” would forbid such a spectacle....lol.


46 posted on 05/14/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: aimhigh

Yes indeed!


47 posted on 05/14/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: GBA

Who knew, a hundred years ago, that we in America would have our “Sodom and Gomorrah” (San Francisco and Los Angeles). God only knew.


48 posted on 05/14/2012 11:50:57 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: PapaBear3625
So the series is really about women's cat-fighting, but the writers felt compelled to make it about Christianity. They lose.

No, it's actually about Dallas. Ever been there? ; )

49 posted on 05/14/2012 11:51:37 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: aimhigh

Good news!


50 posted on 05/14/2012 11:51:37 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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