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The 'New Normal' Christianity?
Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 10/26/2012 3:39:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

NBC's sitcom "The New Normal" isn't just trying to remake society for the Gay Left. It's trying to remake Christianity, which is to say, destroy it. For its October 22 episode, "The Godparent Trap," NBC ran promos with the gay character Brian in the confessional, and the priest sneering, "If you're not going to take this seriously, I'm going to go back to playing Angry Birds."

As the plot unfolds, we're told Brian was raised Catholic, and as he sits in a pew and looks around at religious pictures, he cracks gay jokes in his mind. He sees the Apostles: "Twelve dudes sitting around gossiping and drinking wine. You call that the Last Supper? I call that a Tuesday night."

He sees a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary: "Hey, Mary -- I'm a virgin, too. I've also slept in a barn with three wise men." Then he turns to an image of Jesus on the cross, and says, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't be talking trash about your mother. But you know who judges me? Your father."

The priest asks Brian if he came for confession, so he enters the confessional. But he's really not there to confess, but to continue the wisecracks. "Commandment-wise, I've pretty much done them all, except kill someone and covet my neighbor's wife." That earns the Angry Birds line NBC liked so much.

Brian then says he wants to find godparents for his forthcoming baby from a surrogate mother, but he feels he doesn't have a religious foundation. (Ya think?) The priest insists "the church is not anti-gay," and to which predictably, Brian retorts, "Yet any chance he gets, the Pope treats gay marriage like (actress/reckless driver) Amanda Bynes treats pedestrians."

Then the priest himself turns on the Vicar of Christ as a crazy old loon: "Come on, haven't you ever had a lovable old uncle who popped off intolerant comments at a family barbecue?" Brian asks, "Can't you get fired for saying stuff like that?" The priest wisecracks, "I don't know if you've noticed, but it's pretty hard to get fired around here."

When the priest suggests there are churches "geared to your community," Brian shoots back "I don't want to be forced to use a separate water fountain. Why can't the church just accept all people? ... You toss Jesus' name around. You don't exactly practice what you preach. Jesus wouldn't judge people on their sexuality because Jesus loved everyone."

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "New Normal" creator Ryan Murphy admitted the show is based on his life. Surprise, surprise. He was raised Catholic, and Brian, the bitter, wise-cracking gay man, "is clearly me."

This priest not only bashes the Pope as an intolerant old fool, he's recruiting Brian to Fight the Power in earthy language. He says, "I never bought that Jesus-is-a-blissed-out-hippie crap. The man was pissed off." He was "the Chuck Norris of his day," and to turn the other cheek was "an act of defiance. It meant: I will see your insult and raise you a 'suck it!'" Jesus "saw hypocrisy and injustice and said 'Seriously? You guys are idiots. This has got to change!'"

Yup, that's what Jesus said in the Book of Tinseltown, Chapter 90210.

Brian replies, "So you're saying the church can change?" The priest then unspools a gay rights lecture, complete with soothing musical accompaniment: "Well it would. I've seen gay people battle discrimination and march for marriage equality. They demanded the right to fight for their country, but for their souls? Nope. They just give up and walk away. Jesus was a fighter, son. How about you?"

No one on this show expressed an authentically Christian opinion. There are only leftist lectures -- predictable, boorish, amateurish. (Unsurprisingly, Murphy is a huge Obama backer who held a fundraiser at his house with the president because "I just can't imagine a world in which he does not win.")

You can also find the "cool, rebellious priest" model at the movies. A new film called "The Sessions" takes on the story of a 40-something disabled man who weighs about 70 pounds employing a "sexual surrogate" (a sort of therapeutic prostitute) so he can lose his virginity. People magazine reports he's supported in this quest by a priest, "who in hilarious chats about just how sinful this particular sin would be, gives his blessing." The movie is based on real life, where the disabled man consulted "Father Mike," a young, bearded priest from the neighborhood church who "told me Jesus was never big on rules, that he often broke the rules out of compassion."

Hollywood wants to remake God in its own image, full of its version of "compassion" and shattering every traditional value. This mission is too important to weigh down with authentically Christian characters instead of wise-cracking and cartoonish propagandist puppets.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: brentbozell; christianity; christophobia; hollywood; homosexualagenda; lamestreammedia; misotheism; religion

1 posted on 10/26/2012 3:39:38 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

***Hollywood wants to remake God in its own image.***

Wrong!! Hollywood reprobates have no concept of God or the good people (Christians and Jews) who made this country the free and exceptional Nation that it is - with God’s help.

I have not purchased or viewed a Hollywood movie in 20+ years. Taking a nature walk and attending Church is far more inspirational. For a sense of wonder and appreciation of His work - boycott Hollywood and help put them out of our misery.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 3:56:38 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Kaslin
FTA: (Unsurprisingly, Murphy is a huge Obama backer who held a fundraiser at his house with the president because "I just can't imagine a world in which he does not win.")

Dare we hope that an Obama loss will mean that Murphy will no longer be of this world so we won't have this tripe on TV? He's probably about as sincere as Alex Baldwin was about moving if Bush was re-elected.

3 posted on 10/26/2012 3:59:06 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Kaslin

Until Americans stop watching this stuff, they will continue to make the shows. The show was extended for an entire season due to the ratings and the people watching it. Stop watching this stuff and they will cancel it.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Kaslin

As it was in the Days of Lot so shall it be in the Days of the Coming of the Son of Man


5 posted on 10/26/2012 4:06:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

They cannot destroy Christianity... they cannot destroy CHRIST and they cannot destroy your faith... they can only destroy themselves.

LLS


6 posted on 10/26/2012 4:25:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Kaslin

The show has faggots in it, why would anyone watch it?


7 posted on 10/26/2012 4:29:06 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Kaslin

The show has faggots in it, why would anyone watch it?


8 posted on 10/26/2012 4:29:18 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Kaslin

I will not buy any product advertised on the NBC network.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 4:29:48 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: F15Eagle

And there is also that scripture of God giving them over to a reprobate mind. Judging by the blasphemous vomit coming from Hollywood these days (because there’s nothing funny about that show; that’s blasphemy, not comedy), that’s what we’re watching unfold.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 4:33:17 AM PDT by AmericanMermaid
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To: 2001convSVT

but what about if the same product is advertised on Fox News?


11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:33:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: napscoordinator

“Stop watching this stuff and they will cancel it.”

While I have checked in to watch some of these shows, it’s only out of a need to gather intelligence on what the other side is up to. It doesn’t take long before I’ve seen enough.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 4:41:52 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Kaslin
I will have to reflex and determine what is best.
13 posted on 10/26/2012 4:50:07 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: T-Bird45
Dare we hope that an Obama loss will mean that Murphy will no longer be of this world ...

No, it's just stupid mouthing-off.

14 posted on 10/26/2012 4:50:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: 2001convSVT

Do what I do. I don’t watch ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, or MSNBC


15 posted on 10/26/2012 4:55:26 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: napscoordinator

excellent point


16 posted on 10/26/2012 4:56:32 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
I usually don't watch any of the networks, except for Football.
17 posted on 10/26/2012 5:05:01 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Kaslin

Can’t wait for the zany, whacky episode where they visit a mosque and do the same types of things. Haw haw, won’t that be a hoot!!


18 posted on 10/26/2012 5:16:59 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Kaslin

Media as secular propaganda machine...boy who saw that coming?
We can choose not to support by watching trash like this. Not buying products sold on it ...etc.
Satan ends up in the pit along with folks with an anti-God agenda...we all have a choice to join him or go with God.
Freegards
LEX


19 posted on 10/26/2012 5:20:53 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: John O
The show has faggots in it, why would anyone watch it?

Bug chasers looking for tips?

20 posted on 10/26/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Kaslin

Incredible. I am not Catholic (and debate them) but if they did even 1% of this type of insolent parody against Islam they would be kowtowing from here to Mecca in apology.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 6:56:39 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Amen!


22 posted on 10/27/2012 2:00:31 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Thanks! GOD bless.

LLS


23 posted on 10/28/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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