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Posted on 09/20/2005 12:00:39 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly
NBC to Air Christian Show
An upcoming TV series featuring Christian pop singer Amy Grant will make its debut next Friday, and NBC is pulling out all the stops to promote it.
In "Three Wishes," Amy Grant will visit a different town every week, where, in a gesture of Christian charity, she will seek to fulfill the wishes of needy families and community groups, according to the New York Times.
The show, which Amy Grant describes as "faith in action," is being heavily promoted by NBC, which, the Times reports, has sent more than 7,000 DVDs of the show's first episode to ministers and other clergy members, along with a recorded message to their congregants from Amy Grant.
NBC also has scheduled Grant, who recently released an album of hymns titled "Rock of Ages," for interviews on Christian radio and taken out advertising in small-town newspapers.
The Times, widely noted for its dismissive attitude toward anything that smacks of Christianity, was unable to resist commenting that the network's promotion of the series is "evocative of a red-state presidential campaign," which "bears scant resemblance to any NBC has crafted before."
To the Times, "red state" means an area of lowbrow superstition offensive to the elite circles in which the newspaper travels.
"Three Wishes," Times reporter Jacques Steinberg noted, "is aimed, in no small part, at a churchgoing rural and suburban audience" you know, the sort of intellectually backward types who inhabit red states.
...and it was filmed in the Mother Lode town of Sonora...12 miles away from where I live!!
No, thanks. Maybe in the next life.
The winner would get a washing machine or a new kitchen or something.
I was just a kid, but even then I thought it was repuslive and embarrassing.
Years later in college I thought of that show when I read the part in "Atlas Shrugged" about how all the workere in Starnesville would have to compete to see who had the biggest problems in order to get their share of the dole.
What's wrong with Amy Grant? Admittedly, I don't know much about her. Didn't used to sing or something?
I don't watch "reality shows" regardless of who is in them.
Though she is hot.
What is Christian about it?
This is not a Christian show. It's a show with a Christian host.
I think she and her husband left each other. She married Vince Gill after that I think.
That makes it christian don't ya know.
Another inane insult to Christianity.
I can't thing of any reason to watch NBC.
You know, 65% of America.
And how that super dork Gary Chapman got her in the first place is still a mystery.
Huh? How is a show that depicts a person granting wishes a "Christian" show? Seems to me that Christianity doesn't teach that sort of nonsense.
Sounds suspiciously like magic to me. I suggest that this is not a "Christian" show.
I've always liked her music. :)
Even when she was a Christian/ singer/songwriter/mother/wife of Gary Chapman I thought she was overrated. Her divorce from Chapman and remarriage to Vince Gill hurt a lot of sincere Christian fans.
NBC - proud to bring you Christianity without Christ.
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