Skip to comments.CSI Inserts Itself Into Politics (Criticizes Pro-Life Conservatives)
Posted on 11/03/2005 7:19:52 PM PST by Pyro7480
Tonight, on CSI: Las Vegas, the main plot line involved a single mother whose apparent suicide was staged. The mother was a virgin (determined by the autopsy), and was described as a "prude" by the victim's sister. After a DNA test, it was determined the baby found with the dead woman wasn't biologically-related to the mother. After further investigation, it was found out that the mother had adopted an embryo "left over" from a fertility clinic. A fictional pro-life organization called "Project Sunflower" had found the embryo a mother. As one woman CSI investigator told the details of this organization to the other woman CSI investigator, her boss, the look on her face was one of disgust. When the underling investigator stated that the organization believed it was doing God's work, the lead investigator (whose character is an ex-stripper) said, "I've known strippers who've said the same thing."
The two women CSI investigators went to the headquarters of this pro-life organization. The investigators questioned the organizations director, a blonde, middle-aged white woman with a Southern accent. In the course of the conversation, the lead investigator, in a hostile fashion, brought up the subject of the supposedly previous position of Christianity that Christians, including a Catholic pope apparently, had taught that the soul of an unborn child didn't enter its body until the mother felt the baby moving. This line of questioning did obviously not please the director of the pro-life organization. When the lead investigator asked for records, the director said they were confidential. The investigator countered that they could go get a court order, and the director said to go ahead and get one.
Later in the program, the lead woman investigator's boss, the head of the CSI night shift (and as the first season of the show indicated, a lapsed Catholic), confronted her, saying that the head of the pro-life organization had filed a complaint against the investigator, accusing the investigator of verbal harassment. The investigator explained herself to her boss, saying that in the course of her questioning, her viewpoint had slipped out. When her boss asked of this viewpoint, she flat out said that she was pro-choice and pro-stem cell research. She asked her boss what he would have done. He said that if he would have been in her position, he would have cited Leviticus 17:11, which supposedly indicates that according to the Bible, the soul doesn't enter the body until after conception (The verse says "Because the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you, that you may make atonement with it upon the altar for your souls, and the blood may be for an expiation of the soul." In it is proper context, it's about the Temple sacrifice.)
I've put up with the shows portrayals of deviant sexual behavior. I didn't mind the violence, since it was in the context of an intelligent and scientific investigation, even if the timeline of the investigation is paced more quickly than would happen in real life. But I refuse to look over an intance where they freely choose to attack my faith. I don't know if I'm going to watch that show anymore.
*sigh* Yeah, I saw this too. Do these Hollywood types really think they're being persuasive by setting up dummies to play their opposition? It just gets so old.
More disturbing is their use of little flashlights. Why do they need them outside and why can't they turn on a light switch when entering a darkened room?
I noticed a couple of months ago that CSI was taking quick cheap shots at Conservatives and Christians.
Then they can't understand how Republicans beat them routinely.
I too watch the episode. I found Grissom's comment regarding Leviticus somewhat troubling because it presents a 'sound byte' response to a deep and abiding question, namely 'when does the spirit take up residence with the soul' (the implication being that the flesh is the home of the soul, without addressing the spirit of the human soul), but of course the character's comment blurred the biblical distinction between soul and spirit, a distinction not too many Christians can address either!
BTW, the writers of the SVU program have been using discussion from this site for ideas in scripts longer than the CSI writers have been typing episodes. One of my story lines was adapted to an episode of SVU.
In their minds, if you don't agree with them it is because you are stupid and/or ignorant and/or a hate-filled Christian (the only kind they can conceive of).
What should anyone expect from SeeBS?
Tune in to crap, get crap. It's simple really.
Always puzzled me too. I found it on Sodnagel's List of TV Crime Show Cliches as rule number 5a.
Its not too surprising. If you listen to them talk about gun ownership, they make it sound as though registration is a legal requirement. A lefty's fondest wet dream.
However, they do get points for attractiveness.
Again, I believe this qualifies as an illegal campaign contribution to the Democratic Party.
I DVR'd it. Guess I will just erase it!
Nobody is watching network TV. I don't know anybody who watches or pays any attention to what the three dinosaurs do. Of course it may be me-I am somewhat intelligent, and travel in informed circles..
I don't have cable TV. So when I watch TV, it's usually the networks.
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