Rachel Peterson is a TV Blogger for MRC Culture
Rachel currently works as a TV Blogger for Media Research Center. She is a 2016 graduate of John Paul the Great Catholic University where she majored in Communications Media.
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In between fantastic musical numbers and love of all things Broadway, this year’s 73rd annual Tony’s was filled with feminism and gay pride – shocker. Sunday night’s broadcast on CBS started with Tina Fey and Jake Gyllenhaal announcing the winner for Featured Actress in a Play and Fey joked, “Although in 2019 I don’t know why an acting contest needs to be separated by gender.” But if only men were to be nominated and win, no doubt she’d call it sexist.
Netflix’s season 2 of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman starts with an interview with rapper Kanye West, which leads to an enlightening conversation about Trump supporters getting bullied and media groupthink that liberals like Letterman don't often get to hear.
In the era of feminism and #MeToo, Netflix’s newest short form show Bonding paints masculinity as constricting, states that if men got their periods then abortions would be everywhere and claims that only Republicans want to keep bathrooms separated by gender. And that’s just the beginning.
Showtime's Shameless, on Sunday night's episode titled "BOOOOOOOOOOOONE!," delved into the fraught language surrounding abortion. In the prior episode Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and his girlfriend Ingrid (Katey Sagal) used vitro fertilization to start a family.
Netflix’s newest series Sex Education, takes place at a sex obsessed British high school where Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey) team together to give twisted sex advice to fellow teens. No wonder that abortion is the featured topic in one of the first few episodes.
According Facebook Watch’s fictional streaming show Queen America, refusing to design a wedding cake for a gay wedding is equivalent to bullying and Christians are bigots. In the 7th episode, titled "The National Anthem," that was released on Sunday, Miss Oklahoma Samantha Cole (Belle Shouse) goes before the pageant review board. Rick Bishop (Alexander England), one of the board members, asks Samantha her opinion on "Jack Clarkson," a baker who refused to bake a same-sex wedding cake that sounds eerily similar to Jack Phillips.
Wednesday’s episode of ABC's Modern Family showcases the outrageousness of safe spaces and sensitivity.
The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were a breath of fresh air when it comes to leftist political propaganda because, unlike most award shows lately, there wasn't any.
Hollywood loves to lecture us on gun control but their shows are littered with violence, even normalizing school shootings and murder. This fall tv season has been no different with many shows showcasing gun violence while at the same time preaching gun control. Here are a few examples:
Gender neutral bathrooms get a spotlight in Wednesday’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, titled "The Gang Solves the Bathroom Problem." The left loves the idea of gender neutral bathrooms, disregarding the safety and privacy of women. It's Always Sunny highlights all of the liberal left's talking points, illustrating them to absurdity but then ultimately coming down on the side of letting people choose which bathroom they want to use.
#MeToo is the major theme in Showtime's newest episode of Shameless, titled "Black-Haired Ginger," and men get a brutal tongue lashing.
Guys in "Make America Great Again" hats chase down self-proclaimed ‘Gay Jesus’ in this Sunday's episode of Shameless on Showtime titled "Do Right, Vote White!"
It’s become surprising when a network show portrays Christianity and religion in a somewhat positive light. The pilot episode of CBS’s new show, God Friended Me, does this and actually encourages some productive conversation between Christians and atheists.
In Wednesday's episode, "The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot," the women of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia do the Wade Boggs Challenge of drinking 70 beers on a cross-country flight. The twist is that they go on an all-female flight (except for one male attendant) to California for the Women’s March, complete with pussy hats and feminist jargon.
Besides gay rights, Shameless, Showtime’s hit liberal show, has yet another social justice cause to champion. This time it's equal pay.
The USA Network show The Purge, based off the horror movie franchise of the same title, can never be accused of subtlety. It continues to push a liberal agenda in the second episode, this time blaming small government for the Purge.
Shameless, the hit Showtime series, has had its fair share of Christian bashing throughout the years. Perhaps most notably last season when Ian Gallagher (Cameron Monaghan), went up against a pastor, cherry-picking Bible verses to fit his agenda and started his own ‘Church of Gay Jesus’ religious movement. In the season 9 premiere, Ian is back, this time fighting for gay rights while quoting Jesus from jail.
USA Network introduced a future, dystopian United States in The Purge on Tuesday, where for one night a year “any and all crimes--including murder--is legal.”
In June 2017, during the very public case against Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop who politely declined making a wedding cake for a gay couple, transgender lawyer Autumn Scardina asked the baker for a cake to “mark the anniversary of her gender transition.” Unsurprisingly, Phillips declined. Samantha Allen of The Daily Beast called Phillips’ refusal to bake the cake “spurious.”
The environmentalists’ drive to limit plastic usage could impact your next celebration. After launching a crusade and petitions to ban plastic straws (harming disabled people who actually require them), environmentalists aren’t content to stop there. As cities and companies are starting to banish plastic straws there are “signs balloons will be among the products to get more scrutiny,” although they only account for “a very small part of environmental pollution” Associated Press reported on Aug. 15.