NBC’s Will and Grace took on the issue of illegal immigration and the border wall on Thursday’s episode, “Tex and the City,” as well as painted Texas as a “homophobic” state that beats up gay kids “for sport.” A jailed illegal immigrant is also advised to “do what other immigrants do to try to get in legally, like…be white, or look white, or...marry the president.”
NewsBusters has ranked Young Sheldon one of television’s worst shows towards Christians, and October 11’s episode “A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce” provided viewers with a reminder of why. Sheldon (Iain Armitage) has been so troubled by the need to keep a secret from his mother at the behest of his father that he can’t even go to the bathroom. To distract himself, he stays at his best friend’s house for his very first sleep-over. His friend, Tam (Ryan Phuong), is a Vietnamese Catholic and the family practices their heritage and religion at their home, which does not go unnoticed by Sheldon.
In a rare move for a network sitcom, ABC’s new comedy Single Parents poked fun at feminists and the Women’s March in Wednesday’s episode, “A Leash is Not a Guinea Pig.” The show focuses on a group of single parents whose kids are all in the same class as the parents lean on each other for support through the challenges of raising their children.
The Catholic Church was the target for South Park on the second episode of the Comedy Central show’s 22nd season titled “A Boy and a Priest” which aired on October 3. The show’s angle was to mock them mercilessly with priest pedophilia jokes.
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.
I want to tell you about my upcoming book, “Jesus Is Risen, Paul and the Early Church,” for release Oct. 2. This is my fourth Christian-themed book and I am more enthused with each one. Ever since I became a believer, I've been eager to share my experiences. Ever since I began to study the Bible, I've been anxious to share what I've learned with people who may be skeptics or unsure, like I used to be.
NBC premiered its new comedy, I Feel Bad, Wednesday night with a two-parter that could have been lumped into one, hour-long, male-bashing episode titled, “What Would Men Do Without Women?” And, for good measure, there’s a bit of pedophile-friendly, inappropriate dancing performed by very young, female, child actors that even makes the other characters cringe, but not enough to stop showing the little girls doing raunchy gyrations and thrusts.
Tuesday afternoon, Politico ran the headline “Pompeo raises eyebrows with appearance at politically charged event.” Yes, you guessed it — that event is this weekend's Values Voter Summit, which Politico reports is sponsored by the “deeply conservative Family Research Council.” The 1,257 word article goes on to cite various past State Department officials who express concern about Secretary Mike Pompeo addressing a “partisan affair.”
Just 45 words into a 9000 word, 18 page profile of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the obsession of The New Yorker becomes clear: The White House Press Secretary is a “conservative Christian.” In the story, the faith of Sanders is dissected and mentioned over and over again by writer Page Williams in the September 24, 2018 issue. If that wasn’t creepy enough, Williams repeatedly felt the need to call out just who happens to be a Christian within the Trump administration.
The opening monologue of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing September 17 on NBC, included a little of the usual political slams worked into Hollywood entertainment award shows. The ceremony hosts, Saturday Night Live’s "Weekend Update" hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, took swipes at Christian conservatives and Roseanne fans.
On paper, the new Amazon Prime original series Forever should be great. It stars Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph as June and Oscar, a middle-class married couple in California. Those two actors together should have made it a hilarious comedy. Instead, Forever was a rambling and pointless slog and, in the second episode, unnecessarily insulting towards Christians.
Whether you believe that Pope Francis is pushing a liberal agenda in the Catholic Church or not, the liberal media does, and it’s clear that they will do their best to defend him from criticism. Thursday’s USA Today article deflected earnest criticisms of the pope by painting him as an innocent victim, suffering a clerical abuse scandal pushed by critics hoping to oust him.