Television and the Slippery Slope

There’s been a bit of news since Monday when “Dancing with the Stars” announced that Chastity/Chaz Bono will be a contestant on the show.  She will be dancing with a woman.

I say “she” because that is what God made her: a woman. That she mutilated herself because of her own self-loathing is a sad thing, and something I truly feel sorry for her about.  I cannot – will not – call her a man.  Sorry.

However, this is besides the point I’m going for here.  What I’m interested in more than anything are the parents who are angry about this decision.  They’ve been lodging complains against ABC about the inclusion of Bono on the show.  One comment from a parent (cited at the link above) reads (emphasis in original):

“YOUR choice to bring Chaz Bono into the mix goes too far. I am not about to risk the potential for on screen dialogue about sex changes and gender confusion while my 7 and 9 year old are watching. If you want the “anything goes” hippy culture, then soon that is all you will get. You’ve lost us. In case any of you are wondering … no, we are NOT tolerant. We are not tolerant to allow any and all influences to come unfiltered into our home and especially to our children. This is truly a sad farewell.”

These are the parents I’m curious about.  They’ve been letting their children watch this:

And now they complain about the “anything goes hippy culture”?  Where were their objections to this?

If this has been your family entertainment, where did you think it was going to go from there?

Heck, where did you think it was starting, based on commercials like this?

With costumes like this, who knew it was supposed to be family entertainment?

One thought on “Television and the Slippery Slope

  1. Your post puts things into total perspective. My kids are too young to even be up at this time and would not be allowed to watch this irregardless but I think you raise a very valid point with the “path”this show was taking already. I think this show is a perfect example of our society and the dumbing down of our senses allowing us to slowly accept all the above to the point where allowing Chastity( I too still call her that) on thinking it would slide by along with everything else. It’s kind of like the frogs in the boiling pot off water. If you leave them in while the water slowly boils they won’t jump out and subsequently die . However, if you throw them in while the water is boiling they will jump out. It’s pushing the limits and we as a society accepting it and slowly going along with it. Excellent post!


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