Starting with the good news, after tens of thousands of OMM members signed a petition several months ago encouraging ABC to drop all plans of airing the program "Good Christian B-tches," the network has announced they will change the name to "Good Christian Belles" and "GCB" for short. This means profanity will not be used or insinuated in the title and be listed in television guides, listings and schedules. Your voice was heard!
The bad news is ABC is going forward with airing this Christian bashing program. The graphic they have chosen to illustrate the title of the new series based in Dallas, TX features a woman wearing a tight mini-skirt and a cowboy hat that has a diamond studded cross hanging off the hat, which gets thrown on the floor. Originally, ABC planned to air the new series last fall, but it disappeared from their schedule after we sent them tens of thousands of emails. Now the premiere is set to air this Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 10/9 Central and rated PG with the title "We Shall Receive."
This show is described as a wicked new drama that digs up sins from the characters' past and leads to scandal. They make sure no one is a saint, and the revenge and scheming involving church members is like no one has seen before on network television. ABC's promotion states the good girls have gone bad and get rowdy.
The trailer on their website includes: flirting at church, a woman in angel costume being thrown into a stained glass window of Jesus which shatters, a couple making out on an office desk where they intentionally show a framed picture of Jesus that they turn face down, a woman telling a mom "Hers are real. That is going to save you some money." while cupping the mom's teen daughter's breast. There are also tremendous amounts of gossip, all portraying Christians in a negative light. Previews include Christian music like "Forgiven, we know not what we do," during make-out scenes and some previews include the use of foul language as well.
Networks like ABC continue to mock Christianity and we will not stand for it. Some in the entertainment business have gone too far, for too long. Christians should no longer sit idly by and allow it to continue without speaking up in protest.
Please send an email letter strongly encouraging ABC and parent company Disney to drop all plans to air the anti-Christian program "Good Christian Belles."
Tell them you are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their "do not advertise" list and consider pulling all ads from the ABC network in protest of this Anti-Christian bigotry.
Then send this to everyone you know because there is strength in numbers!
Monica Cole, Director