"Because Our Children Are Watching"
(Parents Television Council)
Many TV programs are off-limits for the whole family to watch together because writers, producers and advertisers favor crass sexual acts, gratuitous violence and needless profanity, even in animated shows, claiming, "It sells!" This is the current trend, money over morals.
Once within the family room, a manipulative, lying spirit, one who kills and destroys, shows up. Why? The arena is set up for an easy catch. Who suspects trouble from an entertainment source, except, it is now becoming more apparent. Clearly, what is not wholesome comes from an unseen enemy, setting traps against the naive, innocent, and unaware. It is real: ". . . careful little eyes what you see; careful little ears what you hear. There’s a Father up above looking down in tender love, Oh, be careful . . ." (part of a hymn). This deceitful spirit is as elusive as the airwaves.
The entertainment industry must be held accountable along with parents, grandparents, guardians, childhood caretakers. and relatives, including elected/appointed government and education officials. When lacking literary, artistic, political, or scientific value, contact those television station producers, broadcasters, the networks board of directors, programs writers and actors, movie studios, and especially advertisers who enable programs to air.
To save time, focus on the advertisers in a letter-writing campaign. However, you need hundreds of parents participating. Yes, the industry will notice the number of complaints more than the moral issues. Contacting this powerful industry isn’t difficult; see Parents Television Council's web site, www.parentstv.org that provides contact information for many sponsors.
Taxpayers own the airwaves. Use that fact in your letters. The FCC, however, does not have jurisdiction over paid-for-cable channels, however, problematic re-runs occur on some cable-TV channels. The root responsibility lays in the voice of parents, worthy watchdogs, being responsible for each program because they have the power to discern the content. Parents who confront advertisers have the best chance of making a difference.
Jesus said, "It becomes us to fulfill all righteousness" (Matthew 3: 15). The entertainment industry insists that their work is like art, and art imitates life. By whose definition of “art,” I ask! We need to come against what comes against children before life starts to imitate their ideas of “art.” Parents cannot be in their children's experiences every minute, especially if visiting a friend’s house, giving parents significant cause to confront FCC regarding airways-violations. All our children are defenseless within media entertainment agendas.
Would you agree that the animated show-titles like Family Guy and American Dad sound safe for children to view? No. The two programs (now reruns) demean men AND are so vulgar and offensive even some adults can’t stomach it. The FCC was established to protect us from profane, indecent and obscene exposures. Contact them. Also avoid "Two and a Half Men" (2003-2015 / lewd).
"One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness" ("The Pilgrim's Regress," C.S. Lewis).
The FCC only reacts when hundreds of letters are received, objecting to offensive shows, airing after 6:00 AM and before the 10:00 PM time slot. The disorder has gotten this far because of years of silence; silence is a form of acceptance. Parents don't expect evil to be so prevalent, even within commercials. I challenge parents to watch the shows that their children are watching, then persist in confrontations.
The entertainment industry protects their profits, not our children, claiming, “It is realistic, this is what people want to see.” Not so! Know this: the FCC's website was formed to uphold "community standards." Mention that in your letters, and include the time and date of the offensive program/s. Jesus said, "I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day" (John 9: 4).
The entertainment industry will not upgrade unless multitudes demand it! Get organized, spread the word, then confront! Arrange for thousands of letters to flood the desks of the FCC, and especially ADVERTISERS! (Stop into their stores and discuss your issues.) Jesus said to Saul, "It shall be told thee what thou must do" (Act 9: 6).
I addressed a furniture franchise in my city, and a car dealership about profane and indecent material, and they agreed with me, then removed their spot. They were unaware of the program's content because they hire a company to find them spots to advertise where their products fit the show-title and the viewers.
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book" (Groucho Marx).