Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More on Hollywood, Sex, and Infidelity

In yesterday's blog, I brought to attention something I learned about Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives; they're both produces by gay males.  From Charles Colson's Lies that go Unchallenged in Popular Culture I learned that he thinks these shows "misgivings about marriage and family life reflect the creators' own concerns."  What we are seeing the women characters do on screen is actually a depiction of a certain type of gay-male sexuality - which has always been known to be promiscuous.

With that in mind, let's take the step to think about all of Hollywood.  Who are the producers?  Who are the writers?  What do they believe?  How does it come accross on screen, and do we truly recognize what is being sold and how it affects us?

Colson poses some questions for a group approach on this issue: "How do you challenge and encourage others to grow in fidelity and integrity?  Do you have access to men's or women's support groups when you need them?  Would a person in your church who needed help have somewhere to go?"

He also gives some personal questions to consider on how we can influence culture: "How can you show that the positive results others see in your life are based on the hope you have in eternal life through Jesus Christ?"

Please, take some time and consider answers to these questions.  Post your thoughts as well.

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