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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

One Victory in the Cultural War

As Christian conservatives become increasingly bold in standing up for morality in our society, we will begin to see increasingly greater results. In other words, Christian conservatives have a voice in this country; it is a powerful voice, and we are beginning to learn to use that voice.

Latest case in point: After only three weeks, NBC has decided to cancel The Book of Daniel, a show about a drug-addicted Episcopal priest with an alcoholic wife, a homosexual Republican son, a drug-dealing daughter, an adopted son who is sleeping with the bishop's daughter, and a sister-in-law who is sleeping with the priest's lesbian secretary.

Great entertainment, huh? So why is NBC dropping it? Was it a sudden wave of conscience? I doubt it.

American Family Association chairman Donald E. Wildmon said this:

“NBC didn’t want to eat their economic losses. Had NBC not had to eat millions of dollars each time it aired, NBC would have kept ‘Daniel’ alive. But when the sponsors dropped the program, NBC decided it didn’t want to continue the fight.”

“This shows the average American that he doesn’t have to simply sit back and take the trash being offered on TV, but he can get involved and fight back with his pocketbook. We want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent emails to NBC and the thousands who called and emailed their local affiliates.”

This is just one small Christian conservative victory in the cultural war. As Wildmon said, we can fight back with our pocketbook, but just as importantly, we can fight back with our vote. We did that in 2004 and put George W. Bush in the White House for four more years. That's why John Roberts now sits on the Supreme Court and Samuel Alito is heading there. I shudder to think what the Court would look like now had John Kerry been elected.

The Christian conservative voice must continue to grow stronger. Let our pocketbooks continue to speak; let our votes continue to speak even louder. And we don't need to confine our influence in the voting booth to presidential elections only. We need to be there when our senators and congressmen, and our state and local leaders are being elected.

The cultural war is one that is long and difficult, probably one that will be never-ending in this lifetime. It's one that is fought non-stop, one battle at a time. But as the battle over NBC's version of The Book of Daniel illustrates, the battles can be won. Let's keep up the good fight.


Blogger Malott said...

President John Kerry... makes me shudder when I remember just how close he came.

God bless Rod Parsley and Ohio.

8:17 PM  

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