So it was that I found myself ‘watching’ some puke-making ‘family sitcom’ set in San Francisco, which basically had a whole cast of cute queer people. I won’t punish you by recounting the ‘plot’ but suffice to say that anyone who was ‘anti’ queer was cast as a gross-looking, ugly, hypocritical fat person, while all the hip ‘n trendy people were clearly OK with the same-gender shenanigans.
What shocked me the most is how weird and bizarre so many of these cast members looked. There were men all over the place dolled-up to look like female celebrities, like Cher, like Barbara Streisand (!) and a few other besides. Cross-dressers with beards and a conservative twin-set plus pearls; 6ft black men with huge blonde beehive hairstyles and figure-hugging short silver dresses. Outrageous lipstick and earrings so big they had their own gravitational pull were ‘standard’ on this family sitcom with Hebrew subtitles.
As I was sitting there, wondering why God was forcing me to watch all this morally-corrupt garbage (with Hebrew subtitles!), it suddenly struck me how the media has become the single most corrupting influence ever. I know that’s not a shocking statement, in many ways, but because I threw my TV out 15 years’ ago, I had no idea how bad things have got and how low things have sunk, morally.
15 years ago, there were still far too many skimpily-dressed women, gratuitous and explicit ‘love’ scenes, bad language and disturbing ideas. That’s why I chucked my TV out in the first place. But these days, with the whole explosion in all things rainbow-related, the worst, most-offensive and bizarre behavior is being dressed-up as ‘normal’, good family fun.
If my kids grew up watching that puke-making sitcom, God forbid, they’d have no clue that 6ft men shouldn’t dress like Cher and be making out with each other in the street.
(Isn’t that shocking? I mean, isn’t that really, really shocking?)
I look around Jerusalem, with all the crazy tattoos, ear gauges and green / pink / blue hair going on, and I wonder how things got so bad, that so many people are literally queuing up to mutilate themselves permanently and make themselves look so weird. But that sitcom showed me why this is happening, because the most disgusting perversions in the world are now good, clean family-fun.
I mean, if muscular men with beards can dress like Cher, or Madonna, or Barbara Streisand (or more weirdly still, like Agatha Christie in twin-set, tweed skirt and pearls) - then clearly weird and gross is the new ‘normal’, and anyone who doesn’t look completely bizarre is clearly crazy and abnormal!
I have a distant relative who’s been trying to settle down and get married for a couple of decades’, already. Problem is, she works in television, where the majority of people are openly and proudly queer, so potential husbands are few and far between.
These people are deciding your programming. These people are setting the agenda for what’s ‘normal’ and ‘desirable’ and what isn’t. They are airing these sorts of puke-making sitcoms in prime time, they are reporting the news, they are creating the ‘reality’ that you view and internalize every time you turn on or tune in to their TV stations.
Do you really want your kids growing up thinking that huge black men in miniskirts, lipsticks and a blonde beehive do is ‘normal’? Or that going against God’s will in such a blatant, destructive way is cute, hip and amusing? Or that it’s ‘normal’ for people of the same genders to be all over each other on the streets?
To say it’s the opposite of the values and the lifestyle I’m trying to teach my kids is quite the understatement. I’m teaching my kids that they are potentially angels, these people are teaching my kids that they’re really just lust-obsessed animals.
And the results of this God-less, immoral message can be clearly seen all over the place, today. I want my kids to know they are princesses, not punks, God forbid, and that they are holy, not profane. It’s mamash an uphill struggle. But at least I can take some comfort in the fact that we don’t watch TV, or movies (even with Hebrew subtitles…) so hard as things still are, they could always be so much worse.