Television entertainment these days is bad and it is getting worse. Profanity is no longer censored, inappropriate sexual content is presented to our children, and homosexual lifestyles are being portrayed as acceptable through shows like “Modern Family.” At the same time, other programs like “Mom,” “Family Guy,” and “The Real O’Neals” present inappropriate sexual content, violence, and profanity.
The job of the parent has also become more difficult, as On Demand viewing has eliminated the “Family Hour” and these shows can be accessed at any time through Internet streaming services like Netflix. This cannot continue and we must do something.
It is time to say, “Enough is enough” and turn off our TVs for one day. We must take action and protest what is going on. We will therefore be doing this twice this Columbian Year, once on October 23, 2018, and once on March 6, 2019. Feel free to get other organizations involved with you, such as your parish (a sample pulpit announcement can be downloaded below), local PTA groups, and the like.
But just turning off the TV isn’t enough! We need to let the networks know what we are doing and why by sending them letters declaring our intent. A list of addresses can be found at this LINK, along with a sample letter at this LINK. We should also write letters to the editors of our local newspapers. Let’s let them know how we feel and that things must change!
Another great way to fight this battle is through the web site for the activist group One Million Moms. (www.OneMillionMoms.com) They have won many battles in this arena and can certainly use our financial support. Please consider sending them a donation through this LINK.
Steven Richardson, FM
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