One of the ways to show the power of one’s religion is to not show that your characters are instantly faithful, but to show them faltering, failing, struggling. Ironically, the notion of that internal struggle to be faithful, faltering, and lifting one’s self up is embodied in the true meaning of ‘jihad’. Admittedly, it has been twisted out of recognition by those who use it to mean the struggle to conquer the world and convert it to Islam.
One Million Moms it furious, yet again, about a television show that they say mocks Christianity. TV Land’s “The Soul Man” apparently shows the family life of an R&B superstar turned minister. Here is what they say:
TV Land’s newest sitcom “The Soul Man” blasphemes the name of Jesus Christ and mocks pastors as well. The mockery is similar to “Good Christian Belles” also known as “GCB” with a family sitcom feel. The word family is used loosely since the program focuses on one family but is far from family-friendly programming. The show is described as: R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric The Entertainer) was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts when he got “the calling” and decided to relocate to St. Louis with his family to become a preacher in his father’s church. However, his family members – including wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and daughter Lyric (Jazz Raycole) – are not exactly eager to give up the fabulous superstar life for their new humble one. “The Soul Man” premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10/9c.
- Pastor’s brother and father use foul language and the father is a retired preacher whose uses the excuse he isn’t a minster anymore.
- Lolli wears inappropriate attire, mostly low cut, tight dresses.
- Ladies at the church hate the pastor’s wife or at least that is how Lolli feels.
- Bribery, gossip, and jealousy
- Female church member hits on Boyce and is disappointed when she concludes his marriage is going to make it.
- Lolli tells Lyric, “We are all having a hard time on account of your father” referring to his decision to become a pastor.
- Pastor’s brother says, “Wow! People still come to church? Well, old people. Oh! Hot chicks in Jesus name!”
- Lyric tells MTV, “My dad’s only been a minister for a few weeks, and I’m still cool!” when attempting to be casted on one of MTV’s reality shows.
- Church member, “Didn’t put me to sleep with long winded Scripture stuff.”
- Lolli tells Boyce, “Lack of booty makes you moody!” and “Women’s parts start percolating when husband does chores.”
- Lyric pitches fit and says, “I liked being a celebrity’s daughter, but not a preacher’s daughter. I hate it!”
- Boyce and Lolli sing “I want to have S*x with You” together at home and also played when they role the credits. A piece of the lyrics “I want to have sex with you,… in the kitchen, in the bathroom,… sitting down, standing up.”
Networks like TV Land (owned by Viacom) continue to mock Christianity. In 2010 Viacom created an animated show ‘JC,’ which was the acronym for Jesus Christ. The show was canceled before it aired because we took action. Christians should not sit idly by and allow it to continue without speaking up in protest.
Have you ever wondered why people don’t exactly flock to television shows that depict the life of Christ? That is because perfection is boring. If these Christians are imperfect, they have more impact than they do if they are perfect. Of course, OMM doesn’t care about that. All they hear and see is vulgarity without thinking about what it ultimately means.