Glee: the anti-Christian argument
Not just one of the most watched programmes on TV but also one of the most talked about, Glee is now facing its first blast of negative publicity.
US media watchdog group
has taken issue with the show, claiming that it is “sexually charged” and is
The council found that one particular episode ( Showmance) featured “a veiled reference to fellatio, a speech denouncing abstinence, simulated sex during a musical dance number, and premature ejaculation”.
Over at Time Magazine in an article headlined “The Gospel Of Glee – Is It Anti-Christian?”, journalist Nancy Gibbs reported how she had heard a
describe the show as “anti-Christian”. “It is easy to see his point if you look at the specifics,” wrote Gibbs. “In his view, Glee portrays Christians as He observed that the only self-identified Christian is the shiny blond Quinn,
who is pregnant by one classmate but pretending the father is another.
“Meanwhile, the Glee Club director, Mr Schuester, is unhappily married to a perky little spider, which makes the adultery subplot involving him look positively charitable.
“The students lie, they cheat, they steal, they lust, they
in order to give the student body a severe case of the munchies.
“Nearly all the Ten Commandments get violated at one point or another, while the audience is invited to laugh at people’s pain and folly and humiliation.”
Gibbs goes on to give the of view of the show, but it is perhaps the show’s collision of contemporary “edginess” with
which gives it such a wide-ranging appeal.
It’s High School Musical with sex, drugs and (a capella) rock’n’roll.
Schuester: “unhappily married to a perky little spider”