Seek The Truth

by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," and "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 14:2; 3:16-17)

Seek The Truth - by Giselle Aguiar, Award-Winning, Christian Author

ABC’s #GCB Should be Called ‘The 7 Deadly Sins’

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Reviews

Update: ABC cancelled the show!!! Praise the Lord!!!! Lesson: If you mock God, you lose.

When I first saw GCB advertised I thought to myself, “That’s another show I won’t watch.” But I did. I missed the pilot airing last Sunday (I’d rather watch Celebrity Apprentice – at least there I get some marketing & business ideas), and they were talking about it on the 700 Club this morning, so I viewed it online just to see what all the fuss was about.

GCB from ABCI was disgusted. The show is based on the Book, “Good Christian B*tches” and it stars Annie Potts as Gigi Stopper, Leslie Bigg as her daughter, Amanda Vaughn, Kristen Chenoweth as the nosy neighbor, Carlene Cockburn, and (I was disappointed to see one of favs), David James Elliot as Carlene’s husband, Ripp Cockburn.

Scene at church from GCB Pilot from ABC

Scene at church from GCB Pilot from ABC

Premise: Amanda’s husband, a younger version of Bernie Madoff, dies in a car crash with a mistress and Amanda, after losing everything, moves from L.A. to her mom’s in Dallas, TX. There she reunites with her high school friends who hash out old jealousies.

The “Christians,” who quote scripture for all the wrong reasons are perfect examples of the 7 Deadly Sins:

  1. Greed – they never have enough -
  2. Pride – they’re always trying to one-up each other
  3. Lust – sexual innuendos, language – well they stop short of doing the deed on the air
  4. Vanity – Gigi: “God often speaks to me through Christian Dior.”
  5. Gluttony – one of Amanda’s friends is constantly eating and she’s the only one that’s not pencil thin.
  6. Anger – I was surprised Amanda didn’t punch Carlene after a snide remark.
  7. Sloth – OK, this is the only I didn’t see portrayed in the show. They’re too vain to be sloppy.
  8. Gossip – Yes, I know this isn’t official one the Big 7, but it’s so prevalent in the show I had to add it. I guess it takes the place of sloth.

At first, Amanda seemed to be the only character who walked-the-walk so to speak and she’s not a Christian. At least she told her mother as she was unwillingly going to church with her, “I’ve raised my kids so they can believe what they want to believe.” She didn’t want the truckload of clothing and the fancy car that suddenly appeared at her front door. She criticized her friends for their behavior and she frowned upon a male friend’s gay jester to another guy. But then she takes a job at a “Hooters” type place where the uniform’s hot pants & a barely there top showing more cleavage then cloth.

If this is how Christians are viewed, then we seriously need to revive the WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?) movement.

I pray that this show doesn’t last long, but look at “Desperate Housewives.”

For me, Satan is running programming at ABC. Look at these other shows: “Scandal,” “Revenge,” “Modern Family,” “Cougar Town,” “Don’t Trust the ‘B’ in 23″. I stopped watching “Body of Proof” and “The Practice” because of how they portrayed the female lead characters as sluts.

Garbage in, garbage out. God is watching us. Do you think he approves of what we watch? Of course not! Turn off the TV and read your Bible! Find out from the Source Himself how God wants you to act and OBEY!

Let’s prove to the world that we are the Light and the Salt not a bunch of hypocrites!

Further reading:

Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century by Giselle AguiarIf you enjoyed this, you’ll love Giselle’s award-winning Christian novel: Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century a historical novel about the early church check it out! $1 from the sale of each book – no matter what format, benefits StreetLight Phoenix to help eradicate child sex slavery.

Great Blessings!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Giselle Aguiar
Christian, Award-Winning Author
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  • Cecelia Lester (Quiet Spirit) says:

    I vowed not to watch ABC network back in the 1990′s. I now only watch one show on there-Castle. I didn’t care for the commercials of GBC when they started before the debut. Christianity Today has an article on GBC in their latest issue. I hadn’t figured out what the initials stood for until I saw the article. From what I have seen in the ads, the writers must think all Christians are grossly immature.

    March 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm
  • Kristina Schwende says:

    Thank you for posting this topic Giselle. Satan is sure alive and well in TV networks, but this show takes the cake. First of all, any true Christian would never call herself a b*tch. Any true Christian would find this offensive and completely inappropriate. Good grief, anyone who knows anything about Jesus and the example He set for us would know that Christian and b*tch should never even be in the same sentence!! I just submitted a complaint to ABC and I encourage others to do the same. I have also decided to boycott ABC. I find much of their programming to be trash anyway so it’s not a big stretch. I am also considering starting a petition to have this show taken off the air. Christians seem to be the doormat of the religious world. When you think of the number of people in the world who call themselves Christians, we should have enough influence to show the world was being a Christian truly means. I mean really – Jesus taught us how to live in love and wisdom. He taught us how to help others and to love our neighbours. Why is the world so eager to stop us? What are they afraid of? Phew! OK, that was my rant for the day ;0)

    March 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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