Have you noticed this deterioration of morality in our TV Series? Well I surely have…
NEWS BRIEF: “Sex rules on today’s single-minded sitcoms”, The Providence Journal Bulletin, Tuesday, January 28, 1997, p. G-1. “It’s an early January evening in 1967, and with the dinner dishes cleared, the nuclear family settles in around the Magnavox black-and-white. Samantha seethes at Endora for turning Darrin into a donkey on the night before and important presentation. Sister Bertrill, the Flying Nun, has got herself in trouble again, trying to raise money for the orphanage. The Riddler is leading Batman and Robin on a wild-goose chase — wham! — through the sewers of Gotham City.”
“Flash forward 30 years, to an early January evening in 1997. The Domino’s pizza boxes are in the trash and what’s left of the nuclear family clicks on the 27-inch Sony and hunkers down for some prime-time tube. On The Nanny, Fran, in a skintight mini, teases her handsome boss with not-so-veiled allusions to her sex life. On Men Behaving Badly, Jamie runs out of coffee filters and uses his underwear to make coffee for a woman he is trying to pick up. On The Jamie Foxx Show, the comedian jumps out of a cake half-nude, Chippendale’s style. A promo for Spin City promises that Michael J. Fox’s character will be impotent with his live-in girlfriend.”
What a major difference between the scene in paragraphs 1- 1967, and 2- 1997, above! Let us quickly examine the differences between these two scenes:
Para 1 — Family depicted is intact
Para 2 — Family is broken, probably either divorced or living outside of marriage
Para 1 — Someone, probably Mother, fixed dinner for her family
Para 2 — No dinner fixed; rather, pizza was ordered in
Para 1 — Technology is old Magnavox black-and-white TV very small screen
Para 2 — Technology is new color Sony, with 25″ screen
Para 1 — Scenes of shows depict comedy, concern for the less fortunate, and innocent cops and robbers, where no blood flows, and hardly anone ever gets killed
Para 2 — Scenes of shows depict sex, sex, and more sex
Before we go on with this article, let us review some basic facts, quoting from two Bibles. First, I will quote from Anton Lavey’s Satanic Bible, and then I shall quote from God’s Holy Bible. After I am finished, you can get a more clear idea where we are headed as a nation, and what the outcome can be expected to be.
In Seminar 1, “America’s Leadership of the New World Order”, when I boldly state that the majority of Americans are “practicing Satanists”, I get laughter bordering on anger. But, when I quote the Satanic Bible as to what Satanic values really are, the laughter and the anger dies immediately, as my listeners suddenly realize that Americans have subscribed to the values of Satanism in their daily lives. The majority of our citizenry has begun practicing Satanism in their daily lives, without realizing what they have done. Certainly, they do not congregate in midnight ceremonies in weird costumes, saying chants and sacrificing animals and people; yet, they have begun to practice Satanism daily, in their lives. Satan rules their hearts, their attitudes, and their core value systems.
According to the Satanic Bible, what are the core, basic values of Satanism?
What are the predominate values of Satanism?
Satanism urges indulgence in each of the following areas: [Page 46]
1) Personal selfishness, i.e., greed and pride.
6) Sloth, i.e., laziness.
Please take a few moments to contemplate these Satanic values, and compare them with the ‘normal’ people in your life. Then, keep these Satanic values in your mind when your read your daily newspaper. Do you not see that most of our news, most of our crime, and most of our troubles stem from ‘normal’ citizens “indulging” in these Satanic values? I see major amounts of crime stemming from the practicing of Satanic Values #1, #2, #3, and #4, don’t you? Whether you are talking about crimes such as murder, stealing, domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, child abuse, or whether you are talking about sexually transmitted diseases and the enormous social consequences of them, you see that they are created by ‘normal’ citizens subscribing to Satanic Values 1-4.
If Satanic Value #5 were not such a problem, we would not have so many grossly overweight people in our society that diet fads are quite the current rage. We would not have so much emphasis upon working out, keeping trim, and living ‘forever’, either.
And, do you not see our National and State Welfare Programs in Value #6?
Now, please understand this principle: The Antichrist is going to dramatically espouse exactly these attitudes and values. Therefore, the ‘normal’ citizens who comprise American society are going to have to be changed to embrace these values in their every- day lives. So, when Antichrist arises, these people will think his values to be ‘normal’, because they are exactly what their personal values are!! Are we at this point yet? If we are, then it is just one more sign that the appearance of Antichrist is very close. Remember, these changes in basic individual values must have occurred silently, almost invisibly, so its victims do not know that they have been victimized; rather, they will defend these values as being ‘normal’, and they will not feel that they are living in sin. As one author put it, “This cultural change is all the more sinister, because it is invisible to those who already become captive to its lie….They don’t even realize the lights are out.” [Charles Colson, “Against The Night: Living In The New Dark Ages,” Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989, p. 98.]
To understand how thoroughly we have come to this point in America today, we need to continue on with our newspaper article.
“By all measures, the television sitcom has changed radically in 30 years. Some people moan over the demise of the Golden Era, saying there is too little original humor. [Author’s note: notice that the complaint here is not over the morality of the sitcom, but that they contain “too little original humor”]. Others counter that series such as Seinfeld and The Larry Sanders Show (and Cheers a few years back) represents a hybrid form that meshes intelligent comedy with keen social observation [Author’s note: is that what these sex filled sitcoms are, “keen social observation”?]”
“But, there’s one thing that virtually anyone who watches television comedies these days will agree on: sex is everywhere.” My, oh my, this does sound like Satanic values
#1 and #2! Everyone who watches these sitcoms regularly, obviously because they like them, is practicing Satanism! I didn’t say it; the Satanic Bible said it. Folks, it is time to wake up from your spiritual stupor to understand the desperate times in which we live! Our society is very, very close to the point where we can accept the values of Antichrist. And, when you join this to the many other things happening in our society as well, such as the increase in killing at both ends of the age spectrum, you should easily be able to see that Antichrist is very close!
Now, back to our article.
“A study released in December by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation two public policy groups, found that three out of every four shows in the ‘family hour’ — 8 to 9 p.m. — now contain sexually related talk or behavior, a fourfold increase since 1976.” This statistic is frankly unbelievable: 3 out of every 4 programs [75%] are written with sexual talk and/or sexual behavior. Christian parents, do you realize that at the same time you are trying to train your children in Godly, Christian values, TV shows are teaching them the Satanic values? Do you realize why the Bible is full of warnings to completely separate yourself from fleshly temptations? It is because our corrupt fleshly nature is naturally drawn to these sins and finds it easier and ‘more natural’ to follow them rather than God’s spiritual standards; as a result, children, who are struggling with so many issues of life when they are in their preteen and teenage years, will probably select the sinful values if they are bombarded constantly with sexual stimuli!!! Parents, it is time to either turn off your TV except for news and sports, or throw it out altogether. I did throw my TV out during my kid’s teen years, and my family prospered emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
But, now back to our lead news story. Now, we hear from New Age Norman Lear, as he tries to define this debate still further. “‘The biggest problem with how much sex there is on TV now isn’t whether it’s offensive,’ says Norman Lear, one of the people who broke television’s sexual taboos in the 1970’s to raise social consciousness. ‘It’s just that most of the sex on TV today isn’t funny. It’s stupid and boring.'”
What a statement! First, Lear tries to sidestep the issue of Christian morality being offended here — in fact, he tacitly acknowledges that it is, but he is just saying it doesn’t matter if it is — by saying that the problem with all this sex today is that it isn’t funny; it is “stupid” and “boring”. What Lear is saying is that, if the sexual content in sitcoms today were funny, and not stupid, and not boring, it would be ok!! And, notice the admission by the writers of this newspaper article, above, when they state that the reason Lear broke TV’s sexual taboos in the 1970’s with his shows was to “raise social consciousness”!! This is the first time I have ever seen anyone admit the TV industry writes their material from a social agenda, with the bias toward changing American’s attitudes and values away from our traditional Christian values, and toward the New Age/New World Order values!! What a great admission by the author of this article!
Now, this article gets into some specifics that will shock you to your core if you are a Christian. “From the so-called quality sitcoms (Mad About You and 3rd Rock From The Sun) to more downscale versions of the genre (Martin, and Married … With Children) a majority of story lines in prime time revolve around the character’s sexual gratification — or lack of it.” How many of these shows are you watching? One of the greatest problem in our society today is the many Christians who regularly enjoy watching these type of shows. Are you one of them?
“In the last several decades, television’s depiction of life has taken a 180-degree turn toward the purient, but virtually no one — including the writers and producers responsible for today’s shows — says that all this sex makes sitcoms inherently funnier.” Well, that admission is interesting! Why include sex in virtually all the sitcoms, by the truckload, if they do not make the show more funny? No answer is really given; rather, the focus of this debate is subtly changed, to whether such sexual content is handled ‘properly’.
“Like many sitcom writers, [Larry] Charles makes a distinction between good sex and bad sex on television. The sex on NBC’s Seinfeld, for example, is handled with great sophistication, he says. Even the famous episode in which the four main characters compete to see who can refrain longest from masturbating … was executed with remarkable subtlety. ‘Most importantly’, he [Charles] says, ‘it was very, very funny’.”
How outrageous! How morally bankrupt! No Christian can ever justify making masturbation the subject of a TV show. In my research into this New World Order, I became aware of the importance of Pornography to the advancement of the coming kingdom of Antichrist [New World Order]. Why is this the case? Because pornography interferes with the development of Christian virtue and values in the life of a young, developing male teen or preteenager. And, pornography is addictive, so it leads to deeper levels of pornography, especially into perversions of all sorts; and it leads to immoral behavior. In fact, the deeper pornography can and does lead to criminal behavior in too many instances in our society today, leading to too many cases of murder and child abuse and spousal abuse, to name just a few of the consequences. Further, my research revealed that the #1 aim of pornographers is to cause the male participant to masterbate! Since masterbation is such an integral part of pornography, we can appreciate how vile of a practice it can become, and we can further understand how vile it is for a TV sitcom to make it their main subject for this particular episode. How many young men, reacting to this particular sitcom in the manner prescribed by the Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan, [NEWS1006 and Radio Transcripts CE1002 and CE1007], walked away from watching this show with the distinct feeling that masturbation was not wrong? Their attitudes would have been changed just a little, would they not?
“… On Fox’s Married … With Children, which began as a cleverly bawdy parody of the saccharine family sitcoms of the 1950’s but has become, in the many critic’s opinions, an over-the-top parody of itself. ‘We don’t have any sort of deep philosophical reason for joking about sex,’ says Ron Leavitt, the creator of the show. ‘Our intention was just to subvert the genre of squeaky-clean family entertainment.'” Again, what a terrific, eye-opening admission of the hidden agenda behind today’s TV shows. At the time of writing the show, of creating it, the writers and producers wanted to “subvert” the normal family values. How much more clear can it get, my friends?
“After 10 seasons … even the character’s outrageousness has become predictable. The few jokes that don’t refer to the sexual habits of the characters (a sexually frustrated mother, a prematurely ejaculating father, a slutty daughter, a sleazy son) revolve around their bad personal hygiene.” Is this the picture of the ‘normal’ family today? The mother is sexually frustrated because the father prematurely ejaculates, the daughter is “slutty” which means she has sex with just about anyone, and the son is “sleazy” which means the same thing. What a difference from the “Leave It To Beaver” and “Father Knows Best” depictions of the ‘typical’ family in the 1950’s. Oh, how far we have fallen!
To absoutely understand what kind of nation the TV industry knows we have become, listen to the creator of the sitcom, on Fox’s, Ned and Stacey. Michael Weithorn, “says it is business realities that force writers these days to mine the mother lode of sexual humor. ‘The networks are aiming their programming at people between the ages of 18 and 49, and sometime 18 and 34’, he says, ‘The style of humor is aimed at them. That’s what it takes sometimes to make them laugh.'” Do you realize what Weithorn has just told us? He has just told us that the very sophisticated analysis by TV networks has realized that their primary viewing audience — between the ages of 18 and 49 — wants this sexually explicit type show. Americans want it, and by golly, in this free market economy, what the customer wants, the customer gets! The point is simply that these TV sitcoms, full of sex, accurately reflects the type of individuals America now has as its citizens. In my business dealings, I became aware, a long time ago, of the very high level of sexual thought in most people’s minds, both male and female. Oh, how far we have fallen!
Now, let us spend a few moments at the end of this article to examine this deplorable situation from a Biblical perspective. We are training our children and young adults to pursue a life filled with sexual immorality, a sin the Bible calls Adultery. Quoting from the Holman Bible Dictionary, “ADULTERY is the act of unfaithfulness in marriage that occurs when one of the marriage partners voluntarily engages in sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex other than the marriage partner.” The key words in this definition is “in marriage”. God designed sex to occur only within His Plan for marriage, i.e., one husband and one wife. This prohibits sex between a man and a woman that are not married, as well as homosexual and lesbian “sex”.
“Old Testament Israel’s covenant law prohibited adultery (Ex. 20:14) and thereby made faithfulness to the marriage relationship central in the divine will for human relationships. Many Old Testament regulations deal with adultery as the adulterous man’s offense against the husband of the adulterous wife. Yet both the adulterous man and woman were viewed as guilty, and the punishment of death was prescribed for both (Lev. 20:10). The severity of the punishment indicates the serious consequences adultery has for the divine-human relationship (Ps. 51:4) as well as for marriage, family, and community relationships.” [Holman Bible Dictionary]
Did you understand this last sentence? The reason God views activity of sex outside of marriage is that our human marriage is a type, or a picture, of the Divine Will of the relationship between God and man! When a person is sexually unfaithful to his or her spouse, they have violated God’s Divine Marriage between Himself and mankind. This is why David prayed the way he did after Samuel confronted him over his adulterous relationship with Bathsheeba. “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.” (Psalm 51:1-4)
Verse 4 is the key to our understanding here. Even though King David had taken Bathsheeba away from her rightful husband, destroying their marriage, and even though he had ordered her husband to be deliberately exposed in battle so he would be killed, David correctly understood that his sin was against God. “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight.”
In the New Testament we see this marriage relationship between God and man even more clearly when Jesus Messiah marries the Christian Church, and calls her His “Bride” (Revelation 19:7-9).
Since Adultery between husband and wife is a violation of the spiritual marriage God has established between Himself and mankind, we can expect very severe consequences for committing this sin, can we not? Indeed, we can. God proclaimed the death penalty for anyone, man or woman, caught in the act of Adultery, as we shared with you, above.
But, allow me to ask a theoretical question. Since a nation is simply a collection of individual people sharing common language, common land, and common laws, how does God react when a certain such collection of people — Americans, for example — continually commit the sin of Adultery on a daily basis? Further, America is committing the sin of also teaching its young to commit Adultery, thereby dooming their souls to Hell. The Bible is full of warnings of this type of sin. In Romans 1:32, God warns that people who know what is wrong, but do it anyway, and then who teach others to commit this sin, are in for very special judgment.
So, how does God deal with a nation whose citizens are daily sinning greatly, in this case, the sin of Adultery? The answer is simple, but profound.
Collective private morality quickly becomes the national morality in God’s eyes.
Therefore, when the leaders of a particular nation, such as America today, refuse to carry out God’s decree for punishment for severe sins, God then punishes the entire nation as He would the individual. In the case of Adultery, where the punishment is physical death, God would, in time, physically execute the entire nation.
In the Old Testament, we see several city or national executions at the hand of God. The episode of the Flood in Genesis 6:1-9:19 is the first time God executed whole nations of people, in this case the entire world, as punishment for sin. Even though God had not yet codified His commandments, nevertheless, they were well known through His verbal instructions.
Then, in the instance of Sodom and Gomorrah, God executed two major cities because of their sexual sin Most of us think of the sin of homosexuality as the primary reason for God’s physical destruction of these two cities, but, as the Holman Bible Dictionary so eloquently states, “The unnatural lusts of the men of Sodom (Gen. 19:4-8; Jude 7) have given us the modern term sodomy, but the city was guilty of a full spectrum of sins including pride, oppression of the poor, haughtiness, and ‘abominable things’ (Ezek. 16:49-50). Together, Sodom and Gomorrah provided a point of comparison for the sinfulness of Israel and other nations (Deut. 32:32; Isa. 1:10; Jer. 23:14). The memory of their destruction provided a picture of God’s judgment (Isa. 13:19; Jer. 49:18; Matt. 10:14-15; 11:23-24) and made them an example to be avoided (Deut. 29:23-25; 2 Pet. 2:6). ”
There is a particular segment to this story of Sodom and Gomorrah that most Bible scholars, preachers, and teachers have never addressed. I would like to share it with you, because it is devastatingly true in America today.
The entire society of Sodom must have been supportive of homosexual activity. Schools, churches, courts, social organizations of all types, had to have been supportive.
They had to have taught that it is normal sexual activity.
Why do I say this? Because of the Biblical account, Genesis 19:2-4. God’s holy angels [who had taken the form of human men] sent to rescue Lot and his family before God destroyed the cities, spent the evening in Lot’s house, where he fixed them dinner. In verse 4, we see quite a spectacle develop. The homosexual men of every part of the city, both young and old, surrounded the house to demand that the male guests in Lot’s house come outside. Why did they want these disguised angels to come outside? So they could have sex with them. Now, wait a minute! The homosexual men outside Lot’s house intended to have group sex with these ‘men’ in PUBLIC! In public! In America today, we still have laws that make it illegal for anyone to have sex outside, in public. Many, many public rest stops along our highways have been closed because homosexual men were meeting there and having sex there. We have laws that would have made these men of Sodom fearful of having sex IN PUBLIC.
Therefore, because these men showed no fear of being arrested, we can only conclude that, prior to this event, the laws of Sodom had to have been changed, allowing public sex, laws which bestowed a mantle of societal approval upon public sex!!
Such was the condition of Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed them physically, a national execution. Jesus said that, at the Time of the Great Tribulation, societies would exhibit the same behavior as the people in Sodom exhibited before God destroyed them. Read Luke 17:28-30.
Does this mean that America, and the other nations of the world will soon change their laws to decriminalize homosexuality, thus possibly allowing public sex acts? I believe this is only the logical conclusion to the process we are seeing today, where governmental acceptance of homosexuality is growing by leaps and bounds. Today, President Clinton has forbidden the military services from discharging anyone for homosexual orientation. Public schools are now teaching its students to be accepting of those who are homosexual, and we get this same message in all our media. Even the Boy Scouts of America has come under fire for not allowing anyone who is homosexual to be a scoutmaster.
Soon, probably after the Rapture of the Church, American laws will be changed, probably to allow public sex, not just of homosexuals but also of heterosexuals. We see a foretaste of this today, when participants in Gay Pride parades simulate sexual acts as the floats are going down the streets.
And, when America finally accepts public sex, we can look back at the work TV and movies have done to prepare the way for this change to occur. TV and movies prepared people’s minds and hearts for this ultimate change.
Parents, you need to seize control of your TV set, even if such action creates a major fight with your children. We are in the era of the End Times, where spiritual warfare is prophesied to be the heaviest. Soon, very soon, you will be standing before Jesus Christ on Rewards Day to give an account of your life. When Jesus starts reviewing the way you raised your children, are you going to be able to hear Jesus compliment you on fighting the good fight to raise your children in the “Fear and Admonition of the Lord?” We will not be held accountable for the way in which our children turned out, spiritually, but we will be held responsible for the way in which we fought the spiritual battle involved in raising them.
Parents, TURN YOUR TV OFF. OR, THROW IT OUT!
The time of the end is approaching quickly, and we see many signs of the condition of society of which the Bible prophesied that would exist at this time. This assault on the morality of our citizens is only one of these prophesied events. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
P> Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually. If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order — Kingdom of Antichrist — in their daily news.
God bless you.