Sunday, October 01, 2006

God: Worse than the F word

[Thanks to St. Izzy for forwarding these on]. So, NBC has started airing the Veggie Tales on Saturday mornings. With one big editorial snip: no reference to God.

Do what? A non-religious Veggie Tales? What's the friggin' point? And this from the Network (as the Hot Air link with Michelle Malkin points out) that fought to use the F word on prime time TV. And that had no problems showing a Veggie Tales parody on SNL which showed a Catholic priest vegetable admitting to years of abusing underage gherkins.

Well. Welcome to the brave new world of tolerance and diversity. Unless you're Christian, or religious, I suppose.

God references squashed: Veggie Tales creator steamed (CNN).
Had he known how much he would have to change the show -- including Bob and Larry's tagline, "Remember kids, God made you special and he loves you very much," that concludes each episode -- Vischer said he would not have signed on for the network deal.

"I would have declined partly because I knew a lot of fans would feel like it was a sellout or it was done for money," he said, adding that "there weren't enough shows that could work well without those (religious) references."
Here's the link where Michelle Malkin talks about muzzling the veggie tales.
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St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

Your post title "God: Worse than the F word" sorta fits into the singalong from the 1st video:

Oh, God is worse than the eh-eff word,
His Name will frighten children when they hear It on TV, oh
God is worse than the eh-eff word,
and He's terrifying N-B-C.

major fan of the veggies.

Dogwood Dell said...

Holy Flipping Cow Snot!

That is flpping nuts! The word "God" is prohibited on NBC is crazy. What's the point of showing the program?