Good Christian Bitches (GCB) - & Advertisers
Good Christian Bitches
May, 2012 update: GCB has been cancelled. Thank you to the 1,328 people who read this post. Thank you to those who called, faxed, and emailed sponsors. Thank you, especially to those who prayed to bind the success of the show. Four of every five sponsors backed out in the first month. The show finished dead last in ratings. Even with all the negative publicity (which Hollywood calls "good"), the show finished last. That is YOUR prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Here is the original article:
ABC television has a new show titled GCB. It is about some evil women who attend church. The trailers all show some beautiful women who loathe each other. In one trailer, women are shown preparing themselves to look amazingly beautiful. They have sparkling jewelry, make up, and tight cotton dresses. They arrive and walk down the sidewalk. Just then, the viewer hears a "goooong!" and the camera pans out to reveal the church the women are entering.
In another clip, one woman tells another, "cleavage makes your cross hang straight." The director is the same man, Daren Starr, who directed "Sex and the City", a raunchy HBO soap portraying the lives of four female friends. Three of those ladies spend their time talking about sex and trying to "get laid".
This is not what Christianity is about. The Christian mindset is one which serves meals to the homeless and funds a shelter or provides one when it rains. Dressing with sexy clothing, makeup and jewelry is also not the Christian focus. The focus of Christianity is on the inside; the focus is on the heart.
Hell, Fire, and Rhinestones, Here Come the GCBs!
What the Bible says about Appearance
(1 Sam 16:7) But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
(John 7:24) Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.
(Luke 11:37-39) And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. And when the Pharisee saw [it], he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
A Raunchy Montage (freeze @ 20 seconds to see the 32 on the plates)
Christians should not tolerate these hate crimes. Non-Christians and those who do not attend Christian churches see this and the image of church is reinforced in this negative light. Every Christian should Share this on facebook, Tweet this article, and tell their friends to boycott advertisers on ABC, and especially those which advertise during the airing of GCB.
GCB Advertisers - ABC Biggest Advertisers
Disney is owned by ABC. ABC recently signed a $1 billion advertising deal with:
Apple Computer Inc.
It would be difficult to boycott all of the companies that advertise on ABC, or that are owned by Disney. Instead, we should target just one of these: Pepsi.
Why Pepsi is the Best Boycott Target:
Pepsi has no health benefits whatsoever. Pepsi dehydrates whoever drinks just one 12 ounce can. It also lowers your body pH. A low pH is associated with cancer and other illnesses. Soda consumption is also highly correlated with obesity.
Boycotting Pepsi will be felt the fastest. Soda is something purchased regularly. If you quit today, and get three of your friends from church to boycott all Pepsi products (this includes Aquafina (purified tap water), Sierra Mist, and the energy drink, Amped. PepsiCo also makes money bottling and distributing Dr Pepper).
Pepsi works with Synomex, a company that uses cells from aborted babies to develop flavors. The baby cells are not in the products. They are used for research in Synomex labs.
Pepsi is a huge supporter of the the anti-family agenda. See The American Family Association boycott call against Pepsi
A List of Pepsi Products to Boycott Because they Advertise on ABC
Definitely boycott the products. The more of a soda drinker you were before the boycott, the bigger of an impact you will have. I used to drink an Izze now and then, and even the Seattle's Best coffee. Not anymore! I've also purchased my last Tropicana o.j.!
Pepsi Brand Drinks:
Mug Root Beer
Seattle's Best Coffee
Brisk tea & fruit punch
Frappucino (the one sold at Starbucks)
Lipton Iced Tea
You can see the full list on Pepsi's site: http://www.pepsico.com/Brands/Pepsi_Cola-Brands.html
Go All-out for Christianity
If you have never resisted a hate crime before, or have never done anything to facilitate people coming to Christ, this is an easy opportunity! Some people are not comfortable evangelizing in the street or in the market. But, to simply not purchase Pepsi products, and to share this at Bible study- we all can do this! Here is a link to products sold by Pepsi:
Notice that Pepsi sells a lot of drinks. The impact of supporting ABC, and the pressure on ABC to quit airing this show will be felt quickly as Tropicana, Gatorade, and Frito-Lay chips sit on the shelves.
Promote this Boycott
Go to your church and share this concept with your pastor. Make an appointment with the head pastor, not with elders or associates who do not make the final decision.
It is important to never yield an inch to the wickedness flooding America. Portraying the church as petty, promiscuous women is not going to facilitate bringing the unsaved into the Kingdom of God.
Share this article by emailing it to friends, Tweeting it, and sharing it on social networks like facebook.
Letter, Email, & Phone Contacts to Complain & Protest:
Here is the email I sent to ABC & to PepsiCo
I 100% disapprove of the tolerance level at ABC for defamation and misrepresentation of what it truly means to be a Christian. The promos for GCB, and the title itself, "Good Christian Bitches" is completely unacceptable. I am boycotting all PepsiCo products because of this, and am calling local pastors as well. This campaign will continue until ABC removes the show and establishes a board run by Christians who have input and veto/re-writing power over shows being aired.
Based on this book:
Some promos and web articles expand GCB to " Good Christian Belles". Do not be fooled. The television series on ABC, which started March 4, 2012 (same day this article first published) is based on the book by Kim Gatlin, titled "Good Christian Bitches". I'll put an Amazon link so you can go over and read the overview. Notice also that the book is published on the highest of all Satanic human sacrifice days: All Hallow's Eve, October 31st. It was published October 31, 2008.
This book and this television series are very much an attack on Christianity.
Canned Response from PepsiCo
Here is the response I got from Pepsi:
Thank you for contacting us at Pepsi-Cola regarding our television advertising. We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on this very important issue.
We have standards against advertising on shows that may offend our consumers, and we make every effort to adhere to this process. Our guidelines encourage advertising on programs that are in keeping with the image of our brands. We routinely screen shows for general adherence to our advertising goals, and we actively work to ensure the programming on which we advertise is not offensive.
We are committed to scrutinizing our evaluation standards and review processes across the board--including on-line marketing and social media.
Please be assured that your concerns and comments will be shared with our media buying team. We believe it is important for them to hear what our consumers find objectionable.
Thank you again for writing.
Senior Consumer Relations Representative [end PepsiCo email]
Translation: Please be placated. -MFM
Some Advertisers are already pulling ads from ABC!
Philadelphia Cream Cheese has pulled advertising from ABC's GCB show. Good work to everyone supporting the boycott! We need to continue to push the boycott!