If you haven’t heard about the ABC scandal and Rebeca Seitz’s blog then your visit to the internet and social media this week has been short or short-sighted.
A week ago today, Rebeca was having breakfast with her 8 year old son when she had the “shock of a lifetime,” as the cliché’ goes. Here’s the part of her blog that describes her shock:
“And then, wham.
Did that just flash on my TV screen?
In front of 8-year-old Andy?!
A camera trick. A clever angle.
I told Andy – his blue eyes had gone wide – to get something from the refrigerator (out of sight of the TV).
Snatched up the remote.
On my TV.
During a major network news program.
What HELL just ascended into my living room and burned itself into my precious boy’s brain?
I hit pause, grabbed my iPhone, snapped a picture, and then got the image off the screen before Andy could see again or Ella could find out why Mommy’s face registered shock. A quick post to Facebook later and many joined in the chorus. Then Facebook notified me my picture had been “reported as inappropriate due to nudity”.
Now Facebook has removed my post.
Thanks for the affirmation, Facebook.
I understand we’ve ceded the idea of morality in primetime. A moronic move, but one we (and by “we” I mean Jesus-following folk) have to own. But this wasn’t primetime. This was a commercial about a primetime show airing while we all enjoy cornflakes and coffee and wish our kiddos a good morning.
Do you hear the indignation in Rebeca’s voice? The anger? God calls it righteous anger, and I am so glad to hear it. We need more voice’s like Rebeca’s these days. Haven’t you read often enough that “they” (the ones who put on shows like the one advertised) are going to push the envelope just as far as it will go? Shouldn’t we have stood against the onslaught of profanity, ungodly sexuality and violence long before this?
Rebeca’s blog received over 40,000 hits! And this morning she was on Glen Beck. Praise God for one courageous woman!