At church a doctor and I were discussing the ramifications of Obamacare and he said, “You should go back into comedy…you should get back on T.V.” If the most competitive business there is, the entertainment business, actually was that easy, which show should I be on? Glee? I could play the judgmental “Christian” teacher who poo-poo’s all the fun everyone is having with my icky rules. Modern Family? I could play the judgmental “Christian” neighbor who poo-poo’s all the fun everyone is having with my icky rules. In September of this year, I was plugging my book on Los Angeles’ Fox News Live Channel 11, and I had the nerve to mention Jesus Christ, (not as a curse word), and I dared say that our country was founded by Bible believing Christians! Everyone on the set’s mouth was dropped open in shock, and when I walked past the make up room on the way out a woman motioned me in and whispered in my ear, “I agree with you.” If this was the clean, wholesome I Love Lucy era, I’d have a shot at a comedy role on T.V. Guess I was born at the wrong time. Even back in the 80′s when I was young and “in the game,” roles were few and far between that I could get that didn’t involve something embarrassing or downright forbidden for a Christian to play. And, a few roles I did crossed the line. So, is it impossible for a Christian to be in show biz? Now, it is. Of course, great companies like Pureflix are rising up, creating clean, family friendly movies. We should encourage our artistic children to seek out places like that.
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