'Save Me' Disrespects Christianity

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NBC is now airing a Christian bashing program titled "Save Me," starring Anne Heche and Michael Landes. The previews alone can make believers sick to their stomachs with the blasphemous content in episodes with names like, WWJD, Born Again, Beth the Prophet and The Book of Beth. The new show airs on Thursday evenings at 8:00 ET/7:00 p.m. CT.

This program is a new drama that digs up sins from the characters' pasts that lead to scandal, only to have the holier than thou character come along and play God. The main character, Beth, is the complete opposite of a saint, having lived a terrible life and always treated others badly. After choking on a sandwich, she claims that she was changed and that God now talks directly to her. Beth is confused why God has chosen to speak to her, but decides to call herself a prophet. She hears voices and says it is God. The network makes her appear to be a holy angel, while including crude humor and distasteful dialogue. This character constantly refers to God as He-She, which is extremely disrespectful. The premiere includes an affair between the main character's husband and his secretary. Beth then performs impossible actions such as striking her husband's secretary with lightening during a storm, which leaves the secretary in the hospital. Beth also makes sparks of fire when scaring her teenage daughter and her friends.

"Save Me" is a demeaning show portraying Christians in a negative light once again. It also includes worldly plots involving church members poking fun at those who have special needs and "sexting" by text message with sexual desires expressed. Beth, the most unlikely person, attempts to fix everything and mend relationships since God supposedly talks to her and has chosen her. Her family, friends, neighbors and other church members think she is losing her mind. In this way, the program suggests that a born again Christian is a crazy person. The show's disgusting attempt to portray how the lost see believers only leads to gossip, belittling the Christian faith and poking fun at those trying to do the right thing.

Networks like NBC continue to mock Christianity, and we will not stand for it. Christians should no longer sit idly by and allow it to continue without speaking up in protest. "Save Me" is another attempt to distort the truth about Christianity.

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