Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Theaters want to ditch the rating system. Money & “homosexual art” the primary drivers for increasingly ignored “no children allowed” NC-17 movie ratings. Another step towards a deeper societal depravity. Details in the audio.

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing 11-08-13. Listen to full audio here.

A very quick & simple answer. Tune in … to Hollywood?

Check out Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.


Why did family shows like the Cosby Show, Seventh Heaven & Home Improvement disappear? Not without good reason – and that good reason isn’t that these shows are too ‘old-style’.

From the LA Times:

“…the family unit itself has markedly changed since the mid-1970s, when the Federal Communications Commission pressured the top three networks to institute a “family viewing hour” from 8 to 9 p.m. Over the last four decades — as divorce and single parenthood climbed sharply — the percentage of children younger than 18 living in a two-parent household slid from roughly 85% to 67%, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the family viewing hour policy, born from protests about the rising tide of sex and violence on TV in the early 1970s, was scrapped by the courts within a couple of years, leaving the networks to pledge their best effort in maintaining suitable family programming in that prime-time hour.

The dearth of family programming today can also be traced to a longstanding tension between the major networks and the creative community, which has gravitated toward darker and edgier material, particularly as cable became more of a force in Hollywood, said TV historian Tim Brooks.”

Listen to full audio here.

Loving vs. “being in love”. Can you keep the “glamour” in your marriage? If not, why not?

Male leadership in marriage. Why does a marriage need ‘veto power’ in either the man or the woman? Why need it at all? Permanence of marriage has something to do with it…

Patriarchy outdated? Some interesting & unexpected comments on this topic in the documentary Demographic Winter. Trailer here.

Also, should the world be expected to live up to the demands of biblical marriage? No.

The audio is an extract taken from “Mere Christianity”, probably the most famous book by C.S. Lewis.

An extract from the Hays code:

General Principles

1. No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never be thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing, evil or sin.

2. Correct standards of life, subject only to the requirements of drama and entertainment, shall be presented.

3. Law, natural or human, shall not be ridiculed, nor shall sympathy be created for its violation.

Particular Applications

I. Crimes Against the Law
These shall never be presented in such a way as to throw sympathy with the crime as against law and justice or to inspire others with a desire for imitation.

1. Murder

  a. The technique of murder must be presented in a way that will not inspire imitation.

  b. Brutal killings are not to be presented in detail.

  c. Revenge in modern times shall not be justified.

2. Methods of Crime should not be explicitly presented.

  a. Theft, robbery, safe-cracking, and dynamiting of trains, mines, buildings, etc., should not be detailed in method.

  b. Arson must subject to the same safeguards.

  c. The use of firearms should be restricted to the essentials.

  d. Methods of smuggling should not be presented.

3. Illegal drug traffic must never be presented.

4. The use of liquor in American life, when not required by the plot or for proper characterization, will not be shown.

“Miscegenation” being the one exception in the ‘recommended content’ of this code. …but we all know that the Hollywood of today would never stand by or aim for this code.