Monday, October 8, 2012

Network television shows its moral blindness

I'm home today - Columbus Day is a day off. I was doing some school work, and turned on the television for the morning news magazine shows as background noise.

On one, the anchors were all gushing over the upcoming gay wedding of one of their own.

I quickly switched channels.

One of the other shows had a touching (and horrible) story about a woman who had been abducted and raped as child some 20 years ago. Thanks to DNA evidence, police were years later able to capture the man who did it - and he will spend a long time in jail. But as a result of the attack, the young lady apparently suffered some physical damage that prevents her from conceiving a child. That's awful. I felt for her.

However, she is now pregnant. An invitro doctor offered her free treatments, and was able to implant a child. No telling how many died before they achieved this pregnancy. And the doctor happily announced that they still had seven frozen babies so they can do it again.

Oh, and they also announced that she's not married - she has a "fiance."

I'm happy she will have her dream of having a child - but not with how she has achieved it.

And it occurred to me that these two shows are helping to normalize morally objectionable things like homosexual marriage, invitro fertilization, and having a child when you're not even married.

This is how the media can harm us spiritually.

Pax et bonum


Do Not Be Anxious said...

It is the focus of our society, the good ends without consideration of the means. My study of the catechism greatly clarified for me doctrine that "the ends do not justify the means." So many in our society are only focused on helping people and themselves, not concerned about how it is done --- and in helping, they hurt so much more.

A Secular Franciscan said...

How true. And if we use the wrong means it ultimately undermines even a good end.