Have you ever been to the movies and noticed what kind of messages are being portrayed in these films? Have you ever watched a sex scene and wondered if the couples portrayed were married? If you’ve ever asked these questions, chances are you’ve been exposed to Hollywood’s constant assault on biblical morals and Christian values.
18Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually sins against their own body. 19Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NIV)
Therefore, honor God with your bodies. That is a powerful statement, one that Hollywood in general is not teaching through the media. We often see movies with such imaginative names as “Zack and Miri” whereby sex scenes are used to portray sexual acts between persons who aren’t married–and who aren’t even a couple.
If you want to make sure that you are seeing movies that are friendly to your values and moral teachings, you may want to pre-screen your movies. Ask around, talk to friends that have seen them, see movies for yourself before inviting your children to go along. If your child’s teacher is showing a movie that you don’t feel is appropriate for them, say something to their teacher and if necessary, write a note explaining why your child will not be in attendance of that particular class session. A little vigilance will go a long way in making sure that your children are raised with the values and morals of God, and not those of Hollywood.