(Institute on Religion and Democracy) -- Remember when offensive content on television consisted of four-letter words, obscenity and nudity? Well, for cable networks, offensive content now comes in the form of Faith, Hope and Love. Nowhere is this more evident than in the past few episodes of NBC’s The Voice.
NBC’s producers made a conscious effort to omit mentions of God while exalting a profanity-laced performance, accounting for a blatant double standard between profanity and Christianity. What producers did not anticipate was the outcry that emerged came, not from policy analyst at conservative think tanks, but from their own young audience members who refused to let this religious bigotry go unnoticed.