More Christian persecution: GSN announces Bible based game show.

Christians have it so hard in America. Persecution rains down upon them from all sides with Big Media being one of the worst offenders. Godless shows and constant attacks on Christian principals abound and now the ultimate offense has arrived: The American Bible Challenge.

GSN said the questions will be “designed to acknowledge and celebrate the Bible’s continuing importance in contemporary life and culture.” Can’t wait for the stoning-of-adulteresses question.

It appears contestants will be selected on the basis of their backstories, because GSN says contestants are going to share them with viewers at home and the studio audience.

And teams of contestants will represent “worthy faith-based organizations,” said GSN, without elaborating as to how it planned to weed out the unworthy ones.

via Jeff Foxworthy to host ‘The American Bible Challenge’ – The Washington Post.

These poor Christians are going to be tasked with demonstrating actually knowing something about the Bible? How unfair is that! Everyone knows you don’t actually have to read the book, that’s what the clergy are for! They do the reading and then tell us how gays are destroying America every Sunday. Isn’t it enough that they get up early on a weekend day and go to church? As if being asked to actually know something about the Bible isn’t enough, the show is going to be hosted by Jeff Foxworthy! Haven’t they suffered enough?!?!

Depending on their screening process (do they weed out the idiots who haven’t actually read the book or not) this could be a highly amusing show to watch. It’d be particularly interesting if they allow atheists to participate given that the average atheist tends to be a bit more well read on the topic than the average Christian tends to be. Foxworthy seems to agree:

“It will be interesting to find out what people really know, and an opportunity to present the Bible in a fun and entertaining way,” Foxworthy added.

What surprises me, however, is that there isn’t at least some outcry on the part of many far Right evangelicals about the show literally trivializing their holy book. I wonder why that is?

Among the show’s consulting producers are members of Odyssey Networks, a nonprofit organization that features on its Web site a video addressing, “Is America Ready to Vote for a Mormon President?”

Oh, I see. Because they had a hand in making the show in the first place. They must be thrilled that they’ve managed to get a Bible-themed show on a non-religious cable channel. Now the question is: Will anyone watch it?

6 thoughts on “More Christian persecution: GSN announces Bible based game show.

  1. I’m thinking Matthew 19:24, Acts 5:1~11 or James 1:27 and see if it makes those wealth-worshipping tea baggers squirm.

  2. With Jeff Foxworthy hosting, is the show meant to be taken seriously? I might try to catch an episode out of morbid curiosity.

  3. Many/most Americans are rather spoiled (I’ll include myself in that category) by this country’s affluence and relatively unprecedented freedom. Few American Christians (or American atheists for that matter) have a real conception of what persecution means. Perhaps someone should write a comic strip comparing the “persecution” of American Jesus freaks (with their church tax exemptions, Christian “universities” and all of the GOP pandering which they receive) to what, for instance, Egyptian, Iraqi or Armenian Christians have gone through.

    Perhaps this nation would be generally less ignorant if people read more than one book, preferably books with more relevance to modernity.

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