The Gospel of Glee: Is It Anti-Christian?

Is the breakout TV show anti-Christian or replete with teachable moments?

Glee, the hit show about a high school Glee club, has very sharp claws, which is one reason kids like it so much. It is routinely, if hilariously, cruel (the sweet jock is described as so dumb, "he's cheating off a girl who thinks the square root of 4 is rainbows"). But no darker current--let alone motivation for parental monitoring--had occurred to me until I recently heard a bright, earnest youth minister tell a group of high school kids that he thought Glee was "anti-Christian."

It is easy to see his point, if you look at the specifics. In his view,...

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