“Glee” to add Christian Character to Show

3 Jun

Amidst news of Jane Lynch’s recent marriage, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy announced that a Christian character will be added to New Directions to help make the show more inclusive.  According to this article, the female character will, at first, have difficulty accepting Kurt’s homosexuality, but I am sure she will eventually come to accept him as a person.

I can only hope and pray that “Glee’s” token Christian will not be an embarrassing stereotype for Christians everywhere.  I also wonder how the new character will take on the more risque dance moves in show choir.  I guess we’ll just have to wait until next season to see.

What do you think about the news that “Glee” will have a Christian character?  What do you like about it?  Any worries?

No Responses to ““Glee” to add Christian Character to Show”

  1. Jenna Wood June 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM #

    I think it has potential to be quite offensive, I hope they do not portray the character as a hypocritical Christian, and show some more positive core values of acceptance with love for Jesus and the Good Word.

    • Amy June 4, 2010 at 4:39 PM #

      Maybe they should hire me as the consultant. 🙂

  2. Pat W. Kirk June 4, 2010 at 3:27 PM #

    It will be offensive. They can’t help it. Unless an unbeliever has grown up in a Christian family, he or she will be compelled to use the stereotypes. They need a resident Christian to keep them on the right track like doctor shows have a doctor on staff. But even then, they would probably hire a liberal Christian in direct opposition to what the Evangelical Christian believes.

  3. Adam June 8, 2010 at 5:14 AM #

    Hmmm. I tried watching one episode of Glee, and I wasn’t impressed. Right off the bat, it started going on about how so-and-so found a list of the promiscuity of the glee club, or something like that. I gave it a shot because of Backstreet Writer, but I’m not ready to give it another shot. There’s better fare out there, and I don’t have time for much TV.

    I am optimistic of their portrayal of a Christian, though. They are trying to be inclusive. I don’t imagine they will have that character being sexually lose or a snobbish holy roller because that would just alienate people.

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