I just had a great idea for a new TV series: White House Homicide. It’s about a team of investigators that specialize in solving murders that happen at the White House. I mean, you’ve got a great setting and great intrigue… just add a new murder every week, and you’ll have a hit!
I watched another episode of 30 Days, this one with a conservative Christian moving into the strongly gay Castro district of San Francisco — and the problems with the scripted feeling of it all became apparent. We got to see him go for the talks with the lesbian preacher who was putting forth how homosexuality is not inconsistant with being a good Christian. Problem was, at least as shown in the show, her argument was really weak, basically boiling down to “you don’t follow so closely these other Christian precepts, so why consider this a sin?” Now, that may be reason to hone more closely to the other precepts, or it might be an argument to abandon Christianity altogether, but it came across as “you’re already a poor Christian, so anything goes.” I certainly believe that the man may have a more human view of homosexuals as a result of actual substantial exposure to them, but he actually read a speech at the end to gathered homosexuals that made it sound like he as past all his concerns… and it didn’t sound like he actually now believed that homosexual activity was not sinful, he just didn’t focus on that.