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Getting Back to Mayberry

Friday, August 05, 2022 @ 09:57 AM Getting Back to Mayberry ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

Hannah Meador The Stand Writer MORE

I always enjoy popping on to Twitter and seeing what’s trending. In fact, I’ve come up with more than one blog topic just by reading the daily craziness online. Usually, it’s nothing juicy, and half the time, it’s just click bait. But, nevertheless, sometimes I click. And this week, I was almost shocked to see “Cancel Netflix” trending.

At first, I double checked my emails to make sure that there wasn’t a straight-forward call for a Netflix boycott. To be honest, the streaming service has been off my radar since the movie Cuties was released in 2020. It was a disgusting documentary that followed four 11-year-old girls as they joined a dance group. The camera angles left nothing to the imagination and showed the young children twerking while the movie sexually exploited them in more ways than one. The film caused quite a stir, but in the end (and a couple of lawsuits later), Netflix still chose to leave the movie on its platform.

So, what was it this week that had the streaming giant in deep waters?

They canceled a hit-show that contained lesbians.

Apparently, they scratched the show First Kill, centered around star-crossed lovers. The only issue? One was a vampire and the other a vampire hunter. Oh, and they were both women. Shocker, right? Evidently, the show wasn’t making enough money, and Netflix decided to can it after season one. And let me tell you, some of these fans are mad enough to send a stake straight through the Netflix corporation. In usual Left-wing fashion, they are throwing fits and demanding that Netflix pick the show back up or risk being canceled by “thousands of viewers.”

Pardon me while I laugh out loud. First of all, I think that very few individuals are actually going to put their money where their mouths are and cancel their Netflix subscription. And secondly, this type of tactic just further proves how we are terribly decaying as a society.

Movie exploiting little children? “Fine. Leave it,” the Left says.

TV show with homosexual leads terminated? “CANCEL NETFLIX RIGHT NOW,” they scream with a vengeance.

I often find myself wondering what it was like to live in the days of Mayberry, Lucy, or on the farm of Green Acres. TV was clean, funny, and while I’m sure some episodes may have had a hidden agenda here or there, it wasn’t blasted in everyone’s face 24/7. But alas, I live in a world where homosexuality reigns supreme, and everything else reeks of wokeness. Is there any way to break free from it all?

Honestly, I think that the answer is hidden within the Left’s screams: Cancel Netflix. Cancel anything and everything that invades your beliefs, hinders your family time, and causes you to grumble. It may be a steaming service, or it may be the Facebook app on your phone. But if we truly want the simpler and safer way of life, we must make a stand.

This isn’t about destroying a company whose beliefs differ from ours. It’s about rebuilding the life where family came before anything else the world had to offer. And what better way to achieve it than carrying a fishing pole or eating dinner without the influences of media blaring in the background? What if we sat on the porch swing with our loved ones and held Bible studies together, instead of turning on a sitcom?

Adrian Rodgers once said, “It’s growing gloriously dark.”

And I can’t help but wonder, are we aiding the darkness? Or combatting it with all we have? It starts in our home. Let’s turn the TV off and get back to Mayberry! 

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23)

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