Indoctrinated Through Media

Years ago, we decided to say goodbye to television and replace it with streaming online videos. This enables my family to watch what we want, when we want and without all of the unnecessary, and oftentimes annoying, commercials.

Recently, I began searching through several of the shows that are currently being played on television in search of something new to watch. (Our show watching typically only occurs during dinner time – there’s more important stuff to do than sit in front of a TV all of the time.)

Within minutes of my search, I was shocked by what I saw. I guess I’ve had my head in the sand for too long. Even though I’m very aware that gay marriage is a huge topic right now, I had no idea how much it was being promoted on television.

Not only did I see it broadcasted in television shows, but also in documentaries, commercials and even one cartoon I ran across.

Whether you agree with homosexual relationships or not, is it really the media’s right to be indoctrinating our children through TV programming? Some things may seem innocent on the surface, but in reality everything our children watch is being absorbed into their mind. It is causing them to form beliefs and opinions; ones that may be very different than what we try to instill in them.

Fortunately, by choosing the programming ourselves, my son doesn’t see much of what is being shown out there. But, how many other kids don’t have that luxury? How many other children are being indoctrinated by TV shows, commercials and even cartoons?

Do you think that it’s the media’s right to indoctrinate people? Do you promote this type of programming, because it teaches acceptance?

If you don’t agree with the media’s approach, how do you prevent your children from seeing it?

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