Wise As Serpents
I got an email from my sister yesterday asking me to sign an online petition demonstrating my outrage at a new TV show called GCB, which stands for “Good Christian Bitches.” It’s supposed to air on ABC, so if I had to guess, this is basically Desperate Housewives, except with uglier women and set in a church. I didn’t sign the petition.
The reason for this is because I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet, and I know that if there’s one rule about life that you learn quickly on the internet, it’s “don’t feed the trolls.” While I’m rather upset that there are some people in Hollywood who feel compelled to speak evil of my sisters in Christ, I don’t think my anger should be used as an excuse to provide free marketing for a despicable TV show.
We are expected to be wise as serpents, and I feel sometimes that my brothers and sisters in Christ are too easily baited into providing free marketing for evil. What we neglect is that, to Hollywood, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Negative publicity is always better than none at all. Therefore, the best way to combat this sort of obvious trolling is to simply act like it doesn’t exist. What they want most is publicity, and therefore, if we are truly concerned about doing what is best, we should refrain from giving it to them.