Monday, September 25, 2006
Veggies in a Stew?
NBC is airing edited episodes of VeggieTales. All "non-historical" mention of God or the Bible have been deleted, apparently.
Click here to read the story.
NBC has responded, saying, "NBC is committed to the positive messages and universal values of 'VeggieTales.' Our goal is to reach as broad an audience as possible with these positive messages, while being careful not to advocate any one religious point of view."
Veggie creator Phil Visher is upset. According to the LA Times, he said, "It's a mistake to pitch 'VeggieTales' as just values because fundamentally it's about God."
Let's do a Richard Niebuhr thing with this: So, is this an example of "cucumber of culture?" Or maybe it is "cucumber against culture?" What do you think?
Hat tip to Bill Tammeus