I get curious if a bishop or synod will ever fully condemn these things.Why should they? Wouldn't that constitute excessive intrusion into the daily lives of the faithful? Wouldn't that show undue lack of trust in the ability of the faithful to discern what's good for them? Why do we need the hierarchy telling us this on something as trivial as what we watch on TV?
Condemning doesn't entirely mean "banishment".
I wonder if they will condemn the constant "programming" that their FLOCK watches. The sheep follow the Shepherd. The faithful do not discern because the faithful are entertained by the sins they witness, and the eye is the lamp of the body.
There are barely any television shows that do not contain at least one thing that I put in the original post. There's barely any mainstream music that does not contain these things either.
I just wonder if a synod will directly come out against main stream television, music - etc. Of course these technologies are great for virtuous uses, but we all know that BARELY happens. I think it would be fair to lump most of it together.....
24 - contains violence, adultery, murder, cursing a brother
American Idol - contains immodesty, songs with sinful messages, harsh judgmental attitudes, and laughing at other's misfortunes
Friends - made light of adultery, homosexuality, ripped at the solidarity of matrimony, contained no family values
Sienfeld - made light of adultery, homosexuality, contained no family values
Home Improvement - Where was God, church, faith, or prayer emphasized? Examples of rebellious teens, teen sex
7th Heaven - A Christian family who had teens grow up living adulterous lives
All of these are just a few examples of mainstream television shows through the last 15ish years. They were filled with messages of sin (some worse than others). We don't hear about this stuff in Laura Ingalls books... (but sin all through the 70's series) At one time the world cried out because Elvis shook his hips... Have morals declined since the inception of television and sin filled musical lyrics on the faithful and society?