A common denominator

By: Chris Johnson

We’ve written before about Fox TV’s animated shows, “Family Guy,â€Â “American Dad,â€Â and “The Cleveland Show.â€ÂÂ Â Â  It’s no secret that these cartoons have nothing to do with family – other than to undermine the values taught by millions of parents – and nothing to do with traditional American ideals except to attack and erode them. We know when we monitor each episode we’ll find another assault upon the family and common standards of decency.  The specifics might vary, but the overall content remains the same.  Rife with profanity, extremely vulgar dialogue, crude sexual themes, and gratuitous violence, each episode is a new variation of the same repulsive, sexualized theme.   No matter the perversity, this trio of shows readily promotes it to the millions of youth who watch.    And, disturbingly, these three foul shows are watched by millions of youth.  In fact, it has been reported that “Family Guyâ€Â is one of the most watched shows by children six to eleven years old! In addition to the offensive content, Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show also have a couple of other things in common.  The three are created and produced by Seth MacFarlane.  It will come as no surprise that MacFarlane is an outspoken supporter of gay marriage, the legalization of marijuana, and is a proponent of atheism.  MacFarlane uses these three shows as a bully pulpit to promote his secular, leftist ideologies, regularly mocking Christianity and Biblical ethics.  He is also a frequent speaker on college campuses, further pushing his agenda to undermine faith and morality. And while this trio shares a common creator and agenda, they also have something else in common – the advertiser Yum Brands.  (Yum Brands is the corporation that owns Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s, and A&W.)  Take a look at the advertising history of these three shows and you will see Yum Brands is a very frequent and long-time sponsor of MacFarlane’s shows.  As an example, this past Sunday night revealed multiple ads for both Taco Bell and KFC on Family Guy and American Dad. Yum Brands has been on ADA’s radar for years as a regular sponsor of trash TV.  We communicated with the company over their sponsorship of Desperate Housewives when that show premiered in 2004.  After months of communications, Yum Brands stated they were pulling all advertising from Desperate Housewives, only to break their word weeks later. Speaking as one desiring to be a good steward, it seems obvious that Yum Brands, a company that chooses to align with and promote programming and content that undermines faith and family, is a company not worthy of being supported with the resources God has entrusted to me.  How can I use the Lord’s money to support a company I know to be actively undermining His name? I urge you to join me and let Yum Brands know that as long as they partner with programming that undermines the faith and values of millions, including those of your family, you will not be eating at Yum Brands restaurants. Take Action! Click on the link below to express your concern to Yum Brands. https://americandecency.org/take_action_form.php?msg_id=77 =================================== Your support is important to our ability to make a difference. Donate online at: https://secure4.afo.net/ada/donate.php American Decency Association is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. American Decency Association Bill Johnson, President P.O. Box 202 Fremont, MI 49412 ph: 231-924-4050 www.americandecency.org http://www.twitter.com/billwjohnson

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