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Published: Monday, April 29 2013 3:30 p.m. MDT

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

In speaking about the objective of remaining chaste outside of marriage, "[Amanda] Low wrote. 'Don’t get me wrong, ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ is a (pretty) accurate portrayal of Evangelicals. I live in the Bible Belt and see these attitudes and worse all the time. But this isn’t how all Christians are.'”

It's the comment about "these attitudes and worse" all the time.

I always thought that chastity outside of marriage, whether the **norm** among Evangelical Christians or not, is at the very least, the ideal.

Is she (Low) suggesting that such chastity ideals is a **bad** thing?!

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Instead of just looking for the religious victim angle, how about exploring how so called 'reality' television is an affront to any thoughtful human?

drmoe
logan, UT

What is wrong with upholding the ideal? Yes, the reality is that some young men and women will make mistakes. But the problem with current society is that if 100% success isn't guaranteed, then the standard isn't taught out of fear of stigmatizing someone. Chastity is a great goal, it should be taught, it can be maintained. When someone falters, you teach them about repentance instead of throwing out the ideal. It would be great if the show addressed that.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

This so-called show is absolute garbage. It has no business appearing on America's airways.

This filthy piece of trash is an outright promotion of both underage sex and substance abuse. It not only portrays these activities as acceptable, it portrays them as desirable.

But is doesn't stop there. It combines its promotion of immorality and addiction with an anti-religious stream of propaganda. Indeed, it denigrates all religious-based moral values.

No parent who cares about the welfare of children would let this garbage into the home. The only expected results would be increased rates of broken homes, disease, and crime.

one old man
Ogden, UT

It's shows like this and many more -- Celebrity Apprentice, American Idol -- so many more, that my TV is almost never turned away from 7, 9 or 11.

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

Reality TV isn't about reality. Only the weakest of minds would suggest that it is.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Spring: Does that mean you have been watching this show? Otherwise, how would you even know what it's about. I have never even heard of it, and certainly cannot glean from this article what you comment about. Maybe it's time to get rid of cable!

Here's my question: Why would these families, with a preacher father and obvious religious parents, put themselves in this situation where a national audience could see their daughter do something she may, or may not, regret. Could it be money? These shows are go for major entertainment value, which means they will most likely try to put the daughter in a precarious situation. That's the goal. And one would have to assume that these families have signed some agreement to "spice it up" for TV. Seems quite silly, at best!

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

The very premise of a 'reality' show can be taken with a grain of salt. Any Hollywood film or TV producer knows that all that's required to make an audience take even the silliest idea seriously is called suspension of disbelief.

MartinaMondics
Salisbury, MD

I absolutely love Preacher's Daughters,if you don't like it, don't watch it. It's reality TV,your either going to like it or not. I just hope it comes back on for another season!!

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