E.S. One should pay attention to current church leaders and what they are and
are not saying. Which isn't to say Benson was giving dated advice. In the
70's Kimball said to not use playing cards. Nor should you fake the games
with a Rook deck.R vs. PG is NOT a useful line. It is extremely
inconsistent and unreliable. Of particular concern is that there are MANY
television shows which most certainly might get an R rating now if they were
movies, a R rating in Benson's day -- they aren't movies. CSI --
great show. Educational (getting tired maybe now, and cloned and repeated)
though certainly graphic. MASH was an R rated movie for several reasons of
which one principally was graphic (tame today) operating room scenes. Knowing
why a movie is rated may help; mostly the sites (where others endure the
offensive material, how fair is that?) which describe content are helpful.
Also, books including a lot of Young Adult fiction are "R" rated.Last, this standard is NOT part of the recommend interview either asked
or judged upon (if known). Nor should it be.
VST,It's not only a matter of should the bishop ask that
question during a temple recommend interview or should he not, but it is indeed
a matter of personal righteousness. Can I watch R-rated movies, yes. Should I?
Everyone should answer that by themselves. However, if a person really follow
the gospel teachings and the advice of their leader, surely they should not
watch R-rated movies.There are those who say the Church never really
said anything about R-rated movies before. Well, they are wrong. In Pres. Ezra
Taft Benson said the following at the April 1986 General Conference:
"Don’t see R-rated movies or vulgar videos or participate in any
entertainment that is immoral, suggestive, or pornographic.." Does he or any
other leader need to be more straightforward than that? Nope!Is the
problem only with R-rated movies? No. But if a bishop knows a particular member
watches R-rated movies, he should seriously consider that before authorizing a
Fwiw, I've stumbled upon these trailers on Hulu (just regular Hulu, we
don't do Hulu Plus), they usually have some kind of warning on the front of
them, but that's hardly much when you've got a kid logged in on their
Interesting chance to slam an educator since school doesn't start until
@WerAmen. If you tell a kid to watch an Evil Dead trailer what do you
think their going to see? It's a violent, ultra gory movie. Shockingly the
trailer was gory and ultra violent. I just went and watched the green band
trailer and guess what? It was pretty gory and violent as well. A film teacher
who doesn't know that should consider a new line of work....
Heidi, please! Evidence indicates Mr. Moss was as unaware of the existence of
Red Band trailers as the student was. We know that you are not perfect, so I
think you ought to cut the teacher a little slack and allow him to make an
honest mistake. I don't always agree with Hutterite, but here
he is spot on. You need to teach your children well so that they can interact
with society while maintain integrity and balance. That is the parent's
job, more so than the job of the teacher.
Any high school teacher who would have their students view anything associated
with "Evil Dead" needs to have his/her continued employment seriously
examined. There is no redeeming value to this movie or the three that proceeded
it. It wasn't as if it was named "House of Flowers" and marketed
intentionally marketed to misled the public.The producers glory in
this gore horror genre. They describe it as "The most terrifying film you
will ever experience." For the teacher to not know what a Red Band trailer
is, well, that's one thing. But, to have his/her students actually watch a
trailer for the purpose of further discussion, actually validates the movie.This was a bad decision and needs to followed up by school authorities.
Hutterite, if people don't want to be part of that culture, they really can
choose not to be. Yes, "stuff" is out there, but it can be and IS
avoidable. One does not have to succumb to evil, look for evil, look AT evil,
or have one's agency intruded upon in anyway.
I have a friend whose child had Mr Moss as a teacher. I met him once. Nice guy.
I think he is trying to be very careful as MMHS is a VERY "LDS
Church is the center-of-your-life school" and he may be fearful he will lose
his job there. I know the superintendent and he is very ultra-Mormon, but he
likely won't let this bother him.
Okay people calm down. You won't see these trailers when you go to a
theater because they are only available online. All of the ones I have ever seen
I had to consent. Also BYU Track Star, are you aware that students watch some R
rated movies in BYU's film classes?
If you're worried about these then you have not prepared your children to
exist in society. There's a lot 'worse' out there if you want to
look for it, like the entire movie that the trailer references.
What action have parents taken to KNOW their children's instructor, Bradley
Moss? Why is Bradley Moss requiring such assignments from his students and now
what action are responsible parents going to take to protect their children from
such instructors? What consequences will Mr. Moss experience from the District
Administrators and the Principal at Maple Mountain. Parents ask for a syllabus
or curriculum outline from each of your children's teachers. This
situation is way out of bounds!
Well it just goes to show: you learn something new everyday. Friday night is
movie night for me. I didn't know they color coded movie trailers now. And
these "Red" branded movies contain "R" Rated material if I read
the article correctly. Does this now mean when I go in for a Temple recommend
interview and my Bishop asks me if I frequent "R" rated movies. Do I
hedge my bets and say "No I don't frequent "R" rated movies but
I watch "Red" branded Movie Trailers. Boy, talk about needing to stay
on top of rapidly changing movie ratings? Do I further Hedge my bets and say I
activly cover my ears and close my eyes when the "Red" branded preview
trailers appear in the Movie houses? Oh good grief, prehaps I shouldn't get
out of bed in the morning now.
Gosh, these are scary.