I'm not into reality shows, much less most of TV programming. I even find
myself embarrassed to watch the news lately, when a number of female
commentators show even the slightest hint of cleavage. But I'm not going to
be judgmental of fellow LDS members who watch, participate, and enjoy, nor of
those non-LDS who don't accept nor understand our standards. We are in the
world, but not of the world, and some of this participation may be fulfilling
former President Spencer W. Kimball's dictum for us to use mass media to
spread our message. The only thing I would encourage is that those involved
continue to keep their covenants they made when baptized, and to support our
I abhor reality TV because its anything but reality or candid honesty. Even
shows that are not scripted are done in awareness that a camera is on them and
what they say or do will be watched by millions. How can they not be preening?
We're not seeing people as they normally are in their everyday domestic
settings. But that's the pretense that is kept up by all who take part.