New sitcom GCB offends Christianity

The new ABC sitcom GCB has barely been on the air one week and it’s already causing a stir. The series is based on Kim Gatlin’s book, “Good Christian Bitches,” about a woman who moves back home after the tragic death of her husband and has to deal with the wrath of the girls she once tormented in high school. The network first considered changing the series title to Good Christian Belles before settling on using just the acronym. Despite the name change, NYC Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is not pleased and is calling for people to boycott the show until the title is completely changed and an apology from the network is released. “You can’t change something that’s already in your head…we’re not stupid,” says Vallone. “I can’t imagine that they would consider using that language against any other faith. The fact that ABC considers this sort of language and this sort of title as something that would even be considered for a TV show is really a sad statement about how low we have sunk.”

ABC hasn’t yet released any statements about the controversial sitcom but the second episode, “Hell Hath No Fury,” is still set to air March 11.

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  1. Danielle • March 7, 2012 @ 12:34 PM

    Not impressed!

  2. Trevor • March 7, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

    Go onto Urban Dictionary and look up Santorum. Pretty funny stuff!

    And give it a rest…we all know that heaven isn’t real.

  3. me • March 7, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

    There are much more important issues to get upset about than the name of a TV show….

  4. Lindsay • March 7, 2012 @ 2:58 PM

    If “me” thinks there is nothing to get upset about because it is just a name, why did “me” not use their real name for their post? After all it’s just a name! As an individual who considers herself a Christian I am offended by the title. If the title was “Good Muslim Bitches” Congress would be involved, and there would be protests in the streets!

  5. Olive • March 7, 2012 @ 5:22 PM

    Really? We are talking about a tv show name when child trafficking, slavery, and soldiers are going on in REAL life and not TV life? (Yes, I am trying to stop Kony, so what?) Deal with the more important issues instead of a stupid name. Jeez

  6. Anonymous • March 7, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

    I think the title is hilarious – not offensive. Good for you ABC for having some balls! The title isn’t saying all Christians are bitches it’s just saying the ones in this show are. I think that’s pretty clear

  7. Nobody Important • March 7, 2012 @ 5:40 PM

    After watching that preview I think the name is the ONLY thing this show has going for it, and the name sucks.

  8. Nobody Important • March 7, 2012 @ 5:42 PM

    Oh and I understand christians have it in for the show, but imagine if they called it Good Muslim or Good Hindu B*tches. Not cool.

  9. Max • March 7, 2012 @ 7:28 PM

    Suck it up! Everyone needs to stop being offended by everything.

  10. Ur mom • March 8, 2012 @ 9:55 AM

    I’m a Christian and I don’t even care about this. it’s only about the characters in the show, I’m sure everyone is smart enough to know that this show isn’t generalizing all Christians. :-/

  11. jjjones • March 8, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

    I didn’t what the title meant either until reading this. I turned it on and didn’t last five minutes, so I’m guessing it won’t have staying power anyway which makes this old news fast.

  12. TheTruth • March 8, 2012 @ 1:03 PM

    I also didn’t know what GCB stood for until reading this article, and I still don’t plan on watching the show.

  13. Mary • March 8, 2012 @ 2:22 PM

    I also didn’t know what the initials stood for until reading this article. I watched it and thought it was funny and their just doing a spoof on one of the stupid reality series that’s doing the rounds on TV.
    Like some of the other readers said get on with it there are far more important things going on in this world. Give with your hearts and not your mouths,feed the hungry, help the poor, visit the elderly, sponsor a child, join the SPCA the list goes on and on. So many causes to be dealt with in this world and this is what Chrisitians should be concentrating on not some stupid title of a TV comedy.

  14. Wendy • March 8, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    This show does not merit your Christian angst..it will be gone before you know it.

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