A&E has a new reality TV show named “Preachers’ Daughters”. The hashtag for the show was trending on twitter. While I was reading what people were saying about the show on twitter to my wife I went to the Facebook page that was linked on twitter.
The Facebook page describes the show as, “Lifetime’s provocative new reality show, “Preachers’ Daughters,” follows the lives of three families for a behind-the-altar look at what happens at home after the sermon concludes.”
The show got even worse and we had not even watched it. Out of curiosity, I pulled up episode 1 on the A&E site. Our faces grew in disgust through the show intro. The Scripture below was put up on the screen and slowly faded away as the first scene began.
God has not called us to an unclean life, but to one of purity.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 (WNT)
We turned the show off. Neither of us could believe that any pastor would expose and ridicule his faith and family, much less his daughter, on a “provocative new reality show.” Even the show’s banner image above (which I hesitated to upload) shows a halo on one end of the word “daughters” and a tail and horns on the other. While Christians may be considered both sinner and saint, we are not called to celebrate our sins.
The office these pastors’ hold is a sacred one not to be taken lightly. I thought of the qualifications for a pastor in light of how this show is advertized.
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. (Titus 1:5-8 ESV)
I wondered how long before violations of the above qualifications would begin to occur. And what would happen to those preachers and their families inside their local churches? It’s as if holiness means nothing anymore and the office of pastor for some means little and this show just may reveal how little churches care about the pastorate.
My wife and I just wondered, why?
Why “Preachers’ Daughters”?
Why would a preacher mock Christianity on a show like this?
Why would a preacher put their family on a show like this?
Why would a preacher expose their daughter on a show like this?
There are so many why questions that could be asked. The first thing that comes to mind is money, but that’s just speculation. Could it be to further the gospel? How does a Christian star in a “provocative new reality show” to the glory of God per 1 Cor. 10:31?
I won’t be watching the show and you won’t have to ask me why.
Do we really have to wonder why the world does not take the gospel or Christianity seriously?
SMH and praying…