The church is up in arms over "The Sisterhood," and some Christian viewers want the show cancelled.
Can TLC get an ‘amen’? Maybe not.
A woman by the name of Anne Cooke has started a petition to cancel the new TLC reality show, which centers on the lives of some of Atlanta’s first ladies. While many people expected the show to portray the church in a positive light, some are not pleased with what they’ve seen thus far.
In the petition, Anne labels the show as "pure garbage and does not portray the reality of being a Christian or the reality of being a Preacher’s or Pastor’s wife." In Anne’s estimation, the show does a lot more harm to the church than good, and it is "not only offensive to the Body of Christ, but it is also degrading to Women of Color (specifically)."
Beyond that, Anne even accuses "The Sisterhood" of providing more fodder for criticisms of Christianity. "It is disgusting, disgraceful, inappropriate and an inaccurate display of what we strive to accomplish as Christians," she argues. "The airing of this show only adds more fuel to the ever-present distasteful stereotype that we, as Christians, fight daily to erase."
Anne isn’t the only one that wants "The Sisterhood" off the air. Chris Hines, a Virginia preacher, tweeted that the show focuses on the wrong aspect of pastoral life.
"This life is not a Hustle. We traded in our lives to carry our purpose. It cost too much to be entertaining! #sisterhood, " Chris wrote, comparing the show to reality TV’s most infamous family. "Kardashians don’t represent the American family anymore than that show represents those who carry the gospel with sincerity."
Side note: Chris also isn’t a huge fan of TLC’s new show, "Best Funeral Ever."
"Sisterhood" star Christina Murray sees things much differently. She’s happy with how the show has turned out because, in her opinion, it is more true to life for modern Christians. "We hated the religious, dogmatic type of church and people who were very judgmental because that’s how they felt they had to be," she told The Christian Post.
"So when we began this journey we definitely wanted to be real and authentic not only with ourselves but also with our ministry and our congregation," Christina added. " I believe in my faith wholeheartedly and I want to be able to live up to what God expects me to live up to. I want to be the person God is calling me to be."
Either way, the future of the show may be in question as TLC plans to premiere "Starter Wives Confidential" in the same timeslot starting January 29. Find out more about the show when you flip through Daily Buzz 1.9.13 below!