The new ABC television show “GCB” has stirred conversation in the Oklahoma City metro area, both for its take on Christian women and one of the stars, Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth.
“GCB” is based on Kim Gaitlin's book “Good Christian Bitches,” however, ABC has said the show's name stands for “Good Christian Belles.” Chenoweth, portrays the character Carlene Cockburn, nemesis of character Amanda Vaughn, portrayed by actress Leslie Bibb. The show focuses on Amanda as she returns to her hometown of Dallas.
An email had complained that “GCB” does not present Christian women in a positive light. On March 17, The Oklahoman readers were asked two questions: Do you think “GCB” presents Christian women and the church in a negative way? Do you think the show will be a success with viewers? Numerous readers responded to the query, so much so that all responses could not be printed due to space limitations. However, other responses are available on NewsOK at blog.
Here are some of the responses, including the reader's name, city and where noted, his or her faith or denominational affiliation: