Controversy brewing of ABC's 'GCB'
Religion Editor Carla Hinton seeks feedback on Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth's new show “GCB.” She also discusses the book “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore, who will be keynote speaker at the Whiz Kids' annual charity event “Seeds of Hope” on March 27 in Oklahoma City.
An email is circulating with an online petition opposing the new ABC television show “GCB.”
The show, which airs Sunday nights, features Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth. It has all the makings of what I call a “God controversy.”
Chenoweth, known for her amazing voice and comedic timing, portrays the character Carlene Cockburn, the church choir solo-
Apparently, there are some people who think “GCB” does not present Christian women in a positive light. Others have said the show features negative stereotypes of Christian women, particularly Southern Christian women.
ABC says the show's name stands for “Good Christian Belles.” But Kim Gaitlin's book on which the show is based is called “Good Christian Bitches.” The email I read said “GCB” characters are portrayed more like the book's name than the show's sanitized moniker.
I'd like to know readers' opinions. Do you think “GCB” presents Christian women and the church in a negative way? Do you think the show will succeed with viewers?
Send your comments to chinton@
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