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Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Peachey Keen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:40 pm

Over the years, AIO has tackled some pretty touchy issues, including abortion, alcholism, dyslexics, divorce, and the list goes on. When Pamela Has a Problem aired, parents didn't like that Odyssey "exposed" their kids to abortion without the parents' first talking with them about it.

Odyssey prides itself on relating to kids and sometimes adults in all areas in our culture. Today, one of the most controversial and accepted issues to day is gay marriages and homosexualism in general. I think it would be great if an episode of AIO would address this. No, I don't think they should explain it explicitly, but it should talk about why it is wrong.

People may ask, "We don't want our kids exposed to that" or "Shouldn't we just avoid that topic?" Yes, over 10 years ago, these would be valid points. But in our modern world, you can't go anywhere without hearing about gays and lesbians. It's on TV, movies, news reports, and in our very schools and workplaces! Kids, whether we like it or not, know what a gay person is. A show exposing the wickedness is more prevalent now than it ever has.

Those are my thoughts. What are yours?
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby DanP740 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:45 pm

Instantly made me think of something said in the chat:

Jan 20 22:31:40 <PatrickRCoxTaxMaster> I actually asked Paul McCusker if there will be an episode about gay marriage on Odyssey.
Jan 20 22:32:03 <PatrickRCoxTaxMaster> He said they were going to cover that after they tackled universal health care.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:44 am

Ok, Mr. McCusker, I'll be waiting. Homosexuality is discussed in the Bible. There is a very clear stance on it in the Bible. Homosexuality is extremely prevalent in society and culture today. I don't see how it can possibly not be covered. It is 100% supported by the world today. Christians need to take a stand with this, and so far, we've fallen into an awful way, and an even more awful way. We either accept it to be 'tolerant', and desecrate one of God's Creation ordinances, or we judge others for it, and hatred is thrown against God and his church. Let me make myself clear. God does not like homosexuality. God loves homosexuals. Lady Gaga says that it's fine because you're 'born this way'? Well guess what?! I was born the way of a sinner, but I am born AGAIN! I've always seen Odyssey as groundbreaking in how it can present relevant issues to the young culture; to show a Christian Fundamentalist worldview that will not compromise to sin. Like Austin said, abortion, divorce, adoption, poverty, abuse, alcoholism, drugs, mental illness, homelessness. God has blessed this show with the ability to reach the hearts of a believing and non-believing childhood that can be saved from repeating the mistakes of its parents. I'm not saying Odyssey SHOULD address this topic. I'm saying that Odyssey NEEDS TO address this topic! *climbs off soap box*
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Lee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:19 pm

I think it would be very great... but considering how much AIO seems to have "regressed" on vital issues by not mentioning them, I seriously doubt it will ever happen. And do you have any idea how they'd handle it if they did? I think it would be very hard to have a good episode on. :anxious: Not that I think they shouldn't, but I could definitely see why they'rd shy away from it. Plus, all you have to know if FOTF's stand on homosexuality and you'll know how AIO feels.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby SoccerLOTR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:46 pm

Adah wrote:I think it would be very great... but considering how much AIO seems to have "regressed" on vital issues by not mentioning them, I seriously doubt it will ever happen. And do you have any idea how they'd handle it if they did? I think it would be very hard to have a good episode on. :anxious: Not that I think they shouldn't, but I could definitely see why they'rd shy away from it.

True story. On the one hand, I feel like it is something that needs to be addressed because of how prevalent it has become, but on the other hand, I have NO clue how they would do it. And particularly since we seem to have, yes, regressed to be geared toward a younger age and avoiding serious topics, I'm not sure it'll happen anytime soon.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Samitude » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:40 pm

Since they've never even discussed the sinfulness of pre-marital sex or adultery I doubt they would bring up homosexuality.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby 31899 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:41 pm

The point made by DanP740 is that they are not going to.

For those of you trolls that are going/have gone/will post their rants, please remember Jesus taught love not hate, meaning love the sinner hate the sin. Do not hate the sinner.

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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:06 pm

31899 wrote:The point made by DanP740 is that they are not going to.

For those of you trolls that are going/have gone/will post their rants, please remember Jesus taught love not hate, meaning love the sinner hate the sin. Do not hate the sinner.

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That's what I was trying to say, in a rather roundabout way.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby radgeek » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Don't kill me but I'm against Odyssey doing an ep on this. I grew up in a neighborhood that at anytime you can find a same sex couple kissing in public. I don't know if that is why I wound up as kreed up as I did but this is the truth. Parents need to talk to there kids about it. Because there are still places in the US where there isn't exposure to this yet.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby DanP740 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:39 pm

SoccerLOTR wrote:but on the other hand, I have NO clue how they would do it.

Wooton and Edwin are going to confess their love for each other and announce their upcoming marriage in Timmy's cabin. \:D/
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Lee » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:39 pm

DanP740 wrote:
SoccerLOTR wrote:but on the other hand, I have NO clue how they would do it.

Wooton and Edwin are going to confess their love for each other and announce their upcoming marriage in Timmy's cabin. \:D/


*to be said in ultimate sarcastic tone*

Of course.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:42 am

DanP740 wrote:
SoccerLOTR wrote:but on the other hand, I have NO clue how they would do it.

Wooton and Edwin are going to confess their love for each other and announce their upcoming marriage in Timmy's cabin. \:D/


Don't even joke.

I could however, see Margaret Faye confessing being a lesbian. It would actually fit her character quite well, IMO.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby 31899 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:03 am

Except that she wanted to marry Mr. Whittaker.

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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby DanP740 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:13 am

You can be both.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby snubs » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:07 am

There's been people married (to the opposite sex) and then say they are actually gay.


I don't really have an opinion on this. I mean, I think it would be great for AIO to touch on this, however I highly doubt they will. Especially how Odyssey is now.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby radgeek » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:20 am

I would love to see a character that has same sex attractions but is a Christian and knows that fulfilling the flesh's wants in that way is sinful and won't do it. It shows that God still loves these people and can use them for his glory if they serve Him.

But that's no going to happen either.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Leonard Meltsner » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:12 pm

This is where we can see the advantage to a teenage/adult spin-off of the show.
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Lee » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:37 pm

I wish they would... Or at least that FOTF would. :(
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Whitty Whit » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:05 pm

Well, this is a prevalent topic in today's society... But I doubt they will. I have it on good authority that people there aren't really Christians. So yeah, I doubt they will. And plus, with recent albums, it seems like they have been leaving the episodes about biblical truths behind. :P "When you're right, you're right" ring a bell? Oh yeah, I posted one time on the AIO podcast comments blasting that episode, and it got modded. lol
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Re: Odyssey and Homosexuals

Postby Lee » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:48 pm

What about Dr. Dobson? Or doesn't he work there anymore???
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