Red Carpet Culture War

Maybe it’s not the big-time red carpet.  Not the Emmys, the Tonys, or the Grammys.

But the People’s Choice Awards this year are promising to give people a chance to vote for their culture-war preference.

According to the Christian Post, The Bible and Liberace are going head to head.

In the category “Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries,” voters have placed these two at first and second place so far.

The Bible Miniseries?

The Bible Miniseries?

The Bible series has been a favorite among evangelical viewers.  Produced by “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, the project hoped to bring the Gospel message into the homes and hearts of millions.  As we’ve noted here on ILYBYGTH, the producers even hoped to bring The Bible into America’s public schools.

...or the story of this tempestuous love affair?

…or the story of this tempestuous love affair?

“Behind the Candelabra,” on the other hand, tells the love story of the flamboyant entertainer Liberace and his much younger lover Scott Thorson.

What do the people like better?  We’ll find out soon…


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  1. Michael

     /  December 3, 2013

    None of the above, please.

    • I think that’ll be a common vote. I also think there will be plenty of people who like both. This is what drives culture-war watchers like me bananas. There are plenty of people who will love The Bible miniseries and tell pollsters they agree that America needs more of the ol-time religion. Then they will turn around and enjoy the Liberace story and tell pollsters that America needs to be friendlier to its flamboyant entertainers.


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