Last December, I wrote an article giving five reasons to be careful when watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Overall, the article was a light-hearted endorsement of this network which has remained committed to family entertainment. The concerns weren’t deeply disturbing. They simply highlighted areas where one ought to be cautious.
Now, there is a sixth reason to be careful.
In August, the Hallmark Channel debuted its first film featuring a same sex wedding ceremony. They have hinted around at same sex relationships in earlier offerings, but they never featured a gay wedding or prominent relationship in one of their films, until now.
Hallmark was one of the few bastions of agenda-free, family-friendly programming left on television. It’s not surprising that this cultural shift has found its way to the Christmas movie capital of the world.
How should Christians approach this issue in our culture and this change in programming on a station known for wholesome entertainment?
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping other women see their worth in a season when they often feel less-than.
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