Does “GCB” Mock Christianity?

    Are you familiar with the ABC show GCB? The show originally was called Good Christian B—–s, the title of the book by Kim Gatlin on which the show is based.

    Although it’s not a show intended for young girls, I wanted to write about it because its storyline includes a group of so-called Christians. And the show’s content has caused a huge stir.

    Briefly, the show relays the lives of a group of superficial women. Take a look at the following clip.

    The controversy is an obvious one. Many Christians have complained about this show, saying it mocks their faith. Here we have a group of “Christian” women who are not behaving like Christians. And their actions are supposed to be funny. They use and spin scripture to forward their own agendas.

    In contrast, there are those supporters of the show who say it’s just satirical, and that Christians need to not take things so seriously.

    But are these women really Christians? I don’t believe that a person is a true Christian simply because she goes to church and regurgitates Bible verses. A real Christian is a person who strives to live her life according to the Gospel. Therefore, a real Christian would not be a b—h. She would be kind and compassionate. She would not gossip and she certainly would not dress as immodestly as some of these women do.

    Does GCB mock Christians? I don’t think so, because the women in this show are not real Christians. Mocking Christianity would be introducing a character who is a real Christian and then placing her in scenarios that belittle or ridicule her beliefs.

    I do think this show depicts Christians in a negative light. They may not be real Christians, but they are “supposed” to be Christians. And people who don’t know or understand Christianity may assume these women are just bad Christians. Or worse, that they are behaving the way real Christians behave. In short, I believe that GCB misrepresents Christians and ultimately diminishes the faith, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

    The bigger concern is that there aren’t enough shows depicting real Christians who have integrity and a deep desire to glorify God in word and deed. We used to have the show 7th Heaven, and there also was Touched by an Angel, but such shows are few and far between. More often than not, we are offered shows about pseudo-Christians, leading many to believe that Christians are all hypocrites. It’s a shame.

    Have you watched GCB? Do you think it mocks Christianity or depicts Christians in a negative light?

    T.M. Gaouette
    T.M. Gaouette is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and fiction novelist. She was born in Africa, brought up in London and is now living in New England with her husband and four children. Devoted to Him, Gaouette is dedicated to glorifying God through her stories for teens and young adults. T.M. Gaouette is the author of "The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch" and "Freeing Tanner Rose," Christian novels for teens and young adults. She's currently working on completing her upcoming novel -visit for more on her Christian fiction work. Connect with her on and .


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