958,000 is roughly the number of viewers who tuned in to watch the series premiere of TLC’s reality TV show Sisterhood last Tuesday. In fact, the number of viewers who tuned in was so low that the show is not even listed on the TV ratings charts for shows that aired on January 1st.
Apparently, TLC’s decision to cut the check for a reality show that focuses on preacher’s wives was not a good move.
250 is the number of signatures reached on a petition to pressure TLC into canceling the show. But the petition might not be necessary.
‘Sisterhood’ follows 5 preacher’s wives (including Tara Lewis pictured above) who promote themselves to their husband’s flocks as symbols of submission, morality and virtue.
But in her petition, Ann Cooke called the Christian reality show “pure garbage” that “does not portray the reality of being a Christian or the reality of being a Preacher’s or Pastor’s wife.”
In her petition, Ann Cooke writes:
The Sisterhood is being portrayed as a Christian reality show, featuring Preacher’s/Pastor’s wives from Atlanta, GA. The previews and highlights of the upcoming show is pure garbage and does not portray the reality of being a Christian or the reality of being a Preacher’s or Pastor’s wife. The airing of this show is not only offensive to the Body of Christ, but it is also degrading to Women of Color (specifically). This show mocks everything that we, as believers, stand for. It is disgusting, disgraceful, inappropriate and an inaccurate display of what we strive to accomplish as Christians. The airing of this show only adds more fuel to the ever-present distasteful stereotype that we, as Christians, fight daily to erase. We must stand together and put an end to TLC’s clear derogatory distortion of the Body of Christ and Women of God (specifically, Preacher’s and Pastor’s wives)! Please spread the word!
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