Personally I think the only reason that it offends some christians is that it exposes the truths of the world we live in; These are characters that are very true to life.
it's refreshing to see a show about christians who are actually REAL PEOPLE. I mean, had he not been a minister, no one would have cared. people are flawed, and if you don't like the truth, then fine. don't watch it, but protesting it will only make it worse for you. Heck, to be personally honest, I thought the show was ridiculus in the previews of it and never gave a thought of seeing it till all of the drama started; I ending up watching it tosee what all the fuss is about. I love it now, and will do everything in my power to see that it stays on FOREVER!!!!
btw; isn't it kind of ironic that the most honorable, christian in the family is the gay son who's going to be a med student?
I just wish that more shows had the courage to be as honest about the worlds around them as this series.
and besides; let's not pretend that christians dont make THEMSELVES look bad.
every religion has it share of crazy idiots; it's just that christians seem to have their crazy's exposed quicker.
The bottom line is, are the people doing bad things? duh! should they strive to be better? of course! Is this an honest portayal of humans who just happen to be christian? yes.
Should you have judged the show before even seeing it? no;I don't mind if you complain, but at least take a look at what your judging before pointing the finger, for you may find yourself in front of a mirror.
(but thanks for the free publicity! ^.~)