If you haven’t heard, there’s this show on MTV now called Skins. The actors are 15-19 years old. It is about “real issues” teenagers face, demonstrated in a frank way (says MTV). But sex among the teenagers is EXTREMELY implied and the lewd conversation among minors is just . . . RAUNCHY. A clip on CNN showed a teen girl rubbing her chest seductively in front of another teen. In the second episode, a seventeen year old is seen running down the street away from the camera as we watch the bare butt. You can see the CNN things here and here.
How naked does it have to be before it’s pornography? How illicit does the conversation need to be before its pornographic? THIS is child pornography, folks. And parents, WAKE UP – it’s on MTV!
What really bothers me is that I’m seeing comments on Facebook of my friends saying how much they love Skins… Christian friends.
To those friends: I love you. We have freedom in Christ, and praise God for it! But does “freedom in Christ” give us liberty to see how far we can push the limit before God doesn’t like us anymore? Is that really what it means? What kind of holiness is that? I want this kind. And this kind.