Taking a Stand

November 29, 2012

Well, he’s certainly gotten people talking.  This past week actor Angus T. Jones made headlines after his video condemnation of the television show that has made him a very wealthy teen-ager.  Depending on your perspective he was either taking a courageous stand for his faith or he was joining in former co-star Charlie Sheen in being a complete kook.  
If you missed it, Jones who played the ½ in 2 ½ men asked people to stop watching the show “and filling your head with filth.”  It seems that the actor has recently connected with God and has come to the conclusion that “You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that”, and he wants out.
In the past 12 months, Jones has made approximately $8,000,000.00 from the show, and it seems that he willing to give that up for his convictions.  But really, the important issue isn’t whether Angus T. Jones walks away from his $350,000.00 per episode contract because of his Christian faith, but whether his words will have any impact on the television watching habits of Christians.  I wonder how many Christians who applaud his stand will still watch the show or shows just like it?    Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.