While the rest of us are shouting obscenities as we untangle our Christmas lights, Amelia Hamilton over at Newsbusters is doing the Lord’s work. She’s watching Showtime’s new comedy SMILF so you don’t have to.
SMILF (Single Mom I’d Like to F***) doesn’t seem to have any real theme beyond ridiculing and debasing anyone who holds to any type of faith or places any value in traditional family life. A crass, horny, selfish millennial becomes a single mom. Oh, and her mom is Rosie O’Donnell, who plays a caricature of a Catholic mother.
Ms. Hamilton has been slogging through each episode each week in an attempt to see what Showtime programmers think about America in general. From what she’s reported on so far it seems obvious that Showtime pretty much hates all of us. They seem to be following the typical Hollywood anti-Christian and anti-American values script to a tee, including taking the incredibly “brave” step of mocking the Virgin Mary and the birth of Jesus.
In this scene, Bridgette is shopping with her mom, Tutu (played by Rosie O’Donnell), and Tutu says that one of the ways she supports her daughter is by praying for her by saying, “Dear Heavenly Father, please protect my Bridgette. She’s a little lost. She’s like a sheep. Please guide her.”
When Tutu suggests that Bridgette try praying as well, she could politely decline. Instead, she gets downright offensive in saying the Virgin Mary was sexually assaulted, forced to give birth, and the story told in the New Testament was created to cover it all up.
Bridgette: I’m not gonna pray. I’m not gonna pray to God. I’m sorry.
Tutu: Yeah, well, you know what? You tell that to God, because he carried that guy across the sand, and there was one set of footprints, Bridgette. Remember that.
Bridgette: That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
Tutu: Then, here, how ‘about this? You pray to the Virgin Mother. She’s my favorite.
Woman: Mine, too.
Bridgette: Mothers cannot be virgins.
Woman: Well, Mary can–she was blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Bridgette: Mary was forced to have that baby.
Bridgette: I’m sorry, but Matthew and Luke and whoever did some stuff to her…
Tutu: I don’t wanna hear it, Bridgette.
Bridgette: And then called it an angel baby.
Tutu: Okay, listen to me. That is the mother of God you’re talking’ about.
Bridgette: Now we’re all stuck praying to this “Angel baby.”
Tutu: What are you talkin’ about?
Bridgette: I am on Mary’s side. I am Team Mary.
Tutu: There are no teams. There are no teams in the Bible.
Bridgette: There are teams. You are helping them get away with it.
Tutu: Bridgette, it’s just blasphemous, that’s what it is, and I don’t really like it.
As Hamilton points out, it’s not necessary for Bridgette to go to these extremes to explain she hates religion. In fact, there’s a way to do it that doesn’t have to grossly disrespect three quarters of the American public. This is a direct, deliberate dig at Christianity, as Hamilton has discussed in previous articles. As usual this is a naked attempt at “edginess” that ends up being blatantly cowardly. Christians are the last “safe” group to ridicule in America, as they don’t behead those who offend Jesus and don’t burst into workplaces and murder writers and cartoonists who talk crap about the Virgin Mary.
We won’t hold our breath waiting for the episode that takes on Muhammed’s child brides. “Edgy” only goes so far in an industry known for covering up pedophilia and rape.
If you’re praying for others this Christmas, please keep Amelia Hamilton in mind. She’s sacrificing her sanity and funny bone to keep an eye on the culture wars…and she does it for YOU, America!