Glee, the hit show about a high school Glee club, has very sharp claws, which is one reason kids like it so much. It is routinely, if hilariously, cruel . But no darker current–let alone motivation for parental monitoring–had occurred to me until I recently heard a bright, earnest youth minister tell a group of high school kids that he thought Glee was “anti-Christian.”
It is easy to see his point, if you look at the specifics. In his view, Glee portrays Christians as phonies and hypocrites. He observed that the only self-identified Christian is the shiny blond Quinn, cheerleading president of the celibacy club, who is pregnant by one classmate but pretending the father is another.