I stayed up way too late last night reading all the back and forth on the Proposition 8 battles. It amazes me. Many are kicking against the pricks. Anyway, while in this search I ran across many who were inquiring about the Church's* view on media. I came across this item the Brethren approved release of in the Newsroom area of LDS.org. I will offer no additional comments, just thought this explanation was interesting and not one I had necessarily heard before. It was in specific relation to the release of Big Love in 2006. For the full transcript, go here.
Concern over the moral standards of television entertainment
Despite its popularity with some, much of today’s television entertainment shows an unhealthy preoccupation with sex, coarse humor and foul language. Big Love, like so much other television programming, is essentially lazy and indulgent entertainment that does nothing for our society and will never nourish great minds. Parents who are casual about their viewing habits ought not to be surprised if teaching moral choices and civic values to their children becomes harder as a result.For that reason and others, Church leaders have consistently cautioned against such entertainment, joining with other religious, education and government leaders in inviting individuals and families to follow a higher road of decency, self-discipline and integrity.
*A future blog post will be dedicated to my definition of the term "church"--I know, you all can't wait!