by Tony R. Lindsay
Welcome to the
third monthly meeting of the Greater Greensboro
Men for Media Decency. Im Reverend Jimmy
Joe Swigit. We thank the Lord for this big crowd
Margie and I
used to love to go to the movies. Films were
about action and romance. We were intrigued when
the hero and his lovely co-star came to a moment
of intimacy. Violin music flooded our ears and
the camera panned up to the sky. A crescendo of
orchestra music culminated with a clash of
cymbals. The audience took a collective breath
and a long drawn-out AHHH.
Margie and I went to so many movies when we were
courting that we expected to hear violins on our
honeymoon. But, hey, thats enough about me.
Were here tonight to bring decency back to
the theater, television and the printed word.
Somebody say amen.
Movies used to
be romantic, uplifting, and almost spiritual.
Today, we must bear witness to every thrust. In
days gone by, the heroine would coo in a soft
voice, Do you love me? Now she asks,
Do you have protection? There are some blue
ones on the desk. I got a few green ones, and a
couple of those funny-type ones.
used to look longingly into her lovers eyes.
I want the moment to last forever.
Nowadays she says, Hope you dont mind
of we step on it. Ive got a manicure in
twelve minutes and its a block away.
when the camera zoomed in for a close-up of Grace
Kellys delicate ear as she dabbed on
expensive French perfume. Today, if the camera
were close to her ear, her foot would obstruct
the view. I tell you its disgusting.
Im appalled every time I watch it.
here tonight to abolish filth. Every man who
wants to put an end to explicit movies and
television and get back to the days of orchestra
music--please stand up.
I said stand
I said get on
Come on guys,
somebody stand up.