Monday, April 20, 2009

Who says that?! Oprah what is up with you?

So.. this blog is SOOO overdue! I have been fuming about this for over a week right now.. and I think that it is such FALSEHOOD that I need to speak up about it. And yes, Oprah is getting a letter from me.

Beware this is adult material so if you have a kid that reads this, please use caution as to what you want them to read.

Anyone that knows me, knows I have been an Oprah JUNKIE since I was 12 yrs old. I would buy all magazines with her on it, read her auto biography's I just really connected with her. And even though there were shows on that I didn't want to watch, I loved the heart that she put on her show.

It seems as though Oprah this past year has traded her feel good-family viewing and sold her viewing network to the Liberal people. Sad to see the feel good show that I love come to an end and be traded for politics, worldly garb and liberal philosophy's.

This past week she did a series on Talking about Sex with your teens. There were some good segments until she brought Dr. Laura Berman on who suggested such a RIDICULOUS philosophy about what you should do for your teens that I had to turn off the show and have been fuming since, wondering what the best forum would be to STAND FOR SOMETHING! And let them know what they would be doing.

To spare those who may not want to see the video details and to help you understand why I share this next story what she suggested was forms of "Self Love". I am going to show you this clip because I would love for all my readers to write to Oprah and others and let them know what a ridiculous thing it is that they are suggesting!
http://www.momlogic.com/videos/?autoplay=true&mediaKey=5b8c2a25-fa81-43fa-a710-21c414f0f002
Besides the OBVIOUS reasons why I DO NOT think this is okay. There is an experience I had while living in Illinois that made this so clear to me why we are counseled by our church leaders to not give in to the "natural man" and how sexual desires are appropriate and essential within the bonds of marriage of a man and woman.

I lived in Illinois for a year while my best friend Jen was attending grad school. While their I worked at a Residential Treatment Center for kids with Brain injuries. I sure loved those teens. I loved the things they were learning retrain themselves to get back in the real world after their traumatic injuries and live back with their families. It was a very organized, structured and safe program. Sic months after working there, we received a new program director. She made "self Love" an accepted behavior. The youth were told that they just needed to tell staff that they needed "personal time"and that would be appropriate in their rooms. What happened when we embraced this concept? All hell broke loose. ( I don't know another term that more adequately describes what happened!) We had kids molesting each other because they didn't know how to control themselves anymore. The state was called in so many times because of rape reports that had to be filed. The center that was so recommended and so respected started to come under major scrutiny. I saw with my own eyes that if you give girls free rein to masturbate in all forms you create sex addicts and teen pregnancy rates will rise.. you mark my words.. I watched it flip my rehab in 3 months time!
I want to protect the innocence of children and teens. I want to make sure that the world doesn't put these promoting ideas into their heads. These rituals are NOT OK, they are NOT normal. Those feelings should be saved within the walls of marriage period.

So for now, Oprah.. I am sad to say goodbye to a show that has brought such sweetness into my life with the guests that it has featured and the stories they have told. Let me know when you come back to your senses!

13 comments:

Shane's Angie said...

I agree with you soo completely! I think Oprah would be shocked to know how many of us are done with her after all the stuff she's been feeding us lately! We'll just have to go back to watching the 20th Anniversary DVD's! (If you don't have them, I do and you're welcome to borrow them!)

Brand N' Kys said...

WOW! There are more reason then I can count why that is the most terrible ideas. I read romance novels as a teen and think that that started trouble for me... haha so "self love" would have been no good for me as a teen! WOW! This world scares me. I am sad to have to raise a daughter in it!

Jamie said...

I didn't watch that episode, but its reasons such as these that terrifies me to be raising children in this day and age. I agree with you completely. This world is going to burn for SURE!

Amber said...

She has such power to influence for good. Too bad for her! Such a disappointment.

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Desiree said...

Meg, Well put. I cannot believe this is being taught. I'm sorry Oprah is letting you down after so many years. I've never really been on the Oprah train, but lately I have heard some of her potical views, etc.. That is sad and wrong to teach children. You don't just have a religios opinion. You have seen the results first hand. I'm sorry that had such a negative effect on the teens at your old job. Is it any wonder? Why do they think there is such a problem with oral sex and porno cell phone pics, etc... That mentality is so wrong. Thanks for letting us know and standing up so strongly for what you believe.

Leavitt Family said...

Meg I support you in this, you are very wise!

Scott, Fia, and Tre said...

Hey Megs! I miss you! "Self-Love", what the heck is wrong with that Dr. and Oprah! Messed up Oprah. You're off my viewing list, and I'll make sure to pass this info on to my friends and family!

Surrounded by boys!!! said...

Megan
I am proud of you. I think there were probably thousands of viewers around the country that feel the same way you do, but how many will stop watching because of it? And further how many will stand up and say something about it? Unfortunately I sadly say, not many. You are an amazing person. You have the ability to touch so many people. I will always love you for the strength that you show in ALL situations! Good on ya!

Erica said...

I agree with you completely. I have my own opinions about Oprah, but I'll keep them to myself. But this issue just shows how much we will have to stand up for truth in today's world. It will increasingly be so!

I bet there are people who agree with you (as is shown on the blog comments here), but sadly I also believe there are people out there who have changed their opinion now that Oprah said it was okay.

Puts a mother's role into perspective, doesn't it. Daunting.

Carol said...

I saw the first half of that episode and then turned it off because I was so frustrated. Good for you for speaking out!

On another note...I might be interested in having you nanny for us again. Can you email me at bearsandhares@gmail.com so that we can discuss the specifics? Thanks!

DeeAura said...

MEG. I didn't see this, but I've heard similar things for quite some time, and I'm so glad you wrote about that experience on here. Honestly. I can't even begin to imagine what will happen (because it's already starting to happen) if people don't stand up and say NO, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! to all this nonsense. It's out of control. Thanks for writing this.

Monica said...

Thanks for making a stand! This is truly the problem with our society! Self indulgence! Please send your experience with Oprah! We are told that our day is worse than Sodom and Gammorah!