Kids love TV. So do adults, for that matter. But one thing that parents have (hopefully) that their children do not have is good discernment. Kids will watch just about anything that has animals in it, especially talking animals. That means that it is up to us as parents to make good, well-informed choices about the programs we allow our children to watch.
The government wants to help us (yeah, right!) by providing TV content ratings and suggested ages for viewing programs. One of these ratings is TV-Y7. This rating is defined from the FCC website as follows:
TV-Y7 (This program is designed for children age 7 and above.) It may be more appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7. Therefore, parents may wish to consider the suitability of this program for their very young children.
Sounds good, right? It prevents our children from viewing anything more than mild fantasy or comedic violence. I’m all for that, even though I don’t really think there’s anyone suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder because they watched the Roadrunner and the Coyote as a kid. But today’s cartoons are more complicated than that. We need to be aware that cartoons are being used to indoctrinate our children into all sorts of evil things.
One of those things is the occult. Don’t believe me? Read on…
Back at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon show that is a spin-off of the 2006 film Barnyard. The show mainly features pop culture references and parodies for the entertainment of the show. I haven’t seen the movie Barnyard, so I will not comment on it here, but I have caught a couple episodes of Back at the Barnyard on Nickelodeon. What a terrible show for children! First of all, I am not sure a 7 year old child would even understand the pop culture references or parodies its humor is based on (Shame on the parents if the 7 year old does understand those references!!!). One of the episodes of Back at the Barnyard is a parody of Law and Order. Now, what parent has allowed their 7 year old to watch Law and Order, which is an OK show for adults, but very bad for children? So, the humor of the show, which is derived from the parody, is completely missed by the target audience? If that’s the case, then what’s the reason for making a parody of an adult show, one that a 7 year old has never seen? We’ll see in a moment.
But first, let’s look at the episode I just finished watching.
In an episode of Back at the Barnyard called “The Haunting,” Otis (the bull) builds a “fun shack” on top of a pet cemetery and strange things start to happen. Pig (a pig) is possessed by the evil spirit of a mean rabbit after saying a spell during a séance the animals hold to communicate with a dead rabbit whose grave was disturbed when Otis built his “fun shack”. The rabbit takes Pig’s possessed body out to the cemetery and digs up all of the other graves there to release his friends so that they can possess the bodies of the other animals. Eventually, the spirit of the rabbit is exorcised from Pig because they trick Pig into eating a pie made with garlic.
This is what the TV rating system thinks is appropriate for a 7 year old??? No wonder our country has no morals or values. No wonder our children are growing up believing that they can hold séances to communicate with the spirits of the dead. And if a séance isn’t enough, for under $20, you can get yourself a ouija board courtesy of Parker Brothers, the makers of Monopoly!
Parents, we need to wake up and watch VERY closely to see what our children are watching, reading, playing and being taught. We are the ONLY line of defense our children have between that which is good and wholesome and pure & what is evil and demonic. Back at the Barnyard may seem to be innocent fun, but let’s not forget that there is a Godless world out there that would like nothing better than to remove Christ from His rightful place as Lord of our lives. It is indoctrination into the occult, no matter how cute the talking animals may seem.
There is an agenda behind this. We, as parents, need to have an agenda too. We need to teach the truth of the Bible and the power of Christ and His resurrection to our children. We need to cover them with prayer every day. We need to rely on the Holy Spirit to give us discernment about these things. We need to be actively involved in our children’s lives, every minute of the day!
Let’s take this country and our children back! Let’s not allow our children to be indoctrinated with anything except the Word of God!
And pass the word… the Barnyard is OUT!!!