Maybe It was Time to Say Goodbye to Hallmark a Long Time Ago

Maybe It was Time to Say Goodbye to Hallmark a Long Time Ago

Hallmark isn’t owned and run by born again believers in Jesus Christ. Yes, they have been making “decent” movies for many years now. There is no nudity, little immodesty, no foul language (except they do use the word “God” at times and they’re not speaking about or to Him which I think may be a new thing in their movies), no violence, and no sex in their movies. Parents don’t have to worry too much about their children seeing any of this. This is what I have appreciated about Hallmark – its decency which no longer can be said about it and it seems like it’s been slowly going away any ways.

Yes, they have caved to the LBGT lobby which I doubt even watches Hallmark. The LBGT lobby has almost every other channel that openly promotes and celebrates their agenda but their true agenda is to get every one not only accepting homosexuality but celebrating it as normal and good. We can’t expect a company that doesn’t base its values upon the Word of God to not give in.

Hallmark doesn’t have biblical values. It never has. When was the last time you saw a movie that portrayed a married couple who loved each other and the mother was home full time with her children? You haven’t. They push the feminist agenda upon women. All of the women have careers that they love and make careers look glamorous.

Often, the story line is about a teenage couple who likes each other but then the girl leaves to go to college and pursues her career since this is much more important than marriage and family. She comes home to her small town fifteen or more years later and the couple reunites. Then the woman gets a promotion at her job and the man structures his life around hers. Rarely, if ever, does the woman give up her career to follow the man and go where he needs to be for his career.

So, as all of the Christians are furious over Hallmark caving, we may want to ponder the message that Hallmark is giving to young children and women, and see that it’s not biblical. It’s the feminist agenda of putting off marriage and having children to pursue one’s own ambitions and make money. Maybe it was time to say good bye to Hallmark a long time ago.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

35 thoughts on “Maybe It was Time to Say Goodbye to Hallmark a Long Time Ago

    1. I totally agree. Today’s Hallmark movies are terribly written and horribly acted. I much prefer the quality of the Hallmark movies shown on regular network TV ages ago. Movies like, Love is Never Silent, A Christmas Story, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Gideon’s Trumpet, A Season for Miracles, The Fantasticks, A Christmas Festival and so much more.

  1. I’m very disappointed in Hallmark Channel now. We don’t get Hallmark Channel but watch When Calls the Heart on Netflix.

    Before you know it , they may even feature movies with unmarried couples shacking up, involved in fornication etc.

    I didn’t realize Hallmark had become chicken and caved in to the sexually immoral agenda. I think I’ve lost all respect for that channel and the company as a whole.

  2. We haven’t had Hallmark or cable for years. I think it was gone before the goopy Christmas movies started. I enjoyed a few of theirs. I love the Love Comes Softly series. The Magic of Ordinary Days. As for the Christmas movies, I liked The Christmas Card, A Season for Miracles, & more recently, The Journey Back to Christmas. I doubt that any of those are even shown anymore.

    I also doubt that the LGBT community is watching the network. Like Chick Fil A, I suspect Hallmark just shot themselves in the foot in the name of political correctness.

  3. “Rarely, if ever, does the woman give up her career to follow the man and go where he needs to be for his career.”

    So sad that many women don’t realize that being an help meet to one’s husband and being a keeper at home is a full time and honorable vocation. Of course it is; God calls women to this! Real love and obedience to God entails sacrifice, such as resigning from a career and moving after marriage to where your husband lives, then supporting him in his ministry, occupation, and life. God made the woman after the man to help him. We so quickly and easily forget this.

  4. This is another reminder of the fact that television and Hollyweird have ripped apart the Christian church. I’m pretty certain not one person ever became a real Christian by watching anything on television, including by watching the televangelists, who are all charlatans. It is impossible to come to Christ, and become a functioning Christian under the tutelage of some remote Wizard of Oz like figure who tells you the ‘Gospel’ but never comes and talks to you. It says we have a very low opinion of ourselves as a culture that we allow this to happen.

    Television and movies are programming. They are programming us, we are not programming them. We are being told our voice does not matter, that they choose our ideas and leaders for us, and America has gone along with this nonsense for a century. They disable critical thinking, and our brain works less when we are watching television than when we are asleep.

    Here are three great books on why no one should have a television or be watching movies.
    http://www.mariewinn.com/plugin.htm

    https://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Business/dp/014303653X

    https://www.amazon.com/Arguments-Elimination-Television-Jerry-Mander/dp/0688082742
    Even Youtube is a very inferior learning medium.
    Whatever one learns from an hour of watching Youtube on any medium, they can learn double or triple that by reading on the same topic from an expert for that same hour. Further, we retain more by reading than we do by listening and watching. As for the silly idea that we all have different learning styles, that’s nonsense. The fact is ‘In all labor there is profit’, as Solomon says, and ‘Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains’ as Carlyle says. We had 4th graders in 1880 reading Shakespeare and Robinson Crusoe (I just read the 4th grade reader with my own eyes at the Benicia State Capital last week), and have gone from 4/1,000 being illiterate in 1812, to half of America is functionally illiterate today.

    The average American is wasting 78,000 hours (9 years) of their lives watching television. That is a horrible waste. Imagine how much more productive, virtuous, and wise our nation would be without people wasting any time on hellivision. I can promise anyone that we never would have had the Revolutionary War if the Founders and their families were sitting around watching television. They weren’t wasting time on that, watching porn (70% of all clicks online are for porn), or using psychotropic drugs (70 million Americans are using it, and it’s more today, since those were the figures in 2012, before pot was legalized in many states). China’s addiction to opium caused her to collapse, and America’s drug problem will lead to our collapse too.

    Meanwhile, Biblical literacy is at all time lows, and Civics and history are two topics 90% of Americans are not keen into researching, as they see little use for it.

    “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
    Samuel Adams

    Television doesn’t diffuse knowledge and virtue at all, it diffuses ignorance and vice, rather.

    1. My Grandpa used to call it ‘the idiot box.’ I remember asking him if that was because the people on it were idiots. He said, “no, people that watch too much of it turn into them.” And he’d go back to reading his Agatha Christie mysteries.

      1. Haha, your Grandpa was right, Debby. Though reading Agatha Christie mysteries is a dubious substitute. I read one and Hercules Poirot was an engaging character.

        This was an interesting read.

        The stranger.

        “A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small Tennessee town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later.

        As I grew up I never questioned his place in our family. In my young mind, each member had a special niche. My brother, Bill, five years my senior, was my example. Fran, my younger sister, gave me an opportunity to play ‘big brother’ and develop the art of teasing. My parents were complementary instructors– Mom taught me to love the word of God, and Dad taught me to obey it.

        But the stranger was our storyteller. He could weave the most fascinating tales. Adventures, mysteries and comedies were daily conversations. He could hold our whole family spell-bound for hours each evening.

        If I wanted to know about politics, history, or science, he knew it all. He knew about the past, understood the present, and seemingly could predict the future. The pictures he could draw were so life like that I: would often laugh or cry as I watched.

        He was Iike a friend to the whole family. He took Dad, Bill and me to our first major league baseball game. He was always encouraging us to see the movies and he even made arrangements to introduce us to several movie stars. My brother and I were deeply impressed by John Wayne in particular.

        The stranger was an incessant talker. Dad didn’ t seem to mind-but sometimes Mom would quietly get up– while the rest of us were enthralled with one of his stories of faraway places– go to her room, read her Bible and pray. I wonder now if she ever prayed that the stranger would leave.

        You see, my dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions. But this stranger never felt obligation to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our house– not from us, from our friends, or adults. Our longtime visitor, however, used occasional four letter words that burned my ears and made Dad squirm. To my knowledge the stranger was never confronted. My dad was a teetotaler who didn’t permit alcohol in his home – not even for cooking. But the stranger felt 1ike we needed exposure and enlightened us to other ways of life. He offered us beer and other alcoholic beverages often.

        He made cigarettes look tasty, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (probably too much too freely) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes sugestive, and generally embarrassing. I know now that my early concepts of the man-woman relationship were influenced by the stranger,

        As I look back, I believe it was the grace of God that the stranger did not influence us more. Time after time he opposed the values of my parents. Yet he was seldom rebuked and never asked to leave.

        More than thirty years have passed since the stranger moved in with the young family on Morningside Drive. He is not nearly so intriguing to my Dad as he was in those early years. But if I were to walk into my parents’ den today, you would still see him sitting over in a corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

        His name? We always just called him TV.”

        -Told by Keith Currie

  5. I think it’s true that the Hallmark channel has been just another vehicle for indoctrination. It is actually one of the most clever in its deceit, as so many were lulled into acceptance by its seemingly “pure” content.

    Beware! The in your face stuff is easy to sort out. We have to be discerning at all times!

  6. Hope this is ok Lori to promote a paid subscription service. You are so right about Hallmark. No way!

    Check out pureflix.com – it’s a subscription for clean entertainment and good values. There’s a lot to choose from and there’s pretty much something for everyone. Not everything is expressly Christian but most of my favorites are there and some new ones . My husband enjoys family movie night – if the movie meets our family’s standards, he’s ready with the popcorn!

  7. By the way Netflix will be streaming a movie soon that will portray Jesus as a homosexual. My husband and I cancelled our Netflix the very moment we found out about it.

  8. My daughter (14) and I snuggled under a blanket with a bowl of popcorn and watched Write Before Christmas on Hallmark this season. The story was about a young woman who was feeling sorry for herself but then writes notes of thanks in Christmas cards to people who had a positive influence on her life. I thought it had a nice message about gratitude, however, a few days later we saw the Christmas cards from the movie on a Hallmark display at a store. The movie was a product placement commercial of an already overly commercialized holiday! I think the sole purpose for those movies is to sell more cards and decorations.

  9. The movies are kind of cheesy anyway so not much of a loss. Pretty much the only shows I’ve seen with traditional values are the Bates and the Duggar’s.

  10. I find it interesting that we are warned against reading ‘christian romance novels’ as they stir up feelings of discontent or cause us to have unrealistic expectations on our spouse that are not Godly. But somehow watching televised versions are ok because they don’t cuss or promote premarital sex or adultery etc is ok? Rather contradictory. Both are as bad as each other. As they both have the ability to conjure up similar emotional responses. I only watched one episode of when calls the heart. When it first began.it was pathetic. A complete waste of brain cells. Was not impressed by hallmark movies at all. Very cheesy stuff.

  11. I’ll re-write my comment without the Voldemort subtext…

    The Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Netflix)

    A movie encouraging women to take equal credit in their husband’s hard work and ideas. Main actress now has an evil glint in her eye and is no longer cute. It’s very Eve and the Apple…especially the one scene where she tries to get the Traditional Queen to be a Modern Queen and take Credit for her Husbands hard work.

    Hallmark:

    Christmas at the Plaza
    Good movie…decent plot line…insulting scene with the man’s parents where everyone is wearing crazy Christmas sweaters and acting like crazy people…subtext…celebrating Christmas is crazy. The actress has 1 billion degrees and lives in a house and wears designer clothing and wears really red lipstick. No clue how her degrees pay for that lifestyle.

    Anything with the word ‘Duet’– Non-offensive but boring…good in the background while you clean the house

    There was one movie with the word ‘Duet’–a country music singer girl…and I thought…This would be a GREAT movie if it was a Man who had become a famous country music singer and now had gone back home to discover his childhood love

    Write Before Christmas—As the commentator above noted…it’s nice…good story weaving

    The Christmas Club: It’s Bad. It’s Just Bad. And insulting to our intelligence. I turned it off after 5 minutes.

    Christmas in Evergreen: Hey, let’s turn Christmas into a Cult! The concept of an advent calendar time machine or whatever is nice…but they turned Christmas into ‘We’re all going to drink the red cool aid’ cult and that was VERY insulting

    Nostalgic Christmas— Very Nice, another good one with Write Before Christmas. As far as product placement, I loved the hand-made Christmas Santas and I’m going to think about those as gifts in the future

    Christmas Under the Stars was OK

    Check in To Christmas- also seemed ok…Just a rehash of Romeo and Juliet…I couldn’t focus because the guy looked too much like someone I had dated in the past who was not a nice person LOL

    I have one up as I write this…Cherished Memories a Gift to Remember…it seems boring…dog is cute, I had a dog like that…

    All Hallmark Movies have the line ‘Christmas is about….’

    And they always finish it with snowman, apologizing, helping the needy, finding love, being with family, blah blah blah blah

    NEVER a mention of Christ or Church or anything

    I don’t think you’d find a Church in a Hallmark Movie if you tried

    I tend to trust people like Candice Cameron Bure…so I will check out her movie

    I keep Hallmark movie on in the background while I clean…so I never watch the movies ‘Full On’ …if I find myself actually liking it while I clean I may save it for later…but it’s rare

  12. If Hallmark is not a a Christian company, why is it such a shock that they have featured an LGBT couple on their channel? I would understand your frustration if it was a Christian channel.

    Also, I do not know why people say that what Hallmark is doing is “political correctness”. They aren’t showing LGBT relationships on their channel to be politically correct, they are showing them because they exist in the world. Also, I get that you and other Christians do not agree with LGBT/homosexuality, but if you were putting up with Hallmark’s prior non-biblical decisions, why is the display of LGBT people the final straw? As for the advertisement everyone is talking about, there was nothing different between the lesbian couple and the straight couples that were getting married. Nothing more sexual (aside from the kiss but that is shown by heterosexual couples all the time), nothing explicit, nothing graphic.

      1. What are your thoughts on the Westboro Baptist Church and how they discuss LGBT people and that community? Such as holding signs saying “God hates f*gs”, suggesting that God makes people gay because he hates them, and suggesting that gay people should be put to death. They also thank God for deceased soldiers and events such as 9/11.

        1. I don’t agree with them at all. Yes, we speak the truth in love but we do this by loving and caring for people not by the way these people are doing it. Homosexuals need Jesus just as much as everyone else does.

          1. I agree, thanks for your reply. Their methods of spreading God’s word are so highly offensive and completely wrong and immoral, I can’t believe it.

  13. Lori, I’ve seen you praise the Duggars and Bates many times in the past. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on the fact that some of the Duggar girls have trained in midwifery? Asking since you believe that women should not go to college or pursue further education but should be homemakers.

    1. I think if girls do wish to dedicate themselves to a caring career, for example as a doctor, midwife, nurse or teacher then that is fine (provided that they have their father’s permission, remain under his authority and do not engage in anything unsuitable in terms of being unfeminine, immodest or not chaste). But if they then marry, they must only continue so far as they have their husbands permission and it does not conflict with their first priority which is their husband, children and home.

      Personally I can’t see that any serious career or work outside the home (except out of absolute necessity) is ultimately compatible with motherhood and birth control of any kind and with any justification is a sin, a rejection of God’s purpose for marriage and his design for Godly womanhood.

  14. Every movie made, every person in Hollywood, with only the exception of specifically-Christian movies, are made by and written by homosexuals or designed to advance the cause of Homosexuality.

    What you see as “Feminist” movies actually are actually made by Lesbians for the most part. They have used Feminism as their gateway to insert their demonic hatred of straight life.

    The homosexuals who currently control Hollywood (and most magazine publishing too) will NEVER give up control. They’ve been steadily working to get control for generations, and will fight literally to the death to protect their position.

    Ultimately the only way to wrest societie’s eyes away from these gay saboteurs will be to label them as what they are: cultural terrorists. And to clean them out of the temple of Hollywood for once and for all.

    Christian women will not want to do this distasteful task, but your Christian men can’t do it without your love and encouragement.

    1. Also, you say that every movie made is to “advance the cause of homosexuality”. This is obviously incorrect as many movies do not have any homosexual characters or references in them at all. Are you suggesting children’s movies are also trying to push homosexuality??

      1. Sure you can find a few exceptions… but come on! Open your eyes to reality. The vast, vast majority of films are advancing homosexuality either overtly or covertly. If you want to deny that I’m not going to waste my time arguing about it. That just distracts me from doing the work that I need to do to save our world from the forces that are trying to tear it apart.

  15. Hi Lori, you are right about the Duggar girls. I try to keep up with them, they all marry relatively young and all are full time wives and mothers having babies as soon as possible. I admired Joy-Anna because like me she married at 19 and came home from her honeymoon pregnant and her parents were thrilled! When I was younger I occasionally watched the Hallmark channel until one afternoon I was curled up on the couch (I was actually reading but had the TV on) while our boys were napping and my husband came home from work and sat down on the couch with me and it was one of the movies that the young husband followed his wife to move to another state when she got a promotion at her job. After about five minutes he looked at me and said “Are you believing this guy?” and he changed the channel. Needless to say I was not allowed to watch Hallmark channel any more! He explained that he didn’t like it because not only was the wife working when she didn’t need to be, but moreover that the husband was failing to lead the family like he is should be doing. He was right (as always) and that was the end of that! I have not watched since but I understand that it has only gotten worse.

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