Glee is one of my favorite shows. I absolutely love it. The choice in songs is typically phenomenal, and the actors are incredibly talented (as singers/performers). Plus, the show's writers consistently make an effort to confront issues that face high school kids in schools. And, the fact that it takes place in an everyman public high school somewhere in Ohio gives a lot of kids across the country a chance to relate to these kids' experiences.
However, since the "Grilled Cheesus" episode aired this week, I've had several interesting conversations with people about whether or not it was offensive. Did it convey different religions fairly? Did it make one religion seem "better" than another? What about how it discussed the separation of church and state or the role of religion in schools?
For more on this conversation, I'm linking to a blog post at State of Belief, hosted by the Rev. Welton Gaddy, President of the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, which I couldn't resist but to respond to. You'll find my comment below the original post:
If you missed it, you can catch the episode online: http://www.fox.com/glee/full-episodes/