This is a class blog run by Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru and her students in the First Year Odyssey Seminar "More than Melodramas: Telenovelas"

Telenovelas-FYOS-2014

Telenovelas-FYOS-2014

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Social Issues in Telenovelas


Because telenovelas reach such a vast audience, I really appreciate that many use that stage to address very important social issues. One particular example is the telenovela La Mujer Perfecta, in which the protagonist had Asperger’s Syndrome. The way in which they portrayed this was done very well and accurately, which is important as the goal is to educate people about this form of autism. I really like that they chose to incorporate this element into the telenovela, but they also chose to make her the protagonist and to depict Asperger’s Syndrome within the realms of the traditional telenovela love story, as this normalizes it and really conveys the message that the telenovela is aiming at demonstrating, which is that people with Asperger’s are not weird or abnormal, they are just different, which is a very important message.

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  1. HYPOCRITES OR FALSE CHRISTIANS? BY STEVE FINNELL

    According to a 2012 Gallup poll 77% of those living in the U.S.A. identify as Christians. How many of the 77% are hypocrites or false Christians?

    According to a May 22, 2014 Gallup poll only 46% of those living in the U.S.A. oppose killing unborn babies by abortion.

    Obviously a large percentage of those who identify as Christian see nothing wrong with murdering unborn babies, would they be hypocrites or false Christians?

    According to a Gallup poll July, 2013 54 % of those living in the U.S.A. support same sex marriage.

    If 77% say are Christians and 54% of the population say they support gay marriage, then there is lot of support among those who claim to be believers in Christ for gay marriage. Are they hypocrites or false Christians?

    Do the Scriptures support homosexual marriage and killing unborn babies?

    1 John 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.(NKJV)

    If killing unborn innocent babies is not murder, then what would it be?

    Revelation 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."(NKJV)

    The sexually immoral and murderers will have their part in the lake of fire.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?....nor homosexuals, nor sodomites.....11 And such were some of you . But you were washed, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.(NKJV)

    When it comes to participating or approving of abortion and same sex marriage, it should be past tense if you are claiming to be a Christian. The apostle Paul said SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU not ARE SOME OF YOU.

    If you claim to be a Christian and approve of sinful practices or live a sinful lifestyle, then you are either a hypocrite or a false Christian.

    ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE?

    Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(T.B.V.O.T.N.T) by Chester Estes

    Galatians 3:17-27....26 Since you are sons of God through that belief, by Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been immersed into Christ , have put on Christ.(T.B.V.O.T.N.T) by Chester Estes

    If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead. If you claim Jesus as Lord and Savior. If you have been baptized into Christ for the remission of your sins, then you are a Christian.


    The question remains how many of the 77% who claim to be Christians are hypocrites or false Christians?

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