Red Skelton Sure Beat Sinfeld
Red Skelton ‘heartbroken’ after CBS axed his show, but refused to give up his wholesome comedy, says widow
However, the arrival of the ‘70s ushered in a new wave of comedy, with stars like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce relying on boundary-pushing topics, like sex, religion, and politics, with a generous serving of swearing, to entertain audiences.
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The nation wanted freedom of sex, freedom of foul-mouthed and freedom from God – you were given it.
“Therefore, this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the Lord -‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth. (Jeremiah 34:17)
Not that Red Skelton was a model of virtue however the contrast is stark. The United States forfeited freedom of religion for freedom from the God of righteousness – and so it goes.
opinion unto righteousness ~ enumclaw.com ~ timothy williams
[ proverbs 18:2 ]