The Christian online community is blowing up, and this time it’s about 50 Shades of Grey. As usual, I have come to the same conclusion (don’t read or watch it), but for very different reasons. I’m always this close to fitting in. Most of the concern I see is directed at either 1) the erotica or 2) the BDSM. With some caveats, I don’t really see these issues as all that significant. What bothers me about the story is, instead, the abuse.
Full disclosure: I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey. This makes me that absolutely annoying person who has an uneducated opinion. I’m sorry! I have, however, had many conversations with readers, and I have been devouring any and all information about the series, positive or negative. If that still doesn’t count as good enough for you, I don’t blame you. But I encourage you to keep reading, and if I’ve missed something important, please let me know! Continue reading