Why I Don't Watch Most Modern TV or Movies Anymore

We love our media. We get excited for big blockbuster movies. We love holding movie nights with our friends and families. We like to relax with our favorite TV shows each night. New and popular books are fun and great for family time and discussion. Music is important to almost everyone. We talk about our favorite band and favorite type of music. We even identify ourselves by our favorite band. But, have we stopped to think about the content of our favorite movies, television shows, books, websites, and music? Does it fit within the parameters for media taught by our prophet?

In April 2011, Thomas S. Monson declared:

“Many movies and television shows portray behavior which is in direct opposition to the laws of God. Do not subject yourself to the innuendo and outright filth which are so often found there. The lyrics in much of today’s music fall in the same category” (Thomas S. Monson, “Priesthood Power“, Apr. 2011 General Conference).

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