It was daytime television and it only involved a light kiss, at first.
Within two weeks, the producers had convinced her Christian mom, who always accompanied her to the studio, to allow slight fondling. They argued it was within the character of a teen girl having her first infatuation, still innocent….. And it was allowed.
Within three weeks, it was time for the open-mouth kiss, and a week later, in an impassioned scene that can best be described as having a young suitor stick his tongue down her throat, the season ended. More to come next season.
There was not much more they could convince the mother to allow, as it was daytime television. But it had been established that her morals had a market a price.
Perhaps an HBO spend-off could be in the offing?
Ephesians 6:13-18 (HCSB) ) 13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.