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This is a guest post by Maria Rainier.

There are tons of books that are turned into full length features for the silver screen. But what about books adapted for the small screen, aka TV? While far and in between, there is one that has definitely caught our attention.

Earlier this month ABC finally premiered the pilot episode of GCB, the first real stab at Christian satire since the 2004 movie Saved. Based off the book Good Christian Bitches, the show focuses on a group of stiletto-wearing stereotypical southern women who aside from their love for money, gossip, revenge, Botox, and Texas-sized hair, share one more thing: the Christian faith.

While it received 7.6 million viewers, it riled up quite a bit of feathers. But the people who seem to be offended are the same people the show aims to poke fun of – much older, conservative, and most importantly “hypocritical” Christians. But it didn’t help that blasphemy! It premiered on Sunday, the Lord’s Day.

So what’s the real plot? Ex- mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bib) is forced to leave California and return to Dallas to live with her mother after her embezzling, cheating husband is killed in a fatal car accident – an accident that occurs after receiving mid-oral from his mistress no less. Talk about really spooking adulterers to change their sinful ways.

She returns to her childhood church where she is finally “greeted” by her former high school classmates; individuals that she incidentally tortured in her teens. But she’s a changed woman, a mother of two. She’s past of all that. Unfortunately the ladies of Hillside Presbyterian can’t really seem to “forgive” like the Bible tells us to do and for a lack of better words, vow to make her life a living hell. In fact, they even reference bible verses to validate their schemes. In the first few scenes, Pslam 18:39 is recited in order to motivate the girls to “gear up for battle.” While it’s pretty certain God didn’t intend for it to be used to destroy the girl who teased you in high school, it stirs up some giggles.

The show is the perfect blend of Desperate Housewives, Mean Girls, and King of the Hill all wrapped up in one. It’s so outrageous that you can’t help but laugh. At least I think so. After all, if you can’t laugh at extreme clichés then what fun are you?

Besides, it’s not like the show is casted with a bunch of heathens. Tony-winning actress and the show’s lead Queen Biotch Kristin Chenoweth is a self-proclaimed Christian and personally doesn’t find the show offensive. “The Bible tells us that we’re not supposed to judge, and people shouldn’t judge before seeing the show,” Chenoweth told ABCNews.com. “I’m a Christian, I think that’s pretty well known, and I would never do anything that I think crossed the line.”

GCB at the very least challenges all Christians (including myself) to “practice what you preach.” Do you fall victim to gossip, superficiality, greed, and vindictive attitudes and behaviors? This show can make you laugh as well as bring light to some issues you may need to work on in order to continue on the Lord’s righteous path.

Author Bio:

Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education where she writes about education, online colleges, online degrees etc. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.