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Transcript: Thesis Sources Intro to Topic Argument - Family Guy was created by Seth MacFarlane and focuses on the Griffins, a dysfunctional family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. - The show bases most of its humor through lampooning American culture, and flashbacks that characters recall. Family Matters: The Ignorant Portrayals in Family Guy Areas of Argument - "Family Man" by Deborah Solomon Method - To discuss how political figures are portrayed in Family Guy. - How is it different/similar to how we as a society see them. - Purpose of these portrayals Concerns Exhibit - That I must stay on what i am arguing in my thesis and not diverge from it - Will not have enough to write about regarding the topic - "What Have You Learned? Considering a New Hermeneutic of Satire in Family Guy" by Jack DeRochi The purpose of this essay is to investigate traces of political satire in the exhibits given, as well as creating a framework as to why television shows such as Family Guy and its contemporaries use political satire. - "Rabelais and His World" by Bakhtin Plans for Completion - It has been extremely successful, airing since 1999. Background - "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" Episode 3, Season 3 - "Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey" Episode 13 Season 5 - "The Fat Guy Strangler" Episode 17 Season 4 - Need to make my thesis more debatable - Need to try and connect Bakhtin's carnivalesque methodology with what I am arguing - Take into account the counterargument of how Family Guy is not portraying the characters for satirical/parody reasons, but doing so for the sake of humor

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Transcript: "Do not cling to where Luther and Calvin have brought you, for God hath yet more truth and light to break forth from his holy word." - John Robinson "At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, many are raising their VOICES for an alternate vision" (UCC Website) Bibliography Interview God Is Still Speaking Conclusion In 1957 The Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches united to form the UCC The UCC has historically favored liberal views on issues such as gay rights, civil rights, women's rights, and other social issues Same sex marriage supported by 80% of delegates in the UCC Largest Christian denomination to support same sex marriage Supported and advocated for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement Support of women's rights Human trafficking awareness day Women's roles are similar to a man's role in the church Sex Education Protestant Christian denomination The United Church of Christ History Evolutionary process that created humans Early theories derived from Charles Darwin's On the Origin of the Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871) Widely accepted theory contradicts literal interpretation of biblical stories (creation) Human Evolution Thesis In 2004 the UCC launched an identity campaign called "God is Still Speaking" Modern advertising and marketing with the campaign "Still Speaking" became a reflection of the UCC's view of the gospel UCC's Activism in Social Issues Sarah Swanbeck The United Church of Christ has evolved to embrace many issues that other Protestant denomination have not yet accepted. Through the UCC's biblical interpretation, theology, and its concept of the gospel the church has embraced many social and scientific issues, including human evolution. UCC's theological view on social issues provides evidence for why the denomination accepts human evolution Interpretation of the Bible, Still Speaking campaign, view of the gospel The UCC's view on social issues (same sex marriage, civil rights, women's rights, etc.) Theological reasons for embracing these issues are similar to evidence for accepting human evolution ("God is Still Speaking") Lens The United Church of Christ History Continued Reverend Bill Federici,The United Church Die Vereinigte Kirche Interview conducted November 13, 2012 Provided insight on theological views of same sex marriage and human evolution Explained the "tofu gospel" The United Church of Christ and Human Evolution

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