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Destroying Young Minds

A recent news story has Dr. Ted Baehr, conservative media scholar and founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, asking, “When will the video game industry be held responsible for encouraging violent behavior in children?”

In Slaughter, Louisiana on Aug. 21, an 8-year-old boy shot and killed his 90-year-old caregiver after playing a violent video game.

The video game the boy is thought to have been playing before the shooting was Grand Theft Auto IV, known to be the most controversial video game of all time due to its connection to real life crimes. For a game that rewards stealing, vandalism, murder, and rape, and advertises its virtual realism, it should be no surprise that it’s once again receiving heat.

 “These sick, violent images are dangerous enough for susceptible teenagers, let alone 8-year-olds,” Dr. Baehr said.

Baehr urged Rock Star Games to contemplate the values they’re instilling in vulnerable minds and rethink producing violent, immoral games.

 

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.


4000+ Faith Based Articles and Movie Reviews – Will you Support Us?

Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.