This weeks Glee episode has Finn spot Jesus in his grilled cheese sandwich, which he then prays to so he can 1) win a football game, 2) touch Rachel's boobs and 3) get his quarterback slot back. When they all come true he suddenly gets religion.
I won't run down the whole show, but that and other plot elements combine to setup a big church-state separation flap and Kurt outing himself as an atheist and battling his friends praying over his sick father.
Most reviews & stories about the episode go on and on about the issue of gay bullying and how timely it was with the three recent suicides in the news related to this issue. I've only seen seen one review that mentions the church-state issue or Kurt's atheism (Michael Stone/Examiner)
. Not even any stories or blogs on the relatively gay friendly and liberal HuffPo. When I watched it, the atheism issue seemed to be the major up front theme. The episode was certainly taped quite a while back and not in response to bullying.
What do y'all think? Are all the reviewers etc just sticking their head in the sand on a too hot to touch issue with atheism, sticking their fingers in their ears saying la-la-la-la-la? Or is the topic of atheism just so 'no big deal' to the watchers of Glee that it didn't even register with them? Oh yeah, remember that this show airs on the Fox Broadcasting Company.