(Big thanks to Curtis for sitting in for a guest post on Stuff Christians Like.)
Most Christian radio stations are “listener supported”. Well, if I don’t listen for the week of the share-a-thon, does that mean I don’t have to support them? If I drive to work in silence all week, am I exempt from their pledge drive? These are the questions that keep me awake at night.
If you’re like me, when the local Christian radio station is holding its annual share-a-thon, I will do anything to avoid the station for as long as it takes. I hang my head out the window like a dog, tongue flapping in the morning breeze. I listen to (gasp) secular music…but, come on, it’s usually Coldplay or John Mayer, so that counts. I might even listen to a sermon in my car (and get through the whole thing)—whatever it takes to avoid a few days of interrupted music. After all, share-a-thons are basically all the same. They usually go something like this:
“Your contributions keep us on the air. Here’s exactly how the music gets from us, at the station, to you, listening in your car: thousands of adorable (yet invisible) baby angels fly the songs into your radio through your radiator to bring you the upbeat, day-gladdening music of Heaven 87. The sweet infant cherub ghost babies are powered by the breath of Heaven, Christmas spirit and, of course, your financial blessings. Oh, and, by the way, we will not play another song until we reach our goal. We’re more patient than Job, so we can wait as long as it takes for you to fork over the cash. As. Long. As. It. Takes. Period.”
I think it’s a good idea to share. If you enjoy listening to Christian radio, maybe you should send them a check, although there are many other things that you can share. You can share-a-yawn, share-a-Jon, you can even share-a-song. But whatever you do, just don’t share-a-thong. There you have it. The first appearance of the word “thong” on SCL. I think I’m done. Fly, sweet baby song angels, fly!
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