Saturday, November 26, 2005

Will you listen to Sister Aimee, or will you trade for what's behind door number three?

I think that TV critic Rick McGinnisovereached a bit when he recently compared Oprah Winfrey to Aimee Semple McPherson.

Surely all that Oprah has done is steal the concept of the old Queen For A Daytelevsion show? The popular 1950s TV show allowed a studio audience to pick that day's lady with the saddest story and shower her with fabulous merchandise.

If Oprah is recycling TV ideas to beat the band, why compare her show to Sister Aimee's efforts to do new and unusual things through her ministry?

I think that McPherson would be a little dismayed by the comparsion.