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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Hersheys sponsors gritty teen TV show

Boycotts, Conservatives, Culture, Media/ Talk radio

I will admit it; I don't watch network TV anymore. It has become too edgy or sleazy for my tastes. Plus, with a young adult in the house, I don't think we need to bring images into our home of lifestyle choices that we do not approve of but watch as being the norm. What we watch does influence what we think and how we act.

That said,, a group of conservative mothers, sent this email alert: "Hershey's promotes more than just kisses" regarding their sponsorship of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." (It is no "Wonder Years," one star of the show described it as "7th Heaven with sex"!)

An increasingly popular TV show titled "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" combines anything and everything a mother tries to protect her children from viewing and rolls it into one soap opera for teens.


"Secret Life" is brutally honest about teens and sex, so much so that it condones teenage sex, adultery and a host of other sins. The series airs Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC Family (owned by Disney- ABC Television). This series includes:

  • A teenage girl who becomes pregnant after a one night stand
  • A "player" who takes advantage of multiple girls because of his sex addiction
  • The school "tramp" who basks in her sexual encounters
  • A boy who is molested by his father as a child
  • Adulterous parents
  • A shallow view of Christianity as portrayed through a "ditzy" blonde
  • Favorable discussions of gay marriage and gay adoption
A more gritty review of "Secret Life" is available here. is urging that we contact Hersheys and ask that they stop their sponsorship of "Secret Life."
Send Hershey's an email letter

Additional contact information:

David J. West, CEO
The Hershey Company
100 Crystal A Drive
Hershey, PA  17033

Primary Phone: 717-534-4200
Secondary Phone: 717-534-6550
Fax: 1-800-468-1714
E-Mail: David J. West, The Hershey Company 

OneMillionMoms "is an online community of mothers aimed at stopping the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media (TV, music, movies, etc.)" It is an offshoot or special project of the American Family Association.


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