Pastor uses "Simpsons" to preach Christian Values

As times changes, ways of propagation of Christian values and culture becomes more and more abundant. Even for some secular media programmes, Christians may use good use of it to deliver messages.

Rev. Robin Spittle from All Saints Church in Kesgrave, northeast of London, is one of the examples in participating in the hit. He has previously held services in the local pub and used Hollywood films such as "Harry Potter" to teach the meaning of Easter.

Meanwhile, Spittle organizes classes based on the America's famous dysfunctional cartoon "The Simpsons". The Simpsons Family members- Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa will be subject of a series of evening classes on the Christian message.

"They are a churchgoing family and they make moral decisions, some of which I agree with, some of which I don't, but either way they are a great way to open up a discussion," said Spittle.

The Simpsons have always referred to Christianity and it has become the subject of the book "The Gospel According to the Simpsons" by Mark Pinsky published in 2001.

Even one of the characters, Homer once described his religion as "you know, the one with all the well-meaning rules that don't work in real life. Uh, Christianity."

"They have a clever way of covering a lot of ground in a short space of time. Each 20-minute show gets a whole message across," said Spittle.

Spittle is trying to deliver the message about Christian family values by citing the temptation for Marge and Homer to have extramarital affairs as a recurring story line.

"Both Marge and Homer have found themselves being offered the opportunity to play away from home and they both turn them down," said Spittle. "Temptation, choices and doing what's right - you can't get much more of a Christian message than that."

Spittle's classes will be started at the end of April and there are 4 sessions in total.