PTC Labels Glee as "Reprehensible" for Teenage Sex Storylines

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Glee is making no secrets about tonight's new episode.

It's titled "The First Time" and cast members - such as Chris Colfer in his interview with TV Fanatic - have talked openly about how the hour will center on two couples (Blaine/Kurt, Rachel/Finn) sleeping together for, well, the first time.

This is a major problem for the Parents Television Council.

“The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” wrote PTC president Tim Winter in a statement. “The gender of the high school characters involved is irrelevant. Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and Glee is only playing into that trend. Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen’s decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness.”

Or, if done well, serves to educate and inform.

We'll let readers make up their own minds and we'll post a review of "The First Time" immediately after it airs tonight.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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Thank you so much, it really is a pleasure. While the boys chose a selection of songs that casts an eye inward on the irresponsible life choices and sexual hunger of today's modern teens we have chosen a selection of songs that speaks of the nation as a whole during these troubling times filled with economic uncertainty and unbridled social woes, because if there's two things America needs right now, that is sunshine and optimism! Also angels.

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We're a family and you're always welcome here, even if you just need to take a break and think things through.

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