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Not Letting Garbage into Your Own Home or onto Your Barley Field

There’s been a lot of talk about not letting people say and do things on television that you wouldn’t let them say or do if they were real people walking into your home. Why let the profanity and vulgarity into your living room through The X Factor, for example, if you don’t normally allow your children to be exposed to it at school or in the community?

Well, a farmer named Alan Graham had a chance to take a stand against the indecency of the entertainment industry on his own property. After agreeing to let the singer Rihanna use his muddy barley field for a video shoot, he realized it had gotten out of hand.

Mr. Graham, 61, was riding his tractor when he realized the singer had taken off her dress to reveal a bikini. The Examiner said that “the sight became too much for Mr Graham’s Christian beliefs and he politely asked the filming to stop.”  

Mr. Graham, who hadn’t heard of the singer before being approached for use of his property, calmly dealt with the situation which could have been very awkward. “I don’t want to say what I said to Rihanna or what she said to me. We had a conversation. We shook hands and parted company on good terms.”

Nancy French — Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author and a longtime contributor to National Review Online.

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