A few years ago Survivor had a Charlotte Christian radio host on, who made it only to the third/forth episode. And last night “God’s Pottery” was the first comic eliminated from LCS. Not to mention that guy from the Real World with the Cowboy hat.
And I too would have voted them off, if I were stranded on a “deserted” island, I am not sure I could withstand being with an over the top Christian. And while I found God’s Pottery set was decent- the “I love Jesus refrain” seemed to fall into an altar-call response to help them feel justified about their ministry.
Obviously, these shows are looking for over the top personalities that will play into an audiences’ preconceived notion of how annoying a Christian radio host and “Christian folk comedic duo” would be.
At the same time the manipulative game-show quality of reality TV probably makes succeeding at the game near impossible. And the idea most of these Christian actors probably have is that Reality TV would be a good “witnessing tool”–until the edit room reworks the tape to show them as mindless boobs.