Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Anti-gay American Family Association turns attacks to NBC & new show with gay character

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According to an article published by 365gay.com News, the anti-gay, right-wing American Family Association is turning its anti-gay attacks on NBC. AFA has called for its supporters to boycott NBC's new show "The Book of Daniel", which features primetime's only openly gay character. According to the article:
The series is planned to debut January 6 at 9:00 pm E/P time. "The Book of Daniel" stars Aidan Quinn (“An Early Frost”) as the Reverend Daniel Webster (pictured) an unconventional Episcopalian minister who not only believes in Jesus - he actually sees him and discusses life with him. His children include Peter (Christian Campbell, “Trick”), a 23-year-old gay son, who struggles with the loss of his twin brother. To confound matters even more, Peter is a Republican. Webster's daughter, Grace (Alison Pill, “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”), is 16-year-old daughter who just happens to be a drug dealer. Then there's the 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter, and Webster's wife who is "addicted to martinis". Webster's secretary is a lesbian who is sleeping with his sister-in-law. The character is only one of a handful of lesbian characters on TV this season. Further angering the AFA is Jack Kenny, the show's writer, who also is openly gay. The group is urging its members to write to NBC Chairman Bob Wright to voice their disapproval. A sample letter that the AFA has posted on its Web site warns Wright that the organization may target the show's advertisers.
===== The AFA is crazy... all they want to do is silence every opinion and viewpoint which does not line up to their own. This is un-American and plain wrong. Maybe they should change their name to the "Fascist Family Association". Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,