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The series was immediately targeted by the Christian right. The American Family Association called on its members to pressure stations to drop the series and issued veiled boycott threats against advertisers.. A number of stations throughout the Bible Belt refused to air the series, and several sponsors pulled out. But NBC insists it was ratings and not pressure from conservative Christians that sank the show. "The Book of Daniel" lost about a quarter of its viewers over its few weeks on the air. Nevertheless, the AFA declared victory. “This shows the average American that he doesn’t have to simply sit back and take the trash being offered on TV, but he can get involved and fight back with his pocketbook,” said AFA Chair Donald E. Wildmon in a statement Tuesday. "We want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent emails to NBC and the thousands who called and emailed their local affiliates." The AFA has a long history of boycotts and threats against companies that are perceived as gay friendly.===== Darnit... that was like the only television show I was probably ever going to watch on an on-going basis. Now I'm sad. :( Technorati Tags: book of daniel, gay, lgbt, gay rights, greensboro, winston-salem, triad, nbc, north carolina