Protesting The New Normal is so last summer. Now anti-gay group One Million Moms is up in arms about a new ABC Family show called The Fosters – even though the series in question doesn’t even have an IMDb page yet, let alone a finished pilot.
EW announced in August that the cable network had greenlit The Fosters, an hourlong drama executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Queer as Folk’s Peter Paige. The show will focus on a multi-ethnic family headed by a lesbian couple. One Million Moms has called the program “anti-family,” posting a call to arms on its website:
A premiere date has not been set, but One Million Moms wanted to sound the alarm about this new series. It will be airing on the network soon unless we do something about it. They are in the beginning stages.
ABC Family reported the comedy-drama pilot, working with the title The Fosters, is about two women raising a “21st century,” multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing and the Bible does teach us to help orphans, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. One Million Moms is not sure how the explanation will be given on how the biological children were conceived. None of this material is acceptable content for a family show.
Hollywood is continuing to push an agenda that homosexuality is acceptable when scripture states clearly it is a sin. As Christians, the Bible also says that we must speak up against sin. If we remain silent then we are guilty of sin also.
The group then urges its supporters to email ABC Family, telling the network that they will not watch the show and “are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their ‘do not advertise’ list.”
One Million Moms has previously focused its ire on NBC’s The New Normal, an Archie comic book featuring a gay wedding, J.C. Penney (for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson), and Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream. According to the group’s website, its members are currently also outraged about a Skittles commercial in which a teenage girl makes out with a walrus.
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