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Mormon-owned Utah TV station decides not to air 'New Normal' because of gay characters

Mormon-owned Utah TV station decides not to air 'New Normal' because of gay characters

KSLTV, a NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, has decided not to air "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's new sitcom, "The New Normal," because of what it calls "offensive characterization." The show is about a woman who decides to become a surrogate for a gay couple.

Buzz:60's Patrick Jones says that the Mormon church owns KSLTV.

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The People for the American Way's Right Wing Watch reports that Monica Cole of One Million Moms, the American Family Association (AFA)'s women’s subgroup, sat down with AFA's Bryan Fischer on his Focal Point program to decry the sitcom. "Fischer maintained that the show shows 'how subversive Hollywood is when it comes to undermining our values," Right Wing Watch reported, "and Cole said the show 'continues to attack Christian values, conservative values, the traditional family,' mourning that 'the moral decay in public airwaves is continuing.'"


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  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    That's just ridiculous! "Their attacking Xian values!" Yeah, right. Give me a freaking break! They don't have to watch the show. All they are doing is attempting to impose their beliefs on others, but controlling what is aired, so that those who want to watch it and don't see it offensive, can't and in returned, these people are forcing those who want to see it, to bow and coo to their religious dogma.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Using-Reason/100002489435714 Using Reason

    I think the moral decay had more to do with Ted Haggard doing speed of a male prostitutes ass than a sitcom.

  • Idiot Ball

    The show itself looks stupid imo, but claiming that it is attacking "traditional values" is just screwy. Kinda like saying a candy store opening in a mall will hurt the business of the food court.

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