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The New Normal: NBC Sitcom Is Latest One Million Moms Target

The New Normal -- NBC sitcom is latest target of One Million Moms

The New Normal, NBC’s forthcoming sitcom, has already attracted the ire of One Million Moms, the group of (actually far less than one million) moms whose goal is to stop the SICK EXPLOITATION of children.

After trying to get Ellen DeGeneres fired as JC Penney spokesperson earlier this year (on the grounds that her sexuality wasn’t quite to their liking), the conservative group is now screeching for a boycott of Ryan Murphy’s new comedy. The New Normal, which is set to debut on NBC on September 11, focuses on a woman who becomes a surrogate mother so that a gay couple can start a family.

As you’d imagine, that’s not a premise which sits well with Far Less Than A Million Moms, who released an outraged statement yesterday:

“NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage.”

The group’s diatribe added that “these things are harmful to our society,” and “damaging to our culture,” before harrumphing:

“Millions of American’s strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC’s The New Normal is attempting to desensitize America and our children. It is the opposite of how families are designed and created.”

There’s been no response from NBC as yet about the proposed boycott, though I would guess the network’s executives are rather pleased with the free publicity. The Ellen protests proved that having One Million Moms against you can actually be a boon, as the other 99.9% of the population tend to be united in distaste/amusement at the profound, bigoted stupidity of the group. In Ellen’s case, she kept her job, JC Penney decided to piss off OMM even more by increasing the number of same-sex couples in its advertising, and even Bill O’Reilly thought they were prize numpties.

Furthermore, I get that One Million Moms wants to take the country back to some sanitized, white picket fenced 1950s version of America which never actually existed, but they’re already years late with this protest in another sense: ABC’s Emmy-winning Modern Family, a series which included a gay married couple, has already proven a roaring success with the American public. It won awards, enjoyed critical acclaim and – most tellingly – drew huge audiences. A lot of that was obviously due to the sharp writing on the show, but the point is: people evidently weren’t turned off by the mere presence of a gay couple on their screens. Because, you know, this is 2012.

Anyway, The New Normal airs from September 11 and stars Andrew Rannelis, Justin Bartha, Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes from Bravo’s reality series The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Here’s a trailer:

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6 Responses to “The New Normal: NBC Sitcom Is Latest One Million Moms Target”

  1. Jan Coenen

    Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
    9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

  2. Aaron Allen

    3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. 4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

    5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an EXAMPLE (to us) of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

    (Book of Jude).

  3. Kelly Crow

    There's already tons of shows with gay people on them, why does one more matter? why does this one matter? You don't like it: DON'T WATCH!

  4. Megan Luzader

    I seriously doubt that 99.9% of America is ok with all this homosexuality being shoved down our throats. I know lots of people who don't believe that is an ok lifestyle. And I don't HATE the homosexual. I can disagree with their lifestyle and not want to see it all over my TV with out hating them. Speaking out on MY belief of one man and one women is not hate it is what I believe. I will NOT watch this show and my even stop watching the network all together. Nothing but trash and shows with no morals on most network TV today anyway. I'll watch reruns of good shows with good morals instead.

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