The group has started a campaign to stop the show, which has been picked up by ABC Family, from airing. The Fosters is about “two women raising a ’21st century,’ multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids” but is still in its pilot stage. Lopez will executive produce the show.
The organization wrote:
“Obviously, ABC has lost their minds. They haven’t let up so neither will we. ABC’s Family Channel has several anti-family programs, and they are planning on adding to that growing list … Many families have already discovered that ABC Family Channel is anything but family-friendly.”
The group also wrote:
“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 did say that the Bible teaches Christians to help orphans but that the show is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two women raise the children. The organization also said it was not sure how the show would explain where the biological children came from but that it wasn’t “acceptable content for a family show.”
One Million Moms has recently campaigned against Ryan Murphy’s newest show, The New Normal, which is about a gay couple who hire a surrogate so they can have a baby. Andrew Rannells, one of the show’s stars, said it was “silly” for the group to boycott his show because it hadn’t even aired yet.
“[W]hat that boycott is based on is a two-line description of what they read this show was about and, just based on that alone, they’re upset. That’s disappointing because, ultimately, what the show is about is how much love it takes to start a family – and not just our family,” Rannells said. He also said the organization might like Ellen Barkin’s character who “represents the right-wing Republican viewpoint in America.”
Teri Polo (Meet the Parents) and Sherri Saum (Sunset Beach) will play Stef and Lena Foster, and Maia Mitchell (Castaway TV series) will play Callie, a teen with an abusive past whom the couple takes in. David Lambert (Aaron Stone) will play Brandon, Stef’s biological son.
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