I will have to wait until I get home to follow those links, the filter here at work won't let me go there. We've stopped trying to figure out the reasons, we merely accept that "Bess won't go there"
As far as Daniel; you wouldn't believe the heated debate this has caused in another forum that I post in. It's actually gotten ugly, mostly because there are a few ultraconservatives who, like others, are the vocal minority. They won't be swayed by the facts.
I watched the show, with the exception of last friday's episode. I didn't think it was written all that well, but the content was no more shocking than other standard primetime soap fare. So why all the noise about this one? Why did AFA choose to go after NBC and this show, and leave Desperate Housewives alone? Could it be that NBC is in 3rd place in the ratings? It seems that the AFA goes after the companies that have some weakness. Ford is struggling. Wal-Greens suffers from competition with Wal-Mart. Why don't they go after Avis, or Mercedes, or Orbitz or Travelocity? These companies advertise in GLBT media.
Back to Daniel: Did anyone here find the portrayal of Jesus to be disrespectful or blasphemous? AFA seemed to think so. I found it rather convincing that Jesus would show up just as Daniel was popping Vicodin! Then Jesus would ask some pointed questions about his need for the pills.
Again, the AFA is very much like the Pharisees, building walls, excluding people, heaping loads on christians that even they can not carry. Hello, Larry Latham???