the American Family Association is threatening a boycott of NBC and any sponsors of the new program "The Book of Daniel". The show is about an Episcopal minister and his family. The characters include a gay man, and a lesbian.
from AFA's news release about the show: "The writer for the series is a practicing homosexual." I don't know about any of you, but I don't really need any more practice; I think I'm pretty good at it! On the serious side, this is the kind of language that leaves a negative impression on the minds of people. It sounds a lot like saying "practicing cannibal" or "practicing satanist" or even
"practicing Catholic" when the unspoken part of that phrase is the implication that the speaker would rather be saying "former homosexual, former cannibal, former satanist, and former Catholic."
I have already sent an email to Bob Wright at NBC email@example.com
to thank him for his support of this show (good or bad, it's refreshing to see that the network is willing to confront these issues in their programs) and to ask for his support in speaking out against the AFA. You might do the same thing.