Skip to comments.NBC Draws Fire for Book of Daniel
Posted on 12/31/2005 6:25:29 AM PST by NYer
(AgapePress) - A pro-family media researcher is blasting NBC for plans to air a controversial series featuring a troubled Episcopal priest and other dysfunctional characters.
The network will air The Book of Daniel on Friday evenings, starting in early January. According to published reports, the weekly show centers around an Episcopal priest named Daniel Webster who talks with a manifestation of Jesus. In addition, the Webster family reportedly includes a 23-year-old homosexual, Republican son; a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer; and an adopted son involved in an improper relationship with the bishop's daughter.
Ed Vitagliano is director of research for the American Family Association. He says the program mocks Christianity.
According to the AFA spokesman, advertisers who underwrite the program will be monitored -- and that information will be distributed far and wide.
"We will be reviewing this, and we will be letting AFA supporters know exactly what is on this program," he says. "And [we will be] holding advertisers accountable for what appears to be yet one more show that's going to dog the Christian faith."
AFA is calling on TV viewers to send a letter through its website asking NBC affiliates to refuse to air the show. Dr. Don Wildmon, AFA chairman and founder, contends the network's decision to air the series "reflects the anti-Christian bias which exists at the highest levels of the network."
Religious and spiritual concerns aside, it looks like a lousy show anyway. The only reason they could possibly have for putting it in the lineup is to thumb their noses at people who DO take their faith seriously.
WHY do the idiots in the media think that this is the kind of programming that will attract large "media market share"??
Really now. That fact is not readily conveyed by the ads. They make him seem to be a Catholic priest, but Episcopal, anything goes...
Just more of the same NBC, Nothing But Crap.
Because "American Beauty" won so many Academy Awards.
This show is basically "American Beauty" the series. Except they've added a heavy dose of Christian hypocrisy.
Gee, when are we going to see a TV show that similarly mocks Muslims and their faith?
Agreed. The frightening thing is that their business model calls for thumbing their nose at over 50% of their potential customer base, just 'cause it makes 'em feel real good.
Truth is, they don't have a business model. All they have is an agenda.
Why are they always picking on us poor Episcopalians? Though this show may well be a hit, since I expect Bishop Vickie Gene Robinson to announce that it's a marvelous slice of reality..
This sounds like a quasi-accurate portrayal of much of the Episcopal Church. Why are non-Episcopalians complaining?
NBC has come a long way with family sitcoms since the Bill Cosby Show.
The only reason they could possibly have for putting it in the lineup is to thumb their noses at people who DO take their faith seriously.
Agreed. The frightening thing is that their business model calls for thumbing their nose at over 50% of their potential customer base, just 'cause it makes 'em feel real good
Since when are liberal hollywood types rational?
Reading the synopsis, it sounds like something that might be funny as a British comedy. But then it would be well-written.
Wouldn't it be funnier and more timely if a mullah's dysfunctional family were paraded on TV every week? To bomb or not to bomb the corner Quickie-Mart. Oh, but that wouldn't be PC.
Satan is the father of hollywood.
These are his sick and twisted Children.
That would certainly explain CAA
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