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Christian Group Targets Lopez' 'The Fosters'

The infamous anti-gay group One Million Moms has set its sights on a series that has yet to even get into production. TV Rage previously reported on Jennifer Lopez and ABC Family's deal to bring "The Fosters" to the cable network.

Jennifer Lopez

The in-development series would revolve around a lesbian couple with a multi-ethnic family of biological and adopted children. Lopez will serve as producer of the series which is created by Bradley Bredeweg and "Queer as Folk"'s Peter Paige.

In a posting to its website imploring its members' to take action, the group 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 pro-family Christian fundamentalist group seemed to take issue in particular with the program airing on ABC Family. "ABC Family reported the comedy-drama pilot, working with the title The Fosters, is about two women raising a '21st century,' multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing and the Bible does teach us to help orphans, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. One Million Moms is not sure how the explanation will be given on how the biological children were conceived. None of this material is acceptable content for a family show."

Have any of these protests worked? This group seems more well-known for the ridiculousness of their issues, like protesting Skittles for a commercial that features a woman making out with a walrus.


Details
Show:
- Queer as Folk (US)
Person:
- Jennifer Lopez
Network:
- ABC Family

Written by: kyleiam
Oct 8th, 2012, 2:15 am

dutchi4598

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Message Posted On Oct 11th, 2012, 12:49 pm

@rtruell  Biological child = any child conceived rather than adopted by a specified parent, and therefore carrying genes from the parent.

@The infamous anti-gay group One Million Moms It's 2012.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 8th, 2012, 4:51 am
What exactly are they protesting? "non- Christian" values like charity, hope, love, peace, equality, racial harmony, family? Oh, wait, they're upset because BIOLOGY is not "acceptable content for a family show." Why? Do their One Million Kids not go to school?
rtruell

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Since: 17/Apr/12
Message Posted On Oct 8th, 2012, 3:48 am

bad_subject:  While I agree with you and Seth in general, there is actually a potential problem...the FCC actually *listens* to idiotic groups like this and the PTC.  While I'm not sure just how much control the FCC has over cable channels (versus the massive control they have over broadcast stations), if they have enough control, then complaints from groups like this one could cause huge headaches for ABCF...think how much trouble the FCC caused CBS when these idiotic groups complained about 'nipplegate'.

 

I had to laugh at what appears to be one of their biggest complaints about this show: "One Million Moms is not sure how the explanation will be given on how the biological children were conceived".  IMM will undoubtedly be ecstatic to hear that how the biological children (are there any *other* kind??) were conceived will probably be explained on *this* show the same way it is explained on nearly *every* show with children:  NOT AT ALL.  Sheesh!

 

bad_subject

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Message Posted On Oct 8th, 2012, 2:25 am

I'm with Seth MacFarlane: having groups like this against you is like getting hate-mail from Hitler. You know you're a good person if they hate you.

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