The Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) honored 'Modern Family' for their crisp and farcical, but very kind brand of comedy over the weekend. CIMA says on their website that that the show is a perfect example of how parenthood should be and that it captures the roles perfectly. CIMA is a group who claim to be Catholic, the same church who condemns homosexuality. For many supporters of the Catholic Church, they are calling this move ridiculous and totally against the teachings of the church. Amongst the awards given, Martin Scorsese's 3D film "Hugo," the Emilio Estevez/Martin Sheen movie "The Way" and the Tom Shadyac documentary "I Am." The sole purpose of the organization is to give recognition for those who have spread the Word of God through their programming. However, many argue that 'Modern Family' does the opposite of this.
The show's premise shows two males in a homosexual relationship and they have an adopted child, Lily, from Vietnam. Although the show is hilarious to many, there are a lot of people who feel that the show doesn't deserve the award because of their crass humor that they attempt to make funny on the show. There are those loyal fans that simply don't care what kind of an award it was that just simply; it is an award, nothing else. No word from the Vatican on whether or not they condone such an award given to an open gay scripted show, to which the Catholic Church is clearly against. What do you think of this? Do you think that the show deserved to receive such an award?
'Modern Family airs on ABC on Wednesdays (9/8 central).