Think Progress | by Zack Ford | July 23rd, 2012
One Million Moms has announced its latest protest: NBC’s The New Normal, a sitcom about a committed gay couple who hire a surrogate so they can have a child. The show doesn’t even premiere until September, but the hate group thinks it’s “harmful” enough that the show will have gay content at all [emphasis is original]:
NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage. These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture. […]
Millions of Americans strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC’s “The New Normal” is attempting to desensitize America and our children. It is the opposite of how families are designed and created. You cannot recreate the biological wheel.
One Millions Moms exists only as a symbolic PR tool. It is not itself a real organization — having no names or faces to represent it — but is merely a subsidiary of the American Family Association, a hate group run almost entirely by men. It’s in doubt if there is even one mom affiliated, let alone one million, judging from the fact the effort’s Facebook page has less than 5 percent of that goal. But conservatives know that moms are a movable voter base when they feel their children are threatened, so AFA uses the front of “One Million Moms” to attempt to scare individuals with the myths that the mere existence of gay people somehow harms children.
And that’s the complete story here. The New Normal hopefully will desensitize children and families from the grossly unwarranted stigma against same-sex couples and their families. Schools and communities will be safer, more welcoming places as a result.
Watch the show’s heartfelt trailer to see just how “damaging” it will be…