AFA at it again: NBC's Book of Daniel LGBT connections

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(Terre Haute, Indiana) NBC affiliate WTWO has become the first station to announce that it will not carry the program “The Book of Daniel” following pressure from the American Family Association.


The American Family Association has been calling for its members to complain to NBC affiliates about the show which features one of primetime's few openly gay male characters, has a lesbian supporting character and is written by a gay screenwriter. The series is planned to debut January 6 at 9:00 pm E/P time.


Earlier this week the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called on its members to show support for the series which already has garnered good reviews. GLAAD is asking people to call the network and their affiliate stations and say they are looking forward to watching the series.

Here's how to contact Pittsburgh's WPXI  I just left a message on the programming director's voice mail. 

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I've been mulling over watching this show because I really enjoyed Joan of Arcadia. Frankly, my interest had little to do with the gay character and much more to do with the overall premis. AFA's objections pretty much guarantee that I will be planted in front of my television tomorrow night. 

The AFA keeps slinging mud at LGBT allies, but recent history clearly indicates that we are not a market to be ignored. 

Interesting that this show debutes on Justice Sunday III weekend?



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