Protests Over Jennifer Lopez’s New TV Show...The Fosters
Anti-Gay Group Protests
Jennifer Lopez’s New TV Show
By Shaun Knittel
Best Gay News Magazine Staff Writer
Anti-gay group One Million Moms is incensed about a new ABC Family show called The Fosters, which doesn’t even have an IMDb page or a finished pilot.
In August, ABC Family announced that they had green lit The Fosters, an hour-long drama executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Queer as Folk‘s Peter Paige. The show will focus on a multi-ethnic family headed by a lesbian couple.
One Million Moms (which is really NOT 1,000,000 !) has called the program “anti-family,” posting on its website:
“A premiere date has not been set, but One Million Moms wanted to sound the alarm about this new series. It will be airing on the network soon unless we do something about it. They are in the beginning stages.
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.
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 group has urged its supporters to email ABC Family, telling the network that they will not watch the show. They also ask supporters to say they “are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their ‘do not advertise’ list.”
This isn’t the first time One Million Moms has fixated on entertainment. According to Entertainment Weekly, the group has previously spoke out against NBC’s The New Normal, an Archie comic book featuring a gay wedding, J.C. Penney (for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson), and Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream.
In addition, (according to the group’s website) its members are currently outraged about a Skittles commercial in which a teenage girl makes out with a walrus.