J-Lo’s New Lesbian Drama is One Million Moms’ Latest Target
One Millions Mom just won't give it up.
The anti-gay Christian conservative group that definitely does not have one million moms as members is bent on trying to ban anything and everything in the media that is remotely gay. Their latest target is pop star Jennifer Lopez's new ABC Family drama, "The Fosters," a show produced by Peter Paige, who played Emmett on "Queer as Folk".
The series centers around stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum, who are an interracial married lesbian couple raising three biological children and an adoptive teenage daughter. But OMM, which is a side project of the America Family Association, has slammed the show, saying "The Fosters" is trying to "desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior, especially on a family channel."
In typical fashion the group is asking its supporters to contact the show's advertisers and demand they nix the series for "attacking my faith, morals and values," Right Wing Watch points out.
"Please send an email letter to the sponsors of this week's program 'The Fosters.' This week's national sponsors were: Olive Garden, Pier 1 Imports, Popeye's, Wendy's and Royal Caribbean," a statement on OMM's site reads.
In the sample email to advertisers, OMM writes, "Not only is this program insulting to conservative viewers and traditional families, but it also focuses on a controversial subject that your company would probably not desire to be associated with."
"I urge your company to place 'The Fosters' on your 'do not advertise' list in protest of attempting to desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior, especially on a family channel," the sample email continues.
OMM's officials say the program's attempt to help foster children is blocked by the show's message to "redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together."
In a statement posted on their website, the group writes, "[The] ABC Family Channel is anything but family-friendly. But, because 'family' is part of the network's name, we thought a warning should be sent out to anyone who continues to watch the channel."
The statement adds, "Families should avoid the network completely; otherwise, you run the risk of viewing a commercial for this new, offensive program."
OMM also took to their official Facebook page to further their crusade against "The Fosters." (It should be noted, only 57,217 people "like" the group's page -- only 942,783 more "likes" to go girls!)
"The ratings for ['The Fosters'] are 14 DLV - which you would assume means it is suitable for 14-year-olds - but keep in mind this is the same rating 'Family Guy' receives, which obviously is not appropriate for a 'family' network," a posting on their page reads. "Please send an email letter to the sponsors of this week's program 'The Fosters.' This week's national sponsors were: Olive Garden, Pier 1 Imports, Popeye's, Wendy's and Royal Caribbean. Click on link to find out more and Take Action!"
As of this writing, the post has 146 "likes" and more than 100 shares. Several Facebook users left comments, supporting the group's cause.
"Thank you for keeping us informed of this type of stuff. I believe strongly in biblical family values and appreciate the opportunity to express my concern over programs like this," one super OMM fan wrote. "Before I found One Million Moms, I never knew exactly how or when to do that. Keep the information coming!!!"
"I watched a few minutes of the show because it was about fostering children but when I saw the women kiss I quickly changed the Chanel," another wrote. "I try not to watch shows with content that is sinful. How much more disappointing that this was on a 'family' network!"
Others wrote that they followed OMM's orders and sent complaint emails to advertisers for "The Fosters."
It appears that someone named "Joey" tried to defend the show, but it looks like his comments have been deleted.
This isn't the first time the group's gone after "The Fosters," however. In October 2012, OMM released a statement against the program.
"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," the organization wrote on its website. "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," the statement continues. "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."
Not surprisingly, the group urged its members to email ABC family and tell the cable station's officials that they refuse to watch "The Fosters" and "are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their 'do not advertise' list."
OMM has been on a role recently, ready to lash out against anything LGBT related on television. Just last week the group criticized "SheZow," a gender-bending new cartoon about a 12-year-old boy who turns into a female superhero.
"The media is determined to pollute the minds of our children and there is no better way to desensitize them than through a cartoon program," OMM wrote on their website. "Everyone knows children are drawn to animated shows; both boys and girls love superheroes. This character especially will appeal to both boys and girls since the superhero represents both genders by crossdressing and being transgendered. This dude becomes the FEMALE superhero SheZow dressed in pink and purple."
Last month, they also were up in arms over a Norelco commercial that showed a dude manscaping and targeted Gay Days, the unofficial LGBT day at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Last year, OMM pulled out all the stops to take down JC Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as the company's spokeswoman. The group, however, ended up giving up.