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!"