Tuesday, December 20, 2005
"7th Heaven" meets "Desperate Housewives"
That's what the upcoming NBC show "The Book of Daniel" sounds like.
I received a comminque' from one "American Family Association", which keeps up on things like this. AFA seems very concerned that the main writer for the show is homosexual. While that doesn't make a show worth watching or not, the show's premise is a little disturbing:
The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis.
Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus.
The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer, and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter.
At the office, his lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.
I have to confess, when I saw the previews on TV, with Jesus telling the priest to "read his book", it sounded maybe even a little funny. But I should have known that anytime network TV does "Christianity", bad things happen.
And, do we really need more homosexual characters on TV? Can they do at least ONE show without any?