If this information is accurate (and I don't doubt that the AFA has correct details as far as they go) then we should write our local NBC affiliates and urge them not to air "The Book of Daniel."
On January 6, NBC will begin a new series entitled The Book of Daniel.If this disturbs you as much as it disturbs me, you might want to print out a (pdf) Pass Along Sheet to spread the word and encourage others to contact their local affiliates with a polite email regarding this new show.
While the public has not seen the program, NBC is promoting "The Book of Daniel" as a serious drama about Christian people and the Christian faith. 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.
NBC and the mainstream media call it "edgy," "challenging" and "courageous." The series is written by Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being "in Catholic recovery," and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn't sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. "I don't necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true," he said.
NBC considers The Book of Daniel a positive portrayal of Christ and Christians.
HT Cao's Blog. Technorati Tag: Book of Daniel
For More: The Kansas City Star, Beliefnet, WorldNetDaily
Pro Gay, Contra AFA: TV Squad, Queerty, Matt Hill NC
This show may be an accurate description of the Episcopal Church, but that may be my own prejudice showing.ReplyDelete
I see it as just more toxic waste on our mission field and we already have enough of that.
Our local affiliate decided not to air it. And of course that created a controversy among people who wanted to see it! Can't win for losing. lol, lgpReplyDelete
UPDATE: The local station went ahead and aired the show because of the protests. lgpReplyDelete