Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Anti-gay hate group despises ABC comedy about gay teen

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1. Because of a personal emergency, this will be the only post on my blog until late this afternoon.

2. Some folks have asked will I weigh in on the Democratic primary on this blog. Due to the extremely contentious nature of the primary - barring any unforseeable event which needs to be talked about - this blog is officially declared a NO "Hillary vs. Bernie"  Zone. This blog is about the lgbt community, fighting the religious right, and securing our equality and dignity. There will be no distractions. Any comments steering anything to a Hillary vs. Bernie situation will also not be posted.

Taking a break from calling us hateful if we boycott things, the anti-gay hate group American Family Association has declared war on the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals:

If you didn't know who Dan Savage is, it's probably a good thing. But right now we need you to familiarize yourselves with one of the cruelest, most vile political activists in America.

Why? Because ABC and Disney is airing a sitcom Dan Savage developed loosely based on his life.
A perusal of Dan Savage's work reveals a career built on advocating violence — even murder — and spewing hatred against people of faith.

Savage has spared no one with whom he disagrees from his vitriolic hate speech. We have examples, but be warned, they are extremely graphic and offensive.

 . . . Despite his extremism, vulgarity, and unabashed encouragement of dangerous sexual practices, ABC's newest sitcom with Savage as its executive producer is now airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:30/7:30 p.m. CT.

"The Real O'Neals" mocks Christianity and insults Catholicism. AFA recognizes this show ridicules people of faith, and Christians across America are offended by it.

It is almost impossible to describe the depth of depravity found in the sitcom "The Real O'Neals." It is impossible to list them all, so here are a few scene descriptions from the show:
  • Jesus appears where only the gay son can see and talk to Him, and He is annoyed by the mom's strict guidelines for her family.
  • The daughter steals money she is supposedly raising for charity.
  • The daughter "attempts to prove" that there is no God in a science fair project.
  • A statue of Mary is kept above the O'Neal's toilet to remind the boys to put the seat down.
  • The first jab at Jesus comes only 52 seconds into the first episode.
  • The mother encourages her 16-year-old gay son to "try s-x" with a girl. (A dash '-' is used to bypass internet filters.)
  • Vulgar language (ex. V-gina).
  • The mom makes pancakes shaped like the face of Jesus to guilt trip her anorexic son into eating.

AFA goes on to talk about contacting one of the companies which pays for advertising on this show to let them know that they supposedly support "bigotry and animosity" against Christians.

Personally, I'm jealous. I thought I was one of the cruelest, most vile political activists in America. Anyway, I find The Real O'Neals to be very comical and refreshing. But look at this short clip judge for yourself:


Frank said...

I've watched the Real O'Neals and find it only mildly humorous. The situations are extremely exaggerated and preposterous which ultimately detracts from the humor. Not to mention the inaccuracies about Catholicism (diocesan priests don't take vows of poverty and I've never heard of a St. Barkley) However in the world of TV, this show is innocuous compared to the many shows depicting one or several gruesome murders in every episode. Where are the moralists speaking out about that kind of violence?

Leonardo Ricardo said...


Anonymous said...

I found it genuinely funny. Most situation comedies are pretty lame and predictable but this one made me laugh. I will be PVRing. Now the comedy "CROWDED" which aired last night was sooooo bad and predictable I had to turn it off.