A new TV dramedy about a diverse family of biological and adopted children being raised by a lesbian couple is in the works with Jennifer Lopez as the executive producer. This has led a group of moms who monitor the media to conclude that ABC "has lost their minds."
"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. One Million Moms is not sure how the explanation will be given on how the biological children were conceived," the group said in a statement. "None of this material is acceptable content for a family show."
Lopez's production company, Nuyorican, was given the green light in August to produce a pilot for the TV network. "The Fosters" tells the story of a mixed-race lesbian couple raising a biological son and several ethnically diverse adopted children. So far, the cast includes Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Australian actress Maia Mitchell and David Lambert.
One Million Moms, which is part of the conservative American Family Association, is trying to warn families that despite its network title – ABC Family – the channel is "anything but family-friendly."
"Hollywood is continuing to push an agenda that homosexuality is acceptable when scripture states clearly it is a sin," the group says. "As Christians, the Bible also says that we must speak up against sin. If we remain silent then we are guilty of sin also."
Before the show is picked up for a series, One Million Moms is hoping to stop it "dead in its tracks."
Other shows that the group is protesting is "The New Normal," an NBC program about a homosexual couple who hire a surrogate to have their baby. The show premiered in September.
"NBC is using public airwaves to continue subjecting families to the decay of morals and values, belittling the sanctity of marriage and attempting to redefine marriage," One Million Moms warns. "This program is harmful to our society and damaging to our culture.
"Through the character of the grandmother, the show mocks anyone who disagrees with their sinful lifestyle choice. The show refers to those who oppose their decision as intolerant and a bigot."
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, released a study last week revealing that there are more gay and lesbian characters on network television in the 2012-2013 season than ever before. The group counted 31 series regular characters identified as LGBT, up from 19 last season.