'Modern Family' is 'Poison' for Portraying Homosexual Relationships, American Family Association Member States

(Photo: Reuters)(L-R) The cast of "Modern Family" Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, Ed O'Neill, Ariel Winter, Sofia Vergara, Rico Rodriguez, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet pose backstage after the show won for best comedy series at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 18, 2011.

The hit series "Modern Family" has been denounced as "poison" for its portrayal of homosexual relationships by Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. His comments come on the heels of "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell stating that the show had led to "progress" among conservatives against homosexuality.

"'Modern Family,'" Fischer told radio host Kevin Miller, "is designed to make you think that same-sex households are wonderful and the optimum nurturing environment for children. We know that social research indicates exactly the opposite."

Fischer then went on to state that watching the show is "like getting a little bit of poison over a long period of time, eventually getting enough accumulation in where it can be kind of lethal to the organism."

His words are the exact opposite of those said by Burrell, who praised the show for making progress on behalf of homosexuals. Burrell also said that the writers are "making the world a better place. It's one of my favorite things about the show," he told The Telegraph. "I love it when I talk to conservatives and they're describing all three couples, and they never mention that one of them is gay. That's the brilliance of the writing. In a completely, apolitical way, they are showing this couple as completely normal dealing with ordinary stuff."

"People are just watching TV to be entertained, not realizing that their view of life is being twisted in a way that's very harmful to them and harmful to our culture," Fischer warned.

According to reports, "Modern Family" averages 12 million viewers per episode, even in its fifth season. The show has been recognized for its writing and depiction of homosexual relationships. The show has won 18 Emmys and has been named Outstanding Comedy series four years in a row.

The American Family Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Pastor Donald E. Wildmon. It is currently led by President Tim Wildmon and, according to its website, is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country.