I recieved this ActionAlert last week. The Family Guy is a favorite program of mine, if I ever do watch TV (I usually can't stand TV). I admit that the show could be a bit offensive. I was offend by an early episode where a Willy Wonka-like character throws a handicapped man off of his property just for being in a wheelchair. But, that's the flavor of the show, I suppose. It's the shock value. So, I'm not suprized at all that Don Wildmon of the AFA would find something to whine about in that show. However, I caught a bit of irony in one sentence in this ActionAlert.
Dear Robert,Just in case you missed it, here's the sentence that made me laugh with bitter tears.
On March 8, Fox network aired Family Guy, a perverted and sickening program, into the homes of millions of Americans. This episode was rated TV-14 DLSV by FOX, meaning that in the network's opinion it was appropriate for 14-year olds. It aired during prime-time.
The content of this program was so explicit that I can't even begin to describe it here.
Click here to watch these scenes or read our detailed review. WARNING: These scenes taken from the Fox program Family Guy are highly offensive.
Even more offensive is Fox's view of Christianity. At a "straight" meeting, the speaker talks to gays about Jesus and tells them, "He [Jesus] hates many people, but none more than homosexuals." Incidentally, Pepsico helped sponsor this program (BoycottPepsico.com.
You really cannot get the full effect of the show's portrayal of Christianity without watching the video or reading our review. You will hear the tone and sarcasm very clearly.
The FCC has a duty to enforce the law and fine Fox for this sickening violation of broadcast decency standards. In addition, your local FOX network affiliate did not have to air this episode. Obviously, they do not care about your local community standards.
File an official complaint with the FCC against the Fox network and your local FOX affiliate station. It will only take a couple of minutes. Do it for your children and grandchildren.
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Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
At a "straight" meeting, the speaker talks to gays about Jesus and tells them, "He [Jesus] hates many people, but none more than homosexuals."Don Wildmon doesn't like it because The Family Guy stated exactly what most christians actually believe. They didn't embellish it, they said it exactly as it appears.
Don, if you don't like people saying that "Jesus hates homosexuals", stop preaching it!