One Million Moms Protests J.Lo’s New Show “The Fosters,” Featuring a Lesbian CouplePublished by Natasha Fierce on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:25 am.
“Family values” group One Million Moms is up in arms, again. This time, the source of their ire is Jennifer Lopez and her production company Nuyorican, who along with ABC Family are developing a new hour-long series called The Fosters, centered on a lesbian couple raising two foster children and a biological child. The series has not been shot, nor has an air date been announced, but OMM isn’t wasting any time spreading the gospel that the show is evil:
“Obviously, ABC has lost their minds,” an open letter on the group’s website begins. “ABC Family has approved a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez’s production company, Nuyorican, about a lesbian couple and their diverse family. Many families have already discovered that ABC Family Channel is anything but family-friendly. But because of family being part of the network’s name, we thought a warning should still be sent out for anyone who continues to watch the channel.”
“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,” the letter continues. “Hollywood is continuing to push an agenda that homosexuality is acceptable when scripture states clearly it is a sin. As Christians, the Bible also says that we must speak up against sin. If we remain silent then we are guilty of sin also.”
“Let’s stop this dead in it its tracks,” the letter concludes.
While it’s true One Million Moms has the right to voice drink their haterade, the group’s tactics are known to backfire. The group recently denounced retailer JC Penney for signing Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson, but later dropped the attack claiming there were “other issues” requiring the group’s attention— but not before driving more than 50,000 anti-OMMers to join GLAAD to #StandUpForEllen.
So, in other words, this could be the best ratings boost The Fosters could have hoped to get…thanks, One Million Moms!