You may have already been shocked by commercials touting the new NBC series, The Book of Daniel, but I'm afraid it is worse even than what you might think. From the American Family Association, an organization who has demonstrated a record of accuracy and balance, comes this alert...
On January 6, NBC will begin a new series entitled The Book of Daniel.
While the public has not seen the program, NBC is promoting "The Book of Daniel" as a serious drama about Christian people and the Christian faith. The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis.
Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus. The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer, and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter. At the office, his lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.
NBC and the mainstream media call it "edgy," "challenging" and "courageous." The series is written by Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being "in Catholic recovery," and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn't sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. "I don't necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true," he said.
NBC considers The Book of Daniel a positive portrayal of Christ and Christians.
Bothered? You should be.
Bothered enough to take action? Have at it.
Bob Wright, Chairman
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Primary Phone: 212-664-4444
E-Mail: Bob Wright, NBC
You can even use AFA's own e-mail form by clicking here.
Just as important, however, is letting your firm protest be made to local NBC affiliates. Let them know they must take the heat for the decision to air this extremely offensive program. Here in Nebraska you can contact the following:
3501 Farnam St.
6475 Osborne Dr. West
North Platte: KNOP-TV
N. Highway 83
North Platte, NE