By now, you may have heard of NBC’s newest show for the fall lineup, The New Normal.
The show tells the unconventional story of raising a family:
Bryan and David are a Los Angeles couple, and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie… (source: NBC.com)
But according to One Million Moms:
NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage. These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture.
If this weren’t enough, One Million Moms goes on to make the claim:
Millions of Americans strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC’s “The New Normal” is attempting to desensitize America and our children. (emphasis theirs)
Desensitize our children? Really One Million Moms, you think NBC is attempting to desensitize our children? That claim is as absurd as the scare tactics Minnesota for Marriage and Frank Schubert are making around the mean-spirited marriage amendment.
With OMM attack against Ellen and several other infamous battles over the past six months, at some point you’ve got to wonder when One Million Moms simply becomes irrelevant?
Author’s note: I have seen the pilot episode of The New Normal and I enjoyed it quite a bit. If you’d like to see the pilot or the first episode, check out NBC.com.
Ellen opens with Prop 8 news around how the measure was deemed unconstitutional this past week.
She also talks about her partnership with JC Penney and how One Million Moms wants to get her fired because she is gay. She goes on to talk about how JC Penney stood by their decision and how excited she is with their partnership (through humor, of course). She also reads some great posts from Facebook (both from One Million Moms and from her and JC Penney supporters).
Thanks Ellen. Thanks JC Penney. You’ve both got a new fan.