Sitcom about gay couple having baby via surrogate will premiere this fall
One Million Moms, the anti-gay group that has protested Ellen DeGeneres, gay characters in comic books, rainbow Oreas, and various retail chains for gay-themed advertising, now has NBC in its sights.
The subgroup of the American Family Association is asking NBC to drop its plans to air the sitcom The New Normal this fall. The show is about a blended family created by a gay couple and the surrogate mother having their baby.
‘You cannot recreate the biological wheel,’ the group states on its website.
‘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,’ the group said in a post under the headline ‘The New Normal not normal.’
‘These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture.’
One Million Moms said it is prepared to contact any and all sponsors of this program if it is aired.
One half of the gay couple on the sitcom is played by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells who is best known for his role as Elder Price in the smash musical The Book of Mormon. His partner is played by Justin Bartha has had key roles in two successful movie franchises: The Hangover and its sequel and National Treasure and its sequel.
The surrogate mother is played by Georgia King. The cast also includes Ellen Barkin who won a Tony Award last year for The Normal Heart and NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The series is from Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.