Saturday, August 25, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT is barreling straight for the 8th century.
Mormon-owned NBC affiliate TV station KSL-TV says it will not be broadcasting the gay-themed comedy The New Normal when it debuts this fall. The New Normal centers on a single mother’s life as she becomes a surrogate for a gay male couple.
Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL-TV opined:
“After viewing the pilot episode of The New Normal, we have made the decision to keep it off our fall schedule. For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.”
This is not the first time KSL-TV allowed the Mormon Church to make entertainment decisions for its viewing audience. The station has never aired Saturday Night Live in its 35-year history.
Meanwhile, co-star Ellen Barkin, who plays a character on the new comedy took to her Twitter to call out KSL-TV’s decision:
“Anyone in Utah interested in NBCTheNewNormal please clog up @ksl5tv feed 4 their blatantly homophobic decision 2 not air the show #KSLBigots. Shame on u @kslcom not airing NBCTheNewNormal. So L&O SVU (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?”
The bigotry and hatred toward gay people in the Mormon Church knows no bounds.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter