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Cuz it burns the eyes of poor Mormon babies

Timothy Kincaid

August 24th, 2012

NBC’s fall lineup includes The New Normal, a show bearing the tag-line “She’s having their baby”.

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 so they look for a surrogate and find Goldie. And, apparently, family and friends and somebody or other’s precocious child and a sitcom set and what is probably a banal storyline, but I digress. Yes, I will watch this thing and hope that it’s better than I fear.

But the good Mormons in Salt Lake City will most definitely NOT be watching! Cuz watchin Teh Ghey is most unholy. And God’s gunna poke your eyes out. And watching that unholiness is like pouring holy water on a demon, it burns!

Or something along that line.

SL Tribune:

NBC’s “The New Normal” won’t air on KSL this fall. The prospect of two gay men having a baby proved too much for the LDS Church-owned station.

“From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another,” said Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International. “The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive.”

Or it might have Teh Ghey!!

Of course, it’s also possible that the Church is just being petty. Bryan is played by Andrew Rannells, who is best known for his role on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, a musical parody of religion and musicals from the guys who created South Park.

But should you like in Utah and happen to have eyes that are impervious to watching Teh Gheys, if you were able to make it through eight seasons of Will and Grace with corneas intact, should you be brave enough to chance this threat to your eternal soul, you will still have a chance. Channel 30 is picking up the slack:

“We will air it on the weekends” on Channel 30, said Matt Jacquint, general manager of KUCW and KTVX. “We’re looking for a time slot right now.”

KUCW carries NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and often picks up sports programming when KSL pre-empts it for General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Tony
August 24th, 2012 | LINK

If there is so much content that they won’t air, then why are they still an NBC affiliate? SNL is a pretty big show to just skip over.

cowboy
August 24th, 2012 | LINK

And some of these Mormons went to a particular fast-food chicken restaurant to show appreciation of what freedom of expression is all about. Yeah…right. They probably don’t see the irony.

Mitt Romney has recently said PBS should not be supported by any government handouts and yet his incredibly rich, influential and powerful Church has control of the public airwaves in Utah.

What/who is monitoring this? Who is keeping this censorship in check? The FCC? (Laugh Out Loud!) Who elected the Managers of KSL to be the arbiters of what can be broadcast on public airwaves.

And this just one day after NBC used an hour of prime-time TV to talk about the MORmons. Aside from the many inaccuracies (which I won’t go into here) there are many comments on KSL’s website about NBC spending too much time in talking with ex-Mormons and especially the one who is gay.

Regan DuCasse
August 25th, 2012 | LINK

It’s one thing to put disclaimers and warnings on a program and LET THE AUDIENCE decide if they want to watch it or not.
It’s another to deny them the opportunity to make that choice themselves.

My step mom lived in VA, and “NYPD Blue” was one of her favorite shows.
They always had a disclaimer about adult content and partial nudity before the show.
But their local station refused to air it at all.

That’s the thing about conservative people, they like to keep people ignorant and treat them like children.
Faith communities and those patriarchal divine rights.
When are some grown assed people going to get tired of it?

CPT_Doom
August 25th, 2012 | LINK

So, does this mean a Christian station owner can refuse to air any programs or commercials that include Mitt Romney? After all, they shouldn’t be forced to approve of heresy and Satan worship, right?

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