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One Million Mom’s last obsession: NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ is ‘not normal’

Friday, July 20, 2012

They’re back. The latest target of the self-proclaimed “One Million Moms” — whose supporters actually number around 48,000 — is NBC’s new fall series, “The New Normal,” a comedy based on two gay dads and their surrogate mother.

One Million Moms, a project of the anti-gay hate group American Family Association (whose spokesperson is Bryan Fischer), said 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,” and called the series “damaging to our culture.”

“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. It is the opposite of how families are designed and created. You cannot recreate the biological wheel,” OMM said on its website.

“The New Normal,” created by Emmy Award winning producer/director Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story,” and “Nip/Tuck”) centers around a Los Angeles couple with successful careers and a committed and loving partnership — the only thing missing in their lives is a baby.

“These days, families come in all forms — single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It’s 2012 and anything goes,” according to the series’ promotional release.

One Million Moms is threatening to “contact any and all sponsors of this program if it is aired.”

OMM said “it is proven this strategy works,” and implied that it was responsible for the cancellation of NBC ratings-failure, “The Playboy Club,” due to “lack of advertisers.”

No word as to why OMM has not tested that strategy on “Glee” or “Modern Family.”

One Million Moms’ most recent threats have targeted The Gap, JC Penney, Urban Outfitters, Oreo, DC Comics, Archie Comics and Toys R Us. OMM does, however, support Chick-fil-A and the Boy Scouts.

“The New Normal” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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47 more reader comments:

  1. i say nbc should tell OMM to suck it

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3:59pm
  2. One Million Moms should change their names. They do not have but about 40 or 50,ooo moms Worthless they are.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:02pm
  3. have they reached 1 million yet?

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:04pm
  4. One Million Moms is “not normal” … they need to pull their heads out of their asses and stop spreading hatred around the world. As if anyone cares what they have to say anyways.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:04pm
  5. Judeo-Christian based hatred is the thing that is not normal!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:05pm
  6. hatred of others is NOT normal ..BET they havemany more HATES but FEW loves

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:06pm
  7. actually William it is the norm.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:06pm
  8. Thanks to OMM, I look forward to watching the The New Normal! :D More they say to boycott, more I am eager to participate (like reading the comic book, Marvel’s Avengers’s gay marriage, JC Penny, Kraft Foods, etc). :D

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:07pm
  9. lol

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:10pm
  10. I’m not one for much television but I will definitely put this show on my short list of “must watch”!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:12pm
  11. IT was an X-Men that got married.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:12pm
  12. I am watching too!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:13pm
  13. these so called million moms are so full of hatred the y hark bac kto the TV shows of the 50′s which showed NOTHING about REAL people and REAL families SO SAD FOR THEM

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:14pm
  14. i will also be watching the show

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:16pm
  15. but before each show they should put an ad up that says “SUCK IT OMM”

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:16pm
  16. OMM can kiss my white Norwegian ass!!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:16pm
  17. And suck my left All American tit.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:26pm
  18. And pull my finger!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:28pm
  19. One Million Mom’s have an anti-homosexual agenda reminiscent of Anita Bryant’s 1977 Save Our Children coalition that reversed a Miami-Dade county ordinance intended to prevent discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. During the campaign Bryant is reported to have said, “”As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children” and “If gays are granted rights, next we’ll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail biters.” She also added that “All America and all the world will hear what the people have said, and with God’s continued help we will prevail in our fight to repeal similar laws throughout the nation.”

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:28pm
  20. What decay?! These idiots have no right to tell others how to live their lives or choose program viewing for everyone else in the USA. Gay marriage and TV shows portraying gay characters might teach these homophobes a thing or two, since they’re mostly ignorant, uneducated Wondertards.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:28pm
  21. Ugh, don’t these “One million moms” have jobs or other more pressing parenting responsibilities? I’m sure teaching lessons of love, forgiveness, and respect would be more valuable for your children.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:40pm
  22. There are only 37,000 Moms. The bitches round up!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:45pm
  23. It’s really a bunch of old, conservative self righteous, bigoted idiots that made up a ‘million moms’ to scare people,

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:49pm
  24. I bet there are barely any moms in the group. I bet most of the members are crazed men. It’s already known that the AFA head has his hands enmeshed in this group as well.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:53pm
  25. Most of them are backwards Rep’s with a mommy complex

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:57pm
  26. Oh god no. The One Million Cunts (or 70,000) are back! EVERYBODY, GURD YOUR LOINS!!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:08pm
  27. I grew up with people who are members of the scary One Million Moms, and I know more male members than female for one, also like most women in charge of faith based things, the female heads of this group are really just puppets with boobs.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:12pm
  28. I go every day and report the group to fb, other people should too. Eventually they will post something so insane and hateful, fb will have no choice but to remove them.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:13pm
  29. What a bunch of cowc*#ts. They remind me of sarah palin or maggie gallagher. Pigs with lipstick….

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:40pm
  30. LOL

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:42pm
  31. what if they are pigs with lipstick

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:42pm
  32. I cant wait for this show! It looks so funny already.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:45pm
  33. I knew it was only a matter of time…. oh brother!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 6:09pm
  34. Y-A-W-N!!!

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 9:44pm
  35. Oh please.. This goes back to the whole issue of- If you do not like what is on t.v., then DO NOT WATCH IT! Bigoted, and narrow minded groups like this one, have their astonishing responses towards things, but I would have thought they would be smart enough to know, that pulling something off the air because you do not like it, is nothing short of a long shot. What a bunch of mush brained idiots.

    Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:16pm
  36. does lack of orgasm cause these groups?

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:19am
  37. @Craig Osterberg- Many lols to you.

    But seriously though. Nobody is making you watch/own a TV. Don’t like it? Guess what, they still have a bunch of radio stations that play music that has a much less likely chance of pissing you off! If you don’t like what’s on TV, then I implore that you either block the channels and let said channel come foreward into the new milenia! The thing I don’t get is why the people/groups/channels/etc OMM targets even reacts to it. It’s a group of less than 50,000 people (Much less than 1/4 of a million) who don’t like change. Suck it up, everything changes and it will continue to. I guarantee that the way they sliced bread 50 years ago is not the same as the way they do it now (for the most part anyway).

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:14am
  38. Pity these 48,000 haven’t learned there is such a thing as a channel selector. Don’t like it, don’t watch it. Don’t like it, don’t buy it. But be sure and tell us so that the real normal and reality based population can support it, educate others, and advocate equality. a PFLAG mom.

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:19am
  39. I hope somewhere down the line they have a gay child and then see what they say….. Stupid, stupid women.

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9:10am
  40. They are not going to change one thing. Nobody except the people who think they way they do care what they say. It’s sad that they really believe they can change the world. Accept it. You will never win.

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9:12am
  41. their name is a lie,,,,NOT even close to a Million Moms…..LMAO

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9:40am
  42. Who cares what the million frigid bitches think. They matter as much as a male stripper at a lesbian wedding!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9:43am
  43. one million idiots

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 9:52am
  44. We need to stop taking offense at statements by these small but vocal groups and use our numbers to publicly belittle and ridicule them for their outdated thinking and point out how pathetic they are.
    Instead of pointing out how our GLBT family and friends are under attack again, we must turn the tables and answer their articles by writing our own about how irrelevant they are in today’s society.
    Ellen did such a wonderful job in making fun of this group on her show after they attacked JC Penney for using her as an ambassador for their store; we need to follow her lead.

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:09am
  45. I think the show looks awesome! These crazy 600,000 less than a million moms can suck it! I’m gonna watch

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:35am
  46. Let the ignorant cunts have their opinions.. they can’t hurt anyone with them.. if there is a hell, theres a special place reserved for bigots.. I don’t like that groups like this exist, but apparently, they have a constitutional right to hate people and be generally evil.. their numbers aren’t even big enough to shut down a TV show.. If it dies, it’ll have nothing to do with them..

    Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 12:28pm
  47. I’m appalled by our ignorance! We just HAVE TO discriminate against anyone who’s different…

    Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:28am