Thursday, January 5, 2006

We gotta blow up those things we don't understand!

Terre Haute station drops NBC show

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Television station WTWO is refusing to air a new NBC series that features Jesus Christ as a supporting character.

The station said it would not broadcast "The Book of Daniel," which debuts Friday, because of complaints from viewers.

The show, starring Aidan Quinn as an Episcopal priest who regularly converses with a physical Jesus Christ, has drawn fire from conservative Christians, including the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association.


So they pull television show because of viewer complaints before it even airs? WTWO out of Terre Haute was my NBC affiliate when I was kid. I imagine a few crackpots in the Wabash Valley who are Reverend Wildmon's email list have called to complain to the station. Apparently, the Episcopelian priest played by Aidan Quinn is addicted to painkillers, has an alcoholic wife, a gay son and a pot dealing daughter. I am sure none of us have ever known a Christian family like that.

I wonder if the WTWO would refused to air a documentary on Jesus' life since it would point out that many of the people around him were outcasts, prostitutes, the poor, and lepers.


Blogger Jim said...

Anyone who quotes the Dead Milkmen is cool in my book.

January 05, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Nice catch.

I have been itching to use that quote.

January 05, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

(catches ball tossed from Jim)

Me, too.

Wonder if theseTerre Haute protestors are the same folks who insist that Jesus was blond haired and blue eyed.

January 05, 2006  
Blogger Moulton said...

"Big Lizard" by Dead Milkmen is a reference to Dinosaur Brains by Rozen and Bernstein.

January 05, 2006  
Blogger indygirl said...

I can't wait to watch the show. Good thing I don't live in Terrible Haute.

January 06, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Another station in Arkansas has pulled the show. That's great company, Terre Haute!

January 06, 2006  

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