Ryan Murphy’s ‘The New Normal’ Protested by One Million Moms

Ryan MurphyJust because it’s unsurprising that Ryan Murphy’s upcoming NBC sitcom The New Normal (which centers around a gay couple employing the use of a surrogate mother to have their own child) has been hit with a wave of opposition, that doesn’t make it any less sickening.

The activist group One Million Moms has called for boycott against the series, accusing it and NBC of “subject[ing] families to the decay of morals and values and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage”… because among televised peers that are based around celebrating fleeting marriages, infidelity, and sex over substance, the idea of a loving, stable relationship consisting of two men is clearly what is “harmful to our society” and “damaging to our culture,” as OMM puts it on its website.

The group asks its supporters to email the network and “strongly encourage NBC to drop all plans to air the program.”

The Hollywood Reporter reveals a statement as published by GLAAD President Herndon Graddick, in response to OMM’s action: “”Yet again, One Million Moms, a project of the American Family Association — whose membership we already know is far less substantial than their name — is doing its best to stir controversy where there clearly is none … We now live in a culture where gay people are not only a common part of our society but where gay characters are also applauded by both TV critics and audiences alike.”

The New Normal premieres on NBC in September.

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