Indiana TV Station Nails Daniel to the Cross

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An Indiana NBC affiliate has decided to remove the new drama The Book of Daniel from it’s line up because of several complaints it’s received from viewers (read: one batshit televangelist told his audience to write). The new show stars hottie Aiden Quinn as a conflicted, pill-popping Episcopal priest with a, shock of shocks, a gay son.

The AFA says NBC is promoting the show as a serious drama about Christians, but calls Quinn’s character “a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her midday martinis.” In a statement, AFA Chairman Donald E. Wildmon said, “We are tired of NBC’s anti-Christian bigotry.” The group also points to a gay character as another problem with the show.

Actually, we at Queerty encourage stupid moves like this by the anti-gay lobby. More publicity for a quality drama that explores actually complex issues. Hell, a few more boycotts and the show might reach number one. Actually, we’re hoping the American Family Association boycotts us.

NBC Affil Drops Daniel
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The Book Of Daniel [Official Site]