The Plot Thickens
My goodness! Look at the e-mail I received from The American Family Association!
Ask potential advertisers not to sponsor 'The Book of Daniel'
Main character says if the show offends some Catholics, "I don't really care..."
Visit the new AFA Superstore today! Despite receiving nearly a half-million emails, NBC still intends to begin their new series The Book of Daniel next Friday. While NBC refuses to release the sponsors of the program, AFA has identified 10 potential sponsors. Send them an email asking them not to sponsor the show. Ask local advertisers on your NBC affiliate to pull their advertising from the local station if they carry The Book of Daniel.
The network is promoting "The Book of Daniel" as a serious drama about Christian people and the Christian faith. The characters include: Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest; his alcoholic wife; his son, a 23-year-old homosexual Republican; his daughter, a 16-year-old drug dealing daughter; a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter; his lesbian secretary who is sleeping with his sister-in-law; and a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus who talks to the priest.
The writer for the program is Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being "in Catholic recovery," and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn't sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. "I don't necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true," he said.
Aidan Quinn, who plays Rev. Webster, said if the show offends some Catholics, "I don't really care..."
Take Action Now! Time is Short!
What can you do:
1. Print out the AFA pass along sheet and distribute it in your Sunday School class and at your church this Sunday. Ask your pastor to urge members to call their local NBC affiliate asking the station not to air the program.
2. Contact local advertisers on your NBC affiliate and ask them to pull their advertising from the local affiliate if it carries the show. (By Federal Law, NBC cannot force the local affiliate to air the show. The local affiliate has the option not to air the program. Federal Law - 47 C.F.R. 73.658(e))
3. Send an email to ten potential sponsors asking them not to sponsor The Book of Daniel.
4. Forward this information to your family and friends.
Finally, would you consider a small financial gift to help AFA continue this battle? Click here to help.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
P.S. Many of your family and friends aren't aware of NBC's The Book of Daniel. Please forward this to them.
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WOW. Everyone, it will be totally wonderful for us all to start calling our local advertisers and affiliates and let them know that We, The People, Cannot WAIT to Park Ourselves In Front Of The TV To Watch What Promises To Be The Best Program Of The Century, Meaning, Of Course, The Book of Daniel, Which Will Be So Awesome We Will Be Compelled To Buy All Products Advertised During Said Program.
Ready, Steady, GO! (here's my contribution!)
Dear Mr. Chairman,
I don't watch much television -- for a program to be worth my attention, it has got to be pretty special. That is why I am very excited about the promising new show "The Book of Daniel." I would think very highly of your company and its products were you to sponsor a quality program such as "Daniel."
As a recently married woman with a great deal of disposable income as well as considerable influence in my circle of friends and colleagues, I look forward to seeing your innovative and cutting-edge ads on what promises to be my new favorite show.
Thank you for your consideration of my request.