If Tony ‘Family Research Council’ Perkins, Brent ‘The Media Research Council’ Bozell, and One Million ‘Ellen is the Devil’ Moms are vociferously against it, chances are I’m for it. When it comes to The Real O’Neals, the new ABC comedy based on the life of Dan Savage, the fact our foes are against it is just a bonus: judging by the newly released trailer, this is a winner on its own merits alone.
One Million Moms is basically against everything according to the “Current Campaign” page on their site. Well, maybe not everything, just: IHOP, A&E, Taco Bell, Schick, Angie’s List, Cottonelle but not Baronelle, and of course, ABC Family.
But since no one can hate-speak as well as they can, as they sent to Joe of Joe.My.God of all people, here’s what they have to say about The Real O’Neals:
Dear Joe, If you didn’t know who Dan Savage is until today, it’s probably a good thing. But right now we need you to familiarize yourselves with one of the cruelest, most vile political activists in America. Why? Because ABC and Disney announced their plans to air a sitcom Dan Savage developed loosely based on his life. A perusal of Dan Savage’s work reveals a career built on advocating violence — even murder — and spewing hatred against people of faith. Savage has spared no one with whom he disagrees from his vitriolic hate speech. Despite his extremism, vulgarity, and unabashed encouragement of dangerous sexual practices, Disney-ABC is moving forward with this show, disgustingly titled “Family of the Year.” TAKE ACTION: Sign our Petition to Disney-ABC, urging them to immediately cancel plans to air “Family of the Year.” Then call Disney-ABC President Ben Sherwood at 877-660-5301 FREE. Urge him to cancel their pilot sitcom based on the life of hateful anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage.
But I will let Martha Plimpton (Eileen), Jay R. Ferguson (Pat), Noah Galvin (Kenny), Mathew Shively (Jimmy), Bebe Wood (Shannon), and Mary Hollis Inboden (Jodi) speak the words of writers David Windsor and Casey Johnson in what looks like must-see TV for the rest of us. And that would be Sword crush and underwear model Max Emerson playing the underwear model of young Kenny’s dreams.