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Controversy Over "Daniel"

aquinn.jpgWell that didn't take too long. The Hollywood Reporter says that the American Family Association is up in arms over the new NBC show, "The Book of Daniel."

The organization is already urging people to email NBC to complain about the show, which of course, they haven't seen yet. Apparently they don't like the main character, played by Aidan Quinn, who they describe as a "drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her midday martinis." The chairman of the AFA, the Reverend Donald Wildmon, also doesn't like the homosexual characters. Big surprise there.

The AFA is hoping that some affiliates will shun "Daniel," and my guess is -- they will get their way. Apparently they want to pressure NBC into showing Christians "a little more respect." Guess they could care less about showing gay people any respect. I guess if he were a cop or a lawyer, they wouldn't care as much.

Quinn is claiming that the show is "wholesome." Who wants that? Jesus is played by "Deadwood" regular Garret Dillahunt, so it can't be all that family-friendly. Creator Jack Kenny ("Wanda at Large," "Titus") says that the show isn't even about religion.

Judge for thy self. "The Book of Daniel" premieres Friday, January 6 at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on NBC. -- Rachel Cericola

Posted by Rachel Cericola on December 28, 2005 9:04 AM
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I enjoyed the show and was sorry to see it go so soon. I think they should have given it more time.

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