Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lucifer and OneMillionMoms

Million Moms?  More like forty-thousand!
Every now and then I check in on OneMillionMoms to see what’s up.  I love reading about their “Successes”.  They like to claim they’ve had a huge impact getting various shows cancelled, or sponsors to pull their support, when the truth is that those shows were weak to begin with, and OneMillionMoms likely had nothing to do with loss of finances or their inevitable demise.

If you haven’t had time to read up on OneMillionMoms, or their parent group the American Family Association, these are the people who equate homosexuality with the Nazi regime.  Among other things, they were called out for their use of hate speech and in 2010 were named an out and out hate group.

Don't watch it on FOX Mondays at 9pm Easter, 6pm Pacific!
I saw that they were outraged—obviously—by the current run of the clever and well-written “Lucifer”.  Their chief concern seems to be that the Father of Lies is portrayed as a “likable guy”—as if evil would always twirl a mustache and wear a black hat for our convenience.  OneMillionMoms also provided a number of links to send a pre-packaged notice to one of the smaller sponsors, Academy Sports.  For funsies, I clicked the email link.  It was typical blah-blah, but I stole the whole thing and flipped it on its ear to send my own notice of support:

As a parent and viewer, I strongly encourage your company to continue all plans of financially supporting FOX's new drama "Lucifer" that airs on Monday evenings at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT with a 14-DLSV rating.

The program eschews the modern characterization of good and evil, and instead provides for an even tempered, and thoughtful consideration of the characters.  Rather than treating all people (or fallen angels) and inherently good or evil because of their background, "Lucifer" asks us instead to take a look at what is in a person's heart, and to witness their actions, rather than judge them based on preconceived notions of right and wrong.

It would make things easier
if evil dressed like this!
I certainly hope your company's financial support of this type of television programming through advertising will continue.

As a consumer, I am asking you to please keep your ads on this show. My decision to support your company depends on it.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding my concern.

I like how they include the exact date and time for the show, thus giving a little bump to those who otherwise probably wouldn’t be interested in this particular brand of “filth”.  I don’t particular care one way or the other about Academy Sports, but since I like the show, I thought they should know that there is a silent majority out there, enjoying clever takes on old tropes.

Feel free to copy and paste my email if you feel the need and send to:

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