'The Fosters' Normalizes Sin


ABC Family Channel has several anti-family programs and has now added to that growing list. ABC Family's new show "The Fosters" is about a lesbian couple and their diverse family. Adding this program to a lineup that already includes "Pretty Little Liars," "Twisted," "Baby Daddy" and "The Lying Game" many demonstrates to families that ABC Family Channel is anything but family-friendly. But, because "family" is part of the network's name, we thought a warning should be sent out to anyone who continues to watch the channel. The premiere was aired this week and will continue to be aired several more times, according to the following schedule:

Friday, 6/7 at 12a/11c

Sunday, 6/9 at 7a/6c

Sunday, 6/9 at 11p/10c

Saturday, 6/15 at 8a/7c

Saturday, 6/15 at 11p/10c

New episodes will air on Monday evenings at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT. In addition, frequent promos are airing for this new series. Families should avoid the network completely; otherwise, you run the risk of viewing a commercial for this new, offensive program.

ABC Family's show "The Fosters" is about two women raising a multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing and the Bible does teach us to help orphans, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. Unacceptable content in the first episode included one foster child as an inmate in a juvenile detention center, sneaking and selling prescription drugs to earn money, a lesbian couple kissing on the mouth and snuggling in bed together, mentioning they are gay multiple times and purchasing condoms for their eldest son.

The ratings for this program are 14 DLV - which you would assume means it is suitable for 14-year-olds - but keep in mind this is the same rating "Family Guy" receives, which obviously is not appropriate for a "family" network.

Take Action

In a previous Action Alert we warned ABC Family Network that if the show aired then we would contact sponsors, so that is exactly what we will now do.

Please send an email letter to the sponsors of this week's program "The Fosters." This week's national sponsors were: Olive Garden, Pier 1 Imports, Popeye's, Wendy's and Royal Caribbean.

Urge advertisers to place it on their "do not advertise" list in protest of the attempt to desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior on a family channel.


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