Published On: Tue, Jun 2nd, 2015

Protests build against ABC, Disney over ‘The Real O’Neals’ and Dan Savage

As fury spreads, Evangelical leaders have joined a growing chorus that includes Catholic leaders, the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to pressure Disney ABC to cancel the sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage.

MRC and FRC sent a letter to Ben Sherwood, president of Disney ABC Television Group, nearly eleven weeks ago urging him to shelve the new show, “The Real O’Neals.” Since then, over 9,000 people have made calls and over 20,000 people have sent postcards to the Disney ABC board of directors asking Disney ABC to Cancel Savage. Disney ABC refused even to respond.

The Real ONeals title cardOn April 21, prominent Catholic leaders joined the national campaign to get ABC to stop production of the new show slated to premiere this fall. Disney ABC were unmoved by Catholic leaders decrying the anti-Catholic hatred coming from this man. Disney ABC still didn’t respond.

“Dan Savage’s brand of hate does not merit a platform on a supposedly pro-family network,” said MRC President Brent Bozell. “Disney ABC’s silence is not going unnoticed by faith and family advocates. That Disney ABC continues to take its viewers for granted is appalling.”

Dan Savage has made numerous vulgar comments about conservatives, evangelicals, and Catholics that offend basic standards of decency. Check out some of the highlights from the man Disney is now partnering with.

  • Proclaiming that he sometimes thinks about “f***ing the s**t out of” Senator Rick Santorum
  • Calling for Christians at a high school conference to “ignore the bulls**t in the Bible”
  • Saying that “the only thing that stands between my d*** and Brad Pitt’s mouth is a piece of paper” when expressing his feelings on Pope Benedict’s opposition to gay marriage
  • Telling Bill Maher that he wished Republicans “were all f***ing dead”
  • Telling Dr. Ben Carson to “suck my d***. Name the time and place and I’ll bring my d*** and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.”

Official Synopsis:

A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.

“The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

“The Real O’Neals” was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott and Dan Savage. “The Real O’Neals” is produced by ABC Studios.

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