WATCHDOG GROUP BURNS BOOK
Surprisingly — or not? — the American Family Association, which has smote irreverent series dating back to Charlie's Angels, is taking issue with the new NBC drama The Book of Daniel (premiering Jan. 6), in which Aidan Quinn plays a clergyman with a colorful clan and who, by the way, occasionally chats with Jesus (played by Garrett Dillahunt). AFA biggwig Rev. Donald Wildmon slams Quinn's character for being a "drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her midday martinis," takes issue with (shocker alert) the show's portrayal of homosexuals, and pegs the drop-ins by Jesus as "very unconventional." Wildmon's obviously a Willem Dafoe loyalist.
Wed, Dec 28, 2005