: ABC Network make the right call here?



RobertCTS
11-10-05, 01:28 PM
I had several thoughts leaning both ways. ABC must have given some thought about how their response might be used. What do you think?:confused:

My name is Jim Neugent. I wrote to ABC (on-line) concerning a program called "THE PRACTICE." In last nights episode, one of the lawyer's mothers decided she is gay and wanted her son to go to court and help her get a marriage license so she could marry her 'partner.' ! I sent the following letter to ABC yesterday and really did not expect a reply, but I did get one.

My original message was:

ABC is obsessed (or should I say abscessed) ! with the subject of homosexuality. I will no longer watch any of your attempts to convince the world that homosexuality is OK. THE PRACTICE can be a fairly good show, but last night's program was so typical of your agenda. You picked the 'dufus' of the office to be the one who was against the idea of his mother being gay and made him look like a whiner because he had convictions. This type of mentality calls people like me a "gay basher." Read the first chapter of Romans (that's in the Bible) and see what the apostle Paul had to say about it.... He, God and Jesus were all 'gay bashers'. What if she'd fallen in love with her cocker spaniel? Is that an alternative lifes tyle? (By the way, the Bible speaks against that, too.)
--Jim Neugent

Here is ABC's reply from the ABC on-line webmaster
How about getting your nose out of the Bible (which is ONLY a book of stories compiled by MANY different writers hundreds of years ago) and read the declaration of independence (what our nation is built on), where it says "All Men are Created equal," and try treating them that way for a change! Or better yet, try thinking for yourself and stop using an archaic book of stories as your lame crutch for your existence. You are in minority in this country and your boycott will not affect us or our freedom of statement.

Elvis
11-10-05, 01:46 PM
That show got cancelled. Really it just got replaced by Boston Legal. I've watched both for several years. The way they dealt with the homosexuality issue really wasn't that offensive. I'll bet this e-mail is four years old.

I seriously doubt that ABC's response is authentic.

This thread borders on being political, we should probably just drop it.

HotRodSaint
11-10-05, 01:50 PM
ABC has every right to fight the intolerance of the right with their own form of intolerance.

And the letter writer now has every reason to beleive that ABC is actively using The Pratice to convey their left of center social political message.

DeVillish
11-10-05, 01:52 PM
hey look a cow! oh..sorry...:hide:

urbanski
11-10-05, 01:53 PM
woah

DeVillish
11-10-05, 01:54 PM
i know, hell of a cow huh urbster

RobertCTS
11-10-05, 01:55 PM
I don't see it as political. No party is involved here. More religious than politcal. I simply brought it to the table as fodder to discuss who's more correct here. And this is the Lounge.

LittleB
11-10-05, 01:56 PM
:canttalk: Yeah....As much as I'd LOVE to share what I think, I won't because around here, your opinion normally gets you red marks :( :hide:
SO I'm with Dev....LOOK A COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :alchi:

DeVillish
11-10-05, 01:58 PM
woooh look two cows!! Look that one kicked the other! Get him! :horse:

LittleB
11-10-05, 01:59 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! :histeric:

DeVillish
11-10-05, 01:59 PM
ok, we're good now, just one cow....STEAKS FOR EVERYONE!


Mmmooooooo

Quiet you or your next!

Elvis
11-10-05, 02:02 PM
Here we go...

LittleB
11-10-05, 02:03 PM
What? You don't like cows?

urbanski
11-10-05, 02:03 PM
http://i4.cashmoneyuploads.com/img/cow2481.gif (http://www.cashmoneyuploads.com/)

DeVillish
11-10-05, 02:04 PM
what you dont like steak? Being the King and all you get the best cut, uhhahuh, thank you...thank you very much...

No really iam ok....so glad those nice people in the lab coats let me go....

LittleB
11-10-05, 02:04 PM
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAAAAAAAA! :histeric: :histeric:

Elvis
11-10-05, 02:04 PM
What? You don't like cows?

If you ever had to feed them before school, you wouldn't like them either. ;)

LittleB
11-10-05, 02:08 PM
Who says I didn't grow up on a farm?! Hmmmm?! OK I didn't :D BUT I COULD'VE!!!!!! LOL

DeVillish
11-10-05, 02:10 PM
Hey baby dont mess with the King...Now iam all shook up uhhuh.

Elvis
11-10-05, 02:11 PM
Who says I didn't grow up on a farm?! Hmmmm?! OK I didn't :D BUT I COULD'VE!!!!!! LOL

Thank God we weren't in the dairy business.

urbanski
11-10-05, 02:26 PM
http://i4.cashmoneyuploads.com/tn/161759.jpg (http://www.cashmoneyuploads.com/view/v161759/)

DeVillish
11-10-05, 02:31 PM
ok there is just to much bull in this thread, your soooo lucky iam not a mod.....

RobertCTS
11-10-05, 02:35 PM
woooh look two cows!! Look that one kicked the other! Get him! :horse:

DeVillish you silly City boy..you're beating a horse not a cow. See how easily we digress? Side trips are fun too.:D

RobertCTS
11-10-05, 02:45 PM
Thank God we weren't in the dairy business.

My wife was. In the cold of winter and in the snow she had to go out to the dairy barn and feed the cows. Then she would take them over to the milking machines. THe harsh winter plays hell with their uppers and they are cracked and raw. The cows would bawl when the stainless milker would hooked up and pull on their utters. Yes cows will kick when you hurt them. Sadly the have to be milked dailey to relieve them of the pressure. I really had to admire her for those special skills. It's natural to bond with animals and you usually find a cow that is also interested in you. My wife had such a cow. Named her "Dink". The cow would go crazy at the sight of her. Dairy cows are a business and when Dink dried up she had to be slaughtered. It's in the days work for a farm girl. Enough of the Cow fodder!

RobertCTS
11-10-05, 03:05 PM
Back to the issue at hand. I see both points of view and agree with parts of both. But ABC was stupid to express that controversial view on the internet for millions to see. That's suicide for ratings. But then I've seen Dan Rather do some stupid things on the "Air". I don't know if ABC actually sent this e-mail or not but I thought it was interesting and worth a conversation.

Elvis
11-10-05, 03:11 PM
Back to the issue at hand. I see both points of view and agree with parts of both. But ABC was stupid to express that controversial view on the internet for millions to see. That's suicide for ratings. But then I've seen Dan Rather do some stupid things on the "Air". I don't know if ABC actually sent this e-mail or not but I thought it was interesting and worth a conversation.

This was NOT ABC's point of view, it was a webmaster acting on his own. He was terminated.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/practice.htm

RobertCTS
11-10-05, 03:18 PM
This was NOT ABC's point of view, it was a webmaster acting on his own. He was terminated.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/practice.htm

ELVIS lives! Thanks Elvis that was very informative to me. That came to me from a christian group still trying to get mileage from an e-mail that's 6 years old.
Trouble is Elvis..that kills the thread:crying2: