NBC’s "The Book of Daniel"

Written by Drew on January 4th, 2006

Friday night NBC will debut its new show, “The Book of Daniel.” Here is what the American Family Association has to say about it:

On January 6, NBC will begin a new series entitled The Book of Daniel.

While the public has not seen the program, NBC is promoting “The Book of Daniel” as a serious drama about Christian people and the Christian faith. The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis.

Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus. The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer, and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop’s daughter. At the office, his lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.

NBC and the mainstream media call it “edgy,” “challenging” and “courageous.” The series is written by Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being “in Catholic recovery,” and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn’t sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. “I don’t necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true,” he said.

NBC considers The Book of Daniel a positive portrayal of Christ and Christians.

The AFA is giving concerned Christians ways to take action. It will be interesting to see if (1) there is much of a public outcry, and (2) how NBC will respond if there is.

Christians should not be surprised by this kind of misrepresentation. I don’t buy into the rhetoric that says, “Believers are being persecuted more and more.” Christians have always suffered persecution, and they always will (2 Tim. 3:12). Just think: aren’t we better off in America than the early Christians, who were portrayed by the Romans as cannibals, atheists and incestuous perverts?


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  1. Drew Kizer says:

    A source with the AFA reports that half a million people have already voiced their concerns via email to to the NBC chariman and the President of the Association of National Advertisers. Local stations are starting to report that “due to an overwhelming number of emails and phone calls we’ve received, we have decided not to show The Book of Daniel.”

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