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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Yes, KSL, thank you for making my remote control obsolete. "Law and Order SVU" TV14 = good. "The New Normal" TV14 = bad.

Salt Lake City, UT

It is always interesting to hear from viewers who lack the will power to make their own choices. "If it is on TV, I will watch it. Thank you KSL for filtering my programs for me!"

Robert Johnson
Sunland, CA

"Family values"? Seriously you jest. I guess KSL in its big brother mentality deems that programs like "Law and Order" that regularly feature storylines dealing with child sexual abuse, rape and murder fit in well with the Utah "Family Values", but a show featuring a loving couple who happen to be gay does not. If this is what KSL believes are "family values", then I suggest that they need to seriously re-evaluate their value system.

Logan, UT

It always makes me laugh that the same folks that cry "family values" in the name of piety are the same people who fail to recognize the good Lord gave us these awesome things called thumbs that allow me to change the channel, or even better, turn off the television altogether if I don't like what's on in front me. I make choices for myself; I don't presume to make choices for others I don't even know.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

NBC should be condemned for attempting to push this anti-family trash on the American public. Thankfully, KSL has taken a stand against this vile effort.

For far too long, local television stations have sat idly by while modern Hollywood used them to further its attacks on traditional family and marriage. Indeed, modern Hollywood belittles the family and makes fun of fatherhood at every turn.

Hollywood would have us believe that marriage is outdated. This view is destroying society, and KSL should be commended for fighting against it.

Sandy, UT

I agree with KSL's decision. Thank you.

Provo, UT

The New Normal = More broken hearted parents and destroyed lives. Thanks KSL for standing up for good family values.

salt lake, UT

KSL has the right to decide what it airs I just wish KSL and the letter writer would stop trying to pretend it is about language and explicit content. If you really believe you are right then stop making excuses. I guess integrity stopped being a value you want to teach your children.

Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for standing up KSL. There are times when it is appropriate to just say No and this is one of them. It is not true that everything which comes out of Hollywood is fit to be in our homes. By the entertainment industry's low-threshold standards, everything is fit if can get by the timid FCC other than the Pledge of Allegiance or prayer at a veteran's funeral.

Voice of Reason
Layton, UT

To those on here who are using Law & Order:SVU as a tool to justify The New Normal: Yeah, L&O:SVU is a bad show in my opinion, I agree. But that doesn't in any way justify The New Normal as a harmless show.

And there's a critical difference between the two shows: while L&O:SVU may portray a lot of brutal crimes on the screen (which I don't like), they are at least also shown to be evil and are prosecuted as crimes. The New Normal, while maybe not as directly explicit as L&O, portrays something far more damaging in the long run: it will show gay marriage and homosexuality in general as harmless, normal and morally acceptable. That's likely where KSL's judgment call came from. Yes, showing explicit violence isn't good, but describing harmful and deadly behavior as harmless and normal is far worse even if you don't actually show it.

salt lake, UT

While I would normally challenge your false beliefs about gay couples I will not do so since you actually had the integrity to do something KSL has failed to do by stating your true motives for opposing the show. thanks for at least being honest about you motives.

Bountiful, UT

@ Moderate

Your point is well taken. There are a lot of people who lack the will power to change the channel. It is precisely for their sake that we should all applaud KSL's decision.

Salt Lake City, UT

"it will show gay marriage and homosexuality in general as harmless, normal and morally acceptable. "

Which is exactly the point we're trying to make, that this decision had nothing to do with their stated reasons and had everything to do with homosexuality.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I haven't seen The New Normal, obviously, so who knows if it's lousy or great. But a show about a loving gay couple strikes me as perfectly moral. A lot better than Jersey Shore, or American Gypsies or twenty other rubbishy shows.

one old man
Ogden, UT

The really frightening thing about TV these days is that there are so many Americans who apparently enjoy watching the sewage that fills virtually all the programming out there.

Thank goodness for the PBS channels or there would be nothing at all worth watching.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

children are entitled to born to a father and a mother who are completely faithful to each other. Anything that portrays something other than this as "normal" is a detriment to society. And even if I choose to not watch, I am not immune from the influence such trash has on society at large.

Huntsville, UT

Gayle, sweetheart, we have families too. Bigotry isn't a "family value".

salt lake, UT


the only thing that is a determent to society about this issue is your continued false claims that harm loving caring families.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

But "Will & Grace" was such an uplifting moral show?
Drop the network if you have no intention of supporting it.

...and for those pointing out "law and order," they always get the bad guy, and violence is OK as long as everyone is dressed and doesn't swear while they're mutilating someone.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

lost in DC said:
children are entitled to born to a father and a mother who are completely faithful to each other. Anything that portrays something other than this as "normal" is a detriment to society.

Since more than half of marriage ends in divorce and there are single parents out there, I tend to believe you are now the minority not the Norm, soon you won't be able to shame the majority into your belief that they are "detrimental to society." they are simply "Part of Society."

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