Thursday, January 05, 2006

More on Book of Daniel

There's a lot of fuss about The Book of Daniel. Even the creator stopped by the blog I mentioned previously to give thanks for their support (I liked the response from the Epis priest trying to encourage his joining the church). Barbara Crafton, who I quote a lot on here and read daily, did a review for beliefnet. And Father Jake, whose blog I just found, wrote about it.

I find it amusing that people are so offended by the writer being a lapsed Catholic and gay. In another life, I worked on the sacred cow of God shows, Touched by an Angel. If the audience that loved that show only knew who wrote it! Agnostics, Jews, gay people, adulterers. But great people, and good writers in their own right, although that usually didn't come through in the show. It's so amusing to me that because this show creator has come out with his beliefs (or lack of) and orientation, he's villified. I wonder if the vitriol would have been spilled had he remained closeted (or adopted a none of your business attitude). Not that I'd advocate it, but I just wonder if the American Family Association would have been up in arms if they didn't know who he sleeps with.

Now I'm really interested to see if it lives up to the hype (good and bad). Tomorrow night, Friday 6th (happy epiphany), 9/8 central, NBC.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Hey, the priest encouraging him to join the Church is my associate rector! He hasn't actually left St. M's yet, so I got a chuckle out of his signature.

I'm in the Diocese of Washington, DC so scrolling through the comments is a fun-filled "Hey, I know them!" ride.

I hope the show's good, but it usually takes word of mouth to get me to watch anything, and only after it's started. I'll be keeping an eye on the blog, though--thanks for the heads-up!