Western: ‘Modern Family’ spoof offensive

News Notes: Carolinas

ASHEVILLE — A postcard parody using the ABC hit “Modern Family” as a basis was sent out from Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Rd.

The church’s website says that their “Modern Family” program “beating the cycle of craziness,” which started on Aug. 22 and extends to Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and also at 6 p.m., explores the challenges and demands on today’s family.

Now it seems that readers and bloggers from across the nation are voicing their disdain over the use of the gay-inclusive sitcom as a basis for the church’s marketing strategy.

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Mike, a reader of Queerty.com, says that he has sent copies of the card he received to the legal department at ABC in hopes that they might do something to thwart this misuse.

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According to WLOS-TV in Asheville, the pastor says “his church is not anti-gay but his church believes homosexuality is a sin.”

To see the site listing and the online video, visit biltmorebaptist.org/modernfamily/ and biltmorebaptist.org/modern-family-splash-page-template/.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

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