Sep 11, 2012 1:55PM
Hollywood is 2nd to the Beltway in destroying this once proud and fine nation. Media moguls have no shame and are only concerned about the shock value and ratings. They honestly do not give a crap about their effect on dumbing down our society.
Sep 11, 2012 2:29PM
The concept: its not all that new - and certainly not normal. As for God - not an issue. The question is what works to maintain an ordered and productive society. I certainly don't want Hollywood/TV types telling me what is acceptable and should be supported by others. They've done enough to erode the strength of American society by pushing acceptance of drugs and a variety of alternative life styles.
Don't get me wrong, no problem here with gay folks. Just don't sell me a line that its a normal life one should aspire to and/or support with my tax dollars. Let them live quietly like the rest of us, marry if they want. Don't create another minority group we collectively have to "support" or make special exceptions for.
Sep 11, 2012 1:53PM
Isaiah 5:20, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
2 Timothy 3: 1-5,
Sep 11, 2012 3:18PM
Because you can't defend the lifestyle you resort to calling those who oppose it " haters".
Were just tired of it being pushed on us as though it is normal.
Be who you want to be, just stop the pushing.
Sep 11, 2012 2:51PM
The "New Normal" should be about having the ability to have respectful dialogue. Period.
In my opinion, it isn't necessarily about anyone's concept of what their life or anyone's life is or should be.
I grew up in "normal" 2-parent household with an older sibling and a dog.
My Father was a Minister and my Mother was a Teacher. Clearly, everyone viewed us as the perfect recipe of the typical and normal American family.
Of course what they didn't see was my Pastor Father was a cheating **** who had fathered an illigitamate son who was my age. Nor did they know that when I went to school with a black eye that it wasn't from a sporting event but rather for being physically abused.
So, yes, my concept of "normal" is quite skewed.
Therefore, I have decided to not be so fricken judgemental of others. Nor do I feel like religion should necessarily have this holier-than-thou attitude about the notion of what other's views of "Normal" should and shoudn't be. (Again, solely from my personal experience)
What things appear like may or may not be reality. (Again, a simple and universal concept)
What I do know and have chosen to accept is this. The Golden Rule should apply to both things that we accept along with those we may not necessarily agree with.
This is the first reply to an of these online blogs that I've ever written. So clearly I'm writing off the cuff. I do applaud those who have passion and conviction about their point of view regardless which side they are on. It just seems if more energy is spent bridging the divide and celebrating our commonailities that the "New Normal" could really be about LOVE.
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|TV's Not-So-Normal Families|
Unconventional is the new normal for today's television families
By Michaela Sinclair
From traditional family values featured on 1950s television shows like "Leave It to Beaver" to the dysfunction of the Bundys on "Married ... With Children" in the 1990s, every decade of television has brought us a variety of families to reflect the changing times. With more adoptions, divorces, gay marriages and single motherhood (or fatherhood), what is "normal" for the conventional household can no longer be defined.
"The New Normal" airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.