KSL NBC: Don't Censor Gay Families! Show "The New Normal" on Your Channel
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KSL NBC: Don't Censor Gay Families! Show "The New Normal" on Your Channel

    1. Angela McCarthy
    2. Petition by

      Angela McCarthy

      Salt Lake City, UT

We live in a country where our personal freedoms are supposed to be valued. The local NBC affiliate in Utah, KSL, is trying to ban a TV show that starts this fall called The New Normal. It is about a gay couple trying to have a baby, and KSL claims that the show is too offensive. Can you sign my petition against their censorship?

Discrimination on this level should not be allowed or accepted. I have some family members who have decided they do not want their children around our cousin because of his "lifestyle choice." No, he is not a drug addict, alcoholic or criminal; he is gay. He is a kind, loving man who has been a pillar to our family and there is nothing wrong or offensive about him loving another man. We cannot sit back and accept discrimination like this.

My 8 year old son saw the previews for The New Normal during the Olympics and was very excited for the show. We feel it would be a great addition to our line up of family shows. As a responsible parent, I should have the right and power to choose what my family watches on television.

A national television channel, such as NBC, should not be censored by local, religiously-motivated affiliates. It is very disturbing that a church decides what we can or cannot watch on a national TV channel in this country. We should be able to create our own family values. Religion belongs on religious channels, not on NBC.

KSL needs to broadcast The New Normal at NBC's scheduled time and on NBC (channel 5).

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 150,000 signatures
    2. Petition Delivery?

      Angela McCarthy
      Petition Organizer

      The New Normal did not be premiere on our local NBC affiliate in Utah this week, like it did in the rest of the USA. I think it is time to present our petition!

      We would love to present this petition in person to KSL, Is there anyone that would like to join my family and me for the presentation?

      I have not set a time or date, because I would like to make sure we can find when works best for the most number of supporters. This petition is from every single person who signed, so please give suggestions on when works best for you.

      Please message me.

      It would be awesome if we could get a group together to really show them this means something to all of us. Also, if anyone has contacts with the local newspapers or media, let's invite them as well.

      Thanks to everyone for their support! My family cheered with each signature. Please keep sharing, there is still time for more signatures! We are about 500 short of our new goal.

      Thanks again! Angela

    3. Reached 100,000 signatures
    4. Reached 75,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • kathy mackay PARK CITY, UT
      • 3 months ago

      this is censorship

    • Jessica Spain CASTLE ROCK, CO
      • 4 months ago

      This is the new normal. One day, in the not too distant future, society will reflect on this discrimination as we do racism. Our grandchildren will read of this injustice in history books. So, to me, it makes no sense to close your eyes to the change around you and pretend it were different. This is the United States of America, secular and democratic.

    • Colin Shelley ALPHARETTA, GA
      • 4 months ago

      This was the one of the best shows of my generation and it showed everyone valuable life lessons don't take it down for having the audacity to censor lgbt shows

      • 5 months ago

      The New Normal isn't just a fantastic TV show, it teaches the younger generation to be accepting of people for who they are. The actors, especially Bebe Woods (Shania), have talent. Andrew Rannells (Bryan) is homosexual himself so the stories told can all apply with. The stories are touching and brings a smile to my face every time I watch it. Please, please! Bring The New Normal back.

    • Daylon Lonian APPLE VALLEY, CA
      • 6 months ago

      This is important to me because as a young man this show shows me a lot. This show helps a lot of people it has great quality in it and I really want to enjoy more of it. Please bring to back.


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