‘New Normal’ Has Gay Old Time Mocking Christian Conservatives
We have yet another addition to the pro-gay, anti-Christian
genre so popular on TV these days. Apparently NBC is looking to cash in on the
falsehood that “abnormal is the new normal” with a
series focused on a gay couple’s quest to have a child via a surrogate mother.
In “The New Normal,” Bryan and David, a gay couple in a committed partnership, turn to surrogacy because they “can’t have a child the traditional way.” (When did biology become tradition? Ironic, how liberals ostentatiously worship at the altar of science, until science gets in the way of their gratification. Then it’s just a “tradition.”)
“The New Normal” is the brainchild of gay rights activist and wannabe pornographer Ryan Murphy (creator of “Glee” “American Horror Story” and Nip/Tuck”), and wouldn’t be complete without portraying a “racist” and “bigoted” conservative character. Cue Ellen Barkin.
Barkin recently made news when she tweeted her wished Hurricane Isaac would “wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean!”
Barkin periodically escapes obscurity in hate-filled tweets that somehow draw attention, as when she joyfully celebrated the death of Andrew Breitbart. Barkin is therefore she’s the perfect choice portray a vicious caricature of conservatives and Christians.
Barkin’s character Nana is liberals’ fantasy conservative; a scorned woman (her husband cheated on her with a man), prone to snide remarks about the gay lifestyle and racists rants aimed at Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians (“You people are so good with computers. Thanks for helping build the railroads.”) Through the character, the writers get to take shots at real conservatives. A black character she offended told her to “take her Callista Gingrich hairdo and her racist mind back to the South where they belong.”
But don’t expect the kind of consistency you find in actual live conservatives. Nana told her granddaughter Goldie (played by Georgia King) about pregnancy: “You were so pretty; you wasted your entire life because you got knocked up. I thought your mother was a fibroid tumor, by the time I figured it out she had a face and I was screwed,” she told. That’s the liberal view of children as punishment, not something an actual social conservative would say.
Disgusted yet? Barkin’s despicable character is just the tip of the iceberg.
The majority of the pilot focused on Goldie and her daughter.
Desperate to leave her old life (and Nana) behind, Goldie so she stole her
grandmother’s car and high tailed it to
“The New Normal” pilot did it’s best to contrast happy and functional gay relationships with broken and dysfunctional traditional marriages. Characters Bryan and David share a flawless partnership, missing only a child.
But, whether intentional or not, the gay characters in “The
New Normal” don’t come off all that much better than Nana. They are vain and
shallow, obsessed with aesthetics.
When a consultant from a surrogate agency told the couple
they could “create the perfect embryo, and then plant it in a surrogate. Just
like an Easy Bake Oven, except the surrogate has no rights to the cupcake,”
Thus, “The New Normal” gently skewers gay stereotypes on one hand while giving as much calculated offense as possible to conservatives and Christians.
In their search for a surrogate, Bryan and David leapt at
the chance to call a surrogate mother who looks like Gwyneth Paltrow, and
They selected Goldie because she was not “a secret operative
of the Republican party.” Characters slap at “extremist Christian cults” and, a
strange obsession with the left these days, get to say “vagina.” (“I faint at
the sight of vaginas – they’re like tarantula faces,”
The episode ends on an artificial happy note. Goldie has finally found a “family” and Murphy has driven home his point: “A family is a family, and love is love.” And biology is mere tradition and up is down.