A conservative Christian organization critical of "The Book of Daniel," a new NBC drama about an Episcopal priest who sees and talks to Jesus, has launched a campaign asking local affiliates not to air the program and warning that supporters will lodge protests with the show's advertisers
The Mississippi-based American Family Assn. says the show, set to premiere Jan. 6, disrespects Christians by depicting the Rev. Daniel Webster and his family as "deeply dysfunctional." Webster, played by Aidan Quinn, is addicted to painkillers, while his wife has a drinking problem, one of their sons is gay and their teenage daughter sells drugs.