Not two days after news that Britney Spears would be appearing on an upcoming episode of Will & Grace playing a loony, bible-thumping TV host who "decides to do a cooking segment called 'Cruci-fixin s,'" loony, bible-thumping advocacy group The American Family Association has begun its protests:
[AFA] immediately raised objections to the planned episode, saying it "mocks the crucifixion of Christ" and will "further denigrate Christianity" by airing the night before Good Friday.
"NBC does not treat Jews, Muslims or other religions with such disrespect," the Mississippi-based group said on its Web site. "Yet the network demonstrates a deep hostility toward followers of Christ." [...]
The advocacy group called on its supporters to urge network affiliates to refuse to run the episode and to write letters of protest to NBC executives. It also included an appeal for a "small donation to help us in this effort."
The conservative group is undoubtedly still feeling residual adrenaline from their contribution to the successful K.O.ing of another NBC series, The Book of Daniel, a cancellation NBC blames on ratings, not protests. Regardless of whether or not their latest censorial effort proves successful, however, with just a few episodes left until the W&G series finale, we imagine it's purely a matter of time before the group claims another victory, proudly announced with a press release entitled, "Christian Group Successfully Ends NBC's 8-Year 'Must-See' Nightmare Journey Down Sodom's AIDSy Hellhole."