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Anti-gay groups want Dan Savage’s sitcom cancelled

“Does ABC really want to produce a pilot show based on a vile bully like Dan Savage?”

Dan Savage for Intiman by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

Dan Savage for Intiman by LaRae Lobdell | PhotoSister.com

 — Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, in a statement.

The Disney-owned network are currently creating a pilot for a sitcom about the life of columnist and “It Gets Better” campaign founder Dan Savage, who has been repeatedly outspoken — often controversially so — in defending gay rights and criticizing conservatives. Perkins and Brent Bozell, president of Media Research Center, have written a letter to ABC calling for Savage’s pilot to be cancelled.

“Disney ABC’s decision to effectively advance Dan Savage’s calls for violence against conservatives and his extremist attacks against people of faith, particularly evangelicals and Catholics, is appalling and outrageous,” Bozell added in a statement.

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