If you watched “Modern Family” this past Wednesday, you saw an episode in which Cam was (interim) directing a musical at Luke and Manny‘s school.
At one point he says the line:
This production was a joke until I introduced these children to the musical theater greats: Bernstein, Sondheim.
Years from now some of these kids will still be talking about the way I sondheimized them.
Funny That’s called wordplay. Also known as a joke.
So leave it to the Illinois Family Institute to take that joke and use it as a way to demonize gay people even more:
Recently, homosexual humor during family hour reached a new low. On the ABC sitcom, Modern Family, one of the homosexual characters, Cam, directs a middle school musical.
In the twisted world of Hollywoood and homosexual activism, a play on the word sodomy is hilarious — particularly if it involves children.
Damn. Three sentences. Three uses of the word “homosexual.” It’s like Laurie Higgins was *struggling* to find a synonym but just couldn’t bring herself to type the word “gay.”
Also, did anyone else know there was such a thing as “homosexual humor”? This is news to me. (Though it gives new meaning to the word “slapstick.”)
I guess every gay person (and straight ally) is just a member of NAMBLA, aching to have sex with children, and we’ll get that message out there by writing clever lines for “Modern Family.”
We would have gotten away with it, too, if it were for those meddling Christians.
I know what this is really all about. IFI is just pissed off that a popular TV show has the audacity to use the word “family” in its title when it features a gay couple.
A loving relationship that doesn’t involve one man and one woman is like Kryptonite to them.
***Update***: There are a lot of helpful comments below, but I would direct you to one by Josh Evolved that offers more context for this particular episode, and one by Tim D. that espouses on the joke itself (adding that the character opposite Cam immediately told him he shouldn’t say that word).