A popular sitcom that aired in the late 1980s and early 1990s on ABC is making a comeback next year, but parents are being warned that the show will be pushing the transgender agenda.
The edgy program ran for nine seasons and won numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations for its comedic content, as well as GLAAD Media Awards for its representations of the LGBTQ community. Now, a reboot of "Roseanne" – starring the original leads Roseanne Barr and John Goodman – is set to air in 2018. Four other members of the original cast are cast to return as well: Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, and Lecy Goranson.
According to a casting notice for new characters on the show, a nine-year-old grandson will be "gender creative" – and it goes on to say that the character named Mark "displays qualities of both male and female young child traits."
Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.com, is concerned that the sitcom is looking to explore the "gender fluidity" issue. "It's outrageous that they would even try to use children to push this particular agenda," she tells OneNewsNow – adding in a statement that the sitcom's "sexualization and moral corruption of [young cast members and young viewers] is child exploitation at its worst."
1MM predicts the reboot "will inevitably be celebrated by the LGBT community because "Mark" will be the first "gender non-binary" character to appear on network television. The activist organization also sees the introduction of such a character as the next step in normalizing a culture that disassociates a person's biological gender from their "gender identity."
"The network and the show 'Rosanne' will be promoting gender dysphoria – and the actual definition of that does include that it is a psychological condition," states Cole.
She adds that it's "destructive" to purposefully confuse children – both in the viewing audience and on the cast – by portraying a psychological disorder in a positive manner.
1MM is urging parents and others to sign an online petition voicing their concerns about the program featuring a "gender creative" child in the cast.
Editor's Note: OneMillionMoms.com is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.