Boyfriends Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer, characters on the TV soap opera As The World Turns, kissed for eight seconds on the April 23 episode, thrilling some gay fans who had complained that the characters hadn’t kissed for 211 days.
But the American Family Association was mortified and mobilized its members to blast Procter & Gamble Productions with complaints.
“Gay activists are hopeful that the P&G effort will desensitize viewers to the homosexual lifestyle and help make the unhealthy and immoral lifestyle more acceptable to society, especially to children and youth,” AFA founder Donald Wildmon said in an action alert in which he called the kisses “repulsive.”
But in a statement to AfterElton.com, the program's producers called the latest smooching “the natural evolution of the relationship between Luke and Noah.”
”We continue to tell this and all our stories based on what we think is best creatively,” they said.
YouTube has the clip. See tinyurl.com/4huk27.