Glee to Add Christian Character, Tackle Homophobia
For a show that prides itself on representing all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, Glee has noticeably ignored one powerful, outspoken segment of society this year:
The Christian conservatives.
But creator Ryan Murphy says that will change on season two.
"I'm adding a Christian character," he told TV Guide. "We've taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, 'Oh, look - I'm represented there, too!' If we're trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we've got to include that point of view as well."
While the character has not been cast, Murphy says it will likely be a female and she'll let it be known that she has a problem with both Kurt's homosexuality and the group's sexuallty explicit lyrics/song selections.
Sounds like tricky, interesting territory to explore. We can't wait to see how Glee handles it.
Got any suggestions for who should take on this role?