Cedric the Entertainer’s TV Land sitcom, “Soul Man” is getting slammed by One Million Moms, a group of conservative Christian women, who say it’s not family-friendly. The group said the show is a ‘mockery of Jesus Christ’ and gives pastors a bad name. Um, the show isn’t funny, period. If Neicy Nash is the best they could do for an actress, then that speaks volumes.
TV Land may not be inclined to yield to One Million Moms because the show is the network’s second-highest rated series premiere behind Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Personally, I think “Happily Divorced,” starring Fran Drescher and Tichina Arnold is a lot funnier.
The group also takes offense to Neicy Nash’s character, Lolli, saying she is out of line with her busty-style and form-fitting dresses. You will recall Neicy tells Boyce (Cedric), “lack of booty makes you moody.”
The group started a petition against the show and is seeking donations:
TV Land’s newest sitcom “The Soul Man” blasphemes the name of Jesus Christ and mocks pastors as well. The mockery is similar to “Good Christian Belles” also known as “GCB” with a family sitcom feel. The word family is used loosely since the program focuses on one family but is far from family-friendly programming. The show is described as: R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric The Entertainer) was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts when he got “the calling” and decided to relocate to St. Louis with his family to become a preacher in his father’s church. However, his family members – including wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and daughter Lyric (Jazz Raycole) – are not exactly eager to give up the fabulous superstar life for their new humble one. “The Soul Man” premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10/9c.
I find the show not very funny, but given the history of some of the pastors in pulpits across the United States, such as Dr. Jack Schaap, who was fired from his position at First Baptist Church of Hammond, for allegedly kissing a female teenager, “Soul Man” should be the least of One Million Moms worries. Um, if you don’t like the show, do what I do, don’t watch it.