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AFA Calls for Apology from CBS and Sponsors of Charlie Sheen Program

Contact: Cindy Roberts, American Family Association, 662-844-5036 x227


TUPELO, Miss., Dec. 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- American Family Association has called for CBS and the sponsors of Two and a Half Men to apologize for ridiculing and mocking Christ, Christmas and Christians.


On the December 11 episode of the program, the network included Sheen singing about his sexual activity to the tune of the traditional Christmas hymn "Joy to the World."


"CBS approved Sheen's adaptation of the favorite Christmas carol, making it into a vulgar sex song," said Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman of AFA. "The network and sponsors paid Sheen to mock Christ, Christmas and Christians. Many in the Christian community are growing tired of this bigotry by the networks and Hollywood," he said.


A clip featuring the song can be found at afa.net. Sponsors included Ford, Campbell's Soup, Hallmark and Zales.


Wildmon said the episode opens with series star Charlie (Sheen) singing:


"Joy to the world, I'm getting laid; I'm getting laid tonight. We'll light the yule log, deck the halls, and then we'll play some jingle balls. It's been a real long wait – this is our second date! It's Christmas Eve and I'm getting laid."


His housekeeper/cook comes in and asks:


"Hey, I'm mixing up the eggnog. You want this broad lit up or just slightly glowing?"

"Well," Charlie says, "let's see, we're celebrating peace on earth and good will towards all mankind, so let's get 'er plowed!" "Hallelujah!" says the cook.


American Family Association is a pro-family advocacy organization with over three million online supporters.