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Here’s some helpful advice: If you’re a fundamentalist Christian, and you’re writing a book about the Bible Principles of Child Discipline (such as “You cannot raise the kids without a paddle”), and you’re looking for a perfect family to put on your book’s cover, you should do a little bit of research when picking a photo…


That, of course, would be one of the families featured on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family,” a show that severalreligiousgroups love to hate because it features a homosexual couple (with an adopted child, no less) and was once touted as the “next big thing for gay rights”:


Author and “Old-Fashioned Bible Preacher” Doug Sehorne has no idea, does he…?
***Update***: Doug Sehorne has responded to his book’s cover on Facebook:

Well, I just got a phone call about the picture I used on my Book on Child Discipline. Evidently, it is from a wicked TV show involving a gay couple! Here is the situation.
1. I do not even have a TV and have not for 35 years.
2. I never heard of the TV Show.
3. I got the image from a search on Google Images, which I assumed were not copyrighted, etc.
4. Anyone who knows me, knows I would never condone such wickedness as sodomy or even TV.
Your friends will warn you and your enemies will attack without knowing all the facts.
I am in the process now of removing the book and changing the cover.
Thanks for the friends who warned me. ~ God bless you!

(via Stuff Fundies Like. Images by ABC’s Bob D’Amico.)

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.