Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is slamming the new ABC series GCB, arguing it is an example of “anti-Christian bigotry” in show business.
The show, which is based on the 2008 novel Good Christian Bitches, but is called simply GCB (for Good Christian Belles) on TV, has sparked debate of late.
Echoing the views of some conservatives and religious groups, Gingrich criticized the comedy revolving around wealthy women living in Dallas, Texas.
“Look at the new show that’s on that has the word ‘Christian’ in it, and I want you to take the exact name, drop out Christian and put in ‘Muslim,'” Newt posited.
“Ask yourself is their any network that would have dared to run a show like that and you know the answer is not a one, because this anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry but they have to be very protective of Islam.”
Several sponsors withdrew from GCB after its premiere this winter.
No word if Gingrich, who is looking to revive his candidacy yet again with wins in today’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries, has seen Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset.