Rev. Terry Fox, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita, helped to lead local opposition to the series.
Convinced of Hollywood's hostility toward Christianity -- he
says Tinseltown would never air a show degrading clergy of another faith -- Fox
says Christians are called to take stands on relevant social issues.
contends that preachers who do that are going to encounter controversy.
"You're going to have to preach against things like this [television show and things like] homosexuality and abortion and life issues," he
suggests that not all Christian clergy are doing that.
In fact, he
says too many Christians are being influenced by well-known ministers who do not preach about social or moral issues.
"We have got to awaken pastors," he
"I think if we can awaken the pastors in the pulpit and get those alive, then hopefully the pews will wake up, because we are truly in trouble in this culture.
Referring to the local reaction to The Book of Daniel, Fox
says "just from the number of protests that we're getting, I'm wondering, where are the Christians?