The show is mostly a spoof but these people are not dumb hillbillies .The father is a kind of neanerthal about our culture. Hi religious beliefs are often spoofed (mildly) on the show.
hes always making these avuncular "Evangelical points " upon which a life hould be bsed. Thi is the first time hes come up with anything about gay folks and I hope it doesn't kill the show.
Remember, its been only a generation since Stonewall and I still have highly educated uncles that don't like what they don't understand about culture.
Give the show a break. This "patriarch" Ia admittedly a fool with his bible thumping but the show is pretty good overall (IMHO)
If you've ever watched a BBC show called TOP GEAR, the same thing pertains there. One of the TG's "Stars" Jeremy Clarkson said something racist a few years back an was chastised, but Brits seem to have a greater tolerance for all kinds of views than we do. Everything is dark black and bright white with us
Evolution requires time and cutting this guy at the knees is not the right way to change the minds of those that think like him. Id actually like to see him (on the show) get confronted by some verbally saavy gays confront him and have a "come to Jayzus" confrontation. That would be entertaining if some verbally astute gay guy would remind Jimmie that maybe Jezus himself was being dissed with these views.