An episode of hit cartoon The Simpsons has sparked outrage among conservative groups in America, who accuse it of promoting gay marriage.

On Sunday's (20FEB05) episode of long-running show, character HOMER SIMPSON performed dozens of gay marriages, and his wife MARGE's sister, PATTY BOUVIER, showed up with her girlfriend.

But while the episode entertained a number of fans, L BRENT BOZELL III, the president of the PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL, blasts, "At a time when the public mood is overwhelmingly against gay marriage, any show that promotes gay marriage is deliberately bucking the public mood."

Representatives of network FOX TV have declined comment.

22/02/2005 03:36