Ryan Murphy, creator of NBC's upcoming comedy The New Normal, has responded to One Million Moms' call for advertisers to avoid his new show.

One Million Moms, which has close ties to the Christian conservative group American Family Association (AFA), is the organization which made national headlines earlier this year when it called on JCPenney to fire comedian Ellen DeGeneres as the department store's spokesperson because she's openly gay.

The New Normal features a gay couple (played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) trying to start a family and the surrogate mother (Georgia King) who comes to their aid.

And while the sitcom has yet to premiere, One Million Moms is asking NBC to “drop all plans to air the program” because it “features homosexuality in a positive light.”

“OMM is prepared to contact any and all sponsors of this program if it is aired,” the group said in a blog post last week.

“NBC's The New Normal is attempting to desensitize America and our children. It's the opposite of how families are designed and created. You cannot recreate the biological wheel.”

Speaking at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Murphy addressed the group's protest.

“If they watched the show, I actually think they would love it,” Murphy is quoted as saying by GregInHollywood.com. “Because for the first time, they're represented. Ellen Barkin is a member of that group. Which is the truth.”

“I think the show is funny, but I think in many ways the show is about tolerance and I think it's about a discussion of tolerance. And I think that their points of view are delivered with sensitivity and a certain amount of ferocity by Ms. Barkin. So, I think they would actually, if they watched it, they would like it.”