A conservative activist claims to be in a “tricky predicament” because he was moved by a gay marriage proposal on the season premiere on ABC's Modern Family.

On Wednesday's premiere of the show's fifth season, gay dads Mitchell Pritchett (played by openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) got engaged.

The television couple has been together eight years and is raising an adopted daughter. Writers on the show used the resumption of gay and lesbian weddings in California over the summer to push the story forward.

Media Research Center's Evan Mantel wrote that he was moved by the episode, which makes the sitcom dangerous.

“As a conservative blog on entertainment, I'm in a tricky predicament during episodes like these,” Mantel wrote.

“[T]his was a good episode. I laughed. I cried. I felt. It moved me like good art is supposed to do. But that's the problem. It moved me. It made me feel joy for Cam and Mitchell after the Supreme Court over-ruled California's Prop 8.”

“And that is what makes this show great. And dangerous. It relies on feelings which mislead. There is no logical argument in favor of gay marriage, but the sweetness of Cam and Mitchell trying to outdo each other's proposal is touching. Their simple and spontaneous proposal was as sweet as the portrayal of those who don't agree with gay marriage as spitting babies was subtle.”

“So what is a person to do?”

“Watch, I say. Watch a classic sitcom, but know that what you are seeing is fiction and not a realistic portrayal of realty.”

(Related: Modern Family returns for fifth season with gay marriage proposal.)