Temptation Island, which has 26 attractive men and women testing the fidelity of four unmarried couples, is being blasted as an "assault on marriage" by Rabbi Kenneth Roseman of Dallas, according to the Associated Press. "The idea that it is sport and amusement to see if one can destroy a relationship for the purpose of securing ratings and profit is just unacceptable," said Roseman, who is demanding that Fox pull the show off the air.
Meanwhile, the American Family Association, a coservative watchdog group based in Tupelo, MS, is asking visitors to its Web site to contact Fox and urge it to "give America something worth watching," the AP reports. Another group, the Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council, calls the network "shameless." Chairman L. Brent Bozell said, "It is not just a potentially dangerous show because of its message, but coming from Fox it's pretty much guaranteed to be offensive," he told the AP.