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12/06/2012

FRC warns of gay journalists (from eighteen years ago)

by Jeremy Hooper

In the latest round of "Prayer Targets," the Family Research Council warns readers of the "homosexual journalists" who are "at the forefront of the sexual/legal revolution:

Screen Shot 2012-12-06 At 8.08.18 Am FRC Prayer Targets

Only thing? The text at the highlighted link points to a story from September. From September of 1993, that is:

Gay Journalists Leading a Revolution
By WILLIAM GLABERSON
Published: September 10, 1993

Homosexual journalists, once as hidden in newsrooms as they were in much of America, have become sharply more visible in major news organizations in the last several years and they are helping to change news reports and reporting.

FULL PIECE: NY Times

So no, the New York Times isn't "meanwhile" writing about gay journalists leading some sort of revolution in 2012. The New York Times of two decades past wrote about a change in visibility. If that was a "revolution," it sure as hell was a slow one. The Family Research Council has certainly weathered that "revolution" and retained funding in the subsequent years, and we LGBT activists are still pushing for equal rights (even as we've achieved great visibility).

No word on what other "revolutions" FRC might warn us about this week. For all we know, they'll tell readers that the new Les Miserables movie is about modern-day French citizens' resistance to marriage equality.

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