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CBN links 'gays, druggies, and misfits'; pretends it didn't

by Jeremy Hooper

This was the initial headline and report:

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[Google News]

But apparently even the Christian Broadcasting Network knows when it goes to far. The decidedly anti-LGBT network yanked, scrubbed, and reposted this report under the milquetoast headline:

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Only thing? The report still includes this:

One reason The Refuge has become a big hit is because it centers on love and acceptance, not judgment of even hard-core cases.

"We open it up to pretty much anybody of any lifestyle," Marshall said. "We have a lot of homosexuals, a lot of crack addicts or drug addicts, a lot of kids who smoke a lot of weed, young moms. We kind of targeted kids who don't fit in anywhere else."

The purpose isn't to approve of their wayward lifestyles or choices, but to give God plenty of room to minister.

So really CBN only changed the cosmetics, likely because even this network's staffers realize how bad a "gays, druggies, and misfits" (oh my!) headline sounds to mainstream ears. They are still pushing out the idea that gays and crack addicts are equally "hard-core cases." They want their viewers to hear and believe this—they just want to be a little more conspicuous about it.

They got cold feet, but the "cold feat" that is homo-hostility is still very much there. And it's sad.

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