RECENT  POSTS:  » Idaho wedding venue can be discriminatory so long as it sticks to new business model » Sunday in Houston: Activists mad that churches were noted for their politicization head to a church—to politicize » Lisa Kudrow thinks my website title is modest, at best » Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded mission of destruction? » MassResistance's hilarious fourteen-point plan for reinstating marriage discrimination: Get really, really nasty » Concerned Women For America finally learns to call out anti-gay rhetoric » 'Rivka Edelman' responds to me via one of the most bizarre comments I've ever read » Just going to another vendor isn't always easy, isn't good basis for sound policy » Pat Robertson: People who believe in fair nondiscrimination law are 'terrorists, radicals, and extremists' » In which another anti-gay group forces politicos to Gladys Kravitz our way into one family's divorce drama  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

08/06/2013

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

by Jeremy Hooper

This was the initial headline and report:

Screen Shot 2013-08-06 At 1.29.50 Pm
[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:

Screen Shot 2013-08-06 At 1.33.09 Pm

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.
[CBN]

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.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails