Everyone panic- FOX is going GAY! This is according to Peter LaBarbera. In a 40,000-word rambling report, the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), LaBarbara claims that FOX is going gay thanks to replacing the occasionally favorable coverage that Megyn Kelly and Shepard Smith give to the subject of same-sex marriage and the fact that the cable news network has ties to the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Associaiton.
Never fear homophobes, FOX isn’t going gay.
Of course, part of the problem is that the anti-gay groups are busy panicking over the whole idea of Megyn Kelly taking over for Sean Hannity at the 9pm slot. This might have something to do with the fact that it’s easier for them to be anti-gay than be sexist, but let us not forget that these guys often combine sexism with homophobia.
America’s Survival, Inc (ASI) President Cliff Kincaid recently stated that “Pushing Sean Hannity out of the 9:00 p.m. slot, to make way for pro-homosexual advocate Megyn Kelly, is another sign of the channel’s left-ward drift and decline.”
At issue is a statement by Kelly back in 2012 in which she mentioned America’s “long history of discrimination against certain groups.” She went on to wonder what made the struggle over same-sex marriage any different from other civil rights struggles.
ASI is the group that published the report by LaBarbera. For its part, ASI is not only homophobic, but Islamophobic, sexist, and constantly engaged in conspiracy theories.
Media Matters notes that FOX has hardly gone pro-gay. Over the last two months they have attacked “California law that would protect transgender students as ‘anarchy and madness’”; accused “President Obama of being secretly gay;” peddled “lies about a proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in San Antonio;” mocked “‘transvestites’ and ‘gays’ at a historic New York parade;” predicted “that marriage equality will cause the collapse of civilization;” and referred “to a transgender woman as a ‘burly man wearing a dress’”
And that’s just the highlights.
FOX has hardly been critical of Russia’s crackdown on LGBT rights, and barely covered almost anything related to the LGBT Community. When they have, they have brought on the likes of Peter Sprigg and Tony Perkins to talk, unopposed, and spew their hate.
As for Kelly, she has, upon occasion, defended Chaz Bono, but pushed the same misinformation that Sprigg and others have about transsexuality. She has mocked trans people’s appearance as well. She may occasionally support marriage equality, but has never outright opposed the homophobic “experts” that FOX relies upon.
So, never fear homophobes, FOX is still the enforcer of the Procrustean Society.