The president of San Francisco Pride, Mikayla Connell, appeared on The O'Reilly Factor to present the bombastic host with a "Pink Brick Award" to acknowledge his fomenting of anti-LGBT hysteria by airing inaccuracy-laced reports and outright lies on his program.
O'Reilly garners 'pink brick' award for LGBT-bashing
One of the more infamous anti-gay shows cited was a ridiculous piece, "Violent Lesbian Gangs a Growing Problem", a report by Faux News "Crime Analyst" Rod Wheeler, who came on O'Reilly to spin a fable about a national network of pink pistol-toting lesbians preying on teen girls and attacking men. (PageOneQ):
"You associate homosexuality more with a social movement, not a criminal movement," O'Reilly said. "But you're saying that this is all over the country, Detective?"
"It's all over the country--and it's mainly in your larger cities," Wheeler said. "You go from New York to California to wherever you want to name, you can see these organizations. Now, the other thing, too, that our viewers are going to find very interesting is the fact that they actually carry--some of these groups--carry pink pistols. They call themselves the pack--the 'Pink Pistol Packing Group'--and these are lesbians that actually carry pink pistols. That's 9mm Glocks. They use these, they commit crimes, and they cause a lot of hurt to a lot of people.
O'Reilly, in true prevaricating fashion, tried to say to Connell that this aired "five or six years ago" as opposed to last June, and laid the blame for the inaccurate, hysterical lies completely at Wheeler's door.
O'Reilly tried to defuse Connell's criticism by stating San Francisco Pride's in a snit over his "reporting" about "transvestite nuns."
Two members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, in October of 2007, received Holy Communion from an unwitting Archbishop George Niederauer. O'Reilly used the opportunity to decry so-called "San Francisco values" in a city run by "far-left secular progressives who despise the military, traditional values and religion."