It's not been a good couple of days to be a bigot appearing on CNN.
First up, we have Carol Costello pushing back hard against noted bigot-activist Peter Sprigg, who argued during an interview that allowing gay Boy Scout troop leaders would put boys at a heightened risk for molestation.
Then watch Brooke Baldwin and John Berman of CNN's Starting Point shoot down similar points put forth by Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Hopefully this is the clear start of a growing trend. For too long, Christianist bigots have been allowed to spout off whatever baseless propaganda and junk science they choose under the guise of networks providing "balance." With national opinions shifting rapidly on queer/LGBT equality, it would seem that the public may be loosing their stomach for the sorts of claims historically made by these sorts of right-wing representatives.
Into this changing media landscape, GLAAD has put together perhaps one of the most useful tools available to the public and media. The Commentator Accountability Project (CAP) delegitimizes people like Peter Sprigg by compiling a detailed and thoroughly cited record of their most outlandish and uncivilized public statements. These records can then easily be referenced by researchers for programs like the ones in the preceding two videos.
Outside of a certain not-so-fair-and-balanced network, I'm guessing we'll be seeing a lot more bigots being held accountable for the radical rubbish that comes out of their mouths every time they get infront of TV cameras in months to come.
And on that hopeful note, here's what you need to know today: