Alex Blaze

Fair and Balanced Journalism

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 16, 2011 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: FOX, homophobic behavior, presbyterian, south carolina

This web poll appeared on a South Carolina Fox affiliate's story on the Presbyterian church voting to allow more freedom among regional bodies to ordain LGB clergy. I think the choices about cover the spectrum of opinions on the matter.

Fox Poll

The poll has since been changed to "I agree" and "I disagree."

A Fox affiliate in Texas recently came under fire for a debate on gays on TV in which the anchor said that homosexuality on TV was like product placement for Coca-Cola, implying that Glee turns viewers gay.

via Towleroad

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Thanks Alex. I clicked over and voted. So far there are 184 votes and it is running 68% agree and 32% disagree.

Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | May 16, 2011 1:19 PM

Glee certainly does not turn viewers gay, but does turn many gay viewers gleeful.

It never ceases to amaze me that these folks get away with treating homosexuality like some kind of pervasive weed that is destined to strangle out normalcy writ-apple-pie large. You would think that if that had any truth, by now after millions of years there would be a museum of ancient history in northern Kentucky to preserve scare remnants of both accidental and deliberate human procreation. Oh wait a minute, 4000 years since the Creation wouldn't be long enough and Darwin scores second only to Barak Hussein Obama in discredited theory.

Not to tap into the 'born-this-way' debate, but I loved what that exasperated congressman in Minnesota said to the religious homphobes (this isn't an exact quote, don't want to look it up, lol):

If god hates gay ppl so much, why does he keep making so many of them?

I know I loled. Survey design fail.

Rick Sutton | May 16, 2011 2:51 PM

You mean we're not a gigantic product placement? Damn.

No, we still are. But now we get product placement like cigarette ads or beer commercials.

Leave it to some South Carolina fundamentalist to allow us to vote between "Homosexuality is a sin which we should tolerate" and "Homosexuality is a sin which we should not tolerate."

This should go down in the debate books along with the question, "Answer this simply YES or NO: ... is it true that you have finally quit beating up your wife?

friday jones | May 17, 2011 7:09 PM

Product placement, eh? That's a serious topic. [puts down a bottle of Gun Oil brand silicon lubricant, picks up an Aneros brand insertable toy] We in the LGBT community take product placement very seriously. [begins to apply some Boy Butter to the Aneros] We should really try to be more aware of product placement wherever it rears its ugly head.