Gay Teens on TV

Glee: Evangelist For Sexual Immorality?

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NewsBusters’ Brent Bozell whines that Glee is ruining the world, and turning your kids gay, parents of America – in a new column for CNSNews.com. Just to get it out of the way, NewsBusters’ mission statement is “Exposing & Combating Liberal Media Bias”, which is to say, there’s about to be some eye-rolling here.

Bozell writes:

If anyone doubts that our entertainment industry and our entertainment media are evangelists for a revolution of sexual immorality (or in their lingo, “progress”), he needs only to read the latest cover story in Entertainment Weekly magazine, a “special report” on gay teen characters on TV, and “How a bold new class of young gay characters on shows like ‘Glee’ is changing hearts, minds, and Hollywood.”

As you might suspect, Entertainment Weekly didn’t plan to debate gay teen propaganda, but to encourage it, energetically. Not a single soul had anything critical to say. Not even a question. If this magazine weren’t so earnestly in the tank, the story could come with a disclaimer: “This issue is an advertisement bought and paid for by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.”

They are not celebrating diversity. They are intimidating dissidents.

Riiight. There was no plan to debate gay teens, because there is no debate to be had. There are millions of gay teens in the world, and now they are being represented on the television shows that want their viewership. This is encouraged, obviously, because it is more representative of the world we actually live in, rather than a make-believe world where adult gay men pluck children from their sleep and brainwash them with the gay agenda.

Let’s call a spade a spade, Bozell. You’re obsessing over two boys touching heads on a magazine cover about a television show. Sounds pretty gay to me.

What do you think about Bozell’s hissy fit about Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer’s Entertainment Weekly cover?

Via NewsBusters

  • Anonymous

    Oh puhleese. I dismiss these homophobes every day for the blowhards that they are. Some people just need something to be frightened of, whether it’s armageddon, terrorism, clowns, nuclear war or gay people. Some people confuse the feeling of fear with feeling alive. Let them flail around and spout their crap; the beautiful thing is all that squirming around and being scared of shadows just shortens their lives.

    I know the truth – gay people are simply PEOPLE – and that’s all I need to know.

  • chillymama

    Oh puhleese. I dismiss these homophobes every day for the blowhards that they are. Some people just need something to be frightened of, whether it’s armageddon, terrorism, clowns, nuclear war or gay people. Some people confuse the feeling of fear with feeling alive. Let them flail around and spout their crap; the beautiful thing is all that squirming around and being scared of shadows just shortens their lives.

    I know the truth – gay people are simply PEOPLE – and that’s all I need to know.

  • Anonymous

    Well, in the here and now we are in the midst of Gay kids killing themselves because people influenced by religion relentlessly harass them.

    There are people that believe still that race mixing is morally wrong, that divorce is morally wrong, that eating shrimp is an abomination. But while proponents of such views enjoy a protected right to have those views – they are not entitled to ‘equal time’ every time President Obama is on television, every time divorced Brittney Spears is on TV, every time shrimp is presented as a delicious food in a cooking show.

    So it’s revealing of the status of Gay rights as a civil right that a TV program can feature Gay identified characters and a person can argue that an article about the program or about gay characters being in an increasing number of tv shows is unfair and biased because it fails to include the point of view that this sort of thing is immoral.

    Imagine an article about the increasing number of African Americans dating people outside of their ‘race’ and arguing how it is unfair or biased because the point of view of this being entirely immoral is absent? The argument isn’t made, people that racist understand their point of view is unpopular and unfit for public consumption.

  • myk5

    Well, in the here and now we are in the midst of Gay kids killing themselves because people influenced by religion relentlessly harass them.

    There are people that believe still that race mixing is morally wrong, that divorce is morally wrong, that eating shrimp is an abomination. But while proponents of such views enjoy a protected right to have those views – they are not entitled to ‘equal time’ every time President Obama is on television, every time divorced Brittney Spears is on TV, every time shrimp is presented as a delicious food in a cooking show.

    So it’s revealing of the status of Gay rights as a civil right that a TV program can feature Gay identified characters and a person can argue that an article about the program or about gay characters being in an increasing number of tv shows is unfair and biased because it fails to include the point of view that this sort of thing is immoral.

    Imagine an article about the increasing number of African Americans dating people outside of their ‘race’ and arguing how it is unfair or biased because the point of view of this being entirely immoral is absent? The argument isn’t made, people that racist understand their point of view is unpopular and unfit for public consumption.

  • It is funny to me that they are arguing over a show, a FICTIONAL show. Glee doesn’t focus primarily on sexuality, but rather on many stereotypes and issues that not only high school students, but rather all of us face regularly. I personally think the show could use some better talent, but the messages brought forth in each episode are wonderfully demonstrated!

  • It is funny to me that they are arguing over a show, a FICTIONAL show. Glee doesn’t focus primarily on sexuality, but rather on many stereotypes and issues that not only high school students, but rather all of us face regularly. I personally think the show could use some better talent, but the messages brought forth in each episode are wonderfully demonstrated!

  • “They are not celebrating diversity. They are intimidating dissidents.”

    Intimidate easily, don’t they? The mantle of victimhood they don so readily makes them seem even more pathetic than they actually are. Fact is they’re all suffering from methane poisoning–the clear result of living with one’s head firmly up one’s ass.