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Hillary's Gay TV Appearance

August 20, 2007


Some liberal Democratic presidential candidates have been bad-mouthing the Fox News Channel, saying that it's too conservative, and have even refused to appear on it. But they showed no hesitation in going on an openly homosexual cable channel called Logo to pander for gay votes. On the air since June 2005, Logo represents media acceptance and celebration of the homosexual lifestyle. It was spawned by Viacom's MTV Networks division, which has specialized in marketing sexual immorality, especially trashy rock videos, to young people.

The network features a regular "CBS News on Logo" segment hosted by Jason Bellini, a former CNN correspondent and open homosexual.

The Logo forum was interesting, only because several candidates looked so ridiculous in their pandering. Hillary Clinton promised not to appoint "anti-gay" judges and ripped former chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Peter Pace for offering the view that homosexuality was immoral. She ignored the fact that the Pace view was and still is official Pentagon policy.

John Edwards insisted that he had not said that he was uncomfortable around gay people. Senator Barack Obama claimed America's "founding documents" support gay rights, without citing any evidence for this view, while New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was greeted with hostility for daring to suggest that homosexuality was a choice. He later backed away from that assertion.

The latter controversy was significant. Discussing the notion that people can choose and leave the homosexual lifestyle is something that is strictly forbidden in these settings, despite the fact that thousands of ex-homosexuals actually exist. Many have left the lifestyle to raise normal families. Needless to say, they were not represented at Logo's August 9 "Visible Vote" forum. Former homosexuals were the "invisible people" at this event and are considered non-persons by most of the gay media.

In their drive for federal government acceptance and promotion of their lifestyle, the homosexuals had to express disappointment that Clinton, Obama and Edwards all refused to endorse the idea of marriage licenses for homosexuals and would only accept "civil unions." Gravel said that they were afraid of offending Middle America and losing votes by endorsing homosexual marriage. He is not afraid because his campaign is going nowhere anyway. The same applies to Kucinich, the only other candidate at the forum in support of same-sex marriage.

A new Quinnipiac Poll finds that support for gay rights loses more votes than it gains. It found that "...among the roughly 40 percent who say it might have an impact on their decision, support of a gay rights group, depending on the state, turns off from two to almost four times as many voters as it attracts. On a net basis it makes more independents less likely to vote for such a candidate."

But the battle has now gone beyond rights for gays and lesbians. Some who saw Margaret Carlson, the moderator of the panel, introduce the discussion about "LGBT" issues, might not have initially understood what this means. It represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The term "transgender" refers to men who dress like or surgically become women, and vice versa. It is not a happy topic. Indeed, to some it is shocking, even sick. But it will become a topic of national discussion if the Democrats and their supporters have their way.

In this regard, Logo describes one of its latest offerings to the viewing public as a show called Southern Comfort, about a transgender man dying of ovarian cancer. We are told that in the second episode, "Robert goes through old family pictures of himself as a young girl and then a grown man. Then meet Lola, Robert's transgender girlfriend."

Some might react to Logo's television fare by saying that a program about a transgendered man dying from ovarian cancer is a personal tragedy, not something to be watched on TV. But these kinds of human tragedies, which have destroyed people and families, have become the fodder of the "LGBT" movement, out of which they demand their special right to be different and, according to health statistics, die early. The lifestyle is never blamed, only the reaction to it.

Carlson, who was a columnist and deputy Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, now writes opinion pieces for Bloomberg News. For many years she postured as an objective journalist. Her career also included work as Washington bureau chief for Esquire magazine and editor of the Legal Times of Washington. Many may remember her from her days as a liberal panelist on CNN's political programs "Inside Politics" and "The Capital Gang."

As "moderator" of the Logo forum, she joined in with the other panelists in pressing the candidates to embrace the homosexual agenda.

No critics of homosexuality were allowed to appear and question the candidates during the debate broadcast by Logo and co-sponsored by Logo and the foundation affiliate of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the leading pro-homosexual rights group in the U.S. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth commented, "Even if one could conceive of a reason to have a 'homosexual presidential debate,' why would the questioners all be of the liberal-left persuasion?...Is there any doubt that HRC is sponsoring this debate to push the candidates further toward embracing its radical statist agenda, including gay marriage, hate crimes, and transgender rights?"

In fact, Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer for The Washington Post, was one of the panelists, along with Joe Solmonese of the HRC and lesbian singer Melissa Etheridge. Capehart is openly gay and previously served as a correspondent for "In the Life," a homosexual news show on public television.

Interestingly, Capehart asked Hillary Clinton about that during the Logo forum, and she responded that Pace had "no right to say what he said" because of its "impact on policy." She seemed unaware of the fact that he was simply stating official policy. The policy of the Armed Forces, as reflected in the sodomy provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, is to prohibit homosexual acts and require a court-martial for those caught engaging in them.

Typically, the media report that the "Don't Ask, Don't tell" policy allows lesbians and gay men to serve if they keep quiet about their sex lives. But that's true only if they do not act on their preferences. What our media usually neglect to mention is that the policy did not eliminate the ban on homosexual conduct. Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" may not have any practical effect unless the sodomy provisions of the UCMJ are eliminated as well.

Did you think that Fox News was the conservative channel? That's what some people, including liberal Democrats, want you to believe. It just goes to show that traditional conservatives are going to have to fight hard for their voices to be heard as the presidential campaign moves forward. All of the major media, it seems, are involved to some extent or another in pandering to the homosexual movement.

A decision by Fox News to cover the issue in detail could hurt Republican presidential frontrunner Rudolph Giuliani, who is considered close to Fox News head Roger Ailes and has declared, "I'm pro-gay rights."

Copyright ©2007 Cliff Kincaid

Cliff Kincaid is the director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism. To learn more about Cliff, please click the link. http://www.aim.org/expert-bio/cliff-kincaid/

 


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