Accuracy in Media

Even while our media pay lip service to freedom of expression in France, the pressure to conform to the left-wing homosexual agenda continues in the U.S. and has now scored a direct hit on the Fox News Channel. Fox News personality Bret Baier has been forced to pull out of a Catholic Christian conference because of homosexual pressure.

Once again, for all the world to see, we have a stark example of how the freedom to object to the homosexual agenda is being denied to those in the news business.

Baier has been an outspoken conservative voice at the channel, hosting the blockbuster “13 Hours: The Inside Story,” a Fox News special featuring exclusive interviews with the American security operatives who fought on the ground during the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.

The Baier case comes on the heels of the firing of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran because of a book he wrote for a men’s Bible study group at his Baptist church that included statements in favor of traditional marriage and values.

A practicing Catholic who says his faith has pulled him through some family and personal turmoil, Baier carries the titles of Fox News Chief Political Anchor & Executive Editor and Anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

LifeSiteNews criticized Baier, saying that by backing out of a speaking engagement at a Catholic conference, he “has shown himself to have a thinner skin than might be guessed from his on-air persona.” But it appears, based on what is known about decision-making at the channel, that corporate pressure was behind the capitulation to the gay lobby.

Fox News Channel is a major contributor to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), and recruits homosexuals at the group’s events.

While Baier is apparently being muzzled because of the Catholic credentials of the group he was scheduled to speak to, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has been able to spout pro-homosexual views on the air, such as when he denounced Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day as the “National Day of Intolerance.” The outburst was triggered by a Chick-fil-A executive speaking out against gay marriage. Smith is said to be dating a young Fox News male staffer.

Baier was advertised as a speaker at a Catholic conference sponsored by Legatus, a group promoting Catholic teachings. The conference was to begin with the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, celebrated by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

Homosexual activists had demanded that Baier and other speakers withdraw because some Legatus material advocates that homosexuals change their lifestyle. Catholic teaching holds that the practice of homosexuality is a violation of Biblical standards of morality. But some gay militants assert that homosexuals are born that way and cannot change their sexuality under any circumstances.

The “Good as You” militant gay lobby group had attacked Legatus as “a very anti-gay organization of Catholics” because of passages in some of its material opposing the practice of homosexuality and saying that homosexuals can change.

Baier’s talk was supposed to be about his book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love, describing in eloquent terms how his family coped with their son’s heart problems. “Faith was crucial,” he told Legatus in an interview. “I try to paint that picture in the book. I don’t shy away from it.”

Baier’s withdrawal from this conference stands in stark contrast to Fox News’ regular practice, carried out over many years, of providing financial support to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Fox News chief Roger Ailes has refused to discuss the ethics of these money transfers to the special interest group.

It is believed that these payments are a form of hush money to keep the gay lobby from complaining too loudly about the conservative orientation of some Fox News programs and personalities.

But that strategy went out the window with the Bret Baier fiasco involving Legatus, which is now making headlines across the country. “Bret Baier Withdraws from Legatus Summit” is one of many headlines resulting from the successful homosexual pressure campaign to force Baier out of the event.

Now the whole world can see that even the powerful Fox News Channel can be intimidated to toe the homosexual line. The thousands of dollars in payments to NLGJA did not keep the gay lobby at bay.

The conference that was supposed to feature Bret Baier also includes Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana. Actor Gary Sinise also withdrew under pressure, saying he didn’t want to look divisive.

Baier was asked in the Legatus interview, “You’re in a high-profile job with a ton of pressure. How does your faith help you?” He replied, “I rely on it heavily. I think it helps ground me. When the world is spinning faster and faster, the occasional close-the-door-and-meditate-in-prayer is helpful for anybody, no matter what your religion is. It’s the vehicle that takes you to that place and calms you down.”

But the pressure from the gay lobby has apparently proven to be too much for this Fox News personality. Or perhaps he was pressured to withdraw by his corporate bosses.

A Fox News spokesperson told LifeSiteNews that Baier pulled out of the Legatus conference “due to the controversy surrounding some editorial stances in the organization’s magazine.” The spokesperson added, “Bret accepted the invitation to speak about his book, his faith, and his son’s congenital heart disease. He was unaware of these articles or the controversy surrounding them.”

It is unclear why the “editorial stances” that are consistent with Catholic teaching should have been a surprise to the Fox News anchor, or why they should be controversial.

Baier was raised a Catholic, attends a Catholic Church in the Washington, D.C. area, and has raised money in the past for Catholic schools. He must surely be familiar with Catholic teachings on homosexuality and the role of Catholic groups like Legatus in promoting the official church position.

The only possible explanation is that the homosexual lobby is so powerful that even the mighty Fox News cannot stand up to the pressure it can generate.

The motto of Legatus is, “To study, live, and spread the Catholic Faith in our business, professional, and personal lives.” That now seems to be difficult to do at Fox News.




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Comments

  • Rickster Rickster

    you have no facts. you are using rumor and innuendo to smear people and bully/shame a man into speaking before a hate group just so you can bash gays. how typical of your ilk.

  • JoeMyGod

    The “Good as You” militant gay lobby group

    LOL. This will come as a shock to the one guy who writes that blog.

  • SammySeattle

    If by forced you mean being made aware of the history and rhetoric of the organization and its affiliates and what they stand for, then yeah, he was “forced” to withdraw.

  • M Jackson

    Baier received a message from one LGBT blogger informing him of the extreme nature of this conference, and the Fox News personality chose not to be associated with the event.
    The claims here of ‘overwhelming pressure’ from gay groups is simply untrue — that’s some “Center For Investigative Journalism”!
    Right wing sites are also making the same false statements about poor Bob Newhart who withdrew last year under identical circumstances.

  • Buck Davies

    Cliff – insert a racial minority in place of “homosexual” in your post. There comes a point when the moral zeitgeist evolves and it is no longer kosher to bash a minority, nor is it kosher to associate with those who bash those minorities.

    We are in an age where it is becoming socially unacceptable to bash LGBT people. It’s not illegal mind you. You can still go ahead and publish racist and homophobic stuff, but there are social consequences.

    Quote:

    “Baier was raised a Catholic, attends a Catholic Church in the Washington, D.C. area, and has raised money in the past for Catholic schools. He must surely be familiar with Catholic teachings on homosexuality and the role of Catholic groups like Legatus in promoting the official church position.

    The only possible explanation is that the homosexual lobby is so powerful that even the mighty Fox News cannot stand up to the pressure it can generate.”

    – Is it really the ONLY possible explanation? Maybe he disagrees with those positions. Perhaps it’s evidence that religion doesn’t offer absolute morals.

  • Yank

    You seem to think about homosexual pressure a lot. The pressure of homosexuals. The homosexuals and all of the various types of pressure that they apply. And to use the word homosexual a lot. If you’re honest with yourself, homosexual is on your mind nearly every waking hour of your day, isn’t it?
    You should get yourself a bit of reparative therapy, because you’re definitely gay. Or you could just come out.
    It might be news to you, but it’s not to the rest of the world. You are worried about ‘the gay’ because you are totally the gayest thing ever.
    You can choose to continue to persecute those who are living a life which you don’t have the balls to live yourself. Or you can continue to out yourself with your ridiculous ‘writing’. You’ve got gay on the brain. You just might be the proof that being gay is hereditary.
    You are a deeply unhappy person. And the funniest thing is that the entire world sees it, but you, poor dear, don’t.

  • Yank

    Oh, and BENGHAZI!

  • ben

    OK wait, stupid question. How was he “forced” exactly? Was his ticket revoked? Stolen by someone? Was his job or his physical safety threatened?

  • Gigi

    No one forced Brett Baier, Gary Sinise or Pete Coors to withdraw from your conference. They’re all adults. They obviously weren’t aware of how bigoted and homophobic your members are. Or that you support the controversial, and debunked, so-called “reparative” therapy. There are no professional medical bodies that support this form of “therapy.” In fact, they all say that it can be harmful and dangerous, even causing some to take their own lives. This is why it’s being banned for use on minors.

  • Reasonoverhate

    I love how saying, “Hey Brett, just wanted you to know you’re about to go speak in front of a rabidly anti-gay group that wants to deny gay tax paying Americans their rights guaranteed in our Constitution” somehow turns a person into a perverted, freedom-hating, militant homofascist! When christians speak out and show their support for demeaning, degrading, and discriminating against tax paying gay Americans, that’s just “Freedom!!!” And you wonder why your side is losing this war…..

  • Gigi

    A very powerful “one guy” apparently Joe if he can force powerful, high profile men like Baier to do his bidding. Who knew The Gays were so powerful?!?!

  • Yank

    But by opposing a therapy which has been proven to harm CHILDREN, you are totally killing their right to free speech. Or Benghazi.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Nice tantrum!

    kthxbai

  • Gigi

    Remember the time, not so very long ago, when The Gays were called limp-wristed poofs and pansies? Now…militant homosfascists with a far-left agenda who want to DESTROY America. Too funny!

  • Gigi

    “Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism.”
    Investigative journalism? Thanks for the laugh.

  • Reasonoverhate

    I know! For allegedly being 1.6% of the population they sure do spend a lot of time worrying about our power. LOL

  • Bob Conti

    Cliff, dear, your little screed is pure bollocks.

  • Michael

    So once again radical anti-gay activists attack other Americans exercising their freedom of speech and sincerely held religious beliefs in an effort to bully and intimidate all patriotic pro-equality Americans into silence. Ahhh, the hypocrisy.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Yep. We’re evil and we do bad stuff, blah blah blah. Bye, Felicia!

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Also the ENDLESS discussions of anal. They are way, way into that.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Well said – sadly, I think you lost him at “zeitgeist.”

  • Well, to be fair, my kid’s Fischer Price toys were strewn about my feet when I wrote my lone Legatus post, during her nap. Those princesses are quite militant (esp. Snow White).

  • marshlc

    He wasn’t “forced” to do anything.

  • To be clear, he didn’t even “receive a message.” I literally wrote one post, which took me about ten minutes to write. Other outlets picked it up, as they often do with my stuff. I didn’t make any requests in my post (e.g. pull out, boycott, etc.), and I don’t think any other outlet did either. We didn’t need to. By that same evening, Mr. Sinise’s publicist eagerly wrote me to tell me he was pulling out. By morning, Baier’s people did the same. Frankly, it shocked me how quickly it all happened.

  • Richard_Lionheart

    Actually they were forced by Gay Inc. which seeks to destroy anyone who has the temerity to speak against gay marriage. Reminds me of McCarthyism at its finest. I have not gone to church in 30 years but I may well start going to catholic one to battle the real bigots in Gay inc.

  • Greg B.

    Hey Cliff, I’m not sure you understand what “forced” means.

  • MarkOH

    Uh, how so attacking?

  • Gigi

    Haha! “You’re terrible Muriel.”

  • Gigi

    FYI, Gay Inc. is one lone blogger. No wonder you’re all scared of him if just one blog post can make a Fox newscaster, the head of Coors and a big time Hollywood actor see the light. ????

  • Feel free to scream and rant about the gays all you want. It’s a free country. Just don’t get mad if most people think you’re an a-hole for doing so.

  • NZArtist

    Will you please stop bringing facts into this discussion.
    You’re a large, powerful group of militant homosexuals. Don’t pretend you’re not! And you practically held New York hostage until your evil agenda was realized.

  • Smithbc

    How was anybody’s free speech attacked?

  • M Jackson

    Well done sir, you stuck the landing!

  • Ben in Oakland

    Sarcasm indicator light was turned on.

  • Ben in Oakland

    It’s the only possible explanation for people for whom it is the only possible explanation.

  • Ben in Oakland

    C’mon, Jeremy. you know that Teh Gay is the most powerful force in the universe, after the ingredient in Super Sauce and what makes Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean. Such modesty is unbecoming.

  • Yeah, Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

  • I preferred being called poofs and pansies. OMG, now that we’re all militant homofascists there’s just so much to live up to.

  • MarkOH

    LOL you made me think of this image.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNu_kqxqbew

  • Michael McGowan

    If the gay lobby doesn’t accept that homosexuals can change how come they’ve been dead silent about Mayor DeBlasio’s wife? After all she is a former lesbian. The left wingers are silent when it comes to other left wingers, that’s why there’s never been a word about it in our mainstream media and there never will be.

  • Michael McGowan

    Go after the wife of Mayor DeBlasio, that should keep you busy for a while.

  • hdtex

    “Fox News personality Bret Baier has been forced to pull out of a Catholic Christian conference because of homosexual pressure.”

    Oh you’re fulla sh@t, you christianist asshole. If anything, the powers that be at Fox News would have zero problem with Baier going to this ugly little catholic infused hate fest. No, I believe he (and the others) pulled out because this tired, meme of homos trampling on your disgusting christianist entitlement and privilege is nothing but bullshit. It’s as plain as the crack in your fat, christian ass.

  • Not a former lesbian, an always been a bisexual.

    Sexuality is more complicated than you think.

  • You go after her, Tonto. The rest of us could care less.

  • Guest

    Nazi affiliated, pedophile protecting, “kill the gays” supporting, Himmler wannabe, child rape and torture advocate says what now?

    They chose. Nobody was forced. Stop lying. The Bible says lying is a mortal sin.

    P.S..

  • No one was forced to pull out. They did so because they felt pressure against wanting to be associated with you. They could have stayed, but they chose not to. This is how freedom works.

  • Mr. Kincaid’s little tantrum just demonstrates how completely the “Christian” right is opposed to American values, starting with the right of everyone to free speech. It’s simple, Mr. Kincaid: you put your ideas out in the public forum; if people find your ideas repulsive, they criticize you. Baier just decided to pay attention to the criticism and not associate himself with a radical agenda based on junk science and junk theology. And it was his choice — no one “forced” him to do anything.

  • Considering the phrasing of Baier’s statement, it’s clear he was responding to the criticism — nowhere did he disavow Legatus’ agenda or rampant homophobia. It was all about the “controversy.” Nice dodge — another non-apology.

  • The Professor

    Hey don’t sweat it. I am sure Kelvin Cochran is available.

  • Robert Johnson

    Hmmm..”Resonoverhate”. Really, do you believe that? Sounds like “agree with me or you’re a hater” would be more appropriate.
    Shouldn’t “reason” allow discussion of differing views without reverting to “unreasonable” name calling. Weak argument tactic but very characteristic of your group. Why is it so threatening to you to reserve a traditional definition of marriage to one man and one woman?

  • wyatt81

    Disagree with gays=hate. Disagree with Christians=open minded and fair. This in your face double standard crap has gone too far. If the gay lobby doesn’t agree with me, so what?? They don’t have to. And I don’t have to agree with them or need their approval.

  • Reasonoverhate

    Why are you so afraid of change and equality? Your side had a chance with civil unions yet half of the state constitutional bans banned them too. This argument has always been about animus. Christians advocating for the denial of the exact same rights they enjoy and take for granted on a daily basis to another group of tax paying American citizens is the definition of being hateful. The good news is that 70% of the U.S. population currently has marriage equality and the other 30% probably will by the end of this year. But by all means, keep spending money, time and resources on fighting this losing battle instead of using them to actually do good in the world and help people!

  • missieb2000

    Shame on Fox! Catholicism remains the only religion that it is still safe to make fun of.

  • Gringo_Cracker

    It’s not for nothing they’re known as the “Gaystapo.”

  • John Cunningham

    is this going to be the thing that gets Conservatives, true Christians, and anyone who wants Liberty? This doesn’t make any sense. Stifle any and all opposition really? I was raised a Catholic and soon switched when I came of age. Why? I didn’t understand all the People you had to go through to get Jesus. The Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, and Nuns. Sorry, I want a personal relationship with Jesus and no thank you I will be the best judge of my walk.

    When Notre Dame University caved to Barack Obama’s demands they take down or hide a spiritual symbol when he spoke there right after being elected, I had enough. I remember a certain Priest on TV said at least they are having a dialog on abortion. BS. While Babies are being murdered Catholics are discussing it? I am not a very good Christian but, I refuse to be a hypocrite especially when we are discussing human beings.

  • Michael Hampton

    Um…why do you have to lie to people to tell us all how “morally superior” you are to us?

    No one was “forced” to do anything. Once those men were informed of the actions of the group and given a lineup of the rest of the speakers, they CHOSE to not go to your hate rally because no one wants to associate with bigots. Especially those in the public eye.

    See? No force. Decisions made by rational people.

  • Michael Hampton

    When has anyone tried to stop men and women from marrying? Never. Please stop screaming about how you are persecuted for persecuting people. It’s sad.

  • Guest

    Wait. Who was bullied? No one. Once the THREE speakers read a post that told them about the history of the group they were going to be speaking to and the list of other speakers, they CHOSE to not speak. No one contacted them. They simply read a post on a blog and then said “I don’t want to be associated with those people.” and decided not to do it. I don’t see how you can survive in this world when you are looking so hard for ways to feel persecuted. You are not a victim.

    And free speech isn’t free from consequences. Just FYI

  • Gilchrist

    The Church does not care if you were born that way or not. Being a homosexual is not a sin. Being a homosexual or a heterosexual can lead to the same sin of adultery, fornication, sodomy. If the Roman Church decides to invent a new doctrine, it will go the way of TEC.

  • Gilchrist

    Tax paying and being a member of a church is not connected. Tax payers can sodomize themselves into a coma, or make believe they are women, but they cannot dictate the doctrine of a Church. The Muslims and LGTBQ’s and Abortionists already have TEC, they need more now?

  • Gilchrist

    Equality has nothing to do with redefining marriage. Sodomy has nothing to do with change. It’s been around since the fall of humanity. It’s the LGTBQ mob that is at war. Christians will continue living their lives in Christ, and praying for you and other lost, distorted and frustrated souls. The only reason that states are calling sodomy marriage is that someone is rewriting the law from the bench. That will change, and you better hope Sharia doesn’t start popping up in your area. Evil Christians pray for you, Muslims murder you.

  • Gilchrist

    Gotta love the “Gays for Islam”. Grown men getting their panties in a bunch over two thousand years of Church teachings and ignoring their kind being strung up, tossed off buildings and stoned to death by the Religion of Peace.

  • Reasonoverhate

    I wouldn’t care what your church believed if you’d keep those beliefs out of civil, secular law. But when you insert your church and its beliefs into the debate then prepare to be investigated and criticized for your discriminatory views.

  • Reasonoverhate

    Wrong again. Marriage equality has been enacted through popular vote, legislative vote, and through the overturning of clearly unconstitutional laws. The majority of America supports equality and the younger generations support it at 70%+. Denying people rights is never ultimately popular in America. You lost. Time to get over it and move on!

  • Reasonoverhate

    What is TEC?

  • Reasonoverhate

    This is about marriage equality in AMERICA. The muslims in this country are virtually silent on this issue. It’s the christians that can’t keep their mouths shut!

  • emag

    Bret Baier was going to talk about his son’s heart surgeries.
    What is the problem here?

  • Gigi

    Brett Baier obviously saw what the problem was because he pulled out of the conference. He didn’t decide not to attend because one line blogger expressed his upset.

  • Robert Johnson

    Let’s see…respond to the comment. Welll….there was a time in America when 70% of the citizens favored slavery…should the response to this overwhelming popular opinion have been “Get over it”….by your, forgive me “reasoning”, we should still have the institution. You didn’t answer my first question, “Why are you so threatened by reserving the definition of marriage to one man and one woman?” By the way, neither Gallup or Pew put the number at 70%, closer to 50%+..just a small point but important one I think.

  • Reasonoverhate

    It says a lot about your argument that you equate two loving people of the same sex that want to get married, which will have zero effect on anyone else’s life, to rich white people owning, torturing, and abusing black people. Slavery was a massive infringement on the rights of black people to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Marriage equality helps expand those rights to gay people. As for the numbers as of May 2014 Gallup shows that 78% of people 18-29 y/o support marriage equality and that overall support sits at 55%. As for your original question, straight marriages don’t threaten me. I fully support the right of straight people to get married and live happily ever after. And the majority of America supports my right to do the same!

  • JEANNIEMAC2

    G.K. Chesterton: Having a right to do something is not at all the same as being right in doing it”.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    When are these people going to start fighting back. The media will not be able to ignore it if all these people start to slap their employers and everyone else with civil rights lawsuits for denying them their rights of free speech. Holding an opposing opinion and voicing it aren’t grounds for dismissal from anything. It is legal and within everyone’s rights to do, no matter who doesn’t like it.

  • M Jackson

    A fine sentiment that has absolutely nothing to do with this situation. Why don’t you read an actual account of what happened so you will be armed with the facts?

  • Notasociallist

    There is no gay gene ever to have been found. It is called a lifestyle. Therefore a CHOICE. So much for freedom of expression and speech. That’s why no Oat Paris. He hates free speech and any opinion other than his own.

  • M Jackson

    I’d like to see you tell Baier that he caved under pressure from the ‘gaystapo’. I suspect he’d clean your clock, for the liar you are.

  • Michigander63

    I voted in 2004 when MI proposed to ban gay marriage…4,602,396 people voted on that issue in MI….there are 83 counties in MI, 2 counties voted to reject the proposal…in other words, 2 counties voter majority was against upholding the MI definition of traditional marriage and we chose to ban gay marriage at that time. I just need to say that national polls don’t even come close to saying what ‘the peoples’ vote does. Take the March 2014 Pew poll on ‘Millennial Adults’, (3 surveys total) 8,500 adults from 4 age groups, Mills, Gen-xers, Boomers and the Silent Generation. Mills for gay marriage came in at 68%, Gens at 55%, Boomers at 48% and Silents at 38%. Now, 46,024 votes is 1% of the total votes in that MI election and 8,500 polled in the Pew poll is aproximately .0005% of that 1% (see correction, next post from me). The people voted 10 yrs ago and if someone wants to change the ban, then we need to vote again….that’s what Democracy is about…and that’s the way it should be! You can verify my figures by researching the Pew Research website and uselectionatlas.org.

  • Michigander63

    Opps, sorry, I got some math wrong….8,500 is about 18.5% of 1% of the MI voters (4,602,396) in the 2004 vote to uphold traditional marriage.

  • Elba

    Most people have no idea how brainwashing works (don’t laugh, its true). If gays were so harmless and there were NOT an agenda, then why speak of it at all? Why present less than 2% of the population into 30% of all characters (and in a wonderful light while hetero characters are seen as greedy hateful etc) in tv and film? And why are so many intent on trying to bury the fact that is SO apparent- that there IS an agenda? Do not the headlines speak for themselves?

  • Elba

    “Hey Brett- just wanted to say that you’re about to speak in front of a rabidly homosexual group…:

    Homosexuality is not a “Constitutional right”, Einstein. The only “militant fascists” I see are the homosexuals.

  • Elba

    If “popular vote” were the correct choice in all matters- you DO realize that blacks would have been voted out of America a long time ago, right?

  • Gigi

    To a certain extent everyone, every group, has an agenda. Gay people want the same rights and freedoms that the rest of us take for granted. Christians are always whinging about The Gays wanting “special rights,” when it’s Christians who already have them. Christians and all people of faith. Christians say that gays are living a “chosen lifestyle” yet, in reality, it’s Christians who are. We choose to be Christian. Gay people don’t choose to be gay. You complain that if gays are such a small segment of the population (less than 2% according to you – many believe that they’re closer to 10%), but question why are there so many (where did you get your 30% figure?) on television and film. And you question why so many “heteros” are presented as being greedy and hateful, while gays are (according to you) presented in a wonderful light. Have you ever watched television? Modern Family perfectly illustrates how wrong you are. Every person on that show, gay and straight, is needy and neurotic. No one is better than the other. Everyone is equal. Which is as it should be.

  • Gigi

    Have you not been paying attention? The ban was unconstitutional. As were bans that prevented blacks from marrying whites. A bigoted majority should never be allowed to decide on the rights of a minority. That’s why we have a Constitution and an independent judiciary (“activist judges”) to right the wrongs of you and yours. Marriage equality will be the law of the land soon, whether you like it or not.

  • Gigi

    It’s “called a lifestyle” by people like yourself. All professional medical bodies reject the idea that sexual orientation is a choice. When did you choose to be (assuming that you are) heterosexual?
    You have the freedom to express your “it’s a choice” opinion, and gays and their supporters have the right to disputes your unfounded claim.

  • Gigi

    You think professional newsman Brett Baier, anchor at Fox News (annual salary $7 million per year), professional actor Gary Sinise (net worth of $30 million) and Pete Coors (family net worth of $2.9 billion) were cowered into silence, and forced to withdraw from the conference because of some lone gay blogger who wrote a blog post about their advertised attendance? If that’s the case then those boys need to grow a pair.

  • Gigi

    The same thing happened with Bob Newhart last year. He’s a Catholic, but not a virulently anti-gay Catholic who wants to deny rights to gay people.

  • Gigi

    They’re only called that by Christianists and bigots who are more Nazi-like that they are. Pot, meet very black kettle.

  • Gigi

    You haven’t been paying attention. No one has been silent about Mrs. DeBlassio’s wife. She didn’t change her sexual orientation. She’s a bi-sexual woman who decided to marry a man and have children. They aren’t that uncommon. It’s just that usually they do it the other way around. Like Cynthia Nixon. If this is what makes her happy, I’m happy for her.

  • stringman

    Good Lord! This again. I will repeat – My family will not attend or support a church where the pastor calls upon the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Moses to bless a same sex union. Any pastor or priest that claims superior knowledge of the Bible (and then) presides over homosexual marriage is nothing short of a hypocrite. We come to church to help us rise above sin, not sanctify it.

  • susan

    we are getting closer & closer to a totalitarian dictatorship in the US & the ironic part is its the so called liberals or progressives (what misnomers!) that are pushing & pushing for it. i believe homosexuals & people who dont ‘like it’ BOTH have a right to live & prosper in this country. when you only have one thought, you really have have none.

  • Gringo_Cracker

    I didn’t mention Baier, Lambchop, but doubt he’s nearly as butch as you.

  • Tom

    Un-fuck the gays.

  • Michigander63

    Gigi…..I believe that if something is not constitutional…It shouldn’t be put on the ballot….so that part of the system needs to be fixed. I didn’t say which way I voted and I accepted the peoples vote.

  • Michigander63

    Gigi…..I believe that if something is not constitutional…It shouldn’t be put on the ballot….so that part of the system needs to be fixed. I didn’t say which way I voted and I accepted the peoples vote. Some synonyms for bigoted are, INTOLERANT, partial, prejudiced, BIASED, unfair….etc….So anyone with their own strong belief system is a bigot…..and therefore our judges should NOT BE activists!

  • Gigi

    I agree, which is why I support the decisions of the majority of judges who struck down the unconstitutional bans on SSM.

  • Michigander63

    Well, US District Judges are appointed/confirmed by the President/Congress and not elected like State Judges…..and we all know politics is part of that. I’m a firm believer in ‘We the people’ and that we should all work together FOR the people….That’s not likely to happen though….It is what it is…Take care!

  • Gigi

    True, but many of the judges who’ve struck down the marriage bans were Republican appointees. So there goes that theory. Have a great day!

  • devan95

    There is nothing gay about them. They are dour people most with serious psychological defects, not the least of which is self loathing. Now the liberal media has unleashed that loathing on all of us. It is nothing more than an attack on the traditional family and our religious beliefs.

  • Michigander63

    I try to form my opinions from facts, of course not all opinions have to be based on facts. Sometimes I fail to do adequate research before I state my opinions….So, I’ll have to admit that I thought the bans that were struck down or upheld were all done by federal judges, but that is not the case…many were decided in the states, therefore by elected judges…I can go along with that…..Regarding party affiliations, I don’t associate myself with any party, because in politics these days, affiliating with a party, especially the ‘BIG’ two, it seems like I have to conform to their entire ideology. I’m not real good about conforming to someone elses entire belief system if I don’t agree with some aspects of it. A party can compile their ideas to create an ideology, but they don’t own any one idea. My long time, long distance friend says “Your a Democrat because you don’t mind paying taxes.” I said “No!…She keeps trying. To me, that’s like saying your a Republican if you’re rich! Well, I haven’t told her that, of the top 10 richest congressman…in 2014, 1 & 2 are Republicans and the next 8 are are Democrats….What about Hollywood? Anyway, I care about the needs of all people and that’s why I am so concerned about the government of ‘We the People’. Hey, thanks for ‘discussion without bashing’…one last time, take care!

  • Holly Louise

    Much of what you say makes sense. But, saying “everyone is equal” is untrue. Everyone is clearly _not_ equal and nothing can force equality to exist where it simply does not. You can _want_ equality, but you cannot make it happen. You can advocate for equal rights and protections under the law, but you cannot make people all equal, and there is no law in the universe that provides for the statement you add, “which is as it should be.” Clearly it should _not_ be or it would be. There has been no such equality from the beginning of time and equality would be completely unnatural as evidenced by the entire history of Earth.

    Advocate for equality of rights and protections of law-abiding human beings, and I’m all on board with you.

  • Gigi

    Of course everyone is not equal, in the sense that we’re all different people. If my doctor neighbor Ted equal to my bus driving neighbor James? No, of course not. I didn’t mean that we’re “literally” equal, I mean that we should have equal protection under the law.
    My support of gay rights and same-sex marriage is advocating “for equality of rights and protections of law-abiding human beings.” Right now gay people don’t have the same rights and freedoms that we have, and take for granted. It’s still legal in 29 states to fire or deny housing to someone who’s gay. Imagine if that was reversed, and it was legal to fire or deny housing to someone for being a Christian. Or Christians were denied access to civil marriage. We’d be up in arms. Marching in the street. We choose to be Christian. Gay people don’t choose to be gay. We can disagree with gay marriage and the so-called “gay lifestyle,” but our opposition shouldn’t deny them the same rights and freedoms that we enjoy.

  • Marshall Goodman

    Once school children (i.e., recent generations) were taught that homosexuality was the same as the abolition of slavery, the Gay-stapo gained federal powers, including unfettered media disinformation and blacklisting. As with Lenin and Stalin, in the days of Soviet propaganda and useful idiots, those with fringe sexual disorders will be put out to political pasture, i.e, gulags. Suddenly, it will no longer be so gay to be gay. Call it karma.

  • D_Smith2020

    Yes while the Gallup poll most cited does estimate the homosexual population at 1.7% of the general population but it’s important to note the entire LGBT community was polled at 3.5% (including bisexuals, transgendered) etc…

  • D_Smith2020

    You mean like the human right under natural law to a normatively moral conscience in line with the historical first amendment religious liberty enshrined in our Bill of Rights? So why do we imprison a self-employed Christian baker and attempt to destroy his business, his family, and himself with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines that can never be mitigated in bankruptcy court merely for refusing to violate his conscience and facilitate a sexually immoral event when people who choose to engage in sexual immorality order him to do so after the baker explicitly stated that he would provide all of his goods and services to those who choose to engage in sexual immorality for any normative moral purpose whatsoever?

    How is that “equality of rights and potections of law-abiding human beings?”

    Because what I see is liberal fascism, homosexual extremism, government authoritarianism, persecution of the righteous on behalf of the immoral, etc…

  • Richard_Lionheart

    Gay Inc is not a lone blogger that may use that name. Gay Inc is a loose term for the activists that seek to destroy peoples lives if they disagree openly with gay marriage. They disgust me. I have known many gay people and had nothing against them till I started realizing the slash an burn tactics used to destroy and silence business’s and people who disagree. I am not the least bit scared of gays but being gay is a choice of lifestyle being promoted otherwise. I have read “After the Ball” and current reality is the culmination of a plan laid out years ago.

  • Holly Louise

    It seems you do not get my distinction. Or, we are on the same page and you missed it. Equal rights is not the same thing as equal outcomes. The Christian of whom you speak was within his rights–HIS rights were violated. There is no Right for anyone to demand he sell to them.

  • Holly Louise

    And you as well miss my greater point. People confuse rights of protection under the law and right of speech and religion and say ‘people are equal’ when they are not and say everyone deserves equal outcomes, equal incomes, for example, when this is not true. Equality is not an American value. Our values involve Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness–none of which says gays should or _should not_ have the advantages you describe of which I have said exactly nothing. My comment was purely and only directed at the misleading and untrue statement that “everyone is equal” when it is clear we are not.

  • Stop the war on Christianity!

    Read St Pauls Letter to Romans…..NO HOMOSEXUALS!

  • delicately

    Thanks for the concern, I hope it’s not contagious. …

  • CanofSand

    “want the same rights and freedoms that the rest of us take for granted” No, they don’t. They want to push Orwellian indoctrination and redefinition of words.

  • Gigi

    No. They don’t. They want the same rights that we have. And they want the definition of marriage to be expanded to include same-sex couples. This has existed in Canada and other countries for more than a decade and nothing’s changed, other than the fact that gays can now get married to their same-sex partners.

  • Patrick

    Queers!

  • pumpkin16

    Saw him on the View. Now I know why he went on about Benghazi. There were hearings about this. They want to make sure it does not happen again. Public does not know everything. Has to be that way. Look at how the media blows everything up. (election coverage) We have to protect undercover people or its over. This guy is biased because of this connection to covering Benghazi. Ridiculous. Some of these guys want to be Woodward and Bernstein and uncover corruption. Politics is rough and tumble but W and B had Nixon. Nixon was one of a kind who seemed to beat the odds to the top. As crooked as they come. The journalists today want to be the 2nd coming of them so they are treating ALL POLITICIANS like they are committing the same crimes. The public is tired of all the comspiracy theories all the time. Baier is unlikable. I know this is old article but I still feel the same.