Anti-gay Atlanta pundit says Fox News pro-gay

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Comparing gays to Pagans should really be sufficient, but on the chance you don't know that Atlanta pundit Phil Kent is a conservative wingnut, there's this. Kent argues with his very straight face that Fox News has gone pro-gay. Fox. News.

Kent (photo) is pitching that theory as he promotes a 92-page report with the pithy title Unfair, Unbalanced and Afraid: Fox News' Growing Pro-Homosexual Bias and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. The report will be released Aug. 20 as part of a conference from America's Survival, which describes itself as a public policy group. It's really cover for haters like Kent to gather in a stuffy hotel conference room and lament the decline of their homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic and racist America. You know, the 1950s.

From Kent's press release about the report:

As part of a national journalism conference on Tuesday, August 20, America's Survival, Inc. (ASI), a public policy organization, is officially releasing a new report on radical changes at Fox News that should cause great concern to pro-family conservatives.

“Pushing Sean Hannity out of the 9:00 p.m. slot, to make way for pro-homosexual advocate Megyn Kelly, is another sign of the channel's left-ward drift and decline,” said ASI President Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist and media critic.

The report takes to task all sorts of media personalities and organizations, including CNN and NLGJA, which is a group for gay journalists. NLGJA, whose board president is Atlanta journalist and CNN producer Jen Christensen, hosts its annual conference in Boston beginning Aug. 22.

The document is most entertaining when it tries to make the case that Fox News is part of the gay agenda. Reality be damned, we've got ourselves a working theory here!

Fox News' rising star, Megyn Kelly, has emerged as a committed pro-“gay” advocate. She is a valuable media ally for homosexual and transgender activists, who routinely tout her on-air pro-LGBT advocacy.

And this.

Use of homosexual activist terminology and polemical phrases – such as “marriage equality” (for legalizing homosexual “marriage”) and labeling homosexual activist groups “civil rights organizations.” Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly tipped her pro-homosexual hand in an interview in March 2013 surrounding the Supreme Court cases on “gay marriage” when she referred to her guest’s advocacy for “marriage equality” – a phrase (evoking racial equality) popularized by LGBT activists and their allies. Perhaps using the homosexual-activist euphemism comes naturally to Kelly, who again seemed oblivious to African Americans’ resentment of the “gay”-black-civil-rights analogy in asking pro-family advocate Maggie Gallagher this loaded question:

[T]here was a time in this country in which interracial marriage was not lawful. And the Supreme Court had to step in and say “that's wrong. Under the U.S. Constitution, under the Equal Protection clause, whites can marry blacks and states are not free to tell them otherwise.” And those that advocate on behalf of this issue, Maggie, they say this is another, sort of, iteration of that.

And Bill O'Reilly as a gay advocate.

As if becoming neutral (or shallow) on crucial Culture War issues wasn’t disappointing enough, some leading Fox News’ hosts, such as Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and Megyn Kelly, have emerged as on-air, pro-LGBT advocates – seemingly defying Fox’s core audience demographic of staunch Republican conservatives.62 That said, perhaps Fox’s identity struggle parallels that of the Republican Party with which it is so identified: in 2011, Pew Research Center found a stark divide in how Libertarians versus “Staunch Republicans” and “Main Street Republicans” view the homosexual issue: “a large majority of Libertarians (71%) say that homosexuality should be accepted by society. By contrast, 68% of Staunch Conservatives and 60% of Main Street Republicans say that homosexuality should be discouraged by society.”

Note to Kent and his band of wingnut brothers: Shep is gay. Maybe you should know that. Maybe not.

Kent is the same angry white man that was so pissed, so frothy mouthed about the U.S. Supreme Court dumping DOMA that he took to Fox 5's “The Georgia Gang” to lecture a black panelist about the differences between LGBT equality and civil rights. Not yet pleased with himself, he compared supporters of gay marriage to Pagans and then ended with a flourish.

“It's a sad day in America because this does dynamite the foundations of our Judeo-Christian system.” …

“It's going to be a cultural war in Georgia and every other state to try to undo this wrong.”

So of course Gov. Nathan Deal appointed him to a state oversight board.

[AJC]

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