Megyn Kelly’s Loaded ‘Gay-Marriage’ Question and John Kasich’s Pandering Answer Show Why the Left Is Winning the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Debate
Question and answer fit homosexual activist narrative; Kelly’s and Fox News’ pro-“gay” evolution continues
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By Peter LaBarbera; @PeterLaBarbera
In a nation that professes to be “under God” but is teetering on the edge of moral collapse, perhaps it was inevitable that–in the most watched U.S. primary political debate ever–the opportunity for candidates to defend marriage between a man and a woman would get short shrift.
Fox News prime time star Megyn Kelly, one of the three debate moderators at the Fox-sponsored Republican presidential primary debate August 6, may be known as a tiger for her tough questioning of guests, but when it came to her team’s debate question on homosexual “marriage,” she was a pussycat for the LGBT Lobby, asking a hypothetical that evoked sympathy for the homosexual cause. Sadly, this has become a trend with Kelly and Fox News, which, as this writer has documented (see report HERE or at right), increasingly has a pro-“gay” bias.
According to a Pew Research study in 2013, Fox News ran more stories that were biased towards homosexual “marriage” rather than against it (see Page 2). And Fox News also funds the advocacy-oriented National and Lesbian Journalists Association (NLGJA) every year; Kelly and other Fox journalists have attended NLGJA fund-raisers in support of the homosexual organization.
In the days leading up to Thursday’s prime time debate in Cleveland, Fox News anchors had been telling us how hard they were laboring to prepare penetrating, specific questions that would prevent their GOP targets from being evasive.
Electoral politics led by media pundits is pretty much a “biblical morality-free zone”–at least on the issue of homosexuality–as journalists obsess over the political “horse-race” rather than right versus wrong. Many journalists and even some conservatives have become cheerleaders for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender) cause, while others simply bow to the prevailing political correctness.
So I was prepared for the worst as I sat down Thursday night to watch the main Fox News GOP debate, and, well…here is an excerpt of the key prime time exchange on same-sex “marriage,” posed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich by Kelly:
KELLY: Governor Kasich, if you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?
KASICH: Well, look, I’m an old-fashioned person here, and I happen to believe in traditional marriage. But I’ve also said the court has ruled —
KELLY: How would you — how would you explain it to a child?
KASICH: Wait, Megyn, the court has ruled, and I said we’ll accept it. And guess what, I just went to a wedding of a friend of mine who happens to be gay. Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do, doesn’t mean that I can’t care about them or can’t love them. So if one of my daughters happened to be that, of course I would love them and I would accept them.
Who knew that the toughest question that the Fox News brain trust could come up with on homosexual “marriage” could have been penned by the Media Department of the Human Rights Campaign?! Some LGBT activists and liberals must have been checking their TV remotes to make sure they weren’t watching MSNBC.
It was telling that the Fox team directed its “gay’-sympathetic query not to a strong social conservative candidate like Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, or Dr. Ben Carson–who likely would have vigorously defended traditional marriage and religious freedom, and assailed the SCOTUS Obergefell ruling—but to “moderate” Kasich, who pathetically boasted about attending a friend’s “marriage” ceremony based on a sexual sin. Coincidentally (or not), Ohio’s U.S. Senator, Rob Portman, a Republican, changed his position in 2013 and backed homosexual “marriage” to support his homosexual son–a theme echoed in Kelly’s debate query to Gov. Kasich.
Now, it goes without saying that parents should love their children unconditionally–Kasich got that part right. But the governor offered no reasons behind his stated opposition to homosexual “marriage”–typical of GOP politicians who avoid discussing immoral homosexual behavior like the plague.
A close friend of mine shared my observation about Fox News’ strange priorities, and astutely noted regarding Kasich’s weak answer:
Kasich’s three-part answer, which resulted from a carefully planted question by Megyn Kelly, could have been drafted by the Human Rights Campaign:
No wonder liberal praise has been pouring in for the Fox News debate moderators (and Kasich)–although the moderators’ aggressive questioning of Donald Trump has drawn most of the commentary and public criticism.
To be fair (and balanced), Kelly followed up her Kasich question with one from Facebook sent in by a social conservative. It dealt with people’s religious freedom NOT to support same-sex “marriage,” and was directed to libertarian Sen. Rand Paul, who hardly hit it out of the park. (See questions and answers in “gay marriage” debate excerpt at bottom.)
But the damage had already been done by the Fox News star’s emotion-laden question and Kasich’s rambling, Chamberlain-esque response, in which he simultaneously extolled his own Christian faith and his willingness to attend a blasphemous, homosexuality-based “wedding.” The one-two punch of Kelly’s “gay”-sympathetic hypothetical and Kasich’s guilt-ridden reply perfect illustrates how conservatives and Christians have lost on homosexuality-based “marriage.”
Megyn Kelly: growing ally of “gays”
First, representing the media—which is easily the most powerful force driving the “gay” revolution–is Kelly, a professed Catholic, the prime-time star of Fox News who seems to be a “conservative feminist.” In a rather creepy 2010 interview with perverted shock-jock Howard Stern, Kelly declined to label herself and said she is conservative on some issues and liberal on others.
As this writer has documented in a 90-page America’s Survival report on Fox News’ pro-homosexual bias—Kelly is increasingly public as an LGBT “ally” who uses her considerable TV power to defend gay/transgender positions. In 2011, she grilled psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow and recklessly accused him of “adding to the hate” for daring to question whether female-to-male “transman” “Chaz” (formerly Chastity) Bono is an appropriate TV role-model for kids (who might want to imitate Bono’s transgenderism). Homosexual activists heaped praise upon Kelly for her agenda-driven interview berating Dr. Ablow. [Read about it on pages 25-30 in my Fox News-pro-homosexual-bias report, or watch a YouTube of the interview below.]
It deserves mentioning that Megyn Kelly and Fox News–unlike more liberal media networks–still give voice to Christian conservatives. She welcomes Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on as a frequent guest of her prime time show “The Kelly File”–even as Perkins has been targeted by intolerant, pro-LGBT leftists who demand that he be banned from TV talk shows due to his supposed “anti-gay hate.” Kelly was invited as a speaker at FRC’s upcoming annual “Values Voter Summit” in Washington, D.C., but she is not now on the list of scheduled presenters.
Nevertheless, Kelly’s sympathies on homosexual and transgender issues are not hard to discern. Recently, she took on the role of straight ally/“protector”* of Guy Benson, a newly “out” young, homosexual conservative and political editor of Townhall.com. In Benson’s “coming out” interview with Kelly [see YouTube below], she describes Benson as “very brave” for revealing his homosexuality on national TV, and says her show is a “safe space” for Benson amidst (mostly “progressive”) criticism of him. In a subsequent June interview with Benson–who himself is a Fox News Contributor–after the Supreme Court imposed homosexual “marriage” on the entire nation, Kelly seemed quite taken with the youthful Benson, who applauded the SCOTUS ruling and described himself as “someone who’s gay and Christian.” [See Dr. Michael Brown’s column dealing with the “gay Christian” controversy.]
The parent company of Townhall, Salem Media Group, is one of the world’s leading Christian-owned media companies. Benson supports same-sex-“marriage”–a fundamentally anti-biblical concept. Yet he defends conservatives’ freedom of conscience against the excesses of the “gay” lobby. For the record, regarding Kelly: Catholic teaching condemns homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered” and proscribes any “rights” advocacy based on homosexuality, especially for same-sex “marriage.” As regards Benson, the Bible also unswervingly condemns homosexual acts as sinful, against nature (Romans 1), yet changeable through Christ (1 Corinthians 6). (This writer has questioned why Fox News programs like Sean Hannity’s show never feature “ex-gays”–people like Charlene Cothran, Rosaria Butterfield, Stephen Black and Christopher Doyle–all of whom have left homosexuality behind in their lives.)
Political discourse and media reflect the culture. When religious journalists and popular “conservatives” can so readily embrace a radical redefinition of marriage that defies history and centuries of biblical moral teachings–as well as the perversion of Christianity itself to accommodate proud sexual sinners–it speaks to America’s deepening spiritual and moral crisis. This crisis requires a solution far beyond mere politics. Beginning with self-professed committed Christians and the Church, we need to humble ourselves, repent of our sins and embrace godly values rather than worldly trends:
Gov. John “Move On” Kasich
And then there is Gov. Kasich, the two-term governor of Ohio who cannot seem to run away fast enough from the same-sex “marriage” issue even though he supported a constitutional amendment in his state (later declared “unconstitutional” by the courts) protecting natural marriage. Unlike some other Republican politicians, Kasich won’t even pretend to keep fighting for traditional marriage between husband and wife. After the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling imposing homosexuality-based “marriage” on the entire nation—he declared that “the court has rule and it’s time to move on” from the same-sex “marriage” debate.
Watch Kasich’s July interview with Megyn Kelly below in which he said “the system is fine” and “when the Court decides, it’s the law of the land.” (Given his defeatist acquiescence to SCOTUS, one wonders if Kasich–who praises evangelicals’ “restrained” reaction to Obergefell–has ever heard of Supreme Court decisions like Dred Scott v. Sandford or Roe v. Wade.)
Move on? From the preservation of a bedrock institution ordained by God to create families and perpetuate the human race? Move on…to the inevitable radical transformation of society that comes from pretending that a high-risk sexual perversion condemned by the Creator in the Bible is suddenly—after thousands of years of moral norms informed by faith and reason—the basis for “marriage” and raising children in homes that are motherless or fatherless by design?
Why is it that the Left never “moves on” after losing in the courts, or on Capitol Hill, or in state legislatures? (Think Bowers v. Hardwick on sodomy laws and Boy Scouts of America v. Dale on the ultimately successful LGBT campaign to homosexualize the beleaguered Scouts after the Scouts won in the Supreme Court.) [See Kelly’s interview with Kasich below.]
The Left—which regularly traffics in monstrous falsehoods like the “10 Percent Gay” population myth–fights with the determination and no-quit attitude bespeaking a movement that possesses truth. Meanwhile, conservatives and Christians often behave as if they’re defending mere opinions rather than transcendent, absolute Truth, as they “move on” from one social issue defeat to another.
I realize I’m entering dream-world here, but there are so many other important “social issues” questions that the Fox News moderators could have asked at the prime-time debate, for example:
Instead, Fox News chose as its main moderator query on marriage a leading question that played right into the simplistic and manipulative “victim” frame cultivated for decades by the LGBT Lobby. With marriage-defenders like Kasich–and Fox News and the GOP establishment—who needs homosexual activists and their liberal allies?
The biggest news of this election—and for America in this devolving, post-Christian era—is that our nation’s steadily escalating rejection of God and His moral standard of right and wrong, is apparently not newsworthy at all, even on the “conservative” Fox News network.
Peter LaBarbera is president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org), based outside Chicago. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-324-3787. Follow him on Twitter @PeterLaBarbera.
Below is Megyn Kelly’s May 2015 interview with Guy Benson, who “comes out” as homosexual:
Below is Kelly’s September 2011 interview with Dr. Keith Ablow in which she berates Ablow for arguing that Female-to-Male “transman” “Chaz” (Chastity) Bono is a poor role model and that parents should not let their kids watch Bono on “Dancing with the Stars”:
Below is Kelly’s July 2015 interview with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who says Americans need to “move on” now that SCOTUS has ruled for homosexual “marriage”:
Below is AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera’s September 2013 interview with conservative Catholic advocate Michael Voris, founder of the online TV ministry “Church Militant,” discussing LaBarbera’s “America’s Survival” report on Fox News’ escalating pro-homosexual bias:
Excerpt: homosexual “Marriage” portion of GOP debate; see TIME’s full debate transcript HERE:
MEGYN KELLY: The subject of gay marriage and religious liberty. Governor Kasich, if you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?
GOV. JOHN KASICH: Well, look, I’m an old-fashioned person here, and I happen to believe in traditional marriage. But I’ve also said the court has ruled —
KELLY: How would you — how would you explain it to a child?
KASICH: Wait, Megyn, the court has ruled, and I said we’ll accept it. And guess what, I just went to a wedding of a friend of mine who happens to be gay. Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do, doesn’t mean that I can’t care about them or can’t love them. So if one of my daughters happened to be that, of course I would love them and I would accept them. Because you know what?
KASICH: That’s what we’re taught when we have strong faith.
KASICH: So the issues like that, issues like that are planted to divide us. I think the simple fact of the matter is, and this is where I would agree with Jeb, and I’ve been saying it all along, we need to give everybody a chance, treat everybody with respect, and let them share in this great American dream that we have, Megan. So, look, I’m going to love my daughters, I’m going to love them no matter what they do. Because, you know what, God gives me unconditional love. I’m going to give it to my family and my friends and the people around me.
KELLY: Senator Paul, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, Carol Fox on Facebook want to know the following. Quote, what will you do to ensure Christians are not prosecuted for speaking out against gay marriage and will Christians be forced to conduct business that conflicts with their religious beliefs?
SEN. RAND PAUL: Look, I don’t want my marriage or my guns registered in Washington. And if people have an opinion, it’s a religious opinion that is heartly felt, obviously they should be allowed to practice that and no government should interfere with them. One of the things, one of the things that really got to me was the thing in Houston where you had the government, the mayor actually, trying to get the sermons of ministers. When the government tries to invade the church to enforce its own opinion on marriage, that’s when it’s time to resist.
This article was posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 2:59 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", "Sexual Orientation"/"Gender Identity" and the Law, A - What does the Bible say about homosexuality?, Boy Scouts of America, Conservative and Chrisian sellouts, FOX News, Media Promotion, News, Redefining Normal, Republican Party, Sex Reassignment Surgeries, The Bible, Churches, & Homosexuality. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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