Fox News’ powerhouse cites Left’s favorite Bible verse to criticize ‘Duck Dynasty’ star
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?” –Phil Robertson, interview with GQ magazine, Jan. 2014
Folks, last year I did an in-depth report for America’s Survival Inc., on Fox News growing pro-homosexuality bias, and in it I noted Bill O’Reilly’s evolving support for homosexual “rights.” That includes backing homosexual adoption, homosexuals in the military and saying he doesn’t really care much anymore about (opposing) “gay marriage.” I also noted that O”Reilly occasionally does segments [like this] that infuriate LGBT activists. We are grateful for all the good work he has done (e.g., going after predators).
However, in the December 20, 2013 segment below–in which O’Reilly faults “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson for “singling out” homosexuals and being “judgmental”–his analysis was sophomoric and inane. Watch for yourself, but it seems to me that O’Reilly doesn’t understand that Robertson was paraphrasing the New Testament (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) when he told GQ that homosexuals (and other unrepentant sinners) would not go to heaven. (Read what Robertson actually told GQ–including his quote above hoping for the redemption of repentant homosexuals–HERE.)
Yes, Bill, the God of the universe condemns sexual sin, “singles out” unnatural sins against the body like homosexuality as abominations (detestable), and sends unrepentant sinners who refuse to accept Jesus’ “free gift” of salvation to Hell. And Jesus did not advise us “not to judge” but rather to make right, non-hypocritical judgments [see this useful Frank Turekvideo on Jesus and judging]. Homosexualism is about changeable behavior, and people are not their sins: there is no special category for intrinsic “gayness” (i.e., as “who you are”) in God’s Word. That’s a 20th Century creation and a product of the Sexual Revolution–and decades of homosexual advocacy–that transformed a destructive sin pattern into an innocuous, personal (proud) identity.
Then note how O’Reilly — like some smug, biblically illiterate college kid — trots out the trendy “anti-judging” verse (Luke 6:37) (out of context) to gain some Bible cred for his Talking Points. (Memo to Bill: read a bit further in Luke 6 and Jesus explains HOW to judge people — with humility and by examining their fruit.) It is stunning to see a guy like O’Reilly who has made a very good living rebutting liberal Political Correctness, now spouting the PC line on homosexualism and passing it off as Christianity. To do so, he must ignore not only inconvenient Bible passages but his own Catholic Church’s clear teachings on homosexuality.
Criticizing Fox News’ Big Kahuna means I probably will never appear on “The O’Reilly Factor,” but no matter. AFTAH will continue to call out Bill O’Reilly for his situational morality, cafeteria Christianity and, yes, Bill: in this case, your “Pro-Sin Spin.” – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH [note excerpted quotations from the interview appear beneath video and after the jump]
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It was a privilege being in the studio with Michael Voris, creator of ChurchMilitant.TV, to discuss my report on FOX News trending pro-homosexual bias. Voris, a conservative Catholic, has an impressive operation and has led the way in demonstrating to pro-life and pro-family advocates how to create web-based video content that bypasses establishment channels. This interview was recorded September 26, 2013, in Ferndale, Michigan:
Fox News’ Growing Pro-Homosexual Bias and the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: new hero to the “Gay” Lobby. Here she is shown appearing at “gay journalists” fundraiser. Photo: WireImage.
This is a Special Report published by America’s Survival, Inc.; www.usasurvival.org; 443-964-8208 (Cliff Kincaid, president), and authored by AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera, in advance of ASI ‘s August 20, 2013 conference, “The Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response.” Following is an HTML version of the ASI report, which is published as a PDF HERE. The Endnotes contain live web links. Click on photos and graphics to enlarge.
News Corp., the parent company of Fox News and Business Channels, has heavily funded the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), a pro-homosexual advocacy organization in newsrooms. Here a News Corp endorsement ad appears in the program for the 2009 NLGJA “LGBT Media Summit.”
It is difficult to overstate the impact of wide-scale liberal media bias in the advancement of the pro-homosexual and pro-“transgender” revolution in American society. In the last two decades, media imbalance (and de facto censorship) on the issue has morphed into frequent media celebration of homosexuality — thus leaving citizens starved for impartial and accurate information on this critical topic. “Journalism” has become pro-homosexual propaganda, with many media stories appearing as if they were written by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activists. By effectively joining the “gay” activists’ crusade, major media outlets – and even “conservative” Fox News — have contributed greatly to the growing pro-homosexual political correctness in U.S. culture. This in turn has fueled even more aggressive militancy among pro-LGBT groups and bloggers who are lobbying the media to block social conservatives from TV appearances, etc., on the grounds that such anti-homosexual-agenda voices are “hate groups.” The result is the further degradation of journalism that has contributed to Republican and conservative ambivalence on issues like same-sex “marriage” and allowing open homosexuals in the military. So bad is the media groupthink on homosexuality that even self-described “conservatives” like Glen Beck and Tucker Carlson have either endorsed or made positive soundings on “gay marriage,” or gone silent on LGBT issues.1
The degree to which the “mainstream” media have become promoters of the homosexual- and transgender activist movements is astonishing. Below is a graphic from a recent Pew Research Center study analyzing media coverage surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing in March 2013 of two cases related to homosexual “marriage.” Pew labeled a story as “supportive” of homosexual “marriage” if it included at least twice as many pro-“gay marriage” statements as opposing statements – and vice versa for stories labeled “opposing”2:
Note the extreme one-sided bias in favor of homosexuality-based “marriage” in most of the categories – and the finding that all media (including Fox News) except conservative talk radio were heaving biased toward “gay marriage.”
With pro-“gay” attitudes dominating newsrooms, few journalists seem willing to pursue stories that might offend America’s powerful and well-funded homosexual activist lobby.3 This would include investigating:
how escalating “gay power” represented by pro-LGBT “nondiscrimination” laws subject even very young children to inappropriate pro-homosexual “lessons” in school, thus undermining both children’s innocence and parental rights4;
the growing HIV crisis among “gay youth” (a study of young “men who had sex with men” in 21 cities found that one in 10 tested positive for HIV in 2008);5 and
how pro-homosexual laws including legalized “civil unions” and homosexual “marriage” negate Americans’ cherished religious and First Amendment liberties.
On the latter point, there is now a large and growing body of evidence that pro-homosexual laws and corporate “diversity” policies oppress Americans’ freedom of conscience to oppose homosexualism and live out their religious and moral beliefs, including the once universally-held Western idea rooted in the Judeo-Christian teachings that marriage is between one man and one woman (see below).
Schieffer gets a lesson on the growing ‘gay’ tyranny
CBS’ Bob Schieffer was unaware that Christians across the nation are being prosecuted by the state for living according to the dictates of their faith by refusing to participate – through their own businesses — in immoral homosexual “marriages.”
A recent appearance by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” exposed how ill-informed the major media are when it comes to the threat that government-backed “gay marriage” (and pro-homosexual “sexual orientation”) laws pose to religious liberty. Perkins writes that with the Supreme Court’s de facto invalidation of California’s Proposition 8 amendment defining marriage as one-man, one-woman [emphasis added]:
“…people are about to experience (if they haven’t already) the profound loss of liberty that accompanies this march down the same-sex “wedding” aisle. … “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer — like so many Americans – was surprised to hear that business owners (and wedding vendors in particular) are being persecuted, and in some cases prosecuted, for refusing to participate in a same-sex “marriage” ceremony. .. “I must say this is under my radar,” Bob told me. “I haven’t — I haven’t heard this.” And he’s not alone.”
Perkins writes that “the media isn’t covering the stories of these victims — not because they don’t exist — but because liberals recognize their potential to swing the debate.” See this footnote for the examples he provided of moral-minded Americans whose freedom has been jeopardized by their opposition to homosexual “marriage” and State-enforced “gay rights.”
This report for America’s Survival, Inc., documents the rampant and often egregious media bias in favor of the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agenda. It puts special focus on the growing (and sometimes radical) pro-homosexual bias of Fox News personalities like Megyn Kelly and Bernie Goldberg. Why concentrate on Fox? Because Fox News has inordinate influence with conservative Americans and with the Republican Party — which is also retrenching its opposition to “gay rights.” And because Fox holds itself to a high standard of being “Fair and Balanced” – i.e., not sharing the notorious bias of the dominant liberal media.
This report will also investigate the role of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA; motto: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re on Deadline”) in distorting and molding news coverage on homosexuality- and transgender-related issues. Like other major media, Fox News through its parent company, News Corp., is a long-time funder of the NLGJA.
Megyn Kelly has emerged as a strong ally of the LGBT Lobby, earning her repeated praise from “gay” and liberal activists who usually condemn Fox News. Click on graphic to obtain a PDF of the report by AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera on Fox News’ pro-homosexual drift.
Folks, here is a link to a PDF of my new, in-depth report for America’s Survival on Fox News’ escalating pro-homosexual bias: www.usasurvival.org/docs/Kincaid-FOX-NLGJA-FINAL.pdf. At his August 20 “Crisis in American Journalism” conference in Washington, D.C., America’s Survival Inc. founder Cliff Kincaid will present the paper as part of his talk on the leftward drift of Fox News. We will post an HTML copy of the full report. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
The following is Kincaid’s press release on the report and upcoming conference:
Fox News Goes Gay
A Presentation on ‘The Rise and Fall of Fox News’ at August 20 D.C. Conference
WASHINGTON,Aug. 14, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — 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.
Mocking the Fox motto of “Fair, Balanced and Unafraid,” the new report is titled, “Unfair, Unbalanced and Afraid: Fox News’ Growing Pro-Homosexual Bias and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.” It is available in advance at the ASI website www.usasurvival.org.
The 40,000-word report, written by former reporter and social activist Peter LaBarbera, examines how journalism today, even at Fox News, “has become pro-homosexual propaganda, with many media stories appearing as if they were written by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activists.” Like other major media, the report notes, Fox News through its parent company, News Corporation, is a long-time funder of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). LaBarbera runs the Americans for Truth about Homosexuality group.
The cover of the report features a photo of Fox News star and afternoon host Megyn Kelly posing for a photo at the 2010 NLGJA fund-raiser in New York City. Every year, Fox News violates basic journalistic ethics by joining other major media as a corporate sponsor of the NLGJA. The report cites documentary evidence that the coverage of homosexuality by Fox News is tilted in a left-wing direction, and that the channel has failed its conservative viewers. When Kincaid and LaBarbara sent a letter to Fox chief Roger Ailes earlier this year asking for a meeting on the subject, they were rebuffed.
Kincaid then reveals that veteran FOX News anchor Shepard Smith has for the third year in a row been listed (along with Matt Drudge) in the homosexual magazine OUT‘s “Power 50″ list of the 50 most powerful homosexuals in America. (Smith is not publicly homosexual, nor is Drudge — but neither was CNN’s Anderson Cooper when he was similarly listed for years by OUT — only to “come out” as a public homosexual last year.)
Kincaid also discusses Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s alleged lesbianism, and LaBarbera describes the rise of a new “ex-gay” Christian umbrella group (Restored Hope Network) that replaces the now defunct Exodus International – which cravenly abandoned its defining mission of helping men and women abandon homosexuality. You can watch the interview on America’s Survival’s YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/Si8SuFujq0M
We thought you would enjoy this video (May 2012, FOX News’ Sean Hannity show] of conservative pundit Michelle Malkin teeing off on President Obama’s “evolving” positions on sodomy-based (homosexual) “marriage”:
This is a copy of an AFTAH e-mail sent out September 8, 2011:
FOX Contributor and GOP strategist Margaret Hoover compares opposition to homosexual “marriage” to past racial discrimination — an analogy rejected by most Blacks.
One of the reasons we are in such big trouble regarding the promotion of homosexuality in our culture is that “conservatives” have stopped acting conservatively on this particular (sin) issue. A good example is frequent FOX News guest Margaret Hoover. She espouses legalized homosexual “marriage” as a Republican Party and “conservative” issue — despite the longstanding GOP platform planks against counterfeit “same-sex marriage” and other aspects of the larger homosexual agenda. Please read below as Hoover makes the same fraudulent connection between homosexuality and race that drives Blacks nuts when it’s trotted out by “gay’ activists and liberals:
We Republicans have often found ourselves on the wrong side of civil rights struggles since the 1960s, but there was a reason that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s father is said to have supported Republicans.
Republicans were historically the party ever-expanding freedom to disenfranchised minorities, from newly liberated slaves to giving women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony was a Republican. By supporting the [pro-homosexuality American Foundation for Equal Rights trial against California's Proposition 8 upholding traditional marriage as between a man and a woman] we have an opportunity to establish our historic credibility on civil rights issues once again. But we should support marriage equality because it is the right thing to do.
Gays and lesbians are our friends, neighbors, doctors, colleagues, sisters and brothers. Does it sit well with you that because of their sexual orientation, a factor outside one’s control, that they should have less rights and protections in the eyes of the law?…
That’s why the Supreme Court, in 1967 Loving v. Virginia, legalized interracial marriage –six years after our current president was born to an interracial couple. At that time 73% of the population opposed “miscegenation.” How long would it have taken to change popular opinion, for the minority to democratically win their constitutional rights? As Martin Luther King, Jr. famously asserted, “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
FOX News "Red Eye" host Greg Gutfeld joked that AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera and other pro-family advocates are secret homosexuals (our meetings are "shirtless"...) because they oppose homosexual activism as immoral. Gutfeld called AFTAH and other pro-family groups "gay-haters."
1) Please contact FOX’s “Red Eye” and Greg Gutfeld and challenge them for their “hit piece” ridiculing Americans For Truth and moral opponents of the pro-homosexuality agenda. Red Eye’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, and their phone is 212-462-5050. Ask Red Eye to stay true to the FOX network’s “fair and balanced” slogan rather than belittle pro-family advocates using liberal, mocking talking points. Suggest that they allow an AFTAH representative on the show to defend against Gutfeld’s cheap shots against AFTAH and pro-family organizations.
2) Please also contact Fox News (general) HERE or by phone at 888-369-4762. This contact page contains e-mail addresses for all the FOX programs. Urge FOX hosts NOT to abandon opposition to homosexuality as a conservative issue (FOX hosts were largely AWOL in the recent debate over lifting the ban on open homosexuals in the military).
Yes, I said FOX News. In the YouTube below, Greg Gutfeld, host of the late-night show ”Red Eye,’” tees off on Americans For Truth (and Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America) as “gay haters” using all the liberal, elitist talking points on homosexuality (including that yours truly and other opponents of the pro-homosexuality movement are secret homosexuals ourselves).
Note how FOX analyst-lawyer-babe Kimberly Guilfoyle — ex-wife of San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom — joins the fray, laughing at and agreeing with Gutfeld’s putdowns, and arrogantly dismissing the pro-family boycott of CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference). I would have hoped that Guilfoyle, with all her legal training and Catholic schooling, would have at least challenged Gutfeld’s sophomoric thesis of Moral-Opposition-to-Homosexuality = “Hate” — even if only as a sop to FOX’s millions of faith-based viewers — but apparently that’s too much to ask. Please take the time to contact FOX about not selling out on homosexuality. – Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org