AFTAH Urges FOX’s Bill O’Reilly to Expose the Real Wayne Besen — Homosexual Extremist

wayne_besen.jpgFOX Enabling Besen’s Bigotry? AFTAH’s web category “Hateful Homosexual Attacks on Ex-Gays” was practically created for Wayne Besen — whose mischievously named organization “Truth Wins Out” pursues a flat earth-like campaign to deny that people can overcome homosexuality. (Besen has a difficult time explaining away the happy lives of countless former homosexuals — like Janet Boynes, Stephen Black, Charlene Cothran, Stephen Bennett, and Yvette Schneider.) Besen practically stalks some ex-“gay” leaders like Greg Quinlan (see below), and he joined the leftist anti-Christian group Gay Liberation Network in smearing Dr. James Dobson as “hateful” — and falsely accusing him of fomenting “hate violence” against homosexuals. Despite his fanatical anti-religious bigotry, Besen is an occasional guest on FOX’s “The O’Reilly Factor” (e-mail, where he comes off as far more moderate than he is in real life. Besen was on “The Factor” tonight and attacked the Pope as having a “credibility problem.” Thankfully, he was easily bested by an able opponent representing the Catholic TV network EWTN.

Americans For Truth sent the following e-letter today to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, and cc’d to pro-family leaders across the country. Homosexual militant Wayne Besen (left) is once again attacking the Pope — one of his many targets among those who espouse traditional Judeo-Christian morality. Tonight Laura Ingraham subbed for Mr. O’Reilly:

Dear Mr. O’Reilly, why are you helping gay extremist Wayne Besen project a false “moderate” image?…

… Dear Mr. O’Reilly, homosexual activist and “Truth Wins Out” founder Wayne Besen plays nice and respectable on your show, but he is one of the most hateful, anti-religious bigots in the overall homosexual activist movement. I write today because I believe that if you were aware of his full record, you might not want him on your program – except perhaps in one of those interview segments in which you expose the hard Left. Besen regularly lies about pro-family advocates, cynically equates sincere defenders of historic, Judeo-Christian sexual mores (such as Dr. James Dobson) with “hate” and vile prejudice — and practically stalks ex-gay leaders like Greg Quinlan (cc’d above) in his fanatical campaign to discredit the well-observed reality that homosexuals can change and leave that lifestyle.

Besen certainly is not the responsible and respectful gay spokesman he pretends to be on your show, and he benefits greatly from the moderate image that comes from being a frequent guest on FOX. At the very least, I would expect you to do a segment grilling Besen, in tough O’Reilly tradition, on some of his extreme statements and tactics – such as when he had to be escorted from a convention after harassing an “ex-gay” booth and getting in the face of Quinlan, screaming at him in an obscenity-laden tirade. Or when he not only accused Dr. Dobson of being “hateful” but also of contributing to “hate violence” against homosexuals – in a “Truth Wins Out”-sponsored campaign to deny Dobson’s entrance into the Radio Hall of Fame. (Ironically, a year earlier the same Besen did all he could to discredit a real victim of physical assault – after a homosexual activist angrily attacked an ex-gay man volunteering at a PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays) booth at a fair in Arlington, Virginia. Besen’s baseless insinuation that the victim was lying was ultimately disproved when an Arlington police officer confirmed that the ex-gay man was attacked, and that his assailant had to be escorted out of the fairgrounds. Imagine how Besen would have decried the “hate crime” had the victim – and not the victimizer – been a homosexual.)

Thank you for challenging Besen — in your most recent interview with him about anti-Prop 8 protests — on his preposterous claim of “just wanting to be left alone,” For Wayne Besen to say such a thing – after his mean-spirited harassment of critics; his penchant for slandering good people and revered Christian leaders like Dr. Dobson as fomenters of “hate violence,” and his ends-justifies-the-means campaign to discredit healthy change and time-tested morality — is the height of irony. Thank you for all the good work you have done in exposing left-wing “loons” – a description Wayne Besen has well earned with his particularly nasty brand of intolerance in the service of homosexual “rights.”


Peter LaBarbera

President, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality

Cc: Regina Griggs, PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays); Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council; Tom Minnery and Kermit Rainman, Focus on the Family; Matt Staver and Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel; Sandy Rios, Culture Campaign and FOX contributor; Robert Knight, Coral Ridge Ministries; Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Media Research Center; Gregg Quinlan, New Jersey Family Policy Council; Joseph Farah and Bob Unruh, World Net Daily; Don Irvine and Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media; Michael Heath, Maine Family Policy Council; Randy Thomasson, Campaign for Children and Families; Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families; David Smith, and Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute; Phil Burress, Citizens for Community Values; Rick Scarborough, Vision America; Gary Glenn, AFA-Michigan; Don Wildmon and Buddy Smith, American Family Association; Dean Byrd and David Pruden, NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality); Jack Roeser and John Biver,; Linda Harvey, Mission America; Stephen Bennett, Stephen Bennett Ministries; Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministries; Joe Glover, Family Policy Network; Brian Camenker, Mass Resistance.

Following is the e-alert Besen sent out earlier today announcing his appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor”:


From: Wayne Besen [Truth Wins Out]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:27 PM
To: [recipient]
Subject: TWO’s Wayne Besen on O’Reilly Factor TONIGHT (8PM EST)

Please tune in at 8PM EST to the Fox News Channel. Truth Wins Out’s founder Wayne Besen will appear to discuss the Pope’s comments that condoms make the AIDS epidemic worse.

“You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms,” the pope told reporters aboard the Alitalia plane headed to Yaounde, Cameroon, where he will begin a seven-day pilgrimage on the continent. “On the contrary, it increases the problem.”

How many people is this man willing to see die to defend his outdated dogma? Can the Pope show us a population where HIV increased because of condom use? Of course not!

Tune in TONIGHT. (The show re-broadcasts at 11PM EST.)

Truth Wins Out | P. O. Box 25491 | Brooklyn | NY | 11202

This article was posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 8:38 pm and is filed under Assaults, Christian Persecution, Conservative Leaders, Freedom Under Fire, Hateful Homosexual Attacks on Ex-Gays, Homosexual Hate, News, Pentacostal, Truth Wins Out. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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