Fox News and homosexuality

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Currently, the Fox Broadcasting Company website declares concerning the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA):

NLGJA Annual Conference and Job Fair

Fox News is a regular exhibitor at these annual Job Fairs. News Corp sponsored the opening reception for first time attendees in 2006, as well as sponsoring workshops on Journalism in various colleges in 2007.[1]

In 2006, Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth wrote that "Fox News and Wal-mart are among the high-level ($10,000) sponsors of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2006 Convention in Miami."[2] In 2010, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association reported that Kelly Wright, a Fox News Channel representative, attended NLGJA's 15th Annual New York Benefit.[3] According the Fox News Channel website: "Kelly Wright is co-anchor of "FOX & Friends Weekend" as well as a general assignment correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC)."[4] Wright is a graduate of the Christian university Oral Roberts University.[5] In January of 2010, the pro-life website published by Jill Stanek claimed Kelly Wright is a pastor.[6] According to Christianity and the Bible, homosexuality is a sin.

Reverend Louis Sheldon is Chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition

The Traditional Values Coalition writes regarding the Fox News Channel and homosexuality:

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association has hundreds of members and is heavily funded by Hearst newspapers, Knight-Ridder, CBS News, CNN, Gannett, NBC, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, and more. Major newspapers throughout the U.S. have homosexual activists on their staffs who filter what you read about homosexuality.[7]

Accuracy in Media wrote:

Media organizations which underwrote the convention included NBC News, Times Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Knight-Ridder, the Washington Post and Fox News Network. That’s right - Fox News. This is supposed to be a conservative network. ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, and USA Today all sent recruiters to the event, to hire open gays as journalists. Fitzpatrick comments, "By treating the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association as a legitimate counterpart to black and Hispanic journalists’ associations, these media organizations showed that they agree with the notion that homosexuals, a group defined by behavior rather than immutable characteristics, constitute a bona fide minority."[8]

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Bill O'Reilly and the homosexuality issue

see also: Homosexuality in the media and Bill O'Reilly and the homosexuality issue

The American Family Association reported regarding Bill O'Reilly who host the O'Reilly Report which is a popular program on the Fox News Channel:

On February 11, 2004, Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, featured Kevin Jennings, the executive director of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.) Jennings, former teacher turned homosexual activist, along with a lesbian counterpart, discussed GLSEN's new pro-homosexual curriculum on marriage being marketed to children and youth in public schools all across America under the guise of "tolerance."...

O'Reilly, watched heavily by conservatives and Christians alike, shocked much of his constituency on September 3, 2002 when he publicly announced his support of homosexual rights in the nation's largest “gay” publication, The Advocate. His sympathetic, lenient views on “gay” adoption and his mixed-message stance on “gay” marriage have caused great dissent among his loyalists - and no doubt cost him viewers.[9]

WorldNetDaily wrote regarding O'Reilly and his exchange with the ex-homosexual and evangelical minister Stephen Bennett:

Fox News is threatening to sue a prominent evangelical minister in the ex-homosexual movement who engaged in a volatile exchange over biblical morality on the top-rated television program "The O'Reilly Factor" in September.

Stephen Bennett, who says he left his homosexual lifestyle nearly 11 years ago, has distributed a 60-minute audio tape program called the "The O'Reilly Shocker," in which he responds to host Bill O'Reilly's characterization of people who take the Bible literally as "religious fanatics.".

Bennett said he has received hundreds of e-mails from viewers of the segment who said they were outraged at O'Reilly's "anger and verbal abuse." [10]

In response to the threatened lawsuit of the Fox News Channel the Agape Press reported:

But Mike DePrimo, senior litigation counsel for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy, which represents Bennett, says Bennett has a right to distribute a recording of the program -- and that his use of the tape is legal under copyright law's allowance of fair use and comment.

"The law provides that even copyrighted material may be used, provided it's used not for commercial gain but for comment," DePrimo says. "Stephen Bennett used the material from the O'Reilly show simply to rebut the arguments O'Reilly put forward."

The attorney implies there may be another reason the popular O'Reilly wants distribution of the tape stopped -- and it has to do with image. "O'Reilly promotes himself as a conservative," DePrimo explains. "In fact, Bennett's tape shows that O'Reilly is simply another media elite who's advancing the homosexual agenda -- and he doesn't want to be exposed for what he is."[11]

Bill O'Reilly describes himself as a practicing Roman Catholic.[12] According to the Vatican individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.[13]

Peter LaBarbera Concerning Fox News and homosexuality

see also: Homosexuality in the media

In April of 2009, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth wrote:

How fascinating that Wayne Besen (left) is given the opportunity to appear on FOX News, of all places..., to critique alleged “homophobic” attitudes and speech toward homosexuals — when he has such a well-deserved reputation for being one of the nastiest “queer” activists in the business.[14]

In March of 2009, Peter LaBarbera declared:

Temple U. Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (left), a frequent guest on FOX News, believes Americans are “homophobic” because most still don’t like to see homosexuality (compared to heterosexuality) on TV or the big screen. We say Prof. Hill should get off his liberal high horse and stop lecturing Americans for their normal reaction to unnatural and immoral behavior....

Enough already. Gay sex is wrong, unhealthy (especially between men), and my hunch is it’s still pretty off-putting to most FOX viewers who are honest with themselves. And that’s OK. But I’ll go further: if there is a growing acceptance of homo-sexual behavior, especially among young people, that’s not a good thing but a sign of America’s descent into decadence, and our departure from a transcendent Judeo-Christian moral code that has served this nation well.[15]

In 2006, Peter LaBarbera wrote:

Fox News and Wal-mart are among the high-level ($10,000) sponsors of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2006 Convention in Miami (Sept 7-10 at Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel). Every year, the NLGJA garners hundreds of thousands of dollars in Big Media sponsorships for its convention; this year it appears (based on the sponsorship list below) that the total is around half a milliion dollars in corporate support...

Our question for Fox News executives is: if you are truly “fair and balanced,” will you now give an equal and corresponding grant to Americans for Truth or another pro-family organization, say, Accuracy in Media, that counters the ubiquitous pro-”gay” spin in the media? We’ll be awaiting your answer.[16]

Rupert Murdoch

Hillary Clinton with media magnate Ruppert Murdoch.
Photo Courtesy Democrats Against Hillary.[17]

The Fox News Channel is a United States cable and satellite news channel. It is part of the Fox Television Stations Group, a subsidiary of Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Slate reported in 2008 that since 1997, Republicans have received a slight majority - 56% of the $4.76 million in campaign donations from the Murdoch family and the News Corporation's political action committees and employees.[18] However, Slate also reported in 2008: "Since Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 elections, the company and its employees have given more than twice as much to Democrats as to Republicans."[19] Generally speaking, Republicans have less favorable views and policies concerning homosexuality than Democrats.[20] The Pew Research Center reported in 2010: "In broad terms, voters view the Democratic Party's ideology as the opposite of the Republican Party's: 58% say the Democratic Party is either very liberal or liberal..."[21] In the United States, twice as many liberals as conservatives (46% versus 22%) believe people are born homosexual and liberals generally have more favorable opinions about homosexuality.[22] In recent years, Rupert Murdoch has formed a relationship with the liberals/Democrats Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. In 2005, he invited musician Bono and Bill Clinton to a company conference on the environment, Islam in the West, and future of the world.[23]

Knighthood by Roman Catholic Organization and Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Rupert Murdoch has been married three times and divorced two times. Before Rupert Murdoch left his second wife, he was anointed as a member of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great, for his "unblemished character."[24]

The Roman Catholic Church's position is that having homosexual desires can be a choice in individuals but having homosexual desires is not a choice in respect to all individuals.[25][26] However, as noted earlier, according to the Vatican individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.[27]

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References

  1. http://www.fox.com/diversity/outreach/lgbt.htm
  2. http://americansfortruth.com/issues/corporate-promotion/corporations/food-beverage-household-brands/coca-cola
  3. http://www.nlgja.org/news/NYE2010.htm
  4. http://www.foxnews.com/bios/talent/kelly-wright/
  5. http://www.foxnews.com/bios/talent/kelly-wright/
  6. http://www.jillstanek.com/pregnancy/foxs-kelly-wrig.html
  7. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/Homosexuality101.pdf
  8. http://ghroll.blogspot.com/2008/03/homosexuality-in-media.html
  9. http://www.afa.net/homosexual_agenda/GetArticle.asp?id=115
  10. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30300
  11. http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/afa/32003a.asp
  12. http://www.billoreilly.com/newslettercolumn?pid=29184
  13. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html
  14. http://americansfortruth.com/news/gays-hating-ex-gays-wayne-besens-verbal-assault-on-greg-quinlan.html
  15. http://americansfortruth.com/news/were-all-homophobes-now-letter-to-foxs-red-eye.html
  16. http://americansfortruth.com/issues/corporate-promotion/corporations/food-beverage-household-brands/coca-cola
  17. Democrats Against Hillary.
  18. http://www.slate.com/id/2196085/
  19. http://www.slate.com/id/2196085/
  20. http://www.gallup.com/poll/137357/Four-Moral-Issues-Sharply-Divide-Americans.aspx
  21. http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1669/political-ideology-democrats-seen-farther-from-center-than-republicans
  22. http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=764
  23. http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/54/biz_06rich400_Keith-Rupert-Murdoch_639W.html
  24. http://weeklywire.com/ww/01-20-98/alibi_opinion.html
  25. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html
  26. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19861001_homosexual-persons_en.html
  27. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html
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