The Boy Scouts are considering making a change in their current policy which bans openly gay scouts and leaders. In covering this issue, Fox News has provided analysis that looks at both sides of the issue. However, as Media Matters points out, the Fox reporter providing the back story advances the bogus right wing connection between homosexuality and pedophilia. What is also interesting is that all the segments (Bret Baier's Special Report, America's Newsroom, Happening Now) show commentary from Rob Schwarzwalder, the vice-president of the Family Research Council which the SPLC has designated as a hate group for its virulently anti-gay beliefs and statements such as one that Schwarzwalder made for one of Baier's segments. Just because the Fox propaganda isn't immediately discernible doesn't mean that it's not there!
Schwarzwalder claimed that "this isn't about homophobia or anything resembling that" and then goes on to say that because their bible teaches them that homosexuality is immoral, they don't want their sons "mentored by gay men." Not about homophobia? Really?
The panel discussion is interesting in that while Tucker Carlson says he's "for gay rights," he thinks the media is making too much of a big deal out of the Boy Scout thing.
The videos gave me “can’t be found” windows. Did Fox delete/reassign them? I’ll see if they’re back in the AM, but does anyone else have this problem?
Gay or straight,
Love is great!