CBS, Missouri affiliates ought to be ashamed
Don HinklePathway Editor
June 17, 2003
JEFFERSON CITY – Terrorism is not the biggest threat to America. The biggest threat to America is homosexuality.
The battle between pro-family and pro-homosexual groups has reached a new plateau with the continuing promotion and airing by CBS of “The Amazing Race 4.”
This latest program of the genre known as “reality TV” pits a dozen broadly varied two-person teams in an around-the-world race for a $1 million grand prize. Featured prominently in CBS’ promotional ads leading up to the first episode May 29 was Reichen and Chip, blatantly billed as “the married couple.”
First there was Jayson Blair, the disgraced liar”reporter” of The New York Times. Now comes CBS – and its Missouri affiliates are accomplices.
Where is the lie?
There is not a jurisdiction in America that recognizes homosexual marriages. Citizens in Vermont recently passed a law recognizing same-sex unions that carries many of the legal privileges of heterosexual marriage, but it applies only in that state. Meanwhile, 37 other states aghast at such a development, including Missouri, have passed bills rejecting homosexual “unions” and affirming that marriage can only be between one man and one woman.
Yet CBS – through its Missouri affiliates – would have us believe otherwise.
“Yes, they are a married, gay couple,” a CBS spokeswoman told WorldNetDaily.com, an Internet news service. “They’re married and they’re gay. Is there an issue? Why can’t they say they’re married? What’s the difference?”
The difference is the truth. If you had any doubt about how liberal the media are, then that statement should give you a sense of what is revealed in Bernard Goldberg’s penetrating book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News.
I can just hear the programmers at CBS now: “Why are you Christians so upset?”
Well, nothing is at stake here except the God-ordained foundation of society: the family – and particularly its children.
Don’t think so? Ask the Pope about his church’s sodomy problem – something else the media has attempted to distort to appease homosexual activists. The Catholic church does not just have a sexual abuse problem as much of the media would have us believe. It is a pedophile problem.
For sure homosexuality is nothing new to TV viewers. Network programmers and homosexual activists have gradually desensitized the American public so that it is normal fare on the tube, frequently portraying a lifestyle once thought to be — to use God’s words — “an abomination,” as normal. First we had sitcom’s like ABC’s “Ellen,” featuring an openly lesbian character (as well as in real life) and NBC’s “Will and Grace” and its attempt to popularize homosexuality. More recently, Bravo, the cable channel owned by NBC, announced that it would soon launch TV’s first homosexual dating series, “Boy Meets Boy.”
Most of the programs, like “The Amazing Race,” are not aired late at night as they should (if at all), but rather in the primetime family hours between 7 and 9 p.m
“Come on kids, let’s cuddle up on the couch and watch the race.”
“Daddy, are those two men really married?”
You would think that CBS affiliates in Missouri would have the common sense not to air commercials promoting these two men as being “married” and perhaps air a disclaimer or viewer warning prior to “The Amazing Race” broadcast.
Every Bible-believing Christian in Missouri ought to be calling their local CBS affiliate to express their dismay over such outrageous promotion and programming. And Christians ought to take note of the advertisers who support “The Amazing Race.” I flat-out will not own an American Express card and I will not buy a Kodak product. (By the way, Kodak recently fired a 23-year employee after he objected to a pro-homosexual memo circulated by the company via e-mail. Kodak defended its action, saying it was committed to “diversity.”)
Lest you think the media is the lone force promoting this disgusting lifestyle, just consider the plethora of aggressive homosexual organizations like the one with the misleading moniker, the Human Rights Campaign, which – like a spoiled brat — gleefully sits in the lap of the Democratic Party; or another like the Lambda Defense Fund, an organization with such deep pockets that its lawyers can team with those of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to press for homosexual rights in hundreds of courtrooms simultaneously; or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which has bullied its way into our public schools to teach children that homosexuality is good.; or the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (NGLJA), which presses for positive stories on homosexuality in America’s most powerful newsrooms; or Soulforce, the St. Louis-based homosexual group that presses evangelicals to marry and ordain homosexuals into the Gospel ministry, then pickets those who refuse – like the Southern Baptist Convention.
The homosexuals seem to be winning. God help us.