Hillary's Gay TV Appearance
August 20, 2007
By Cliff Kincaid
Some liberal Democratic presidential candidates have been bad-mouthing the
Fox News Channel, saying that it's too conservative, and have even refused
to appear on it. But they showed no hesitation in going on an openly homosexual
cable channel called Logo to pander for gay votes. On the air since June 2005,
Logo represents media acceptance and celebration of the homosexual lifestyle.
It was spawned by Viacom's MTV Networks division, which has specialized in
marketing sexual immorality, especially trashy rock videos, to young people.
The network features
a regular "CBS News on Logo" segment hosted by Jason Bellini, a former CNN
correspondent and open homosexual.
The Logo forum was interesting, only because several candidates looked so
ridiculous in their pandering. Hillary Clinton promised not to appoint "anti-gay"
judges and ripped former chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Peter Pace for
offering the view that homosexuality was immoral. She ignored the fact that
the Pace view was and still is official Pentagon policy.
John Edwards insisted that he had not said that he was uncomfortable around
gay people. Senator Barack Obama claimed America's
"founding documents" support gay rights, without citing any evidence for this
view, while New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was greeted with hostility
for daring to suggest that homosexuality was a choice. He later backed away
from that assertion.
The latter controversy was significant. Discussing the notion that people
can choose and leave the homosexual lifestyle is something that is strictly
forbidden in these settings, despite the fact that thousands of ex-homosexuals
actually exist. Many have left the lifestyle to raise normal families. Needless
to say, they were not represented at Logo's August 9 "Visible Vote" forum.
Former homosexuals were the "invisible people" at this event and are considered
non-persons by most of the gay media.
In their drive for federal government acceptance and promotion of their lifestyle,
the homosexuals had to express disappointment that Clinton, Obama and Edwards
all refused to endorse the idea of marriage licenses for homosexuals and would
only accept "civil unions." Gravel said that they were afraid of offending
Middle America and losing votes by endorsing homosexual marriage. He is not
afraid because his campaign is going nowhere anyway. The same applies to Kucinich,
the only other candidate at the forum in support of same-sex marriage.
A new Quinnipiac Poll
finds that support for gay rights loses more votes than it gains. It found
that "...among the roughly 40 percent who say it might have an impact on their
decision, support of a gay rights group, depending on the state, turns off
from two to almost four times as many voters as it attracts. On a net basis
it makes more independents less likely to vote for such a candidate."
But the battle has now gone beyond rights for gays and lesbians. Some who
saw Margaret Carlson, the moderator of the panel, introduce the discussion
about "LGBT" issues, might not have initially understood what this means.
It represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The term "transgender"
refers to men who dress like or surgically become women, and vice versa. It
is not a happy topic. Indeed, to some it is shocking, even sick. But it will
become a topic of national discussion if the Democrats and their supporters
have their way.
In this regard, Logo describes one of its latest offerings to the viewing
public as a show called Southern Comfort, about a transgender man dying
of ovarian cancer. We are told that in the second episode, "Robert goes through old family
pictures of himself as a young girl and then a grown man. Then meet Lola,
Robert's transgender girlfriend."
Some might react to Logo's television fare by saying that a program about
a transgendered man dying from ovarian cancer is
a personal tragedy, not something to be watched on TV. But these kinds of
human tragedies, which have destroyed people and families, have become the
fodder of the "LGBT" movement, out of which they demand their special right
to be different and, according to health statistics, die early. The lifestyle
is never blamed, only the reaction to it.
Carlson, who was a columnist and deputy Washington
bureau chief for Time magazine, now writes opinion pieces for Bloomberg News.
For many years she postured as an objective journalist. Her career also included
work as Washington bureau chief for Esquire magazine and editor of the Legal
Times of Washington. Many may remember her from her days as a liberal panelist
on CNN's political programs "Inside Politics" and "The Capital Gang."
As "moderator" of the Logo forum, she joined in with the other panelists
in pressing the candidates to embrace the homosexual agenda.
No critics of homosexuality were allowed to appear and question the candidates
during the debate broadcast by Logo and co-sponsored by Logo and the foundation
affiliate of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the leading pro-homosexual rights
group in the U.S. Peter LaBarbera of Americans
for Truth commented, "Even if one could conceive of a reason to have a
'homosexual presidential debate,' why would the questioners all be of the
liberal-left persuasion?...Is there any doubt that HRC is sponsoring this
debate to push the candidates further toward embracing its radical
statist agenda, including gay marriage, hate crimes,
and transgender rights?"
In fact, Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer
for The Washington Post, was one of the panelists, along with Joe Solmonese of the HRC and lesbian singer Melissa Etheridge. Capehart
is openly gay and previously served as a correspondent for "In the Life,"
a homosexual news show on public television.
Interestingly, Capehart asked Hillary Clinton about that during
the Logo forum, and she responded that Pace had "no right to say what he said"
because of its "impact on policy." She seemed unaware of the fact that he
was simply stating official policy. The policy of the Armed Forces, as reflected
in the sodomy provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, is to prohibit
homosexual acts and require a court-martial for those caught engaging in them.
Typically, the media report that the "Don't Ask, Don't
tell" policy allows lesbians and gay men to serve if they keep quiet about
their sex lives. But that's true only if they do not act on their preferences.
What our media usually neglect to mention is that the policy did
not eliminate the ban on homosexual conduct. Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
may not have any practical effect unless the sodomy provisions of the UCMJ
are eliminated as well.
Did you think that Fox News was the conservative channel? That's what some
people, including liberal Democrats, want you to believe. It just goes to
show that traditional conservatives are going to have to fight hard for their
voices to be heard as the presidential campaign moves forward. All of the
major media, it seems, are involved to some extent or another in pandering
to the homosexual movement.
A decision by Fox News to cover the issue in detail could hurt Republican
presidential frontrunner Rudolph Giuliani, who is considered close to Fox
News head Roger Ailes and has declared, "I'm pro-gay