The segment aired last week, after an episode in which the cast used Lady Gaga's song "Born This Way" as a springboard for dialogue about acceptance. During the finale song, the cast wore T-shirts with words about a personality trait: "Stupid," "OCD," "Likes Boys," etc.
Three of the main characters on "Glee" are gay and one is a lesbian.
During the "Is TV Too Gay" debate on KRIV, Bryan Fisher from the American Family Association said that being gay "is conduct that bears enormous psychological and physical risk to those that engage in it" and that it "is just as risky and just as dangerous as injection drug use."
The FOX station also had a gay rights activist, Ray Hill.
"This is a program that people want to see," Hill said.
Fischer said that these shows are "glamorizing homosexual conduct."
"Fair-minded Americans are tuning in by the millions to inclusive shows like Glee and Modern Family because they don't care whether someone is straight or gay -- what they care about is seeing characters and stories they can relate to," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
Why should FOX have to apologize? First off, Freedom of the Press if protected by the constitution. We cannot use the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to defend our rights as members of the LGBT community but then go ahead and piss on the constitution when it suits us.
Secondly, I thought this was a great conversation. While the topic may sound insane, many uneducated people may believe it. I found that Bryan Fischer looked like an idiot during the interview and Ray Hill was able to tear him to shreds. If anything, this helped our cause. Damali, the news anchor appeared unbiased, gave much more air time to Ray Hill and ended the discussion with Ray Hill on top.
If anything, Thank You Fox for acknowledging that this opinion exists and bringing two speakers on to discuss the issue: One who can show how stupid such an opinion is and another (Ray Hill) to tear it apart.