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Sunday, October 3, 2010
CMI Now Upset That TV Shows Contain Gay Characters
Topic: Media Research Center

The MRC's Culture & Media Institute is seriously offended by the mere existence of gay characters in fiction.

Earlier this week, we noted how CMI was annoyed that books contained gay characters. This was followed up with a Sept. 29 article by Krista West making the same complaint about television, apparently disturbed by GLAAD's noting that a mere 3.9 percent of characters on scripted TV shows are gay.

That's apparently 3.9 percent too many for West, who immediately howled about the "gay agenda" and portray that paltry number of gay characters as an attempt by Hollywood to "force widespread homosexual acceptance." West added, "It sounds more like the pro-gay voice in Hollywood is simply getting louder."

It sounds like the anti-gay voice of the MRC is trying to get louder as well.

UPDATE: WorldNetDaily also reports on this, and reporter Brian Fitzpatrick quotes only anti-gay activists in response. Fitzpatrick qutoes Robert Knight saying that if "a Martian sat down and watched TV for a week during this new season, he would conclude that ... a large segment of the population is homosexual," which runs counter to the paltry 3.9 percent of characters that are.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:30 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, October 3, 2010 3:15 PM EDT

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