Saturday, August 06, 2011

Gay Agenda: TV's Disproportionate Attention

Despite the fact that minuscule numbers of Americans engage in such sexually deviant behavior, in mockery to God Almighty, the nation's broadcast media ever increase celebration of homosexuality.

For background, read Gay Lobby Purchases Same-sex 'Marriage' and also read Same-sex Household Count Tiny: U.S. Census

UPDATE 6/18/13 - Study Claims Media Bias FOR Gays is Christians' Fault

UPDATE 6/3/13 - Transgender Cartoons Indoctrinate Preschoolers

UPDATE 2/23/13 - 1 Mom, 2 Dads & Baby: ABC News Promotes Polyamory

UPDATE 10/8/12 - Gay TV, The New ABnormal, UNreality Shows

UPDATE 12/25/12 - '7 Days of Holiday Sin' Celebrated on Gay Cable TV

-- From "ABC Family gets 'excellent' rating from GLAAD" by David Bauder, Associated Press Television Writer 8/3/11

The advocacy group GLAAD rated ABC Family as "excellent" in its portrayal of gay and lesbian characters, only the second television network to get such a designation in the five years the group has monitored television content.

ABC Family, the top-rated cable network among viewers ages 12 to 34 and particularly strong among girls and young women, was cited for both a large number of gay and lesbian characters and the way those characters fit naturally into the shows.

The only other network judged "excellent" by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation was MTV last year.

Viewers can relate to many of ABC Family's characters because they are multidimensional people who happen to be gay and lesbian -- it's not the sole part of their on-air identity, said Herndon Graddick, GLAAD's senior director of programs.

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From "GLAAD: ABC Family, CW 'Excellent,' CBS 'Adequate'" by Jake Weinraub at TheWrap posted at Reuters 8/3/11

According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, of 103 hours of original primetime programming on the Disney-owned ABC Family, 55 percent included LGBT-inclusive images that also “reflected the ethnic and racial diversity of the LGBT community.”

The CW, which airs fewer hours in primetime than the Big Four, had 33 percent of its hours scored as LBGT-inclusive, its second year in first place after three years in second.

Fox upped its standing to second with a “Good” rating at 29 percent, a push no doubt generated by the LGBT themes explored on its hit show ‘Glee’.

Showtime (37 percent), TNT (33 percent), HBO (31 percent), Lifetime (31 percent), AMC (29 percent), SyFy (22 percent) and HBO (26 percent) all earned “Good” ratings for the quantity and quality of their LGBT-inclusive original programming.

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From "ABC Family gets top score in GLAAD survey of gays on TV" by Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times 8/3/11

"We're incredibly proud to be acknowledged by GLAAD," ABC Family President Michael Riley said in an interview. "We want to be sure we program in a relatable, authentic way."

GLAAD gave failing grades to cable outlets A&E and TBS.

GLAAD representatives say that representations of gays and lesbians on TV shows is important because the medium helps shape Americans' perceptions. More than one-third of people who reported viewing gays more favorably over the past five years in a recent GLAAD poll said that "seeing gay or lesbian characters" on TV was a contributing factor.

The group also pointed to the immense buying power of gays and lesbians, estimated at $835 billion in 2011.

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From "Study: ABC Family has most gay characters" by Whitney Jones, Baptist Press 8/3/11

Dwayne Hastings, a vice president at the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, agreed that TV has shaped the culture, but not for the better. Hastings said parents should instill strong morals and stand on biblical truth, which condemns homosexuality.

Said Hastings, "The reality is that if we were to publish the same kind of report that GLAAD has produced but instead focus on the presence of evangelical Christians on television, it would be a very short report. But few are concerned about the lack of accurate, portrayal of Bible-believing characters on television or in the movies.

"Whether we want to admit it or not, there is a well-financed and detailed plan at work to change Americans' opinions on those who practice homosexual and lesbian lifestyles. Given reports like this one, we can tell it is a very effective plan."

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From "2011 List of TV networks which most promote homosexuality" by Thaddeus Baklinski, 8/4/11

The Parents Television Council (PTC), an education organization advocating responsible entertainment with more than 1.3 million members across the United States, says that individuals who contact network executives, along with advertisers, have a huge impact on television programming.

PTC encourages viewers who are concerned about anti-family programming, or who wish to compliment a network on tasteful and family-friendly programming, to express their opinion to key decision-makers.

“Name the show, tell them if you approve or disapprove of it, give your reasons why, say if you will or will not watch the show, tell them you are contacting the advertisers and your local network affiliates as well, and say you support the efforts of the Parents Television Council. With your help, the PTC will convince them to consider the wants and needs of the family viewing audience.”

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