Friday, May 09, 2014

Today's Big Kerfuffle Headlines

So HGTV was planning to air another "two brothers flip houses" program when the brothers they picked turned out to be anti-gay bigots hiding behind their religion. What has been interesting for me is the Google headlines. Depending on what you read, the brothers were fired either because they made anti-gay remarks or because the rest of us are anti-Christian:

Keene Sentinel, Keene, New Hampshire- Benham brothers lose HGTV show over gay 'agenda' remarks

My comment on this: That will lose you a TV show every single time. (Biblical Recorder) - HGTV cancels Benham brothers' show for Christian conviction?

My comment on this: No, they got cancelled because they made bigoted remarks.

CNN- Should the Benham brothers have lost their HGTV show over their remarks?

My comment on this: Yes, because bigots should not be rewarded for being either ignorant or hateful. Especially when one is too ignorant to even know that what you are spouting is hateful.

In an attempt to diffuse the situation the brothers sat down with CNN where they claimed:

The Advocate- Benham Brothers: 'We Love Homosexuals

My comment on this: Of course they do, as long as neither one of them marries one.

The story doesn't end there:

access Faith-driven critics protest HGTV's decision to cancel show

My comment of this: Go for it, little buckaroos, but you probably won't get anywhere.

For a good overview of this story and why the petition started by Faith Driven Consumer to get the brothers back on the air will fail:

Time magazine- HGTV Abandons Show With Anti-Gay Hosts: What You Need To Know About The Scandal

Well, well, well. If you read the access article a group called Faith Driven Consumer is quoted as saying:

"HGTV has effectively instituted a litmus test for employment and viewership with the network and said that those who hold to pro-life, pro-natural marriage and anti-pornography views are not welcome or respected at their network. This is a blatant example of anti-Christian viewpoint discrimination."

I went to the Faith Driven website out of curiosity and since I use FireFox as my browser this came up:

Hey there Firefox user! We need your help to encourage true tolerance and openness at Mozilla. You’ve probably heard about Mozilla’s recent intolerance toward people with a biblical view of marriage. Last week – following a firestorm of protest from gay activists – the tech company known for its internet browser Firefox compelled its new CEO to step down simply because he, as a private citizen, contributed $1,000 to California’s pro-marriage Proposition 8 campaign…six years ago. Faith Driven Consumer reached out to Mozilla to clarify what their policy is toward faith-driven employees, asking them to respond to three specific questions: 1. Will faith-driven employees be discriminated against and forced into the closet for their personal views on marriage? 2. Is there a “pro-gay marriage” litmus test for working at Mozilla? 3. Will the next CEO be required to openly express support for gay marriage as a condition for being hired? While we wait to hear back, let’s make sure they HEAR from YOU

Someone sure likes the phrase "litmus test" over there.

Oh, and, hey there wackadoodle!  Re: Contacting Mozilla.....Humm, no.


Jerry Carlin said...

Plus, it was just another stupid program!

la peregrina said...