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Current TV Host Stephanie Miller Allows Salvation Army Official to Lie About its Anti-Gay Positions: VIDEO

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Current TV's Stephanie Miller's allowed Major George Hood of the Salvation Army to blatantly lie after she asked him if the organization is anti-gay.

Said Hood:

"Well it’s a great misunderstanding that’s spread across the country, and we’re doing everything we can to re-educate and help people understand that the very mission of the Salvation Army calls for meeting the needs of humans without discrimination…. So discrimination is not something that we would gladly carry the banner or pride over, we want to dispel the notion that we do discriminate when the fact is we’re working very hard not discriminating and it is a part of our mission."

Hood goes on to deny that the organization gives to anti-gay causes or refuses to hire gays.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

If you would like examples of the Salvation Army's stance over the years, John Aravosis at Americablog has posted a quite thorough list of them including its statement that homosexuality is "an unacceptable urge", its lobbying against same-sex marriage in the UK and Australia, its threat to stop serving NYC if it had to obey an equal benefits ordinance, and its statement by an official just this year that gays should be put to death.

Here's a timeline from The Week as well.

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  1. @CubscottII Oh yeah calling someone a "weho clone" totally is the way to go about this.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Nov 27, 2012 6:34:44 PM


  2. For what it's worth - my boyfriend is doing a drug-rehab program with the Salvation Army and likes it and he feels like they're helping him. He says they've been accepting of him. He had tried a rehab that was specifically for gay men and he prefers Salvation Army. So, personally I appreciate the Salvation Army for that.

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 27, 2012 8:45:08 PM


  3. Wow. The internet is where people go to be stupid, but she does it on radio. That's commitment.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 27, 2012 11:33:39 PM


  4. To second Steve's remarks, some places their homeless outreach (shelters, meals on wheels, etc) doesn't seem to care about LGBT.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 28, 2012 12:18:21 AM


  5. I think Stephanie knows a tsunami is coming her way, that's why she writes this in her face book:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephaniemillershow
    "Bill Press and I have heard you loud and clear about our support for the Salvation Army fundraising campaign. Please tune in tomorrow for the third hour of Talking Liberally/The Stephanie Miller Show for our joint response." Love, Stephanie"

    I wonder how she is going to explain this fiasco. After all, she's a lesbian. Late to the table, but a lesbian nevertheless.

    Posted by: FunMe | Nov 28, 2012 1:38:39 AM


  6. I noticed Joe my god has been silent on this too. Hmmm, maybe he needs to be quiet since he has been on Stephanie's show?

    Posted by: Cubscoutii | Nov 28, 2012 6:45:41 AM


  7. It is incorrect to refer to Stephanie and/or her show "journalism". It is the equivalent of a morning zoo-crew program where you get a generous mix of politics and comedy all mixed together with fart jokes as the glue holding it all together.

    Yeah, she needs to readdress the SA and their pretty well-known homophobic stances. I would LOVE to hear a similar SA radio interview with Mike Malloy. Mike would TEAR them a new orifice because he KNOWS how homophobic the SA is and Mike is a steadfast ally of the LGBT community!

    Posted by: Fruit-for-Peace | Nov 28, 2012 9:00:34 AM


  8. They just announced that they will not be working with the SA any more.

    Posted by: Kelly | Nov 28, 2012 9:20:52 AM


  9. They are all scumbags- her tour producer Roland purposely made his ex boyfriend Archie's life miserable. Archie is a saint and Roland made him a mess. So its a crew of liars and scumbags- and Archie approves this message!

    Posted by: J Feder | Nov 28, 2012 10:37:24 AM


  10. Whatever people.
    She's since apologized for her lack of research regarding the SA. She and, I believe, Bill Press are discontinuing the fund raiser. Stephanie has said she's matching her funds raised for the SA and will be donating the same amount to Trevor Project.

    Some of you guys are just so quick to jump on the 'torch and pitchfork' bandwagon. Must have been all that Republican rearing as a child.

    ;-)

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Nov 28, 2012 11:52:33 AM


  11. She could be a dupe for the anti-gay Christians who was gay but now ex gay and pretending to be gay to try and fool LGBT people. Sound confusing? You are right that is what the anti-gay Christians are trying to do, confuse and make LGBT confused about who is doing what. The Art of War, confuse your enemy. Anti-gay Christians want to confuse LGBT people because when they are confused they can be controlled and will believe lies and propaganda made up by the anti-gay Christians. The anti-gay Christians can then "get away with" their evil plots and plans to destroy LGBT people.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 1, 2012 8:14:09 PM


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