Maggie Gallagher Comes To The Defense Of Benham Brothers, Attacks Pro-Gay Allies As Anti-Religious

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Maggie Gallagher has (natch) weighed in on the bigoted Benham brothers controversy. Unsurprisingly, she's comparing the cancellation of their HGTV show to "McCarthyism" and has placed part of the the blame on what she believes is an entertainment industry with an agenda.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b004d29f6970d-800wiShe adds that she fears liberals will "redefine" religious beliefs:

"If the Benham brothers are able to survive and flourish as home building faith filled reality TV stars, the dark curtain will have lifted a bit. The future will look brighter, new possibilities will open up, whether it is on traditional existing media, or whether we begin to fund and create our own networks of communication. For as the Benham brothers have made clear, for them, whether they are on TV or not, matters not so much. For the future of a free, tolerant, and religiously diverse America, it matters a great deal. The contest right now is whether or not the Left and their LGBT allies will successfully redefine mainstream orthodox Christian (or Jewish or Muslim) beliefs as the equivalent of racism. Or whether we will forge a peculiarly American path to a better, more diverse, and tolerant outcome for us all."

Meanwhile, the Benham brothers themselves are out there talking to Glenn Beck about they feel like same-sex marriage is "not healthy" for the nation.

Comments

  1. candide says

    lol.

    calling gay marriage evil and lgbts pawns of the devil is not building a more tolerant america.

    maggie has a long list of horrible demeaning things she has said about lgbts, including the fact that she views being gay as “unfortunate.”

    fight this religious hypocrisy and homo-hatred machine.

    join the freedom from religion foundation today.

    http://www.ffrf.org

  2. candide says

    lol.

    calling gay marriage evil and lgbts pawns of the devil is not building a more tolerant america.

    maggie has a long list of horrible demeaning things she has said about lgbts, including the fact that she views being gay as “unfortunate.”

    fight this religious hypocrisy and homo-hatred machine.

    join the freedom from religion foundation today.

    http://www.ffrf.org

  3. john patrick says

    Ho, hum. Another day, another idiotic right wing antigay “christian” remark. It’s okay for Maggie and the Benhams to say the most outrageous things about gay people under the guise of their “christian” beliefs, but when anyone criticized them for their bigotry and venom, that person is supposedly attacking Christianity – as though Maggie and the Benhams represent mainstream Christians, and as though any religious belief is off limits for criticism.

  4. pete n sfo says

    What they really fear is not being able to openly trash & disdain gay people, like the old days. No more tolerating bigotry even when it’s masquerading as ‘religious fervor.’

    Yep… they’re exactly right.

  5. Pop says

    People should not fear having thoughts and opinions of their own, but when your opinions become public, especially to a large audience, then consequences can arise. These two men are minor celebrities whose anti-social opinions about gay people have cost them air time. Not many media companies want to be perceived as demonizing a demographic.

  6. Pop says

    People should not fear having thoughts and opinions of their own, but when your opinions become public, especially to a large audience, then consequences can arise. These two men are minor celebrities whose anti-social opinions about gay people have cost them air time. Not many media companies want to be perceived as demonizing a demographic.

  7. Steve says

    I wonder if the poor miserable creature ever smiles. Her world must be a dim, dismal place with no room for joy or happiness. She seems to need people to victimize. Our response needs to be, Cheer up Maggie, It gets better. Though I doubt she could appreciate the pun.

  8. jamal49 says

    Maggie, honey, calling out evangelical bigots for their hatred and bigotry isn’t “anti-religious”. It’s simply calling out evangelical bigots for their hatred and bigotry.

    Now, sit down, shut up and have another donut.

  9. Randy says

    It is only because there are no actually anti-religious ads that Maggie is able to spew this nonsense.

    If there were anti-religious ads, it would be too easy to tell the difference between anti-religious, and pro-gay.

  10. LemmyC says

    Am I wrong, or is she bringing Jews and Muslims into her “save our religious diversity” discourse for the first time? Is this an attempt to create a Christian–Jewish–Muslim anti-gay alliance? Might explain why she’s back despite saying she would retire. And a frightening prospect if she, or anyone else, can pull it off.

  11. lee says

    It does seem to me, being not an American, that Maggies’ comments are actually working in the LGBs’ favour. With a foul mouth like that who would want to side with her.

  12. Keith says

    whenever i see a headline about maggie gallagher, i misread it as maggie gyllenhaal. maggie! no. and then i see it’s that other maggie.

  13. HankNYC says

    This is such a tired horse to keep dragging around. These evangelicals can’t quite rap their head around what a freedom means. What a separation of church and state means – and why this country was even created. This country of ours is not a christian state. In order for EVERYONE to have the FREEDOM to practice ANY religion or their choice or NONE – we have laws that protect against any one religion trying to force a religious state on EVERYONE.

    Your Freedom of religion is not the issue – you can practice your religion any way you want as long as you don’t break civil laws – which are put there so that your religious freedoms don’t tread on others religious freedoms.

    Maggie – you say that my sin is abomination. What about yours? Are you not obese? Is that gluttony? Should you be shunned for your sin? Didn’t you have a child out of wedlock? should you be shunned for your sin?

    And does your religion’s few of sin really mean anything to anyone not of your religion?

    If something is against your religion – don’t do it. But if it is not against MY religion – STFU.

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